JayC
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Keith from Darlington Labs is happy to send one of their phono preamps to the EU for a loaner tour! Feb 13, 2021

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    1. JayC
      JayC
      Keith from Darlington Labs is happy to send one of their phono preamps to the EU for a loaner tour!
      1. Gazny and StageOne like this.
      2. JayC
        JayC
        I'm trying to figure out two things:
        1. is @MrButchi still active on the community? Or is someone else the new gear master in the EU?
        2. Which of the Darlington products would most people be interested in loaning? MM3 / MM5 / MM6?
        Feb 13, 2021
    2. JayC
      JayC
      Would someone in the US be willing to receive the damplifier sample pack and post the parts I need from it to me (in an envelope)?
    3. JayC
      JayC
      Anyone out here can help me with some Dynamat/Damplifier? Want to mod my headphones but the smallest piece I can buy costs over 100 Euro :/
      1. Syzygy likes this.
      2. spwath
        spwath
        I was going to say I can, but it sounds like you are in Europe. I'm in the us, but I've got a lot of extra, and could check on the shipping cost
        Jan 20, 2021
      3. Syzygy
        Syzygy
        I have a little. It can be put in an envelope and posted, I have no idea at what cost.
        Jan 20, 2021
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      4. JayC
        JayC
        Thanks, that would be great (if its not something insane to post in an envelope)! I sent you a PM
        Jan 20, 2021
    4. JayC
      JayC
      Was intending to get a headphone that sounded good for WFH music and gaming.. Ended up saying fuck gaming and ordered a 6XX. *facepalm*
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      2. Sqveak
        Sqveak
        I still stand by the smaller biodynamics as worthwhile options on a budget. Their party trick is sounding larger and more spacious then their cups would suggest. I use mine for handheld gaming but have not tried out of a PS4 controller. The affordable ones are the Creative Aurvana Live! and Massdrop x E-MU Purpleheart.
        Dec 22, 2020
      3. Sqveak
        Sqveak
        Are you speakers near your TV? That Modi Multibit of yours is just begging to be hooked up to your console. It takes just one cable! and a loving and understanding missusC.
        Dec 22, 2020
      4. JayC
        JayC
        Lets take this conversation to the chat, its easier without the character limit :)
        Dec 22, 2020
    5. JayC
      JayC
      Looking for a gaming headphone that I can also use when working at home for music. Didn't want to spend more than about 200€. Suggestions?
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      2. Sqveak
        Sqveak
        Some downsides:
        -None of these have microphones.
        -The bigger Fostex cans have thick cables that can get in the way unless you custom cable them.
        -The smaller Purpleheart may be better suited to portable duties.

        The larger cans are vented closed backs that stage more like they are semi-open but the newer (current) Denons are closed. I have yet to hear the new Denons so I might be off base here.
        Dec 12, 2020
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      3. dubharmonic
        dubharmonic
        Do you really need something new? I use all of my headphones with a Blue Yeti mic without any trouble.
        Dec 12, 2020
      4. JayC
        JayC
        Dec 12, 2020
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    6. JayC
      JayC
      Bought a Bose 700 on Black Friday, mainly for the noise cancelation and work from home, etc. Very underwhelming sound, pretty decent NC
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      2. JayC
        JayC
        I didn't bother switching between the two when I decided not to keep them, because I knew the Bose wouldn't stand a chance. I'm the type of person that would accept a bit of discomfort or extra effort to get good sound (I guess that's why I listen to Vinyl too). So I don't mind using my wired IEMs for work and having to take them out 20 times a day than keep the Boses
        Dec 8, 2020
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      3. JayC
        JayC
        Having said that, the Boses are comfortable, they cancel noise well, I like the touch controls and so on. If you've got the use case and need the NC/wireless I wouldn't tell you to turn them down (the Sony XM3 was just boomy and uncomfortable).

