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    The Bose NC 700 Noise Cancelling Headphones

    Yep, bass sounded thick and overly present compared to the recessed vocals. And certainly, yes, the HD25s are not that the best that money can buy... but they are still better than the NC700 in terms of tonal balance. The NC700 sounded so messed up that I spent a while trying to figure out if...
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    The Bose NC 700 Noise Cancelling Headphones

    Another sound quality impression, after demoing these in store with wireless. The sound quality is total garbage for a $300+ set of headphones. Overpowered bass, the mid (vocal) range was just sucked out and hollow sounding. I didn't go into the demo with high expectations, but was amazed by...
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    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    You do realise that not all USB sources are equal, right? Because up until the Pi4, which was only released a month ago, the physical chip that controlled the USB bus also controlled Ethernet, which is the main reason that the network port could never reach the claimed Gigabit speed.
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    Sale on Made in USA Headphone Cases

    Burgundy is great- reasonably tasteful, but different enough to be interesting. Bummed that they're unlikely to fit an HD800, otherwise I would have grabbed a case.
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    DAC/Amp Upgrade?

    No, I should apologize. I completely jumped to the wrong conclusion there as I've spent too much time on forums where people want to insist that all gear should sound the same, because... Science! I've owned (or demoed at home) only a small amount of amps. Five. Ranging in terms of retail from...
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    Buying used headphones- does hours of use matter?

    This is just their way of giving an idea of how much they've used the headphones, not an indicator of how much 'life' they have left in them. For example, someone might say they've owned the headphones for 8 months but just used them for 10 hours, which means they've been sitting in a box the...
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    Camera Bag-Fi

    Odd that there's not mention of Peak Designs in a camera bag thread? I like their stuff, it seems a little more practically designed than a lot of other camera bags.
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    Because Cherry didn't bother to make new molds for their switches for decades, so they gradually got rougher and rougher. Probably because they had no competition. I have a set of Gaterons which are smoother than my MXes. There are recent reports though that they've improved the smoothness of...
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    For straightforward quality and "never have to change it out of the box" (e.g. no need to mess with caps, springs or lubing) a simple Realforce is hard to beat.
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    Best gaming mice

    I like the Roccat offerings. Very much dislike anything by Razer- poor longevity, not so great build quality (especially their keyboards).
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    DAC or Amp Upgrade

    The amp, easily. It'll make a far bigger difference than a DAC.
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    Are you a console or PC gamer?

    PC. Could never give up the keyboard/mouse for a gamepaddything.
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    Massdrop x Alex Cavalli Tube Hybrid Amp (CTH) - Dropping Monday

    You are new on a specialist, enthusiast site. If you don't understand the terms, it's on you to educate yourself rather that demand that everyone else spoon feed you. I wouldn't go onto a car forum and demand that a Mustang be called a "Mustang, a model of car made by Ford"