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I think I "need" to upgrade my Gungnir MB (Gen 5) to Unison. I listened via USB vs. BNC, and I do notice USB sounds a bit shittier. Dec 2, 2022 at 5:32 AM

    1. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      I think I "need" to upgrade my Gungnir MB (Gen 5) to Unison. I listened via USB vs. BNC, and I do notice USB sounds a bit shittier.
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      2. caute
        caute
        @neogeosnk wow that's the cheapest DDC I've seen with or without i2S, what output do you use?
        Dec 2, 2022 at 11:27 AM
      3. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        @neogeosnk I’d love to hear more from you about that interface.
        Dec 2, 2022 at 11:47 AM
      4. neogeosnk
        neogeosnk
        I use the spdif out. You need to install drivers and it automatically outputs to spdif, shows up in windows as another speaker. I had an old audiophonics lps laying around and that brought it up a bit more. So a good usb power supply is recommended as the supplied one is basic. Apple ipad power supply worked almost as good as the lps though. You can't go wrong as you can return it if it sucks but it wont.
        Dec 2, 2022 at 12:11 PM
    2. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      Headphone sounds OK from iPhone + dongle, but sounds a lot better with better source and amp. Can I say the headphone scales w/better gear?
    3. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      Thieaudio Oracle MKII arrived. Tried silicone tips first. No luck - thin sounding. Using OEM foam now. Much better.
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      2. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        Nov 30, 2022 at 4:57 PM
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      3. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        These things effortlessly detail - macro and micro and plankton.
        Nov 30, 2022 at 6:28 PM
    4. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      Early impressions:7Hz Timeless: I prefer foam tips. Kato: silicone over foam. Blessing2: I’ve only tried silicone. Will try foam.
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      2. DigMe
        DigMe
        Do you notice any difference between nozzles on Kato? Are you using the tips that came with it or did you go straight to aftermarket?
        Nov 30, 2022 at 6:38 AM
      3. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        @DigMe I haven’t compared nozzles. I took off silver and went with bronze ASAP. Using stock tips. Will try Comply foam.
        Nov 30, 2022 at 6:48 AM
      4. caute
        caute
        Kicking myself I never tried foam tips with the 7hz before I sold them, or any others than the stock tips—I ordered some penon audio tips per @rhythmdevils's suggestion, but they cancelled my order bc it was too small ($4.99 or something like that) and then never refunded me lol.

