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Skyline

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Upgraded from my old 720p plasma to a 55" 4k TV with Dolby Vision. Paid nearly $1000 for the plasma and got the new set for $399. Insane. Nov 13, 2019

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    1. Skyline
      Skyline
      Upgraded from my old 720p plasma to a 55" 4k TV with Dolby Vision. Paid nearly $1000 for the plasma and got the new set for $399. Insane.
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      3. Luckbad
        Luckbad
        What did you get? I Just got a 55" LG UM7300 at Costco. Coming from an old 42", it almost feels too dang big despite places saying I need a 65".
        Nov 13, 2019
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      4. Skyline
        Skyline
        TCL 55R617. And yeah, it's a small-ish room, so it feels gigantic, haha.
        Nov 13, 2019
      5. Syzygy
        Syzygy
        Viewing distance for 4k isn't the same as it is for HD (1080). Our 42" 4k in the bedroom seems perfect at a 9' viewing distance, but the 65" HD in the living room seems small at 12' viewing distance.
        Nov 14, 2019
    2. Skyline
      Skyline
      In case you missed it, the Nirvana YouTube channel has been uploading rehearsal videos from the Unplugged sessions. A+.
      1. DigMe
        DigMe
        They just released the 25anniversary addition of the unplugged album. Apple music had a really nice writeup about it that I enjoyed reading.
        Nov 7, 2019
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      2. Skyline
        Skyline
        Yeah, @DigMe ... I've had the vinyl edition on my wishlist for a while now. Hope they did it justice.
        Nov 7, 2019
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        DigMe
        Nov 7, 2019
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    3. Skyline
      Skyline
      Anyone have experience with "affordable" 4k players that have Dolby Vision? The cheap Sony is so appealing, but seems to have issues...
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      2. Skyline
        Skyline
        I'm leaning towards the X800M2 right now. Several reports of freezing issues on Amazon, but scrolling through forums where people know what they're talking about make the issue seem slightly overblown.
        Nov 1, 2019
      3. lm4der
        lm4der
        I have the cheap Sony UBP-X700. It works fine for me with only one complaint - it doesn't seem to have a reliable screen saver. For most disks, the player will shut off if you pause it for something like 10 minutes. However on some disks it will go into a screen saver mode. Go figure. In any case, I'm happy with it and haven't had any other problems.
        Nov 1, 2019
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      4. Skyline
        Skyline
        That was my original target and I'm still considering it. The better build quality and quieter operation of the 800 are what have me leaning that way. Thanks for the feedback!
        Nov 1, 2019
    4. Skyline
      Skyline
      New Sturgill Simpson album with accompanying Anime film on Netflix? Yes, please. The music video is back. Sound and Fury. Check it out.
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    5. Skyline
      Skyline
      I teach Juniors and Seniors in high school and our principal did a tribute/moment of silence for 9/11 yesterday. Then it hit me...
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      3. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        Most of the people I work with were in grade school. I was in college.
        Sep 12, 2019
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      4. Ringingears
        Ringingears
        This hit me last year. I was a high school Vice Principal. We were all very scared but we couldn’t let the kids see it.
        Sep 12, 2019
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      5. Claritas
        Claritas
        I'll never favor memorializing 9/11. I admire the brave FDNY immensely. But since when do Americans sacralize our defeats? Even if we can't celebrate our counterattack, this is beneath us.
        Sep 15, 2019
    6. Skyline
      Skyline
      Do you all have experience with The Music Room? They have supposedly new HD600s for $199.
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      2. netforce
        netforce
        We have used TMR before to help us sell a bunch of our older 2 channel/home theater gear. Went well, very easy to work with them.
        Sep 11, 2019
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      3. Skyline
        Skyline
        So, I bought the 600s, haha. Thanks for all the info, folks.
        Sep 11, 2019
      4. bixby
        bixby
        Friend died, they got his Infinity IRS Betas, he smoked non-stop, their ad said from smoke free environment. Also overcharged another friend for a McCormack DNA amp. So ymmv, I suppose.
        Sep 11, 2019
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    7. Skyline
      Skyline
      Hit me up if you have any 6dj8 matched pairs that you may want to sell. My budget isn't huge, but I'm starting to look around...
    8. Skyline
      Skyline
      Saw The Raconteurs last night. Amazing show, but I think listening to headphones may be pointless for a couple of days. Oh, the ringing
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      3. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        I can send you a Flare audio loaner if you are undecided
        Aug 30, 2019
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      4. insidious meme
        insidious meme
        I have the earasers and etymotics. Don't wait if you go to loud concerts. Tinnitus is bad for this hobby.
        Aug 30, 2019
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      5. Skyline
        Skyline
        I don't go often. Maybe 2-3 per year. 39 and my hearing is still solid, but yeah...a good idea all the same. Any preference here between earasers and etymotics?
        Aug 30, 2019
    9. Skyline
      Skyline
      Do you all usually source new HD6XX earpads directly from Senn. or through a 3rd party vendor? Amazon sellers look somewhat sketchy.
      1. fraggler
        fraggler
        Directly from Senn always seems to be out of stock when I need pads. I got my last pair from Adorama via ebay which was cheaper than Amazon by a few pennies.
        Aug 23, 2019
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      2. tommytakis
        tommytakis
        I actually ordered new pads from amazon recently and had no issues with them. Looks,feels, and sounds as the authentic should be. Plus it’s 2 day amazon prime shipping. I don’t think you should be worried. Just make sure to choose a store with the prime checkmark for easier returns if needed
        Aug 23, 2019
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    10. Skyline
      Skyline
      Got an e-mail from FedEx saying they are raising the price of my last shipment by $12 with no explanation as to why. I really despise them.
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      3. Gaspasser
        Gaspasser
        It’s both weight and dimensions. At least FedEx doesn’t return to sender, they just bill if you screw up.
        Aug 20, 2019
      4. Skyline
        Skyline
        I expected to enter dimensions, but didn't see an option anywhere on the form. If that's required, it shouldn't let me submit until it's entered. Also, if it IS an issue with dimensions, then you know...TELL me that rather than billing me first and sending a cryptic e-mail three days later with zero information or a link to get more info.

