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You're not having a very good week are you, lol. Thanks for the new funny gif.

 

 

This is my third time staying up all night in less than 8 days. 

 

 

 

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Question to All:

 

I've been neglecting the full-sized side of things for a while; I don't have the luxury of quiet time, nor to leak sound, as I live with three other people in close proximity. However, from time to time, I get some good ear time in with my HD598, and like most people know, it really is an ideal headphone from the aspect of easy driveability, flat response with a tiny bit of upper mid emphasis, and big soundstage. I keep thinking about what I can go with next, though, when I do eventually get my own place with enough space to stash an actual amp.

 

Those who have been around the thread for a while are probably familiar with my listening tendencies, at least in the IEM realm. I like a very neutral response with the very slightest hint of crisp edginess. Lately, I've seen myself eschewing the peakier earphones for ones that are smoother in response, but still very detailed and revealing. In this sense, the HD598 has been an ideal headphone for me --- I keep thinking of which headphone would give me an extra step of refinement, as lately I've noticed some of its less refined aspects in the bass and treble regions. For example, the HD650 is a better headphone, and I respect it quite a bit, but it doesn't have the signature I want. The HD800 is king of the land, but runs the risk of sounding detached when not paired with the right amp. I haven't heard any of the Hifimans, but their ergonomics worry me, though the HE-500 seems nice. I'd love a STAX Omega, but I'd like to keep my kidneys. Any other suggestions?

 

I remember Obobs used to talk about the Koss ESP-950 a lot. I know it's under 1K for the headphone + transformer, but I have zero idea how it sounds. Maybe that's worth looking into.

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Good old cram-days... I use to procrastinate til the very last minute while in school lol (not all the time but when I could get away with it). I remember I had one online class that I waited till the very last week for everything to be turned in and I just jammed it. Was astronomy class. Got an A :).
 


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Imma let you finish, but, this new phone is pretty awesome.

 

Having a 64gb phone means I can finally go back to lossless, yay.

IP5? 

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Imma let you finish, but, this new phone is pretty awesome.

Having a 64gb phone means I can finally go back to lossless, yay.

In my experience lossless does a number on battery life.
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IP5? 

Yah.

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In my experience lossless does a number on battery life.

 

This wouldn't be a concern for me except that Apple stupidly did not have any of the new lightning adaptors to sell, which means I cannot charge the phone in the car. Hopefully the 'new and improved' battery life proves true.

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In my experience lossless does a number on battery life.

I noticed that the other day on my Classic when I listened to some albums in ALAC as opposed to my usual high-bitrate MP3's....battery meter dropped noticeably!  Doesn't matter though....it's my home player so I can charge it at any time, even while listening if necessary.

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It doesn't fight quite as much as windows when you try to hack it

 

 

I'm only really running it as a VM on WIn7 anyway for pretty much the same reasons you mentioned but it's good to know about this stuff in advance anyways.

 

 

I'm far too picky.  That's gonna need a lot of hacking if I ever use it as my main machine.

 

Actually, to be honest, most conf-files are where they should be and linux is kinda sorta very easy to "hack". It's almost as if you really shouldn't call it hack, since it's actually meant to be tampered with. If you go with ubuntu (debian or linux mint as well) and want to change desktop environment from Gnome to KDE (or lxde, which I prefer over both Gnome, KDE and XFCE) you just type sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop or sudo apt-get install lubuntu-desktop depending on what package you want to use. After that you can tamper with conf-files which should be seen as .ini files. Easy peasy.

 

I'm not sure here, but if you put the virtual machine/virtual hdd on your ssd, everything will be on the ssd in that virtual inception world of yours.

 

Oh, and changing where you put /catalogs, when installing, is as easy as typing in your username and password. You have to go the manual route when presented the question of how to partition your HDD. It may sound more advanced than it really is. When you choose manual, you see the gparted partitioner, and it kinda looks like this:

 

 

It doesn't really get more straight forward and easy to use than that without getting an Apple logo on it. The installer will configure everything for you, and when installed, everything works just the way you wanted - automagically!

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In my experience lossless does a number on battery life.


I've heard and seen differently though. It really depends on how the player handles the format. But I've seen players last longer with WAV files over both mp3 and flac due to not having to decode anything.

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I've heard and seen differently though. It really depends on how the player handles the format. But I've seen players last longer with WAV files over both mp3 and flac due to not having to decode anything.

Well, logically speaking, it really should run a number on battery life. The more data to process, the more the CPU has to work which means the more energy is needed. But as with everything else, it's actually multifactorial, depending on how the file format itself is built and implemented (does the machine code for a certain file mean a lot of straight forward instructions, or does it mean that the cpu needs to open and close a lot of the gates for the datasets or instructions, what instructions there really are in the IR, how fast the ALU works, how much it needs to work, and all sorts of factors). As a general rule of thumb though, the bigger the file size per minute ratio, the harder the CPU needs to work.

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This is just plain awesome: http://xkcd.com/1110/
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This is just plain awesome: http://xkcd.com/1110/

 

I thought that building on the left would never end...

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I've heard and seen differently though. It really depends on how the player handles the format. But I've seen players last longer with WAV files over both mp3 and flac due to not having to decode anything.

The Sansa players (Clip+/Fuze/Clip Zip) behave differently from my Classic. I'm guessing the Classic burns more battery with ALAC because the HDD has to spin more. The Sansas, in their original firmware, get their best battery life with mp3.....but put Rockbox on them, and they do better with Vorbis and FLAC than MP3. So decoding efficiency certainly has a role to play in the process.

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I thought that building on the left would never end...

What building?!

I followed Mario's world and got lost in the caves.
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The first thing I did was go up and see if there was anything in the sky.
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I have something in mind. Goes by the name "Summer Cycle" by My Shadow and I.
LOL I fell asleep listening to this. A refreshing nap I might add.
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The first thing I did was go up and see if there was anything in the sky.

So any impending doombringer in the sky?
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