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According to e-Bay, I'll get mine by the 20th...but mechy can answer that! tongue.gif
 

 

Wow. How is shipping that fast XD?

Rawr-yeah. It's slower than I thought it would be but faster than other vendors' expected delivery time.

 

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What is wrong with my PC?
A lot of websites refuse to load and the ones that are working take really long to load and some of them look messed up.
I really don't like this.
No, it's not my internet connection. Everything works fine if I plug the LAN cable into my laptop.

Did you try running a virus/malware/spyware scan recently?

 


Special delivery for our beloved Tracy!

post #83102 of 111050
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Rawr-yeah. It's slower than I thought it would be but faster than other vendors' expected delivery time.

Did you try running a virus/malware/spyware scan recently?

Special delivery for our beloved Tracy!

Where did you and Tracy go? smily_headphones1.gif

Hey Micey, so what did you think of the Mad Dawgs?
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Good god how disgustingly capitalistic Steam is actually dominating the PC* game digital front. Too bad on consoles that would be so hard to do since consoles are not "open" compared to the PC* front. I have to say that while Steam is convenient, I'm more and more disliking it for the fact that licensing deals for regions would mean that some games that I bought while I was in Russia can't be played/installed outside of it. I haven't had this happened yet, since back when I still go back and forth between Russia and Home, I don't have any games that restricted yet. Now I have the "privilege" of seeing that happen later this year in Witcher 2 Complete edition and Torchlight 2, and a few other games that I don't remember...

*PC of course is political correctness**
**this is of course a lame attempt at a joke, and PC in this case, for simplification, includes MacOS X and Linux, however small the marketshare for both of them is.

What's funny is that everybody keeps on complaining about DRM'd products and yet most view it as okay for Valve to do this or don't even realize this at all.

Also, with all of these new indie developers, Desura becomes a larger threat as they are focused on the indie devs, but in most cases Valve is nice to their indie devs as it's usually Greenlit or not Greenlit.
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I wouldn't say it is disgusting. I do not think Valve is free of its own share of domineering and bad parts of it. Their client and process still has some unsightly bugs and problems with it.

The mass majority of online games sold by Amazon, GMG, and other retailers are Steam Keys so yeah. They pretty much have a near monopoly. The very few direct instal games are oldies sold by Amazon, and EA's Origin and Gamefly's own distro client does not have the clientel that Steam does. So yeah, domineering.

HOWEVER, while they are a monopoly in a sense. They are an enlightened one. They know that if they start pulling a retro Microsoft move of using prices and what not to their advantage, that they will be shot down the hell hole. Why? Because their main clients ARE the ones that post sensationalism, the ones online spreading news on social media, and know what the hell they want.

For the most part, Steam has been pretty docile and letting us get our stuff. However, Steam is not very competetive in pricing of course. They don't need to be, keeping the full slightly discounted prices of games with pretty crappy sales every day(besides the winter or summer sales) is enough to get lots of money without hate. They aren't raising prices on games, they just aren't lowering them typically.

The mass majority of my Steam games were not bought through Steam directly, because their sales throughout the year besides the big ones suck and feature the general discounted retail price

That actually(region) is not at the fault of Valve I believe. I do not have eyes that see everything, but its usually companies in select countries that impose 'new' lisencing options for select games. Poland is one that generally gets brought up as one that has companies lisencing and region locking specific games making them un buyable.

This 'open' PC world also thus has its limitations as the set in stone policies are NOT created by one company but many using world laws to do whatever they want. Consoles, such as Sony and Microsoft however can say(and did) say no region locking and every game abides. (lisencing companies in select countries will still have the ability to be the only seller of the game in that region, but you can just purchase a game elsewhere then)

If you haven't played the Witcher 2 yet, that should be high up on the list smily_headphones1.gif

Gamefly is a valid opponent to Steam? This is new...

They'll be holding the game distribution medal unless they treat all of their indie developers trying to get their games on Steam like garbage just like what they did with Paranautical Activity (3D more futuristic Binding of Isaac like game).
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Region lock for the motherf----ng win.