        /grumpyoldmanrant
        Aug 20, 2019
      5. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        Yeah, you would think this happens a lotn so they would have a standard "did not fit dimensions/weight" communications.
        Aug 20, 2019
    11. Skyline
      Skyline
      If anyone has an HD600 they don't mind loaning out for a bit, I'd be very grateful. I'll pay shipping both ways, of course. Thanks!
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      2. Hands
        Hands
        Marv has the JAR HD600 on hand, which is meant for a loaner tour once he's tested it. Unless it's gotta be totally stock?
        Aug 14, 2019
      3. Skyline
        Skyline
        Thanks! I'd prefer to get a good feel for stock first, so I have some sort of baseline to compare the JAR version to.
        Aug 14, 2019
      4. Skyline
        Skyline
        Request generously fulfilled by @Claritas . Thanks, everyone!
        Aug 14, 2019
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    12. Skyline
      Skyline
      Best (affordable) all-in-one solution the Jot these days? I'm looking for something compact for work.
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      2. Skyline
        Skyline
        @sheldaze very generously hooked me up on the Fulla 2 front. It looks like I'll pick up a pair of 58X and my work setup will be complete.
        May 24, 2019
      3. Gaspasser
        Gaspasser
        How do you like Fulla2/58X combo? I use and enjoy the same setup. Now I’m wondering about going back to Vali2 with Modi3 like @jowls.
        Jul 9, 2019
      4. Skyline
        Skyline
        It suits my needs just fine. It's a bit thinner/grainer sounding than the typical tube/HD650 combo I prefer, but on the plus side it gives guitars some extra crunch and can really get your toes tapping.