        They just didn't feel worth 240€.. for me.
        Dec 8, 2020
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      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Thanks for that.
        Dec 8, 2020
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    7. JayC
      JayC
      Never watched The Room before, just watched the RiffTrax version and thought it was pretty decent. Couldnt watch the original for sure
      1. crazychile likes this.
      2. Merrick
        Merrick
        I have seen that movie more times than I can count. I discovered it during its initial tiny run in Los Angeles, where Tommy Wiseau was basically running it at random screening rooms for curious people. Despite the fact that at this point no one had heard about the movie, even then there was already a core audience who loved it for how bad it is. I quickly joined their ranks.
        Sep 16, 2020
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      3. JayC
        JayC
        Yeah, I watched the disaster artist I can totally see why people love it for how bad it is. Its actually a comedy and im probably going to watch the original this weekend haha
        Sep 18, 2020
    8. Pogo
      Pogo
      Milking this for all it's worth?
      1. JayC and Cakecake like this.
    9. JayC
      JayC
      Wait, what? When did I become a friend?
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      2. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        Long overdue
        Sep 14, 2020
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      3. Pogo
        Pogo
        Did you get the utube link for the secret handshake?
        Sep 14, 2020
      4. JayC
        JayC
        Sep 15, 2020
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    10. JayC
      JayC
      Building my system up again, slowly. Do you guys have a recommendation for interconnects in the EU (€20-50 per cable)?
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      3. MichaeLeroy
        MichaeLeroy
        If the Schiit Pyst RCAs are any indication, Straightwire is of good quality and not super expensive. Their dealer network includes a few in the EU; might be worth a look.
        May 27, 2020
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      4. JayC
        JayC
        Thanks! I'll check these out. I'm up for doing it myself too, Corona or not
        May 28, 2020
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      5. JayC
        JayC
        Chose to order some Canare L-4E6S cables and Neutrik NF2 CB-2 connectors, after a shit ton of down the rabbit hole reading. Straightwire was way too expensive when I spoke to them and asked for recommendations. Thanks for the suggestions, guys!
        Jun 3, 2020
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    11. JayC
      JayC
      Its been funny going from a nice audio system to just the speakers from my TV. Still enjoying the music though!
      1. Lyander, Riotvan and SeanT like this.
      2. JayC
        JayC
        Had an eureka moment when I hooked up the Riva Turbo X to the TV.. Put an instant smile on my face and really got me moving! Nice little speaker, this one..
        Feb 26, 2020
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    12. JayC
      JayC
      replaced my integrated Creek evolution to a Saga+Vidar. Also have a Mani. Want a Sol. All aboard the Schiit train!
      1. rtaylor76 and rlow like this.
    13. JayC
      JayC
      Need to buy new earplugs.. Custom or universal? is it really worth the price jump?
      1. Bloom
        Bloom
        What's your budget? What are you coming from?
        Aug 14, 2019
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      2. JayC
        JayC
        I live in the Netherlands. Budget would be universal: 20-30euro, custom: 150-175 euro
        Aug 14, 2019
    14. JayC
      JayC
      SVS customer service is amazing! they're sending me a replacement amp for my sub that I have no bill or warranty proof for.. for free
      1. JayC
        JayC
        If anyone wants the old amp (for free of course) for a project or something, let me know - you probably just have to replace the filter caps.
        Jul 2, 2019
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    15. JayC
      JayC
      Amazes me to see how many metal bands are adding ambient or orchestral parts to their music. So cool, didnt imagine this 10 years ago
      1. Psalmanazar
        Psalmanazar
        Burzum and Beherit have had ambient parts since the early 90s... these modern band are just shit with no creativity at writing guitar riffs. Metal is guitar music so you better be able to write Demonomancy or Key to the Gate before you add in gimmicks...
        Apr 2, 2019
    16. JayC
      JayC
      Been hearing some annoying hum these last weeks, just found out it's coming from my saga..
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      2. JayC
        JayC
        Seems to be a bit of a common issue online and in some cases people have been asked to send their unit back? Anyone here know more about this and can help me out?
        Mar 20, 2019
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    17. JayC
      JayC
      Really eye opening to sit back and enjoy music coming through my speaker setup, even though its not 100% perfect (it probably will never be)
      1. JayC
        JayC
        Just need to write this down and remember because I've been looking for "better" speakers for some weeks now, scouring through forums and used listings but realized I wasnt really even using what I had. Need to stop and sit back
        Mar 16, 2019
    18. JayC
      JayC
      Got my first ever piece of schiit! Thanks @m17xr2b
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      2. Jinxy245
        Jinxy245
        I have been curious about them...an IEM over ear hybrid should have excellent isolation at the very least.
        Nov 4, 2018
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      3. Hrodulf
        Hrodulf
        These IEM's don't really fit as proper ones, it's a very shallow fit. Also the bass is enhanced by a motion feedback driver of some sort. Surprisingly enough, the isolation wasn't that good, compared to say the newest Sony cans. That ear measurement gimmick did improve the sound, but I can't really tell how much it was due to a measurement and how much due to a nasty EQ default setting.
        Nov 4, 2018
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      4. Jinxy245
        Jinxy245
        Sounds even more gimmicky than I thought. If i get a chance to try them, what the heck, but otherwise I think I'll pass.
        Nov 4, 2018
    20. JayC
      JayC
      People with no headphone jack phones - do you go Bluetooth or get a usb c to 3.5mm converter?
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      2. WNovizar
        WNovizar
        I do LDAC, since all Android phones with Oreo has it. Using MUC-M2BT1 connected to XBA-N3
        Oct 9, 2018
      3. FatBurritoEater
        FatBurritoEater
        I use Radsone EarStudio ES-100 with my Pixel XL (LDAC bluetooth). I think it sounds better than the headphone jack w/ my Andromeda. The thing is impressively small, which I find to be convenient.
        Oct 9, 2018
      4. JayC
        JayC
        Frig it, this is too much work to plug in headphones. I'm gonna buy the older model with the headphone jack. Its on discount too :)
        Oct 10, 2018
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    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Eindhoven
    Occupation:
    ingenieur
    Gear List:
    Portable: JVC FDX01
    Desk: Portable+GOV2A
    Couch: Modi MB+Saga+Vidar+Dynaudio S40
    Vinyl: Clearaudio Concept w/ Nagaoka MP110+Mani