Lyander
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Lyander

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I do not want to admit how often I have been thwarted by child locks in my 20s and 30s. I just miss them sometimes, okay??? May 13, 2024 at 6:36 AM

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    1. Lyander
      Lyander
      I do not want to admit how often I have been thwarted by child locks in my 20s and 30s. I just miss them sometimes, okay???
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      2. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        In an age of less sophistication, when I was a todler, my parents changed the knobs/locks on all the kitchen cupboards. Instead of turning, you had to press a button. Apparently I worked it out in seconds. As I lived with them up to age 15, I remember them well, and would not expect them to pose much of a challenge to any child.
        May 13, 2024 at 3:19 PM
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        DEFINITELY not looking forward to that cuz my joints are already on the noisy side.

        Re: child locks, my one cousin keeps her son from opening cabinets up by... adding an adhesive mounted latch that he's too short to reach. Simple but effective.

        The "push down to engage screw" things seems more effective on a sleepy me than actual kids though.
        May 13, 2024 at 3:50 PM
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      4. Claritas
        Claritas
        I take a certain pleasure in destroying child locks. For push down to unscrew caps, on the underside of the cap, use a thin wedge (e.g., flathead screwdriver) to separate the threaded piece inside the cap from the outer cover. That threaded piece works fine as a cap, and it doesn’t lock.
        May 14, 2024 at 9:23 AM
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    2. Lyander
      Lyander
      Why do I get the feeling that person just now was a bot.
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      2. Jinxy245
        Jinxy245
        You read my mind. Hopefully the BOT didn't.
        May 11, 2024
      3. Riotvan
        Riotvan
        Well @Jinxy245 if you forget to turn on the firewall on your neuralink or even worse forget to update regularly all bets are off.
        May 11, 2024
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      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Six or seven posts in half an hour. As mentioned, most on old threads.

        Has to have been a bot or a spammer. Or else... an advertiser: profile mentioned a website (I didn't look) and sig said AWS developer.

        Has it/she been, ahem... terminated?

        Edit: looks like it.
        May 11, 2024
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    3. atomicbob
      atomicbob
      Vehicle tires wear out, yet we still ride bicycles, cars, buses, etc.
      I still recommend the Vali 3 + GE JAN 5670w. That tube is likely to last 10K hrs.
      If you listen 8 hrs every day of the year it will take approximately 3.4 years to wear one out.
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      3. RestoredSparda
        RestoredSparda
        I don't need one but I want one. Stop atomic Bob.
        May 10, 2024
      4. RestoredSparda
        RestoredSparda
        Sold my MJ3 but have one on order. Missed it too much. No tube nervosa. Just good audio.
        May 10, 2024
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      5. gurubhai
        gurubhai
        FWIW, I have been using the same tubes in my diy tube amp for past seven years, still going strong. OTOH, I have had to replace some components in that period on my s s equipment.
        May 10, 2024
    4. Lyander
    5. Lyander
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      2. Priidik
        Priidik
        Linux without any bitperfect is better sounding than W machine with fancy player IDK why.
        May 5, 2024
      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        It *might* be. Back in the day, I was coming from a Windows setup which had developed huge latency troubles. I mean the real, unlistenable kind, where the machine stops to do something else.

        I still had to work hard to get it working well, especially with JACK/Firewire. I settled on a studio distro with realtime kernel.
        May 5, 2024
      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Realtime kernels don't seem to be necessary any longer. I still use JACK and the KXStudio apps.

        And I still need to reboot before playing music, sometimes.

        All of that is better than everyday Windows. I'm just too old for that stuff!
        May 5, 2024
    6. Lyander
      Lyander
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      2. penguins
        penguins
        Going to repeat 2 things I've said here before:
        1. I suspect there's "other" information in a reconstructed signal that plots like THD+N, FR or CSD plots, or other commonly used plots don't fully capture or illustrate. Different DACs most likely handle this "other" differently, whether intentionally or inadvertently,
        Apr 29, 2024
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        ... Aaaaaand it's this "x factor" plankton sort of thing that makes it easy for others who have less context for things to look at discussions about the same from a distance and think it's bunk and hogwash. Gotta hear it first to believe it, and not everyone's got that opportunity.

        I can see WHY pseudo-objectivism is as appealing a school of thought as it is. It's exasperating, but it's no surprise it's caught on.
        Apr 29, 2024
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      4. penguins
        penguins
        2. There's also the question of how each individual hears and processes sound information (ie psychoacoustics). Not just the individual FR of our ears, or musical theory stuff like perfect pitch or rhythm, but also some audiophile things like sibilance, staging, timbre, etc.

        Combined with 1, I can believe that some people will hear differences and others won't. And it can change each time.
        Apr 29, 2024
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    7. Lyander
      Lyander
      I AM FRICKIN MELTING. Bingsu is life.
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      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        What temperature do you keep inside the house?