        The Vali 2 is better by a very long shot, but I've currently got mine in my TT setup and I appreciate the minimalist approach at work.
        Jul 9, 2019
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    13. Skyline
      Skyline
      Started tracking my heart rate and every time I put my headphones on, it immediately drops to the low 60s. Music is medicine.
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      3. sphinxvc
        sphinxvc
        Heart rate now a mandatory indicator on every SBAF review.
        Feb 16, 2019
      4. Syzygy
        Syzygy
        See if the IRS (or your tax authority) will now accept hi fi costs as deductible medical expenses.
        Feb 16, 2019
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      5. FallingObjects
        FallingObjects
        Are we looking for a U curve response rate of heart rate to headphones? Lower rate = sedation/relaxation = good; higher rate = excitement = good; no response = boredom = bad?
        Feb 16, 2019
    14. Skyline
      Skyline
      Just discovered the Mastodon social network...I had no idea.
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      3. Biodegraded
        Biodegraded
        Imagines pachyderm trying to use touch-screen... :-O
        Jan 18, 2019
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      4. SoupRKnowva
        SoupRKnowva
        It’s just too bad it never really went anywhere :/
        Jan 18, 2019
      5. Skyline
        Skyline
        If people like myself are just now discovering it, then I wouldn't write it off as lost just yet.
        Jan 18, 2019
    15. Skyline
      Skyline
      Semi-annual FedEx rant...my amp has been in Nashville since Saturday and delivery date is still "pending". How is this company in business?
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      3. Skyline
        Skyline
        The pickup option is long gone. I will normally direct all deliveries to my local walgreens/fedex center, but it's not letting me this time. For some reasons, Monoprice is determined to have a $700 amp arrive on my doorstep when I'm not home and without signature confirmation.
        Jan 7, 2019
      4. EagleWings
        EagleWings
        Ah, gotcha. Redirecting to a local FedEx pick-up location is what I meant as pick-up. Looks like the earlier pick-up option worked quite differently. I hope your amp arrives safe and sound.
        Jan 7, 2019
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      5. Skyline
        Skyline
        Yeah, we used to have pickup options at the actual fedex
        shipping/receiving centers...this was before Walgreens and all the additional shops were really a thing.
        Jan 7, 2019
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    16. Skyline
      Skyline
      Reliable tube sellers on ebay? I'm looking for a matched pair of NOS mullard a-frames.
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      2. Wilson
        Wilson
        Ditto on Viva tubes
        Jan 1, 2019
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      3. Skyline
        Skyline
        Sadly, Viva doesn't quite have what I'm looking for. Mercedesman has something close and his reviews seem solid.
        Jan 1, 2019
      4. drgumbybrain
        drgumbybrain
        Take a look in this seller: totempole_999 he’s Indian and have huge British tubes stock. Bought several Mullard ecc35 from him. Good stuff
        Jan 2, 2019
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    18. Skyline
      Skyline
      Do you all wash/clean HD650 earpads? Mine aren't overly compressed, but they're kinda funky. What kind of cleaning can they withstand?
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      2. Elnrik
        Elnrik
        Have actually done this, minus the headphones part. It didn't clean the pads as well as I had hoped. Made me question quality of washing machine. Got nervosa and researched washing machines for 3 weeks before deciding not to buy. Samsung = too bright. LG = flat and lifeless. Whirlpool = chifi.
        Nov 21, 2018
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      3. Elnrik
        Elnrik
        Need @zach915m to make washing machines please.
        Nov 21, 2018
      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        @Elnrik, next time, try Bosch/Siemens. They probably have a tie-up with Sennheiser. Miele doesn't work any better but lasts longer, and costs a lot more.

        Avoid... anything with a fake-wood worktop.
        Nov 22, 2018
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    19. Skyline
      Skyline
      Advice for one of my students that wants to ditch his apple earbuds? Something closed back or IEM that can play out of an iphone...?
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      2. Skyline
        Skyline
        Thanks all. I'll give him this list tomorrow. He likes to "stand out", so I wouldn't be surprised if he went for the portapros simply because there is NOBODY else in high school walking around with those things :P
        Nov 5, 2018
      3. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        PortaPros are legendary.
        Nov 5, 2018
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      4. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        Yeah, I think a lot of the Massdrop stuff is very good value. Like the NuForce EDC collaborations. Tell him to check there

        I'm thinking of getting some cheap Beyer closed backs Tyll recommended. $70 on Amazon
        Nov 5, 2018
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    20. Skyline
      Skyline
      Posted a for sale item, but when I click on the link it gives a 403 error. Any ideas? I can see all other sale items fine.
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      3. jexby
        jexby
        seems obvious that selling one of Dan's abominations to another unsuspecting human is not allowed on intelligent inter webs.
        Oct 5, 2018
      4. Skyline
        Skyline
        Hey now. I'm quite fond of this headphone, thanks.
        Oct 5, 2018
      5. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        I don't see it in your Postings history. I would say duplicate away.
        Oct 6, 2018
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