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 Biggest improvement for the Q701 with that setup (IMO) would be upgrading the Modi.The Modi is very good, but many DACs $200-$400 might be an upgrade. I actually found a nice improvement for my Q701 going from my Modi to the Headroom Micro DAC (CS4398 chipset). The nice thing about the Modi is that it's not too analytical and slightly forgiving. It's a "fun" sounding DAC and not excessively revealing.I didn't find this out until I tried it with the Beyerdynamic...
Re: American Sniper (gave it a 9/10 earlier) Read the book this weekend and saw the movie a second time. Mostly to verify it's accuracy.It's basically like a overview of 25% of the book, but gave you a very good idea as to what Chris Kyle was like.I'm not convinced he was haunted by his 126 kills as much as they portrayed in the movie.In the book perhaps he wanted to hide how much the war had affected him. Who knows. Makes sense.He was trained to kill terrorists and that's...
Foxcatcher - not sure on rating yet. Maybe a 9.5/10?   Went into this not knowing much about it. Almost skipped it because of my brain trying to tell me not to see it or that it would not be something i'd like. I told myself i'd walk out if I hated it. It's not a popcorn flick and not what I'd call entertainment, but pretty amazing movie overall. Pretty nerve raking because I knew something bad might happen. It didn't..or wait, maybe it did. Not saying!   The movie...
American sniper - 9/10
 Hmm, I actually thought it was one of the best in the last 10 or so years. No kidding and I hated "Inception" and "The Dark Knight" was boring to me. I'd rank it up there with movies like "The Shawshank Redemption" and "The Thin Red Line".I even bought the script which is something i'd almost never do. When I watch the movie I wouldn't charge a thing other than fix that lousy sound mix (that screws up dialogue). I always felt it was a movie people would either love or...
Did you see the oscar nominations? What a joke! Not watching them this year.   Boyhood, Theory of Everything and Grand Budapest Hotel getting a best picture nomination?! Huh?!   Nomination for Interstellar for best sound mixing, but not Best Director or picture. The sound mixing was CRAP. Not really the soundtrack itself..   The one thing they got right was "Unbroken" not getting many nominations.   Have to say that Eddie Redmayne did deserve a nomination, but I...
Wild - 8.75/10
Selma - 9/10   I liked it a lot and have to admit i'm pretty clueless about the history here. Ugh, I wasn't even aware of the march from Selma to Montgomery. People I know have asked things like "Why is it called Selma?". Well now I know.   Even worse yet I didn't realize african-americans didn't get to vote until late 1965. Hardly seems possible.   Maybe a 9.5 for this..not sure.   I really need to read up on my history.   BTW for me it was much different than...
Quest for Fire - 9/10   Movie about a tribe of men 80,000 years ago trying to find fire. They didn't know how to create it so they had to go out and search for it. I didn't realize how dumb these early men were until later in the movie. Pretty funny how similar some people today are compared to the people back then. Just watch two men fight each other, like in a baseball game or whatever. Not much difference. Some animals these days even seem smarter than early...
Hobbit 3 - 6.5/10   I was going to skip this but I had a gift card and very bored. First half hour was terrible but it eventually got better. I liked this one, but to me it's really only worth a rental. I actually found it to be the worst of all of them in the series. Only characters I really liked in the movie were Thorin and Bilbo. The best parts of the movie were right in the middle. I'd say this wasn't as good as I expected. Just felt like one long battle scene...
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