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post #5791 of 18450
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Originally Posted by Mani ATH 87 View Post


I don't see how the library management is terrible, I have no problem what so ever managing my library (about 10,000 songs). I can get to anything I'm interested in listening to in a second or two without a problem. MediaMonkey, VLC, Winamp, Windows Media Player, Foobar etc. None are really better or worse for media management really, they are all easy to use as soon as you are familiar with using them.

You can't even remove anything from your library without making the files hidden or removing them from the directory they're in.

 

I haven't seen any screenshots of it where it's set up in the way I want it to be either. But I'm not even going to bother with that when I can't even manage which individual files I want to appear in my library, that's a dealbreaker for me.

post #5792 of 18450
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Originally Posted by chewy4 View Post

You can't even remove anything from your library without making the files hidden or removing them from the directory they're in.

 

I haven't seen any screenshots of it where it's set up in the way I want it to be either. But I'm not even going to bother with that when I can't even manage which individual files I want to appear in my library, that's a dealbreaker for me.


Why would you want songs in your library to not be displayed in your library? Isn't that what creating playlists is for? I don't get it.

You can easily arrange music in your windows music section to appear in foobar in all sorts of ways.


Edited by Mani ATH 87 - 1/21/13 at 11:19am
post #5793 of 18450
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post


I think Winamp is incredibly simple and minimalistic. I love it...been using it since...well, basiclally for like 10 years.



That's what I have on the bottom right of my desktop screen. That's all I need.

Minimalistic from options, yes, but that's certainly not a minimalistic design :] I have an obscenely large music library and I need more than the mini player.

 

EDIT: Oh and I am just talking about preference. I won't ever say that one program is better than another (unless you use iTunes, in which case there's something wrong with you :])


Edited by ninjames - 1/21/13 at 11:23am
post #5794 of 18450
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Originally Posted by Mani ATH 87 View Post


Why would you want songs in your library to not be displayed in your library? Isn't that what creating playlists is for? I don't get it.

I just don't want them in my library period, but still want them in the music folder on my computer.

 

Sometimes I have them stored as different filetypes for one reason or another, or have files saved in my music directory that I don't want in my regular circulation of music. I don't want to spend time making playlists.

post #5795 of 18450
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Originally Posted by chewy4 View Post

I just don't want them in my library period, but still want them in the music folder on my computer.

 

Sometimes I have them stored as different filetypes for one reason or another, or have files saved in my music directory that I don't want in my regular circulation of music. I don't want to spend time making playlists.


You've obviously never spent more then 5 minutes customizing Foobar. You can easily achieve not having certain music files in your regular circulation of music without making a playlist. What difference does it make whether they are visible in the library? Foobar doesn't even play the music directly from the library by default anyway, it moves selected music to a temporary playlist anyway. Whether or not they appear in the library is largely irrelevant.

"I want to store my music in my music library but don't want it to show up in my library, that's a dealbreaker!" lol - that sounds silly to me, but to each their own.

post #5796 of 18450
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Originally Posted by Jabse View Post

SIGH!!!!!!!!!

 

I've got the worst luck... so im listening to music on my he-400s e9+e17 as usual, i go to turn up the volume a bit on a bassy song.. then all of a sudden the left driver loses sound completely sounded like someone just unplugged it........ i switched the wires etc, seemed like the drivers dead? no small no nothing, the connection can't be dead either as it looks fine
 

have to send them back to the US all the way from australia.. no headphones for over a month i presume....... sigh, i havent even had these for a week

 

on second thoughts it probably is a connection issue since I've heard the same static "disconnection" sound before in the left driver.. the driver should be fine, nothing DIY solvable though, could anyone suggest how turning the volume up can somehow mess up the connection?

 

headamp "The customer is responsible for shipping charges if an item is sent in for service.  Products from other manufacturers have their own warranties."

 

so i probably will lose like $50 and 2 months without headphones just because the pair i got decides to be faulty, nice.

 

That is EXACTLY how my right driver died but in the HE-6 eek.gif. Just turned the music up slightly and it just died (or disconnected inside).

I sent mine to Justin today. It was 40 USD from Europe, but I dont feel like asking him to reimburse that... He shipps them for free with FedEx already, so compared to that, the price I paid for shipping is minicule.

