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Back after two weeks travel. Did blind tests Qobuz vs Tidal with a few friends, Qobuz clearly superior, cancelled Tidal. F Tidal/MQA lowfi Dec 2, 2019 at 10:33 AM

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    1. neogeosnk
      neogeosnk
      Qobuz has no noticeable normalization, you have to adjust volume depending on albums. @Serious try Pi2AES & Volumio on the cheap, A++.
      1. Gaspasser and Serious like this.
      2. Gaspasser
        Gaspasser
        Pi2AES is that good, huh? I may need to break down and try one
        Dec 2, 2019 at 6:08 PM
    2. neogeosnk
      neogeosnk
      Back after two weeks travel. Did blind tests Qobuz vs Tidal with a few friends, Qobuz clearly superior, cancelled Tidal. F Tidal/MQA lowfi
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      3. Serious
        Serious
        My earlier comparisons were on W7, but every since they fixed the DPC latency issues I prefer the sound of W10, so despite the awful input lag I finally switched to W10. Now I seem to prefer Qobuz aswell, might have something to do with that. Might try Roon or MacOS High Sierra that I also have on this PC, but I preferred Windows last time I tried.
        Dec 2, 2019 at 2:15 PM
      4. Serious
        Serious
        Qobuz seems to sound a bit more open and tighter, more controlled now. Tried some NIN, Daft Punk - Human After All, Eagles - Hotel California from HFO and Porcupine Tree - Trains for now. Downside is it might sound a bit too controlled vs Tidal and still a bit grainy.
        Neither of them hold a candle to JRiver MC25, though.
        Dec 2, 2019 at 2:17 PM
      5. neogeosnk
        neogeosnk
        Qobuz has no noticeable normalization, you have to adjust volume depending on albums. @Serious try Pi2AES & Volumio on the cheap that to me sounds better JRiver MC 25 or even Schiit unison. Volumio charges $35 a year to allow u to stream from Qobuz and Tidal (not for spotify) so consider that also but it's cheaper than Roon which I have at home but I think sounds the same.
        Dec 2, 2019 at 3:25 PM
    3. neogeosnk
      neogeosnk
      If you're into Radiohead, listen to the album: Lemmings by Bachdenkel :old school radiohead!
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    4. neogeosnk
      neogeosnk
      Still playing Overwatch daily for 3 hours minimum... Role queue brought me back, now I'm fully cracked out.
      1. BillOhio, treboR, fraggler and 2 others like this.
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      3. Joshvar
        Joshvar
        If any of ya'll are interested in an organized team of plat to master older gamers (30+ and starting to push into the 40s), I'm thinking of putting a band together/the band back together. Probably for the next Open Division season (Jan/Feb next year, I'd guess) since they are just doing a "test" season right now.
        Oct 16, 2019
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      4. Hands
        Hands
        I might be, depending on when you play.
        Oct 16, 2019
      5. fraggler
        fraggler
        Sounds like my crowd.
        Oct 17, 2019
    5. neogeosnk
      neogeosnk
      Where do I get the Jupiter Audio Research "J-Mod" or who to contact?
      1. treboR likes this.
      2. tommytakis
        tommytakis
        you just PM Jupiter @ext1
        Oct 1, 2019
        Lyander, obsiCO, Jinxy245 and 5 others like this.
    6. neogeosnk
      neogeosnk
      Never seen so many items on sale on Sbaf, wonder what everyone is upgrading to?
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      2. netforce
        netforce
        Its like stocks and bonds, sell sell sell right now
        Sep 27, 2019
      3. E_Schaaf
        E_Schaaf
        Everyone's just 'upgrading' to things they'll sell 8-12 months from now. Happens every year.
        Sep 27, 2019
        neogeosnk, BillOhio, jexby and 7 others like this.
      4. Riotvan
        Riotvan
        Thanks for reminding me. Anyone want an og saga? Plasma tv? Seriously i tend to buy new stuff and hoard the old.
        Sep 27, 2019
    7. neogeosnk
      neogeosnk
      Was gonna pick up a Sol, made the mistake of watching setup video w. wife. She said "F*ck No i'm not messing with that dont u dare buy it!"
      1. Jalsar, Merrick and Jinxy245 like this.
      2. bixby
        bixby
        HaHa Did she do that when you wanted a grill? Or anything from Ikea for that matter. In the olden days, all turntables required setup, some a bit more than others. But once done, you just play the music, clean the record, clean the stylus, de-static, etc.
        Sep 11, 2019
      3. neogeosnk
        neogeosnk
        No she doesn't care what I buy.. but she listens to records. Said it looked flimsy and hard to deal with (that's what she said) and didn't like it. She tried it at the Shitr and said the same and hoped they would improve it. But a hard no on the SOL.
        Sep 11, 2019
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      4. Jalsar
        Jalsar
        I was going to try to talk my wife into letting me buy one. But I don’t have the time let alone the patience to mess with it.
        Sep 12, 2019
    8. neogeosnk
      neogeosnk
      The only Bob Marley I really like is the Upsetter Recordings. The rest is mostly ok.. legend being the worst.
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      2. Zed Bopp
        Zed Bopp
        those Legend tracks are from actual albums, you know that right?
        Sep 4, 2019
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      3. neogeosnk
        neogeosnk
        Yeah I know they're from actual albums. This is the common scenario I encounter when talking music/Marley with people. "Hey man all the posters on your wall, looks like ur really into Marley and ganja, what's ur favorite album? .. "Legend! cause I shot the sheriff and jammin"
        Sep 4, 2019
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      4. neogeosnk
        neogeosnk
        I coined them the Earpod stoners
        Sep 4, 2019
    9. neogeosnk
      neogeosnk
      Asgard 3, looks like the perfect companion to the ADI-2 Dac with it's terrible amp.
    10. neogeosnk
      neogeosnk
      PI2AES is the shit on the Yggdrasil. Will post impressions later this week when I get my i2s issue resolved.
      1. hikergrl and rlow like this.
    11. neogeosnk
      neogeosnk
      Running PS1 games off the ossc at 240p upscalled x5, bliss. Phonitor X in the house, not sure why they don't talk about this amp more, A+.
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      3. neogeosnk
        neogeosnk
        Yeup.
        Aug 8, 2019
      4. Jinxy245
        Jinxy245
        EDIT:

