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I'm not sure if this belongs here or in the Intros and Recommendations forum (if I choose wrong, sorry!), but I think y'all might know better for what I'm looking for. I'm preparing to do a thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail¬†this coming year, and I'd like to be able to have podcasts to listen to during my hike. I'm obviously not optimizing for sound quality (that'll be a treat to come home to after I finish ūüėä), but rather for: - Cheap OR SD/microSD card slot (so either...
Some hastily taken shots before I got on a plane this morning, but it's done! Pretty pleased with how it turned out. I have some ideas for little improvements/additions I might make in the future. Definitely could do it faster and better if I tried again. It's made out of bubinga and curly maple and finished with Arm-R-Seal (satin). Clamp is from amazon, $6. Not a beautiful clamp, but it works. Might have been better if painted a different color. Regardless, I'm happy with...
I just got my T90s and my friend who uses DT990s came over to compare. I'd agree that the primary difference is that instruments just feel more defined, like you can pick them apart better. Better placement, definition, and imaging.
The room I had my freshman year was a shoebox, 10' x 14' for two people. You couldn't open drawers or the closet with how cramped it was. Even with the desk they gave me, I had space for my monitor, laptop, full size keyboard and mouse. I can't be sure how big the desk will be, but I'd be surprised if it wouldn't fit. Not roomy, but it doesn't need much space at all. Apple has a somewhat poor history with adopting newer versions of connectors. I'm not sure if HDMI is done...
I definitely agree with Marco's points and strongly recommend the rMBP.   As for 4k support, I think the main issue is related to Thunderbolt on the rMBP. It seems like they'd improve that in the next refresh. Certainly the next round of integrated and discrete GPUs will be able to handle a 4k monitor. This might be of interest: http://www.anandtech.com/show/8023/apple-releases-osx-10-9-3-improved-4k-display   For using it at a desk: I suggest using it as a second...
I can see the appeal of a Chromebook ‚ÄĒ a different friend had a similar setup to this. However, this falls apart as soon as you need to do any "real" work away from your desk ‚ÄĒ if you want to open up something in PS, you can't. If you don't pay for cellular, the second you're not on WiFi it's pretty much a paperweight (I don't know the full details of what local doc storage it might have, but last time I looked into it it seemed quite limited). Once you're paying for...
I have the current high-end rMBP, and a friend of mine has the Mac Pro. Given your budget and uses, I absolutely think that the next generation (Broadwell) rMBP is the choice for you. The Mac Pro offers many incredible features and greater reliability with things like ECC RAM, but unless your courses involve large amounts of video editing in Final Cut Pro X you won't even begin to utilize the dual GPUs in the Mac Pro. Photoshop on the current rMBP just flies, has a great...
Alright, thanks for the help :) I was only wondering because of this page on Schiits website:¬†http://schiit.com/guides/getting-connected where it talks about digitally connecting an iPhone ‚ÄĒ they don't specify which devices this is to, was hoping their DACs might be included. Sorry if this thread ruffled anyone's feathers! I think these headphones sound great, even from my iPhone, but thought it could be fun to see what a DAC could do to the setup (connecting to my...
Hey y'all,   I'm pretty new to the world of high-end headphones, having recently acquired some T90s and a Schiit Magni, and I'm really loving them. I'm thinking of adding a DAC to my setup, and was thinking of the Schiit Modi. I primarily listen to music from my MacBook Pro, but I also listen to some from my iPhone, and I was wondering if there's an easy way to use an iPhone with the Modi DAC. I know on Schiit's site there's information on using a powered USB hub, but...
Still needs a lot of work, but the general pieces are formed for my stand. Looks kind of like a nice cream sandwich, but I'm pretty proud of it! Here's hoping with some more sanding, stain, and a finishing coat it'll look the way I'd like. It attaches to the metal clamp in the picture and serves the function of the Sennheiser HH-10. Planning on using some light grey stain on the maple and then an oil finish. I'd love to hear your thoughts! -M
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