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post #1261 of 2815

^In other words, if you accidently touch the capacitors you will get electrocuted. On the other hand, if you only use one hand and touch nothing else, you can get shocked but it won't be dangerous :D.

 

What can one do to prevent electric shock? (except not being stuppid and touching things you aren't supposed to ofc)

post #1262 of 2815


You should be aware that you can pretty much deplete the power reserve of a Capacitor with a resistor and some insulated leads.

As far as biasing the tube with a meter goes, you should wear insulated gloves rated for the voltage and have some experience. If you aren't comfortable, don't do it.
post #1263 of 2815
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^In other words, if you accidently touch the capacitors you will get electrocuted. On the other hand, if you only use one hand and touch nothing else, you can get shocked but it won't be dangerous biggrin.gif .

What can one do to prevent electric shock? (except not being stuppid and touching things you aren't supposed to ofc)

Some time ago I built my integrated amp where I had over 36V, which is enough to kill you. And I had these Japanese capacitors of 10mF (10'000uF), which were taking long time to discharge after you plugged off. I got kinda electrocuted few times... and once one of these caps blew while I was holding it my my hand. Fortunately my hand is still in one piece biggrin.gif
post #1264 of 2815
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You're driving a car with headphones on?


Yes.
post #1265 of 2815
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Yes.

:( 

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Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
http://img.gawkerassets.com/post/17/2012/04/infograpgic_final_2.jpg


click for map of headphone/driving legality...

 

http://img.gawkerassets.com/post/17/2012/04/infograpgic_final_2.jpg


Edited by Armaegis - 12/10/13 at 11:37pm
post #1267 of 2815

Just got my FiiO E07k, and of course.

"What the hell is that?"

However after an explanation, followed by a quick bass boost and handing over my V-moda m80's everyone's very impressed.

Sidenote: Just read the last few pages, might as well confess I'm 16.

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Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
infograpgic_final_2.jpg


click for map of headphone/driving legality...

http://img.gawkerassets.com/post/17/2012/04/infograpgic_final_2.jpg

Yay utah!
post #1269 of 2815

Funny thread so i thought Id share my expiriences:

First person was a co-worker. Her words on my HE-400 with Fiio E17 and cowon i9 with a FLAC file : This sounds so... clean. I cant hear anything but the music!

Second was another Co-worker, no words just a head movemenet approving the sound.

Third was my cousin listening to the HE-400 from the schiit asgard amp, no words, just a big smile for a long time and after the song, no words again just big eyes looking at the headphones with a smile.

fourth, another cousin, she drops by once a month to listen to music since then.

Fifth, an old friend from Madrid, again, great results.

Finally, my EX, "they are heavy"... Perhaps it was not such a bad thing that she dumped me :D.

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Does everyone else have select tracks that they use when letting someone have a listen? I've got a playlist of random records that shine on the HD800s just for such occasions.
post #1271 of 2815

Obviously yes.

However i pick the recodrings depending on the person that listens. Normally i know their music preferences so I dont give them something they dont like.

My cousing likes like me Paramore and 30 Second to mars, but with my DAD i share Classica music more.

Me personally I think I like all sorts of music since i discovered Head-Fi, except some hardcore dubstep, trance, progressive.... If its too aggresive or repetitive I normally dont like it.

 

However my favorites for the task If i Am the one to choose are usually Things like the theme song from Gladiator, Skyrim Trailer, Florence+The Machine ... and some hits from the 90s :D.

post #1272 of 2815

I let one of my friends (Japanese exchange student) listen to my STAX tonight, and he was really impressed. He said he usually buys $10 headphones, but he said "Wow, these sound really clear! These are really worth the price!"

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OH gawd, yea I hear you guys about Odd anime preferances *cough* tentacles *cough* *cough* 

 

I need to go to a Can my self, but I'm also a Baka.BT member, I do enjoy getting my Flacs from there as well! I'd have to say though Mushishi was one of my Favorite OSTs along with the Seiken Denetsu Music Collection. 

haha tentacles. I tend to gravitate towards slice of life, comedy anime. Not many tentacles on those. I found Guilty Crowns OST to be great. Chelly from EGOiSt has the voice of an angel. If your up to it, check out departures ~blessings~, Eutrope (normal and ~silence~ version) as well as Bios by Koboyashi Mika. Bios is strangely good lol. But yeah.

Anyways, I recently convinced by brother to pick up the UE4000 as they were on sale for $40. He actually likes them (he doesn't like my ue6000 because "not enough bass"). I'd say he got a steal, and I will convert him to our side yet. Muhuhahahahahahaha


Edited by SlimShadyMJ - 12/29/13 at 1:06am
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Originally Posted by Donovan808 View Post


Yes.

Thats rather dangerous, don't you think? 

post #1275 of 2815
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Originally Posted by James-uk View Post

Does everyone else have select tracks that they use when letting someone have a listen? I've got a playlist of random records that shine on the HD800s just for such occasions.

Not really. I just use spotify premium and tell them to listen to what they're used to.
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