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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. Nov 10, 2022

    1. 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
    2. 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
    3. penguins
      penguins
      Yay freeway debris!
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    4. penguins
      penguins
      Prototype JAR HD800S showing some real promise with my initial listen. @ext1
    5. penguins
      penguins
      I too can confirm that every flight I’ve had this summer was significantly delayed.
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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.
    6. 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
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    7. 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
    8. 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.
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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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    9. 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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    10. 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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      4. YMO
        YMO
        Let me into your bedroom and I’ll stop.
        Jun 7, 2022
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    11. 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
    12. 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
    13. penguins
      penguins
      Bad day that started with a headache and ended as a good day with no more headache, beach time, new tubes burned in, and ZMF Atrium revisit!
      1. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        sometimes I go to a concert with a headache. Sometimes it cures it!

        I was thinking that "Atrium" is a funny name for a headphone. But it turns out that it isn't. :)
        Apr 2, 2022
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      2. Cryptowolf
        Cryptowolf
        I have earned my headache. I’m glad you ended your day without one!
        Apr 2, 2022
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    14. penguins
      penguins
      Anyone have a "general use" computer microphone for under $50 that doesn't suck? Does it matter much if I go USB or 3.5mm plug?
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      2. Vansen
        Vansen
        I use a Fifine T669 for work calls. It’s perfect for that. Good bang for the buck, but it’s still a $40 mic.
        Mar 14, 2022
        Kolohe and penguins like this.
      3. zerodeefex
        zerodeefex
        Razer seiren x was $49.99 on sale in Nov. Pretty solid.
        Mar 14, 2022
        dBel84 and penguins like this.
      4. dBel84
        dBel84
        I use the Samson Go for all video meetings and it has been great.
        Mar 14, 2022
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    15. penguins
      penguins
      Super random but SBAF = cats: Is there a way know or tell if you will be allergic to any one cat in particular?
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      2. YMO
        YMO
        Don't forget the fat ratio of the cat...I have this one fat cat in my house where the plan it make it a Tuesday Dinner.
        Feb 19, 2022
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      3. dBel84
        dBel84
        @BenjaminBore is spot on. Various breeds secret different levels of this protein. My wife and daughter are ridiculously allergic to cats but my daughter desperately wanted one. We found a breed, Siberian, that naturally has exceptionally low amounts of this protein and we have had a cat going on 5 years now without any issues
        Feb 19, 2022
      4. penguins
        penguins
        I'm pretty sure I will have a Siberian too someday. The most amusing cats along with being less allergenic.

        It's meeting other cats that I wonder about. Example with sibling cats - went over to a friends, one of the cats was out beside me on the couch for an hour without issue. Then the other cat comes out and within 5 minutes I'm getting noticeable allergy symptoms.
        Feb 19, 2022
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    16. penguins
      penguins
      VERY stupidly overlooked the chicken in a sandwich left out for 24 hours. So bloated + can't sleep. Thank goodness I stopped after 3 bites.
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      3. YMO
        YMO
        Let it flow
        Jan 29, 2022
      4. penguins
        penguins
        Sandwich is kind of a misnomer. It was a bread from 85C that happened to have a few pieces of chicken on it... all the other bread was "just bread" and I briefly overlooked this on the first 2 bites.

        Thank goodness no flows.
        Jan 29, 2022
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      5. YMO
        YMO
        Talk about your butt problems with YMO, you have his number.
        Jan 29, 2022
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    17. penguins
      penguins
      Mass train robberies in LA a few days ago - TF????? We back in 1872 or something?
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      2. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Amazon Prime Target, it seems!

        Track my order...

        ... currently being stolen from a train

        :/
        Jan 19, 2022
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      3. nishan99
        nishan99
        RDR2 VR is getting crazy.
        Jan 19, 2022
      4. penguins
        penguins
        IMO bigger problem is bad policy that let's them get away with it if it's been an ongoing organized thing. Also, why would this not be prosecuted under RICO as it seems to be organized crime...
        Jan 19, 2022
    18. penguins
      penguins
      Dungness crab season too stronk
    19. penguins
      penguins
      Is Maxwell going to have to cough up any names like us poors would be made to do?
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      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        So... that silver hammer came down upon her head, it seems.
        Dec 30, 2021
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      4. purr1n
        purr1n
        It's made clear to her to not name names lest her fate be like Epstein's.
        Dec 30, 2021
      5. penguins
        penguins
        I guess a naive part of me thinks that if she has any shred of decency left within her or if she suddenly thinks "bUt I nEeD to dIE wiTh A CleAr conCioUS guYS!!!!" she will spill the beans.

        Otherwise... actually on 2nd thought, it'd be better if I just stopped talking about this on an audio forum.
        Jan 2, 2022
    20. penguins
      penguins
      Netflix Witcher Season 2 - totally worth buying Netflix for a month.
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      3. penguins
        penguins
        1st season could have been better but I enjoyed it regardless. 2nd season was noticibly better IMO with better production value, plot, etc. as well.

        Kind of glad the plot deviates slightly while still being good - it wouldn't be as interesting if I were to see the same story over and over and over again.
        Dec 20, 2021
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      4. gixxerwimp
        gixxerwimp
        Hope there aren't too many timelines bouncing around. S01 broke my brain. Rewatching in preparation.
        Dec 20, 2021
      5. fraggler
        fraggler
        Binged the season on Saturday. Liked it a lot. Better than the first season. More straightforward. I played Witcher 2 and maybe 75% of 3 and read the first book so I am just familiar enough to be really confused on how close to sources it is.
        Dec 20, 2021
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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