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Aside from the 110ohm spec on AES cables, is there a significant difference between a AES/EBU cable and a "normal" XLR interconnect? Jan 31, 2023 at 11:31 PM

    1. penguins
      penguins
      Aside from the 110ohm spec on AES cables, is there a significant difference between a AES/EBU cable and a "normal" XLR interconnect?
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      3. Vansen
        Vansen
        @CEE TEE and I accidentally used a pair of AES/ EBU cable when setting up an amp at one of our houses recently. We couldn't get the system to sound right and gave up. When breaking it down, I noticed the cables were AES/ EBU. Swapping over to normal cables fixed the off-sound.
        Feb 1, 2023 at 12:16 PM
      4. penguins
        penguins
        @YMO - give me some free money and I could just blind buy all the cables instead of double checking this stuff on SBAF
        Feb 1, 2023 at 11:26 PM
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      5. YMO
        YMO
        No @penguins I'll give you money for hookers.
        Feb 2, 2023 at 6:18 AM
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    2. penguins
      penguins
      Just can't get into the music tonight :(
      1. GuySmiley'sMonkey
        GuySmiley'sMonkey
        Don't force it. Come back later.
        Jan 15, 2023
        Qildail, Jinxy245, sheldaze and 2 others like this.
      2. YMO
        YMO
        Cause you didn't call me last night.
        Jan 17, 2023
    3. penguins
      penguins
      Feds debating banning gas stoves.... RRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEE level maximum
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      2. gixxerwimp
      3. penguins
        penguins
        Meanwhile the developing world has 4-6x as many people (depending on definition) with near 0 regulations (in practice) about how they can cook and heat their food...

        In b4 developed world has more carbon footprint anyways - yes we do, but I bet it's not due to our use of gas stoves... and would a ban really fix much of anything?
        Jan 13, 2023
      4. penguins
        penguins
        I also wonder if this is going to negatively impact health in the long run in terms of how things are able to be cooked and having to have (even) more processed foods which will probably hurt more than a marginal amount of gas stove pollution.

        But IDK and maybe this is a bit of a stretch.
        Jan 13, 2023
    4. penguins
      penguins
      How does everyone clean their non leather pads? Right now I'm just removing pads and using soap + water + towel, but is there a better way?
      1. dubharmonic
        dubharmonic
        The dishwasher has worked well over here.
        Jan 5, 2023
      2. Sqveak
        Sqveak
        Washing machine in a delicates bag so they don't catch on anything. Then hang the bag on a rack or line to dry them.
        Jan 5, 2023
      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        If faux leather, I just soak a rag in a heavily diluted dishwashing liquid solution and pat gently. Use a separate dry rag to pat dry.

        If velour or similar, hand wash under a running tap with the suds from a laundry bar or more dishwashing liquid.
        Jan 5, 2023
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    5. penguins
      penguins
      One of those days where all the little things that can go wrong have gone wrong.
      1. bixby
        bixby
        Audio related we may be able to help. Life journey, perhaps not so much.
        Dec 28, 2022
        Cryptowolf, joch and gixxerwimp like this.
    6. penguins
      penguins
      JAR 600 v1 - as good as I remembered.
    7. penguins
      penguins
      First time in a long time listening until 3AM... good times.
      1. Qildail, Mdkaler, rott and 7 others like this.
    8. penguins
      penguins
      JAR HD600 owners - how many of you settled on stock vs other cables? copper, silver, hybrid, or other?
      1. Cryptowolf likes this.
      2. joch
        joch
        Never mind…thought you’re asking about the regular 600
        Dec 7, 2022
      3. Inoculator
        Inoculator
        I use either a furutech diy cable (whatever their headphone wire was before they discontinued), and Forza noir mk2. Both copper, seems to be a good fit. With an older chain/JAR 600 I had enjoyed silver though, but I think that particular model was a bit darker due to original owner preferences expressed to Jupiter.
        Dec 7, 2022
      4. ChaChaRealSmooth
        ChaChaRealSmooth
        I use a silver ZMF Atmos cable
        Dec 7, 2022
    9. penguins
      penguins
      2nd what @ChaChaRealSmooth said - ZMF Caldera + SW51 = a very unexpected pairing. It's not perfect, but way better than it should be.
      1. Cryptowolf, zach915m, YMO and 3 others like this.
      2. insidious meme
        insidious meme
        I didn't expect the HE-560 to go well with the SW-51 either, but I finally tried it.. and I didn't have any issues with it.
        Nov 13, 2022
      3. YMO
        YMO
        Did you listen to it in Cha's Bedroom?
        Nov 14, 2022
    10. penguins
      penguins
      On the fence between the base level M2 Macbook vs the next one up. Don't have direct experience using "base" vs "better" in an A/B setting.
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      2. penguins
        penguins
        Conversations ranged from
        1. I don't know how to turn this on - ma'am this battery icon means you need to charge it first - she then became noticibly agitated
        2. Not believing staff about why the storage needs to be backed up before replacing the phone
        3. Not understanding that the iphone is not the same as their current android phone

        And yes, macbook not used for serious storage.
        Nov 17, 2022
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      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        "You're also more technically adept than the other customers in the store that day"

        True, it was the day job for the last part of my career. I'm modestly clever with computers, including the small one in my pocket.

        Oddly, I'm pretty dumb with /phones./ Just watch me trying to call a new contact or to get the bluetooth in the car working...
        Nov 18, 2022
      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        ...Still embarrassed at the woman who had to tell me, "This is a video call!" She must have been fed up with looking at my ear wax, which is not my best point, lol.

