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  1. Brat_Boy

    Saw Porcupine Tree in Albany last night...

    I just recently got into Porcupine Tree; I'd love to see them live. I hope it would be as good as the RHCP concert I went to a year ago (first concert, and AMAZING at that).
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    Odd static in Sufjan Stevens

    The first example that comes to mind is in "They are Night Zombies..." when the female vocals start kicking in, and when Sufjan sings solo. Right after that it's very noticeable. Listening to it right now, and it's still an amazing song, but annoying. I can hear it all through the intro parts...
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    Odd static in Sufjan Stevens

    I've recently started liking Sufjan Stevens. I ripped some MP3 at first, and there was some odd static on the high notes - I thought it must be the encoding. Then I ripped it to flac and the problem still exists. It's there across multiple albums, but none of my other music has this problem. Are...
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    Good mp3 for under 200$ ( Not ipod) + a horror story

    I still love my ZVM, although the Zune might be available for a bit less. I would like that Zune screen, though!
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    Best $50-60 dollar headphones

    SR60, or if you're cheap, Koss KSC75. They're a quarter of the price and are only a bit worse than my SR80's. Treble is a bit tinny in comparison, but it's hardly noticeable.
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    Ripping Software???

    Honestly, I just use Windows Media Player to rip to 192 kbps. I can't hear the difference between the CD itself and that, plus it saves space.
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    What's more important: Musicality or Detail?

    Unlike many here, I don't sit back and listen to music just to do so. I listen to my music while I'm doing something else - surfing the net, driving, doing homework, etc. Having a beat to go along with my activities is more important than hearing every little detail without a good feel. I'd take...
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    Which mp3 player to get???

    1. Katsmiles, you must be near-deaf. 12-14 is generally the "right" level for me on my Zen, and around 18 in loud places (public, indorrs places). 2. I love my ZVM, and it cost me only $200 on sale, compared to the $250 Zune and other expensive players (although it really only cost me $50...
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    Most expensive portable audio gear ...

    DAP: ZVM - $200 Phones: KSC75 - $15 SR80 - $0 (my dad's) =$215. But that just might rise in the near future...I'm eying the PA2V2...
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    Looking for a little advice, new to this.

    I'd like to chime in here, if I may. I'm pretty new to the whole Head-Fi thing (and my wallet is a bit dry), but I have a Zen Vision: M too. Yesterday I listened to it for a fairly long car ride (had it for about a week), and I was a bit annoyed by what I found to be noticeable sibilance on the...
  11. Brat_Boy

    Woody care

    Quote: Originally Posted by HiWire This thread fails to deliver. Seriously, though, it's best to keep your wood in a cool and dry place. I Need to grow up...
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    What mp3 player did you regret purchasing and why? (within the passed year)

    2 Zunes already? It's been out for what, a year now?
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    What mp3 player did you regret purchasing and why? (within the passed year)

    I research every big electronics purchase I make. And I've been happy with all of them so far.
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    Ugh, I hate the iPod fashion thing. You gotta hand it to Apple though; they turned a geek device into a must-have fashion accessory. In fact, most people I talk to don't even realize that other companies make MP3 players. It's kinda sad. My best friend buys Ipods without hesitation or comparison...
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    How to make DAPs Better!

    Scratch resistant screens/bodies (I'm not putting touching ANYTHING to the top of my Vision: M until my BSE comes) for one thing. Also, NO DONGLES. What else...more players with removable Li-ion (or those from the future!) batteries. A feature I definitely miss from the Zen Micro. All players...
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    Zen Vision M or Zune? Crap I need a new player!

    You guys are making me feel terrible about yesterday's ZVM purchase. As far as I'm concerned, the ZVM sounds great with good recordings.
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    Bubbles on Zen Vision: M screen

    I got a Zen Vision: M yesterday. It's a great player, but the piece of protective plastic that came on the screen has some bubbles under it. I already ordered a BestSkinsEver (should be here in a week), but until then what should I do? I don't want to peel it off if I don't want to (REALLY want...
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    Can someone help with my choices?

    I just got a Zen Vision: M today and I really like it. Great sound quality, good video, nice GUI, and it feels/looks nice. The software's half-decent too.
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    Zen Vision: M battery life

    Thanks for the replies. But what I was actually asking is how long the battery will keep its juice; ie, until the player dies from an unusable battery. This would probably take years, but I'm just curious. Somehow the thought of a non-removable battery makes me edgy. Edit: On the topic of...
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    Zen Vision: M battery life

    My Zen Micro broke after going through the wash (slap self), so I'm getting a new player. Best Buy is sending me a voucher for the value of my Micro (they actually made good on the warranty!), and I'm thinking of getting a Zen Vision: M, since I don't like the Zune or iPod too much (and their...
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    KSC75 storage?

    I wouldn't worry about a case. They're extremely durable (they went through the wash with my Micro. They survived fine, but unfortunately the latter did not). I just have mine wrapped up on my desk.
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    Zen Vision Backlight.

    My Zen Micro died and I'm considering getting a Vision: M. How is the video on it (although I'll mostly be using it for music)?
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    Guitar Gods: Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, Ritchie Blackmore, ..

    J.J. Cale (sounds like a more laid-back Clapton in both singing and guitar) The Who's Peter Townshend Red Hot Chili Peppers - John Frusciante. I went to a concert at the end of last year and was incredible. Audioslave/Soundgarden: Chris Cornell Dire Straits: Mark Knopfler
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    SR60/KSC75 worth it?

    The KSC75s are the best $12 I ever spent. They sound nearly as good as my SR80's and they're very portable.
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    What headphones do you have, and what do you still want?

    Have: KSC75 SR80 I'm still a bit of a newcomer to the Hi-Fi thing, so I'm still trying to figure out what exactly I like. The ones I have sound great for what I listen to (rock, reggae, acoustic), but I'm curious as to what the upper-end Grados sound like. And Senns; never even heard a pair.