        WTF, wrong post...my apologies
        Aug 8, 2019
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      5. neogeosnk
        neogeosnk
        "experts"
        Aug 8, 2019
    12. neogeosnk
      neogeosnk
      Company's Internet goes down, can only access one site, fucking headfi... go figure.
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      2. Syzygy
        Syzygy
        Also, it's easy to remember some public DNS server IP's:

        Cloudflare = 1.1.1.1 and 1.0.0.1
        Google = 8.8.8.8 and 4.4.4.4

        If your corporate DNS is busted, go edit your network settings to specify your DNS server instead of just accepting the ones handed to your computer by DHCP.

        Of course they won't be able to resolve internal-network hosts.
        Jul 24, 2019
      3. neogeosnk
        neogeosnk
        No caching on individual computers. Modified dns didn't work either. We couldn't get to any common public dns, but we could get to headfi... WTF is what was said. I only go to the "for sale section" of headfi, but the whole site was coming up, un-cached. We had a partial outage of our main sprint circuit and had to re-route everything through our backup but then back to sprint (crazy I know) but it worked.
        Jul 24, 2019
      4. Syzygy
        Syzygy
        A lot of corporate security departments block external DNS services. "Captive DNS" ensures you can't get around their DNS blocking. You just have an edge firewall drop all outbound DNS packets.