Aw...
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DUDE!
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You know that if you already bought The Witcher 1 or 2 once, you can redeem the DRM FREE VERSION FOR FREE through GoG!?
http://www.gog.com/witcher/backup

This is the link for it.

You buy it off steam, you can use the code from steam to get the DRM free copy(no region locking I believe...since its DRM free)

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If you complained about this earlier. I could have saved you ಥ_ಥ
But then again, I guess more money to CD Projekt...but then again, they don't get that much of the cut anway
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You bastards.

lol
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So...........did you write GoG staff a letter about it? But then again, you can't keep or refund keys

Yeah, probably something you should be doing.

Also, some game devs also have their own Humble Stores on their own websites and in some cases they give you two copies of the game for the price of one. I usually don't go looking around for these stores but I know Polytron Corporation had one for Fez where you would pay for the price of one game and they would give you a Steam key and a GoG key.
Edited by HybridCore - 7/16/13 at 9:12pm
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Rawr-yeah. It's slower than I thought it would be but faster than other vendors' expected delivery time.

 

 

What are they using to send it? EMS? And how's the tracking right now :P?

 

I'm anxious too~ My Stax has been sent off by Kalbee and should arrive either this weekend or next week.

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What's funny is that everybody keeps on complaining about DRM'd products and yet most view it as okay for Valve to do this or don't even realize this at all.

Also, with all of these new indie developers, Desura becomes a larger threat as they are focused on the indie devs, but in most cases Valve is nice to their indie devs as it's usually Greenlit or not Greenlit.
Gamefly is a valid opponent to Steam? This is new...

They'll be holding the game distribution medal unless they treat all of their indie developers trying to get their games on Steam like garbage just like what they did with Paranautical Activity (3D more futuristic Binding of Isaac like game).
Aw...

lol
Yeah, probably something you should be doing.

Also, some game devs also have their own Humble Stores on their own websites and in some cases they give you two copies of the game for the price of one. I usually don't go looking around for these stores but I know Polytron Corporation had one for Fez where you would pay for the price of one game and they would give you a Steam key and a GoG key.
Gamefly isn't a valid opponent to steam.

But they are one of the only other online (mainstream)game distributors with actual power besides Origin and Steam.

As in a program that you instal. Gamestop, and Amazon have proprietary programs that also instal games, but those are only either specific game installers, or a required client for you to retrieve the Steam Key from. Gamefly's PC client is an actual retailler and distributor in itself(although some are steam keys it gives out).

Desura is there but I'm counting the mainstream ones.
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After adding a subwoofer I've kinda realized that it's not all that useful because sub-bass is pretty much inaudable.....

sure it shakes things up a bit but that's pretty much it, no audible difference.... it's more of a tactile experience.

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After adding a subwoofer I've kinda realized that it's not all that useful because sub-bass is pretty much inaudable.....
sure it shakes things up a bit but that's pretty much it, no audible difference.... it's more of a tactile experience.

It adds to the music. In a modern setting, without a sub, you aren't really getting the full effect.

Speakers that cover low ranges usually don't do it well enough as a sub can. But of course, this is only for music listening, not mastering.
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It adds to the music. In a modern setting, without a sub, you aren't really getting the full effect.

Speakers that cover low ranges usually don't do it well enough as a sub can. But of course, this is only for music listening, not mastering.

But the thing is that my main speakers can already go down to 52Hz by themselfs...

the sub just adds a tiny bit of bass extension which is not very audible and make my seat shake. (which is pleasant I guess tongue.gif)

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But the thing is that my main speakers can already go down to 52Hz by themselfs...
the sub just adds a tiny bit of bass extension which is not very audible and make my seat shake. (which is pleasant I guess tongue.gif )
Headphones can too, but how well can they produce them enough to give you the 'beat' really?

Subs add the feeling and actual boom to the songs, its a live exp
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After adding a subwoofer I've kinda realized that it's not all that useful because sub-bass is pretty much inaudable.....

sure it shakes things up a bit but that's pretty much it, no audible difference.... it's more of a tactile experience.

youdon'tsay.jpg

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Sub-bass sounds are those approximately below 60 Hz and extending downward to include the lowest frequency humans can hear, typically 20 Hz. In this range, human hearing is not very sensitive, so sounds in this range tend to be felt more than heard

 

Better try this song for sub-bass (or the one below too):

 

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Rawr-yeah. It's slower than I thought it would be but faster than other vendors' expected delivery time.

