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  1. sonick

    Alternatives to (pointless) ipod touch?

    Quote: Originally Posted by Wodgy I guess pointless is in the eye of the beholder. The iPod Touch has wifi internet browsing, wireless YouTube, a full programmable OS, an unbelievably cool touchscreen UI, and it's only 8mm thick. Pointless, yeah. Agree, I'm much more interested...
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    Alternatives to (pointless) ipod touch?

    What about Wifi? Only the Archos has that, and its a big ugly sunofabitch compared to the Touch.
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    Kanye West - Graduation

    Quote: Originally Posted by infinitesymphony Mostly because it completely rips off the far better original Daft Punk track, "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger." KW's is positively boring in comparison. It doesn't even have that sweet vocoder synth solo! I am aware of that, but I...
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    *** Let's share our 2007 SONG OF THE YEAR ***

    Cool post SONGsanmanwah... I've always enjoyed reading interpretations of highly metaphorical/poetic songs. The songs are few and far between, and interpretations of them are even less so. It'd be interesting to read your take on all the songs off the new Shins album... Past Shins albums had...
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    Bands with Story Lines

    David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust The album presents the story of "Ziggy Stardust", a Martian who comes to earth to liberate humanity from banality. Ziggy Stardust is the definitive rock star, sexually promiscuous, wild in drug intake and with a message, ultimately, of peace and love; but he is...
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    Looking for SMALL stylish speakers! Sounds spectacular for it's price ($76CDN from Built in amp, so no need to spend more on an external amp. Review:
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    MFSL Dark Side of the Moon CD

    Quote: Originally Posted by fc911c Last night I had fallen a sleep while Pink Floyd was on and was abruptly woken on next track, it scared the hell out of me, my poor heart LOL. That's a good thing Imagine the music as a rollercoaster. A rollercoaster that is flat, or only...
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    Why Do They Rock So Hard? (Edifier S2.1D Tribute)

    I recommended them to my bro after reading this thread... I am very, VERY impressed by them at the price ($75 canadian!). For computer speakers, these things blow the competition OUT OF THE WATER. He recently upgraded to the Chaintech AV710 soundcard, where he first had it hooked up to the...
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    John Mayer Concert (Not what you think)

    Hopefully he'll take more control over the engineering and mixing in future releases... From his blog, it sounds like he is an audiophile himself, and I'd love to hear him on a well-mastered recording. Continuum was decently mastered, but Heavier Things was horrible.
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    John Mayer Concert (Not what you think)

    Quote: Originally Posted by vo328 Aman, I'm really interested to hear the "original" John Mayer stuff. Any idea where I can find this material? Check out the live album from the John Mayer Trio entitled TRY!
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    Love & Mathematics - great lil Vancouver band

    Sweet, I'll definitely check out some local boys; maybe check out some local shows and support 'em
  12. sonick

    Why does my iPod suck?

    iPod's EQ setting suck... don't use them.
  13. sonick

    Any tweaks I have missed?

    I'm not so sure about the grooming. I find a thin layer of grime and sweat, along with unruly body hair really accentuates the midrange and further smoothing down harsh digital sound, creating a more analog, smooth-sounding soundstage.
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    Speakers for the dorm room

    Welll with the Insignia's you'd have needed to buy an amp to power them as well.
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    The most beautiful song.

    Sigur Ros - Staraflur (sp?) [Became my favourite Sigur Ros track after watching The Life Aquatic... amazing use of music in that last scene] The Beatles - Strawberry Fields Forever, In My Life Elliott Smith - Between The Bars, Miss Misery Cliche'd choices: Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody Led...
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    what happened to the singer/songwriter genre? (James Morrison)

    Didn't notice these mentioned: Amos Lee Teitur (fairly obscure, but HIGHLY RECOMMENDED... I discovered him when he was mentioned by John Mayer in one of his Esquire columns) Amy Millan (of Stars fame)
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    Looking for easy to use mp3 player for mother with poor eyesight - quick help

    Zen Stone or Zen Stone Plus with its nice bright OLED screen (albiet a bit small)
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    Your favorite 'singer/songwriter' PAIRS in rock?

    Simon and Garfunkel?
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    Music to bring out the magic in my RS-2s?

    Find the DCC Steve Hoffman master of Blue by Joni Mitchell... was listening to it on my SR80's yesterday, beautiful.
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    Why RHCP mastered SO bad??

    in terms of CD mastering, BSSM and before was pretty good sounding. Californication, By the Way, and Stadium Arcadium are sh!te. The vinyl version of Stadium Arcadium mastered by Steve Hoffman, however, is amazing/
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    Is this mastered badly or well? I have no idea! [pic]

    Can't tell unless you know what kind of music it is, but I'd say its fairly well mastered. There's enough headroom to let the dynamics 'breathe', I don't think engineers would purposely compress the sound, yet not bother boosting it to make it louder. The undynamic look of the sound, as above...
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    Steve Hoffman. Wow!

    Quote: Originally Posted by Geoff Rymer Right, since it seems I'm stuck with the UK (XL Recordings) version of Icky Thump on vinyl, anybody know if it is done from the same master as the US version? I'm scared I've just ordered the second class version... According to the buzz...
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    "Icky Thump" Unofficial Impressions/Thoughts thread

    Quote: Originally Posted by LawnGnome If it didn't have the distortion, it wouldn't have the white stripes sound. Listen to every white stripes album, they all have background noise and a gritty sound to them. Since this one doesn't have the background noise, it needed something to...
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    Great Acoustic Albums

    Seu Jorge - The Life Aquatic Sessions