        If I had tried different tips I might not have sold them, ugh...
        Dec 2, 2022 at 11:11 AM
    5. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      No foam tips included with 7Hz Timeless or Blessing2. I’ve got some Comply tips on order. I’ve had good luck with them in the past.
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      2. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        @rhythmdevils when you get that into production, I’ll buy one. ;)
        Nov 28, 2022 at 6:53 PM
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      3. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        @rhythmdevils When I CAN get a good seal with silicone tips, I do enjoy the music. The Blessing2 and Kato sound good with silicone tips.
        Nov 29, 2022 at 4:36 PM
      4. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        Jury is still out on the 7Hz Timeless and silicone tips. I can't get a good seal, so I'm going to try after-market foam tips.
        Nov 29, 2022 at 4:37 PM
    6. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      The 7Hz Timeless was supposed to arrive Wed., but now will arrive with the Blessing2 a day earlier. Will patiently listen before opining.
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      2. JK47
        JK47
        ?
        Nov 27, 2022 at 3:26 PM
      3. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        @JK47 haha I’m on with the phone while watching football on TV. IDK WTF happened, but edited!
        Nov 27, 2022 at 3:28 PM
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    7. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      iPhone, with IEMs like Kato, Blessing2, Timeless, Oracle MkII, a dongle beyond the Apple Lightning to 3.5MM adapter - worthwhile?
      1. shotgunshane
        shotgunshane
        Dongles are all about synergy IME. Mostly they are side-grades from one another but they have improved over the years. Just don’t waste too much money chasing and succumbing dongle madness.
        Nov 27, 2022 at 9:25 AM
      2. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        @shotgunshane That’s sound advice. I notice a bit of difference w/dragonfly red, but tbh… not worth $ or hassle.
        Nov 27, 2022 at 9:41 AM
    8. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      I went from having no IEMs >$100 to ordering 3 in the past 2 days. Upgrading EDC and EDC3 from Massdrop was overdue.
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      3. shotgunshane
        shotgunshane
        Now you need to write a comparison with all 3!
        Nov 26, 2022 at 6:15 PM
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      4. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        @shotgunshane I should. I'll have the Kato, Blessing2, Oracle MkII, and Timeless. I guess I could use the EDC3 as a baseline reference. Oracle is the only one that isn't covered much here.
        Nov 26, 2022 at 6:46 PM
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      5. shotgunshane
        shotgunshane
        Kato and Timeless are pretty well known here (Blessing 2 not quite as much as the other 2), so I think members will be interested in how the Oracle compares to those.
        Nov 26, 2022 at 6:57 PM
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    9. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      Never REALLY got into IEMs. Have a few <$100 pairs. Tried Moondrop Kato and really like the sound and build quality. Ordered Blessing2.
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      3. DigMe
        DigMe
        Still pissed that I lost my old Moondrop Spaceship. I left it in a bag with some other cheaper IEM’s in a taxi in Korea. When I went to order some more they’d been discontinued. What a value that one was!
        Nov 26, 2022 at 9:55 AM
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      4. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        @DigMe Aw, man… that’s a real bummer. I also ordered a Thieaudio Oracle MkII. Not sure what has gotten into me.
        Nov 26, 2022 at 10:29 AM
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      5. DigMe
        DigMe
        Just realized when you liked my old post that it was the Crescent I left in the taxi. I think the Spaceship was what I tried to replace it with but didn’t sound nearly as good.
        Nov 29, 2022 at 6:43 AM
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    10. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      Don’t need… but really would like a nice IEM. No extreme v-shape curve. Looking for close to neutral but with some “meat.” <=$400 or so…
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      2. rhythmdevils
        rhythmdevils
        Sign up for my RD-S12 loaner tour! :)
        Nov 25, 2022
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      3. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        Nov 25, 2022
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      4. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        @shotgunshane Not surprisingly, I went with the foam tips. Medium. Best seal for me.
        Nov 25, 2022
    11. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      Resigned from my current job.
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      3. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        @JK47 @GuySmiley'sMonkey Haha… no, not TWTR. And yes, got something lined up. Now, the unpleasant transition at old gig.
        Nov 19, 2022
      4. ductrung3993
        ductrung3993
        what is making it unpleasant?
        Nov 19, 2022
      5. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        @ductrung3993 The fact that I have two more weeks at a job that I dread. Must resist short-timer's disease.
        Nov 19, 2022
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    12. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      My music collection grows while my gear acquisition slows.
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      2. rhythmdevils
        rhythmdevils
        That's definitely backwards. Never stop hoarding!!!
        Nov 7, 2022
      3. Senorx12562
        Senorx12562
        As it should.
        Nov 7, 2022
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    13. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      I would like to start a blog where I offer up info & a review of albums in my collection. I’m a noob at blog sites, etc. Tips appreciated.
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      2. Gazny
        Gazny
        I would try medium, and maybe buy a domain and link the two
        Oct 20, 2022
      3. Qildail
        Qildail
        My first suggestion as well would be to look at a hosted service. Managing your own server is a full-time job with all the security involved -- save that for later when it goes big.