        I use it at home to ensure most of our devices are protected from adware & porn, 'cause young kids.
        Jul 24, 2019
    13. neogeosnk
      neogeosnk
      Picking up the PI2Aes Pro Audio Shield. Feeds the Yggdrasil w. AES and Matrix XSP w. i2s. Should be optimal way 2 connect both dacs. Will see.
    14. neogeosnk
      neogeosnk
      Ragnarok 2 was initially a disappointment, sounding like a high powered Magni. After 4 days burn-in, it's starting to come together.
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      3. neogeosnk
        neogeosnk
        I did listen to the orginal Ragnarok and I liked it better. I'm still debating if I want to post about the new Ragnarok, Its OK.. would be my review.
        Jul 9, 2019
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      4. zonto
        zonto
        Think you definitely should. Reviews are nonexistent and your opinion is helpful for those of us considering the amp.
        Jul 9, 2019
      5. neogeosnk
        neogeosnk
        Review is up..
        Jul 10, 2019
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    15. neogeosnk
      neogeosnk
      Canjam, mostly boring but talked with some sbafers and tested a few amps. Wife got two iems and the Beyer wireless headphones. Rip Wallet.
      1. Cellist88
        Cellist88
        Which iems?
        Jun 24, 2019
      2. neogeosnk
        neogeosnk
        Ultimate Ears 11 & something else (forgot). Also some Beyerdynamic Lagoon anc Traveller. She's a closet basshead. The traveller sounded better than the latest sony bluetooth headset for about the same price.
        Jun 24, 2019
      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Wife spent more than husband at a hifi/headphones expo? That's rare news. Would that we could all have such wives!
        Jun 25, 2019
    16. neogeosnk
      neogeosnk
      Woah, Hifiman he5se are actually pretty good. W sound signature works well with videogames. These should be a no brainer buy for modders.
      1. Ti_Leo
        Ti_Leo
        This makes me realized that HE5SE can be really good for gaming! I've been using HE5SE playing World War Z this week and I can always pinpoint zombies' location. But today I tried Verum One on the same setup, maybe not as good, as I got hesitation sometimes.
        Jun 6, 2019
      2. neogeosnk
        neogeosnk
        Yeah it's critical in Overwatch and these headphones kill it. Don't think it will work with all games though, prefer the Verite or Aeolus with games like Destiny 2 or "sigh" Anthem. Anthem has an amazing soundtrack but the game is dead.
        Jun 6, 2019
    17. neogeosnk
      neogeosnk
      HiFiMan HE5se must suck because I hardly see anything on the web about 'em. But for $299 might pick them up since no Rag2 release this week
      1. E_Schaaf
        E_Schaaf
        Whenever I have time to breathe I'll write up a comparison with the 5SE, Re-issue HE5, and what I remember from OG HE5. They're better than the re-issues and the Sundara. Certainly the best planar option available for $300 by quite a large margin (haven't heard Verum though). Also will investigate modding potential too.
        May 29, 2019
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      2. neogeosnk
        neogeosnk
        I'll pick them up, thanks!
        May 29, 2019
    18. neogeosnk
      neogeosnk
      Was expecting a Rag 2 announcement but was treated to a great Schiit Happened chapter.
    19. aamefford
      aamefford
      AirPods aren’t crap. They just don’t sound all that great. Best phone call Bluetooth thingie I’ve ever had. Music? Meh...
      1. ChaChaRealSmooth
        ChaChaRealSmooth
        For what they are they're decent enough. If you just want a small, portable IEM that you can workout with then they fit the bill. If you want ultimate hi-fi that's portable look elsewhere.
        May 11, 2019
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    20. neogeosnk
      neogeosnk
      All my office staff walk around with Airpods. What is non-crap equivalent of airpods that would not get me banhammered from sbaf?
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      2. Cspirou
      3. neogeosnk
        neogeosnk
        @Cspirou only problem is they don't drop till Sept.
        May 22, 2019
      4. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        If you wait until it's in stock it will be $130. Dang, I might get it
        May 22, 2019
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    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    March 24
    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
    Occupation:
    IT Manager/Liquid products for McDees
    Gear List:
    Sources and amps: SPL Phonitor X, BenchMark HPA4, Amp & Sound Kenzie Encore, Schiit Yggdrasil A2, Matrix XSP - MQA.

    Headphones Dynamics: ZMF Aeolus, Verite, Blackwood Auteur, Sennheiser 650 kiss modded, Audioquest NightHawk Carbon.

    Headphones Planar: Mr.Speaker Alpha Prime & Ether 2, Hifiman He6se & He5se, Modhouse Argon, Oppo PM3, ZMF Ori.