You can also try your luck and ask him if he is willing to exchange the HP (aka he will send you the new pair when you have sent yours) I am still waiting for an answer if he is willing to do that (internationally) but it would be way cool rolleyes.gif

 

I really wish there was some sort of QA control going on... Oh well guess you cant have price performance AND quality all together frown.gif


Edited by conquerator2 - 1/21/13 at 11:42am
post #5797 of 18450
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Originally Posted by conquerator2 View Post

 

That is EXACTLY how my right driver died. Just turned the music up slightly and it just died (or disconnected inside).

I sent mine to Justin today. It was 40 USD from Europe, but I dont feel like asking him to reimburse that... He shipps them for free with FedEx already, so compared to that, the price I paid for shipping is minicule.

You can also try your luck and ask him if he is willing to exchange the HP (aka he will send you the new pair when you have sent yours) I am still waiting for an answer if he is willing to do that (internationally) but it would be way cool rolleyes.gif

 

damn this has me worried, if it happens again i think i'll lose my mind shipping it back again.. why does it happen?? is it my amp?

post #5798 of 18450
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Originally Posted by Mani ATH 87 View Post


You've obviously never spent more then 5 minutes customizing Foobar. You can easily achieve not having certain music files in your regular circulation of music without making a playlist. What difference does it make whether they are visible in the library? Foobar doesn't even play the music directly from the library by default anyway, it moves selected music to a temporary playlist anyway. Whether or not they appear in the library is largely irrelevant.

"I want to store my music in my music library but don't want it to show up in my library, that's a dealbreaker!" lol - that sounds silly to me, but to each their own.

I often shuffle through my whole library, and I don't want certain files showing up in the rotation. Pretty simple.

 

Most media players have this feature. Foobar doesn't.

post #5799 of 18450
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Originally Posted by Jabse View Post

 

damn this has me worried, if it happens again i think i'll lose my mind shipping it back again.. why does it happen?? is it my amp?

No its not... its the QC in China unfortunately... With Hifiman it is their weakest link. Their ratio of defect produc (or ones that are shoddily made and will malfunction) is reatively high or so it would seem. There are not many ppl here who had their first pair working flawlessly, me included unfortuately :/

post #5800 of 18450
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Originally Posted by chewy4 View Post

I often shuffle through my whole library, and I don't want certain files showing up in the rotation. Pretty simple.

 

Most media players have this feature. Foobar doesn't.

 

Then move your who library to the current playlist minus the songs you don't want, it takes like 3 seconds. Pretty simple rolleyes.gif

 

post #5801 of 18450
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Originally Posted by FuzzyD View Post

Before I put the wider piece of foam on my stand I hung them for a few minutes on the small piece and it left a noticeable dent in the headband after just a few minutes. I wouldn't want to hang them like that all the time.

I just double checked and there's no dent... But just in case...

post #5802 of 18450
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Originally Posted by Mani ATH 87 View Post

 

Then move your who library to the current playlist minus the songs you don't want, it takes like 3 seconds. Pretty simple rolleyes.gif

 

No, it doesn't take like 3 seconds to filter through all of them.

 

I really don't know why it's so hard for you to grasp the concept of someone liking a feature that has been implemented in the vast majority of media players. Pretty much every single one that has any sort of library management, just not foobar.

post #5803 of 18450
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Originally Posted by ozarkcdn View Post

I just double checked and there's no dent... But just in case...


Baller level: SUPREME
post #5804 of 18450
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Originally Posted by chewy4 View Post

No, it doesn't take like 3 seconds to filter through all of them.

 

I really don't know why it's so hard for you to grasp the concept of someone liking a feature that has been implemented in the vast majority of media players. Pretty much every single one that has any sort of library management, just not foobar.


I just moved 10,000 songs to a playlist and removed a few to make sure you could do it, maybe it took closer to 5 seconds, sorry. If it takes you a long time you simply have your music poorly organized.

Alas this is off track though, so back to the he-400.

post #5805 of 18450

So I'm reading this thread and a couple of budget options (I can't drop more than 200 and ideally not more than 150) for an AMP/DAC:
 

Fiio E07K at roughly 90

Fiio E17 at roughly 120

Fiio E07K + Fiio E09K for 200

SchiIt Magni for 100

Schiit Magni + Modi for 200

Schiit Magni + Cheap $50? DAC

 

What's the best value option here? 

 

[running the HE-400 exclusively from a laptop with USB-out for a DAC, no other connections (i.e. spdif) needed]

 

[stationary laptop, no need for portability]


Edited by jiggahwhat - 1/21/13 at 12:10pm
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