Random Questions: audio


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YLAup
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5179 posts since 5/9/11

17 Aug 2019 23:03
Anyone tried these new Bose sunglasses out of curiosity? I'm shit at wearing sunnies at the best of times, on and off, in and out of pockets, so I can't imagine these working for me. £200 also seems a lot for something that you'd probably wear a few hours a day, on a few days in Summer
MLI
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4497 posts since 6/10/09

posted 18 Aug 2019 04:24, edited 18 Aug 2019 04:24
you could be a cyberpunk and wear em all the time, even at night. Who gives a fuck what anyone thinks anymore? It's pretty much a retard fest in terms of fashion now. You can't look more retarded than the most retarded today and just do what you want. In fact you'll be cool coz you don't give a fuck. I love it when people talk shit about what I'm wearing, means it pisses em off and that's fun.

I often wear sunnies at night now btw too also
MLI
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4497 posts since 6/10/09

10 Sep 2019 08:07
Got a good deal on a sight unseen Sony PHA-2 Headphone amp from Sofmap. Cheapest price I'd seen (just north of 10,000yen) and have seen cosmetically trashed ones for 20,000 yen plus. This will be my desktop DAC/DSD decoder and I can put my recently acquired ZX300 walkman on full time portable duty instead of desktop DAC (wasn't happy with cycling the battery so much on the 300), sounds great, possibly better than the ZX300:

My 2019 walkman carry, that blutooth remote is a sorry excuse for a remote compared to the old inline stuff, took me ages to figure out how to rig it, went with a short lanyard that I can loop around on itself onto any hook or loop on a jacket or bag:

ZX300 walkman
IER-M7 balanced IEMs
Bluetooth remote
Ulster_Blue
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5214 posts since 16/7/06

10 Sep 2019 08:24
Nice. How exactly do headphone amps work? I know it's a stupid question, but obviously you plug your headphones into it, but what does it get plugged into?
quest
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3267 posts since 11/7/11

10 Sep 2019 08:36
didn't realise you could spend that much on a Walkman and earphones
padawan
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4087 posts since 27/6/03

10 Sep 2019 08:50
Kit looks great MIL but IEM's and Headphone amps to listen to J-pop from the 90's ?
all a bit "HARIO to drink nescafe"….
MLI
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4497 posts since 6/10/09

10 Sep 2019 10:20
Ulster_Blue wrote: Nice. How exactly do headphone amps work? I know it's a stupid question, but obviously you plug your headphones into it, but what does it get plugged into?

It goes USB to your PC where you have playback software and files (FLAC or DSD for me)
MLI
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4497 posts since 6/10/09

10 Sep 2019 10:20
quest wrote: didn't realise you could spend that much on a Walkman and earphones

Well, since I'm not a communist I enjoy my hard earned even tho I'm in the Vampire System
MLI
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4497 posts since 6/10/09

10 Sep 2019 10:23
padawan wrote: Kit looks great MIL but IEM's and Headphone amps to listen to J-pop from the 90's ?
all a bit "HARIO to drink nescafe"….

Laughing out loud

Listen fucktard, you haven't listened to music unless you've heard the GOOOOD kayokyoku this way
Ulster_Blue
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5214 posts since 16/7/06

10 Sep 2019 10:34
So if I want to listen to spotify using headphone from my chromebook, an amp is a waste of time?
MLI
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4497 posts since 6/10/09

10 Sep 2019 10:36
nah it should be better than the onboard DAC of the chromebook
padawan
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4087 posts since 27/6/03

10 Sep 2019 14:46
MLI wrote:
padawan wrote: Kit looks great MIL but IEM's and Headphone amps to listen to J-pop from the 90's ?
all a bit "HARIO to drink nescafe"….

Laughing out loud

Listen fucktard, you haven't listened to music unless you've heard the GOOOOD kayokyoku this way

honestly not beefin…..post some GOOOOD kayokyoku, I am interested
Ulster_Blue
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5214 posts since 16/7/06

29 Sep 2019 08:30
Is a DAC totally pointless if i'm using spotify for music? anyone subscribe to Tidal?
beardywierdy
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524 posts since 8/1/13

posted 29 Sep 2019 09:52, edited 29 Sep 2019 09:52
I had Tidal masters when I had decent kit - talking about £1k headphones and a very good DAC
Tidal streams master quality for £20 per month
The difference is discernible with very good kit but I wouldn’t spend an extra tenner a month if you have got lower end gear
I have the sennheisser in ear wireless buds now and the sound is very good for 200 or so quid and have downgraded to normal quality tidal
Ulster_Blue
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5214 posts since 16/7/06

29 Sep 2019 10:47
why did you get rid of your kit beardy?

I was looking at the schiit jotunheim as an entry level dac.
illwill
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3725 posts since 17/5/04

10 Nov 2019 18:02
Anyone have a 2.1 system that looks half decent?

Everything I've seen looks butters.
beardywierdy
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524 posts since 8/1/13

10 Nov 2019 20:41
Ulster_Blue wrote: why did you get rid of your kit beardy?

I was looking at the schiit jotunheim as an entry level dac.

Sorry only just seen this.

I sell stuff and buy things all the time, just to try out.
Best value DAC for the price is the Chord Mojo. Great sound for £300.