Skyline
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Skyline

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Best (affordable) all-in-one solution the Jot these days? I'm looking for something compact for work. May 24, 2019

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    1. 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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    2. 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
    3. 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
        crazychile and fraggler like this.
      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
    4. 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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    5. 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. David De Lucena
        David De Lucena
        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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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
    10. Skyline
      Skyline
      Tomorrow's the last day of summer break before school starts back. Don't be concerned if the pool's a bit salty. It's only my tears.
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    11. Skyline
      Skyline
      1. bixby, westermac, rtaylor76 and 7 others like this.
    12. Skyline
      Skyline
      Go to google images and search "idiot". You're welcome.
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      3. A1Gear
        A1Gear
        I'm surprised that Google-imaging "tyrant" didn't yield the same results. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
        Jul 18, 2018
      4. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        He deserves it. When you ask for it, the internet can be cruel.
        Jul 19, 2018
      5. Claritas
        Claritas
        The last two Republican presidents who were called stupid won second terms. So, Democrats need a candidate who can retake the Rust Belt. A native son (Brown, Biden); someone who can drive black turnout (Patrick, Booker). Preferably both.
        Jul 20, 2018
    13. Skyline
      Skyline
      Thanks for the heads up on the nonesuch sale @DigMe . Robert Plant for $6.50? Yes, please.
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      3. Skyline
        Skyline
        Track 1 has that drum with distortion on it...scared me...thought I got a bum download. Such sounds should not be allowed. :P
        Jul 18, 2018
      4. DigMe
        DigMe
        Me too! I thought I had a driver going out or something. I actually was thinking it’s a physically created sound.. like a drum with some beads on it maybe.
        Jul 18, 2018
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      5. Skyline
        Skyline
        Glad I'm not insane. I even switched headphones to double check.

        Come on, Robert. I'm disappointed.
        Jul 18, 2018
    14. Skyline
      Skyline
      I already know the answer, but I'm asking anyway: anyone have any tips for Blu Ray playback on Windows 10?
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      2. direstraitsfan98
        direstraitsfan98
        Cyberlink power DVD is what I use for bluray playback. It's the only software I've found that can correctly load up and display menus. My bluray drive included a free copy but you could always easily download a keygen to create yourself a product key. Otherwise it is kind of an expensive product. Works great though. $80 and I believe the license does not expire.
        Jul 9, 2018
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      3. Skyline
        Skyline
        Yep. That $$, though. It's amazing that there aren't any solid open source options.
        Jul 9, 2018
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      4. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        My buddy, who watches lots of movies and writes for Aintitcool.com, says he uses Leawo.
        Jul 9, 2018
    15. Skyline
      Skyline
      Lesson in multi-tasking: how to drink coffee, listen to music, and pet two dogs at once. *hairy leg warning* https://imgur.com/a/p5i6Kel
      1. Lyer25, LetMeBeFrank, Wilson and 6 others like this.
    16. Skyline
      Skyline
      Haven't been able to listen much lately. Taking a break is good for nervosa. The Lyr 3/AFO combo sounds freaking fantastic.
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    18. Skyline
      Skyline
      And yeah...Black Panther was good, too. What's with all the cranky film snobs around here? My inner 8-year old weeps for you.
      1. rott
        rott
        I feel that in general, while episodic long-form content on Netflix/HBO/Amazon/Showtime is ultimately more satisfying due to deep character/plot development, today's big-budget movie releases are meh. That said, taking the kids to Incredibles 2 today.
        Jun 21, 2018
      2. Skyline
        Skyline
        I typically prefer more cerebral indie flicks. But, when I see movies like Marvel, Star Wars, etc., I shut that part of my brain down, take my daughter with me, and enjoy it for what it is. Life's too short to nitpick a superhero film or space opera.
        Jun 21, 2018
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      3. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        Killmonger was such a great character...
        Jun 21, 2018
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    19. Skyline
      Skyline
      Solo was a lot of fun. All you haters can go sit on a tack.
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      3. Ice-man
        Ice-man
        I went despite the reviews and really liked it.
        Jun 20, 2018
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      4. Jinxy245
        Jinxy245
        It's usually the movies I expect the least from that I enjoy the most.
        Jun 20, 2018
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      5. Merrick
        Merrick
        I enjoyed it more than Infinity War.
        Jun 21, 2018
    20. Skyline
      Skyline
      Lava Lamps make music better. Proven fact. The question is which colors combos have the greatest impact.
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      2. L'Orfeo
        L'Orfeo
        Is "gooey" bass a commonly used audiophile term?
        May 25, 2018
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      3. westermac
        westermac
        I had a blue/green one once, somehow I lost track of it before my curiosity got the best of me and I popped that bottle cap
        May 25, 2018
      4. David De Lucena
        David De Lucena
        I have a blue and an orange one. the blue one its better
        May 26, 2018
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