        The other side of that is back up your posts/content to another place (something simple like Dropbox or Google Drive). Don't let the only copy of your work be in one place that can go dark on a moment's notice.
        Oct 20, 2022
      4. rhythmdevils
        rhythmdevils
        Start a music blog here! :D
        Oct 20, 2022
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    14. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      2 runs in, and I'm loving my Brooks Glycerin 20.
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    15. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      Noticed my naming convention for albums was all over the place. Re-doing tags and reorganizing digital collection. 22% complete. <smh>
      1. LetMeBeFrank
        LetMeBeFrank
        I love mp3Tag for this. The action scripting is awesome.
        Oct 4, 2022
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    16. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      I've been running smarter, not harder. Patience is paying off. I'm not a racer, but I'm not aching as much, and my metrics have improved.
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      2. MellowVelo
        MellowVelo
        I’ve been doing the same thing with cycling. I spend a lot more time in zone 2, whereas I used to push myself into zones 3 and 4 much more frequently. At first, zone 2 felt awfully slow, but the great surprise is that I can now go almost as fast in zone 2 but with way less fatigue than a zone 4 workout.
        Oct 2, 2022
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      3. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        On my old team I got yelled at quite a bit on training rides because my "easy isn't soft enough, and hard isn't tough enough". Riding around at/around tempo doesn't really do a whole lot. The whole polarized training thing really does work; it just takes more time than doing SST + HIIT.
        Oct 2, 2022
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        Oct 2, 2022
    17. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      Alice In Chains vinyl is showing some crazy prices on Discogs. BGWTB - NM- $105 in July; Sealed - $125 today.
      1. HotRatSalad
        HotRatSalad
        Is that for the MOV Dirt ? That was just reissued. I had heard they were going for big money but the new reissue might fix that. Have Dirt and jar of flies/sap from MOV I thought were great.
        Sep 25, 2022
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      2. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        @HotRatSalad That was for Black Gives Way to Blue. I, too, have Dirt, Sap/JOF from MOV. I’m with you - they sound great.
        Sep 26, 2022
    18. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      I started my Christmas shopping. Got the wife's main gift. Bought something for youngest kid.
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      3. crenca
        crenca
        Do tell. I always struggle with gift ideas for the wife. My daughters make it easy for me.
        Sep 20, 2022
      4. zottel
        zottel
        My wife and me never buy anything for each other for Christmas. Birthdays, yes, but not Christmas. It’s a good thing to just enjoy the holidays, watch the kids’ joy and generally have good family time instead of worrying about presents.
        Sep 22, 2022
      5. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        @zottel I wish I could get my wife to go along with that.
        Sep 24, 2022
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    19. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      It is cigar day. I had a Romeo y Julieta (red ring) earlier, and now a Rocky Patel Vintage 1999. Yep, I like ‘em mellow!
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      2. YMO
        YMO
        Hawt, you should had ask me to be on video with you.
        Aug 22, 2022
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    20. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      Some dude went semi-tough-guy, semi-road rage on my son and me. We were driving 50 in a 45, and he tailgated and gesticulated. Rugged!
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      3. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        When tailgaters are too annoying I go into defensive driving mode. I block every move just for the fun of it. At one point the drivers think you have eyes in your back. Two wheels and mirrors...
        Aug 21, 2022
      4. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        @Qildail That’s exactly what happened. 2 lights later, we caught (coincidentally) up and he started acting tough again. What a goof!
        Aug 21, 2022
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      5. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Passive aggressive braking: slow down, but gradually. When you stop, they are too close to simply overtake.

        (Or else acknowledge the fact that you are safer with them in front than behind: live long, peaceful, and dent free.)
        Aug 22, 2022
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    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Missouri
    Gear List:
    DAC: Schiit Gungnir MB Gen 5, HeadRoom Micro DAC, Schiit Modi MB
    Head Amp: AURALiC Taurus MkII, Vali 2 [assorted tubes], Magni 3 [mothballed], HeadRoom Micro
    Headphones: Elex, HD650, DT880, D2000, K601, TX-X00, HE-4XX, SR-80e, M220
    CD/SACD/Data Disc Hi-Res: Denon DCD-1600NE, Marantz CD5003
    Cassette: Nakamichi DR-2
    Pre-Amp: Schiit Freya [Tung-Sol], Khozmo Passive Preamp (x2)
    Integrated Amp: Onkyo TX-8555 [mothballed]
    Amplifier: Rotel RB-1582 MkII, Parasound NewClassic 2125v2
    Turntable: Technics SL-1210GR, Kenwood KD-2070
    Cartridges: Ortofon 2M Red, Shure V15 Type III [JICO SAS/R], Audio-Technica VM750SH, Soundsmith Otello, Reloop Concorde w/STY10, Super OM-40
    Phonostage: PS Audio NuWave Phono Converter (also ADC), Parks Audio Puffin
    Speakers: Polk Audio RT25i, Dynaudio Evoke 10, Polk Audio Legend L100
    I'm pretty happy

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    SL-1210GR, KD-2070 | Gungnir MB, Modi MB | DCD-1600NE, CD5003 | DR-2 |
    NuWave Phono Converter, Puffin
    | Khozmo, Khozmo | RB-1582 MkII, NewClassic 2125v2 | Evoke 10, L100 | SB-1000, SB-1000