        We have 26-28. My wife likes cooler, I like warmer.

        I think our city's record is 43.something. Probably some corners might have been more. I doubt that our ACs would be effective at 47! And I hope it doesn't get tested.

        I know some machines are rated up to 50.
        Apr 27, 2024
      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        @Thad E Ginathom forgot to reply, got distracted! My parents go for 16C and I target 24C, or 22C when it's much hotter out and I'm miserable from ambient temps. I had a chat with my parents recently about how setting too low a target and having the unit run in many short spurts actually ends up costing more in the long run. Our bill's been wth lately.
        Apr 29, 2024
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      5. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Can't understand people who set the AC to 16-18C at night... and then sleep under a thick duvet!
        Apr 29, 2024
    8. Lyander
      Lyander
      Seems the Harman 2024 (beta) target is close to DF on B&K 5128, just more sedate in treble. Even more upper mids vs current target though.
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        @Ardacer They don't believe that any of that matters. It's why, as much as I have no shortage of respect for the work Crinacle and Resolve and all the others have done insofar as building a library of useful FR traces go, that's the extent of the respect I have. Maybe we're all wrong and getting /better/ FR traces will render CSDs, burst decays, impulse responses all useless after all. Who knows.
        Apr 20, 2024
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      4. Ardacer
        Ardacer
        I highly doubt that. Fr+phase/ir is enough to perfectly model a minimum phase system, and you can extrapolate csd from that, for example, but good luck trying to see those effects which are easily seen on csd/bursts on fr plot. Also, thd/imd being useless is quite the opinion fo have...
        Apr 21, 2024
      5. Lyander
        Lyander
        @Ardacer to be very fair to folks, I believe that the sentiment is more phrased "distortion doesn't matter so long as it's below a certain level which would render it inaudible". As for CSDs, I have firsthand experience with how they can very easily make up for shortfalls in FR (of which there are many), but again hey maybe dunking thousands of USD into a measurement rig will "fix" my FR woes (shrug).
        Apr 25, 2024
    9. Lyander
      Lyander
      Seems like post-Sonova acquisition Sennheiser's gone to the dogs with respect to aftersales
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      2. Tchoupitoulas
        Tchoupitoulas
        Sonova to Sennheiser as McDonnell Douglas to Boeing?