        But the people who made all this possible belong to generations even older than mine.
        Nov 18, 2022
    11. penguins
      penguins
      Yay freeway debris!
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    12. penguins
      penguins
      Prototype JAR HD800S showing some real promise with my initial listen. @ext1
    13. penguins
      penguins
      I too can confirm that every flight I’ve had this summer was significantly delayed.
      1. Cryptowolf and Gazny like this.
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      3. gixxerwimp
        gixxerwimp
        I agree that there was some confusedness™ in the construction of that sentence.

        [™ SoupRKnowva]
        Jul 25, 2022
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      4. penguins
        penguins
        Edited because I wrote this while I was really tired and annoyed at the airport and ya sentence structure was messed up
        Jul 25, 2022
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      5. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        I can confirm that the final version of your message was significantly delayed.
        Jul 25, 2022
        gixxerwimp and penguins like this.
    14. penguins
      penguins
      Snack once in room in winter - no problem. No food in room for 4 months - ants come and try to crawl into headphones.
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      2. bilboda
        bilboda
        spread some dirt around, Diatomaceous earth will make them dry up and die...
        Jul 18, 2022
      3. Sqveak
        Sqveak
        I had this problem at the start of the year. If it's still summer where you live they don't like being left in the sun. Put the headphones somewhere sunny but close to shelter for the ants to escape to. Make sure the cups are facing toward the sun. They will freak out for a bit then gradually leave.
        Jul 19, 2022
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      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Put the headphones in a bowl of water. That will get rid of the ants.

        (Actually there are sensible versions of this advice. At one place I lived, used to keep the bed legs in saucers of water. No ants in the bed)
        Jul 19, 2022
        Lyander, Cryptowolf and Sqveak like this.
    15. penguins
      penguins
      Just me or is Qobuz no longer bad at music recommendations?
      1. YMO
        YMO
        This is only because you been listening to me for advice.
        Jun 28, 2022
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      2. Qildail
        Qildail
        I think they've done some work with the recommendation engine. I notice it more when mobile because at home Roon is still in front of everything.
        Jun 28, 2022
    16. penguins
      penguins
      Mass DDoS attacks on every other US based website just now? Most websites aside from a few big ones all went down for a while.
      1. sheldaze and Thad E Ginathom like this.
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      3. MisterRogers
        MisterRogers
        But yea, let's blame the Russians!
        Jun 21, 2022
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      4. loadexfa
      5. loadexfa
        loadexfa
        Like AWS (Amazon Web Services), when CloudFlare makes a big mistake a ton of web sites go down.
        Jun 21, 2022
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    17. penguins
      penguins
      I know SBAF isn't a FOTM or all the newest stuff oriented forum, but has anyone heard the new RAAL headphones?
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      3. rhythmdevils
        rhythmdevils
        Actually I’m on good terms with Danny and he said they have some new gear for us in the next couple weeks. I don’t know what though. They’re super nice people.
        Jun 19, 2022
      4. roshambo123
        roshambo123
        The one time I stopped by the Raal booth last LA CanJam they were indeed very nice. No attitude.
        Jun 20, 2022
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      5. rhythmdevils
        rhythmdevils
        @purr1n lol you're confusing RAAL with Abyss. RAAL powers all their gear at meets with RME DACs for heaven sake. They do pay a lot of attention to head-fi but they've been very kind to my requests for loaners, and also very responsive about a recent amp I didn't even buy new, but bought used, They're taking a look at it for free. Hopefully I can get one of the CA headphones from them for a loaner!
        Jun 20, 2022
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    18. penguins
      penguins
      Someone has been operating a chainsaw or something similar down the street for the last 2 hours now... except it's 1:20AM
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      2. Huhnkopf
        Huhnkopf
        Check if Tony's ok
        Jun 7, 2022
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      3. rlow
      4. YMO
        YMO
        Let me into your bedroom and I’ll stop.
        Jun 7, 2022
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    19. penguins
      penguins
      50% party time mood, 50% old man sleep at 8PM mood
      1. Jinxy245, Cryptowolf, YMO and 8 others like this.
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      3. crazychile
        crazychile
        @YMO , people who send me texts after 8PM get responses at 3:45 AM.
        May 29, 2022
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      4. crazychile
        crazychile
        > 4 Double IPAs = 8 PM bedtime for me.
        May 29, 2022
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      5. YMO
        YMO
        May 29, 2022
    20. penguins
      penguins
      Almost made a bad financial mistake b/c 1AM... time to go to bed now.
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      2. bixby
        bixby
        Crypto? Yes, like a basket of hyped penny stocks.

        I'm just guessing it is really pop, esp. when folks I know ask my opinion.
        May 15, 2022
      3. penguins
        penguins
        Will not comment more b/c I suspect whatever I say will result in the web crawlers picking it up and spamming us with it. But let's just say clear minded me thought it was convincing but amazingly stupid.
        May 15, 2022
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      4. YMO
        YMO
        Let me come to your house.
        May 15, 2022
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    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    Mar 1, 1990 (Age: 32)
    Location:
    SouthernCA
    Gear List:
    PC or pi2aes to:
    DAC: Yggdrasil A2 // Holo Spring 2 Level 2
    Amps: DNA Stellaris // Cavalli Liquid Crimson // SW51+, Vali2+ and Piety for CIEMs and casual use
    Headphones: (Bocote) Auteur // Utopia // HD600 // HD6xx
    CIEMS: UERR, UERM
    Portable: UE5 w/ Shanling M0