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  1. taylor

    Going fully Wireless IEMs. Too soon? Or are we there yet?

    Did some traveling with the JEA 65t and pretty happy with them, going to keep them. Even just using them on the airplane they reduced noise significantly while turned off. The connection stability and ease of use has been perfect. I thought I got a good deal at $139.99 refurb on eBay, but the...
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    Going fully Wireless IEMs. Too soon? Or are we there yet?

    Do either of the two Sony (SP700N or WF-1000X) support multiple pairings? I don't need them to be paired to two devices simultameously, but I do want them to be able to remember two devices and connect to either without going through the pairing process. I'm not sure how to interpret what it...
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    Going fully Wireless IEMs. Too soon? Or are we there yet?

    I just got the Jabras. Sound is good to me. Isolation is on par with regular IEMs. I was surprised with how secure the fit was, and very impressed with connection quality. From an ease of use perspective they were great, take them out of the case and they turn themselves on and pair. Totally...
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    Going fully Wireless IEMs. Too soon? Or are we there yet?

    I've got a set of the Jabra Elite Active 65t arriving tomorrow, will post my impressions. I'm seeing very mixed impressions of their SQ there. I'm coming from a very old pair of Shure E2C IEMs, and I found one person who had done a head-to-head comparison and said the Jabras are a bit better...
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    PHILADELPHIA area meet October 26th, 2013

    I will put in a tentative "yes". (Thanks for the PM, have we met before? I was at a lot of the Philly/NYC/Maryland meets nearly a decade ago, haven't been active since then, but it'd be cool to check out all the new gear that's come out since then, and meet some cool people). I'll have to see...
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    Maverick Audio DAC/Amp

    Apologies if this has already been asked (long thread)   What's better to use on this, USB or SPDIF? I've been reading it up and most say it depends on the USB chip being used.   I have 4 interconenct options   1 - Use the USB in the maverick 2 - Use toslink out from my motherboard...
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    Maverick Audio DAC/Amp

    Hmmm, I tried it again today and it worked fine. Unexpected, but I'm happy. Only time will tell if the problem occurs again.
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    Maverick Audio DAC/Amp

    Does anyone else have problems with their D1 when switching digital inputs?   It seems to take a considerable amount of time to switch. I have two PCs connected, one with USB and one with optical SPDIF. When I switch over to the optical one, it takes a minute or so for it to pick up the...
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    Do you guys prefer vintage Model M keyswitches, or newer Cherry keyswitches?
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    Upcoming: Hockey Playoffs

    How was that shot with about 4 minutes left in the game not a goal?   They showed the replay... they knocked it at the goalie, bounced off his knee-pads, recovered the rebound, and then hit the puck in. You can see the puck get inside of the net during the replay. You can't ever see the...
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    Watches - another passion of ours, it your pics!

    I have a stainless steel Kenneth Cole Reaction watch. Certainly not as nice as some of the ones you guys have, but it has sentimental value to me.   It's "water resistant", although in practicer I have found that on very humid days there will be some condensation on the inside of the glass...
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    IBM Model M here.   Mine is from 1997, and was made in Scotland. It has these cool green markings, I guess because it is not American.
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    Post your computer specs!~

    my main pc is a HP 8510w laptop, vintage 2007 It's a Core 2 Duo "Santa Rosa" T7500 2.2GHz 4GB of DDR2-667 Qudro FX 570M graphics 120gb 7200rpm hard drive Windows 7 Pro 64-bit   One of the really nice things is that it has amazing pixel pitch. It's a 15.4" widescreen capable of...
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    Maverick Audio DAC/Amp

    Bought mine a couple weeks ago, very happy with it. I'm running AKG K340s, a beastly can that's 2x400 ohm, even higher impedance than the famous HD650. My serial number starts with 2009. Has anyone dimmed or replaced the LED? I like having an indication that my equipment is on, but the...
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    SOLD: Maverick Audio Tube Magic D1 with tube upgrade *Last Price Drop*

    Sold! Do you have the manual or some other info on how it works? I'm seeing several inputs and a dial to select USB/optical/coax/RCA/.25" inputs But there's a volume know, a "direct" button, and 3 sets of outputs - headphone, line out, and tube pre-amp output. Can any of the sources...
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    Ever experienced your love one getting caught in frenzy with a brand new interest you share?

    It happens to me with TV shows and books. A couple years ago, not long after she had just finished 12 years of the American public educational system forcing her to read so many outdated and irrelevant novels that she had no more interest in reading (which is unfortunately the case for most...
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    eBay bidding survey

    I filled it out as well. I am in a very similar boat to ericj. I don't rip people off. When I sell on ebay, I am always clear with what I am selling, and package things well. When I win an auction, I pay immediately. I deal with a lot of automotive lighting stuff... it's an...
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    Do you want the metric system in the USA?

    Quote: Originally Posted by itsborken As a 3rd year ChE (before I transferred to Com Sci because I enjoyed modeling/simulation a heck of a lot more than all the other courses combined) I know where you are coming from. I can tell you that I don't remember a 'slug' ever coming up in Unit...
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    What does a student buy for $29.99? --Windows!

    Quote: Originally Posted by Gatto Buff state or UB? I think UB. He's a sophomore now, I think in finance or business or something
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    In NYC, sitting in my apart bored out of my skull - any NYCer here?

    You can find some funky ethnic cuisine to try... I reccomend Grand Sichuan Restaurant. It's in Chinatown, at the foot of the Manhattan Bridge. Best "Hot Pot" food in NYC.
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    Car Audio Question

    Building a computer isn't more difficult. Troubleshooting one, maybe, but the actual build process is simple. Quote: Car Radio Constant 12V+ Wire: Pink Car Radio Ignition Switched 12V+ Wire: Red/White Car Radio Ground Wire: Black Car Stereo Illumination Wire: Orange Car Stereo...
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    The 256 year old man

    My grandfather is 320 years old, so he has this guy beat. No one said they have to be earth years - could be Mercury years
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    What do I do with my CircuitCity gift cards?

    <former CCity employee for 2 years> I had a surprisingly pleasant encounter with them. June 2006: Open Box 32" Tube TV - $199.99 We were already losing money on it, so to make our CA (the extended warranty) numbers look good, my boss told me that if I bought the $50 3-year warranty, he'd...
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    No such thing as time - Question about Albert Einstein

    Well, what it boils down to is if the desert left Topeka at 6:51pm on a train going 0.46c, and dinner left Cleveland at 7:38pm on a train going 0.33c, am I getting any cake tonight?
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    "The Orange Box" for the PC is only $10 this weekend!

    I bought it and installed Steam. And I'm not going to let myself install it until I finish all my homework.