        It's a shame to see Sennheiser's decline. But they've not released anything good since 2009 (if you don't count HD 800 S), Alex Grell left 5 years ago, and they could have had winners, e.g. a new version of the HE 60. Were it not for JAR they'd be moribund.
        Apr 11, 2024
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        HAH, "moribund'''s not a word I'd heard in a very long time but yeah, that tracks. Seems like, at best, they're able to come close to matching past endeavours, but I do feel like things've taken a turn for the worse with their modern direction.
        Apr 11, 2024
      4. Hrodulf
        Hrodulf
        The Massdrop HD6XX is a steal. But after the HD800 it went downhill. Maybe some decent IEM releases over the years but that's it.
        Apr 11, 2024
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    10. Lyander
      Lyander
      I'm out of the loop but when the heck did flat braid IEM cables become a thing? These look gaudy as heck.
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      2. joch
        joch
        Yuck
        Apr 5, 2024
      3. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        I know its not the same, but the cable that came with my CFA Fathom is a 4-wire ribbon style cable that I thought I'd hate because weird design, and SPC, but the ergonomics are actually quite nice. Sound wise it's more even than the CFA pure silver super litz.
        Apr 5, 2024
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      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        I saw those. Time Stream cables I think they're called by Campfire? Not heard those ones specifically but while I cannot make any hard calls just yet because my sinuses are flooded... I forget how much more cables seem to matter for IEMs than headphones.
        Apr 5, 2024
    11. Lyander
      Lyander
      Found out there's a whooping cough outbreak in my city and surrounds. Love that. Don't take your health for granted, folks.
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      2. Ksaurav402
        Ksaurav402
        Get vaccinated…that’s the best way to stay safe.
        Mar 29, 2024
      3. atomicbob
        atomicbob
        Hope it misses you and your family. Stay well.
        Mar 30, 2024
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      4. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        stay safe, buddy, shit's no joke
        Mar 30, 2024
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    12. Lyander
      Lyander
      Thinking about it, no duh, but I feel power delivery doesn't matter as much for BA IEMs as DD. None of the usual improvements IME.
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        I am perpetually mentally stuck in 2006.
        Mar 27, 2024
      4. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        i thought it was "no doy", like, gag me with a spoon.
        Mar 27, 2024
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      5. Lyander
        Lyander
        "Gag me with a spoon" okay THAT'S one I haven't peeped in a very long time.
        Mar 27, 2024
    13. Lyander
      Lyander
      I thought I liked bass, but today I am (re?)learning that there is such a thing as too much bass. My eyes were actually tearing up, ouch.
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      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        (got Salnotes Zero 2 for a sister, decided to try them out. My head feels like it was being squished almost).
        Mar 15, 2024
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      3. E_Schaaf
        E_Schaaf
        I can handle more bass when the front seal is low. But a high seal with a lot of bass is a recipe for fatigue
        Mar 15, 2024
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      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        IEMs, ugh. Yeah it's the low-loss seal that really does it for me I think, the base of my ears started aching soon after. Also this is kiiiinda reinforcing my opinions on burn-in.
        Mar 15, 2024
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    14. Lyander
      Lyander
      RIP, Akira Toriyama. Damn.
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      2. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        I dare say DBZ has far more cultural impact than a lot of Disney movies
        Mar 8, 2024
      3. YMO
        YMO
        @Cspirou I would say yes including how big DBZ is with Saint Seiya in Latin America.
        Mar 8, 2024
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      4. JK47
        JK47
        I never followed DBZ, just DB when I was younger
        Mar 8, 2024
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    15. Case
      Case
      Thank you!
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      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        Hope the recs prove interesting!
        Mar 2, 2024
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      3. Case
        Case
        Mar 3, 2024
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      4. atomicbob
        atomicbob
        Thank-you, but not sure I understand the context.
        Mar 5, 2024
    16. Lyander
      Lyander
      There is at least one ortho that I not only find okay but actually rather like (a modded YH-100; @dBel84 is a wizard). Thanks, @gixxerwimp.
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        @gurubhai I'm giving myself time to grow properly accustomed to them. Just have them running out of the Piety for now but will give the MCTH a shot sooner or later. With how much fun these are I am beginning to question the value proposition of a lot of modern orthos, haha.
        Feb 25, 2024
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      4. EagleWings
        EagleWings
        There are some aspects that these modern headphones seem to be better at and I use an umbrella term, modern resolution to refer to aspects such as, bass definition, separation, imaging precision, black-ground etc. Outside those aspects, I do think Yamaha and Sennheiser solved headphones back in the 20th century.
        Feb 25, 2024
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      5. gurubhai
        gurubhai
        @EagleWings That's why we mod the vintage orthos, to improve tthese aspects you call modern resolution. I won't be satisfied with a headphone if it couldn't do those things.
        Feb 25, 2024
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    17. Lyander
      Lyander
      I almost forgot someone at Schiit liked fountain pens. Levenger Facets on the Rekkr+Gjallarhorn banner, have the exact same pen lmao.
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      2. Cryptowolf
        Cryptowolf
        Neat, Levenger makes some nice pens.
        Feb 19, 2024
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    18. Lyander
      Lyander
      Sennheiser HD490, 96dB/mW 130ohms@1kHz. Wonder how this fares against the other lower-impedance Senns
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        Jan 24, 2024
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      4. Gazny
        Gazny
        I’ll be producing a lot of YouTube comments
        Jan 24, 2024
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      5. Ti_Leo
        Ti_Leo
        So, is it using single entry 4 pin mini-XLR connector? I don't know, it looks like a mini-XLR connector, and there's a 4.4mm balanced cable with HD490 Pro Plus.
        Jan 24, 2024
    19. Lyander
      Lyander
      New update, turns out the Magnis are fine, it was my Senns that are developing problems. Cat snagged cable, hopefully it's just that.
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      2. joch
        joch
        I like the HD650 cable...still the best for the HDs
        Jan 18, 2024
      3. joch
        joch
        Jan 18, 2024
      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        $ echo "cable" >snagged
        $ cat snagged | grep cable
        cable
        $

        This is one way of unsnagging cable with the command line.

        I like to call test output files dog. Then I can type

        $ cat dog

        Small minds... Small things... :)
        Jan 18, 2024
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    20. Lyander
      Lyander
      Redacting. Turns out the Magnis are fine this time, was headphones at fault.
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      3. Wilewarer
        Wilewarer
        Like, channel imbalance that only shows up after changing the gain while the amp's on, or just different channel balance from high to low gain period?
        Jan 16, 2024
      4. Sqveak
        Sqveak
        High humidity corrosion fuckery?
        Jan 16, 2024
      5. Lyander
        Lyander
        @Wilewarer the former. With the 3+ I had to flip the switch a bunch, wiggle it laterally to re-center image. Piety and Unity are fine now, I'm just never touching gain settings unless I have to.

        @Sqveak ugh, likely. Hate it. No real reason to use lower gain for me unless I try with IEMs. Likely never going to now haha.
        Jan 16, 2024
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    A curmudgeon before his time.

    Schiit Modi Multibit 2>Schiit x Nitsch Magni Piety/Magni Unity/Massdrop x Cavalli Tube Hybrid>Sennheiser HD600/Yamaha YH-100(dBel mod);
    FiiO BTR7>Etymōtic ER2XR (sil triflange)/Andromeda 2020 (Azla SednaEarfit Xelastecs)