Search results
  1. chewy4

    Help with hooking up speakers to TV

    I've got a Samsung TV that has an audio out that looks like this: https://cnet2.cbsistatic.com/img/gjYbdG_WpaglPDBiq0Tnpt1cY2Q=/770x433/2012/06/06/29f3c60a-67c3-11e3-a665-14feb5ca9861/07Samsung_UNEH6000_35159620_35159621_35159622_35159624_35159625_3515962606__3.JPG And a regular 3.5mm to RCA...
  2. chewy4

    HE-400 vs LCD 2 comfort/weight comparisons

    I've been debating making the jump from the HE-400 to the LCD 2 since the connector on one of the ear pieces is going out.   Unfortunately there's nowhere around here where I could give the LCD 2 a go but I know they weigh a bit more. Numbers wise it seems like not that much more, but is it a...
  3. chewy4

    Left ear phone on HE-400 is going out, need new planar magnetics to replace

    So the left headphone on my HE-400 is starting to cut in and out, I see that the problem is that the connector has somehow gotten pushed in. It's probably fixable somehow but in True American Spirit I have decided that my best option is to get a new pair. The thing is I really like the way...
  4. chewy4

    New Boards of Canada album "Tomorrow's Harvest" coming out June 11

        Track list: 1. "Gemini" 2. "Reach for the Dead" 3. "White Cyclosa" 4. "Jacquard Causeway" 5. "Telepath" 6. "Cold Earth" 7. "Transmisiones Ferox" 8. "Sick Times" 9. "Collapse" 10. "Palace Posy" 11. "Split Your Infinities" 12. "Uritual" 13. "Nothing Is Real" 14. "Sundown"...
  5. chewy4

    Looking for a media player that functions like Songbird but has a visualizer

    The thing I really like about Songbird is that the playlist is whatever is displaying on the library. This means if I want to listen to a specific song and then shuffle throughout my library afterwords, I just need to search for that song, play it, and then clear the search so that all songs...
  6. chewy4

    Lossless vs 128kbps mp3 vs 320kbps mp3 blind test

    Statistics have now been gathered, but I will leave the files in case anyone wants to ABX them. The key and statistics are in a spoiler at the bottom of this post.   Hey everyone,   I converted and volume matched some files for a blind test. I'd appreciate your participation, but please...
  7. chewy4

    Should I leave my amp on the whole day or only turn it on when needed?

    I have a Schiit Asgard.   The manual was pretty blunt on this(big surprise ), as it said you can leave it on all the time, but it also said you should turn it off if you're not using it for a couple hours.   Is there a general consensus on this, or is it pretty much the same as how...
  8. chewy4

    Double amping: Is it dangerous?

    So I have a bit of a situation here.   I'd like to hook my STX to my Asgard via headphone out to RCA to take advantage of Dolby Headphone for games.   The problem is, when I do this and play Borderlands 2 there is this buzzing noise present. When I switch from normal, to high gain, to...
  9. chewy4

    Asgard too much for Nuforce NE-700X?

    I'm currently waiting for an Asgard amp to arrive for another pair of headphones, and I was wondering if it would be possible to run these off of it. I've heard you can damage headphones if you put too much power into them.   I know it's completely unnecessary, but I can't plug them into the...
  10. chewy4

    Is there a need for an external DAC if you have a high end PCI(E) soundcard?

    Like will the Essence STX get as good of sound as any external DAC out there?   I know getting another amp would be necessary for certain cans but the DAC in soundcards like it is top of the line right?   EDIT: To clarify, I mean for listening purposes, so assume that the soundcard has...
  11. chewy4

    Best headphones for around $500?

    I'm looking for a set of headphones for around $500. I'm gonna buy a soundcard with an amp to be able to get good use of them as well, but I've already got that picked out.   I'm not entirely sure if I want open or closed... haven't really used any open so I'm not sure how they sound. That...
Top