>For products that move: damping is important
Just to double check my interpretation...is the sort of damping being discussed here the same type of damping used on buildings (that really shouldn't move but do anyway) and bridges?
Just to make sure I understand you right...
1. Take a Mini B or Micro B DAC/AMP with static at high volume
2. Connect it to a USB type C port with a Type UC <-> Mini B / Micro B USB cable
3. Turn up volume.
4. Listen for static
Is that right?
@the post about the chemical industry
Oh dear. Part of my desperately hopes the local affected fire departments know exactly which locations and companies you're talking about.
The more cynical part of me is guessing that compliance and safety people were the first to go.
The discussion of dynamic range is really timely for me because my mom just had a little argument with my dad about it when we were listening to music on a long drive. My dad put in a CD of some orchestral music and she pointed out that we wouldn't be able to hear most of the music except for the really loud bits (short of turning the volume way up). She wanted to keep the CD for listening to at home with headphones.
In this case, since my dad was sitting within reach...
>What’s the one thing you dislike most about your current audio system?
Getting zapped. My current computer at work, when combined with IEMs, results in intermittent mild electrical shocks.
This happens (less frequently) with a USB DAC & amplifier.
I really like the new PDF and the idea of pulling the various bits together into 1 package. Please take everything below with a huge amount of salt; I have 0 paid professional experience with publishing.
I understand why you have the varying widths for the left margin (so that things look good if the document is printed) but I don't think too many people will be printing this out. It may be better to optimize for screen reading. If you do, then I'd...
Last year, a portable pair of Koss headphones failed so I mailed them to Koss for a replacement along with a small check. I still haven't received a replacement despite telling them about the problem several times.
I want to be as charitable to them as possible so here are some things that may have tripped Koss up:
- Someone stealing their shipments on Koss's end
- Someone stealing boxes from the shipping company they use (though if they use UPS/USPS/FedEx, that's...
Based on Wikipedia and an article on Head-Fi (http://www.head-fi.org/a/explanation-of-amp-pre-amp-headphone-amp), my understanding is that a headphone amp takes a signal (say, from a computer's built in 3.5 mm jack) and amplifies it. This is very helpful for "bigger" or "more demanding" headphones and is a necessity with certain types of headphones.
My IEMs sound fine without an amp and certainly aren't big. Therefore, I've never been interested in amps.
It may be worth using something like InSIDDer to do a spot check for interference from other WiFi access points nearby too.
As you discovered, WiFi-related equipment can be a bit of a RF-related headache.