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I'd far rather spend less money on energy to power the devices in my house and fuel my car, leaving more of my budget available for better gear and other quality of life things.  Therefore, the amount of power drawn by the devices I consider purchasing plays into my decision on whether or not to purchase them.  If they use less power than their competitors for similar or better results, I am more likely to buy them.

-Some things become a lot easier when living in a country where we heat our houses all year round and predominantly use electricity to do it.

If my HiFi gear is hopelessly inefficient, it only means my thermostat-controlled ovens are on a slightly lower duty cycle than they would otherwise have been.

Also, listening to music is a lot more fun as a way to heat one's house than listening to the faint 50Hz him from the ovens...
Edited by OddE - Yesterday at 10:17 am
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you could add reduced road trips carbon costs as a credit if instead you stay home and listen

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-Some things become a lot easier when living in a country where we heat our houses all year round and predominantly use electricity to do it.

If my HiFi gear is hopelessly inefficient, it only means my thermostat-controlled ovens are on a slightly lower duty cycle than they would otherwise have been.

Also, listening to music is a lot more fun as a way to heat one's house than listening to the faint 50Hz him from the ovens...

 

As a Canadian who is expecting tonight's frost warning to kill all the new grass I just planted, I concur.

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you could add reduced road trips carbon costs as a credit if instead you stay home and listen

And the amount of manufacturing energy saved from not having to buy any other dacs for the next 10years or more
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Originally Posted by OddE View Post


-Some things become a lot easier when living in a country where we heat our houses all year round and predominantly use electricity to do it.

If my HiFi gear is hopelessly inefficient, it only means my thermostat-controlled ovens are on a slightly lower duty cycle than they would otherwise have been.

Also, listening to music is a lot more fun as a way to heat one's house than listening to the faint 50Hz him from the ovens...

 

I used to live in Vegas and for a few months of the year I would stare at my Asgard 2 and curse it for making my bills insane. I moved back to Oregon and I have to say it is really nice to not open up a $380 energy bill because my amp and AC are fighting each other.

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So, what would make us all really interested that hasn't been done in the world of headphones? 

There's all this talk about which amp works great with which headphones. How about an amp that is adaptable? Look at Devialets Speaker Active Matching SAM® http://en.devialet.com/expert/#discover

Has anything like this ever been tried with headphones? Is it possible? Desirable? Would it actually make any difference? 

 

All I know is that I'd pay for an amp like that. 


Edited by sparkofinsanity - Yesterday at 3:41 pm
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That Devialet series looks amazing, but starting out at $7,000 is just an untouchable number for me for just one ccomponent, even as spec worthy as it is.
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Many people reported Devialet stuff sounds pretty bad, though.

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I used to live in Vegas and for a few months of the year I would stare at my Asgard 2 and curse it for making my bills insane. I moved back to Oregon and I have to say it is really nice to not open up a $380 energy bill because my amp and AC are fighting each other.

 

Electricity is that expensive in Vegas? :blink:

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Electricity is that expensive in Vegas? blink.gif

Yes. That is why there are so few lights in Vegas ...
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Poor buggers. They should have the electric bills we have here in Queensland, Australia. Then Vegas would be the candle capitol of the world!!

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