Did you try running a virus/malware/spyware scan recently?

Special delivery for our beloved Tracy!
Where did you and Tracy go? smily_headphones1.gif

Hey Micey, so what did you think of the Mad Dawgs?

They weren't bad but they weren't my cup of milk tea. If you like the LCD-2 you will probably like the Mad Dawgs. I'm used to the airy presentation of the K 701 so the congested Mad Dawg wasn't too appealing to me as was the LCD-2. The midrange and bass have excellent texture though, just like the LCD-2. Bass impact was pretty good and on some tracks they almost seem to rumble. Treble was more sparkly than with the Alpha pads from memory so that's an improvement in that regards, but it still seems a bit dark overall.

 

Comfort and noise isolation = top notch

 

This song sounded pretty darn good were it not for the congested soundstage:

 

Also you know someone is listening to their music too loud when you can hear their music over your supah -17 dB noise isolating Mad Dawgs, over your own music. rolleyes.gif

 

 

 

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Rawr-yeah. It's slower than I thought it would be but faster than other vendors' expected delivery time.

 

 

What are they using to send it? EMS? And how's the tracking right now :P?

 

I'm anxious too~ My Stax has been sent off by Kalbee and should arrive either this weekend or next week.

It is EMS but I haven't received a tracking number yet...

I'll send them a PM tomorrow after I'm done feeding om nom nom cells. XD


Edited by miceblue - 7/16/13 at 10:13pm
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youdon'tsay.jpg

Better try this song for sub-bass (or the one below too):



They weren't bad but they weren't my cup of milk tea. If you like the LCD-2 you will probably like the Mad Dawgs. I'm used to the airy presentation of the K 701 so the congested Mad Dawg wasn't too appealing to me as was the LCD-2. The midrange and bass have excellent texture though, just like the LCD-2. Bass impact was pretty good and on some tracks they almost seem to rumble. Treble was more sparkly than with the Alpha pads from memory so that's an improvement in that regards, but it still seems a bit dark overall.

Comfort and noise isolation = top notch

This song sounded pretty darn good were it not for the congested soundstage:



Also you know someone is listening to their music too loud when you can hear their music over your supah -17 dB noise isolating Mad Dawgs, over your own music. rolleyes.gif




It is EMS but I haven't received a tracking number yet...
I'll send them a PM tomorrow after I'm done feeding om nom nom cells. XD
I get the feel of them now, thanks!

I liked the LCD3's. The 2.2's were nice, but 3's were fabulous.

Wait, Evey is using Kalbee and you to move the STAX? biggrin.gifbeerchug.gif
Edited by bowei006 - 7/16/13 at 10:15pm
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youdon'tsay.jpg

This is common knowledge to you???

I didn't know this until I got a decent speaker rig to play with......

 

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Headphones can too, but how well can they produce them enough to give you the 'beat' really?

Subs add the feeling and actual boom to the songs, its a live exp

Good enough that the sub makes no audible difference. Headphones on the other hand, is not.

 

Yeah, that's what I was saying, it's more of a tactile thing than hearing really.

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This is common knowledge to you???
I didn't know this until I got a decent speaker rig to play with......

Good enough that the sub makes no audible difference. Headphones on the other hand, is not.

Yeah, that's what I was saying, it's more of a tactile thing than hearing really.
I like a much more pronounced bass for music listening. But that' sjust me
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I like a much more pronounced bass for music listening. But that' sjust me

btw, did you know that it's not the low frequencies that gives bass kicks their punch?

boosting low frequencies will just make them sound muddy.  (inb4 you_dont_say.jpg)

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Originally Posted by b1o2r3i4s5 View Post

This is common knowledge to you???

I didn't know this until I got a decent speaker rig to play with......

 

How's the room treatment and EQ going? Any FR graphs to show?

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