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  1. donovansmith

    Ultimate Ears MetroFi 220

    I bought a set of Ultimate Ears MetroFi 220 IEMs about a week and a half or so ago and have been quite pleased with them. They were on sale at Best Buy for $60, normally $80, and seem to routinely go for $60 on the web. I haven't seen much here about them, so I thought I'd post something about...
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    What social networks do you use most?

    Not too long ago MySpace was the social network. It was by far the largest general-interest social network out there. But since then quite a few competitors have sprung up or expanded dramatically. Which ones do you use the most, and why? I tried to list the largest general-interest ones...
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    Sony NWZ-E438F: Quite impressive, especially for $100

    Today I picked up a red Sony Walkman NWZ-E438F since I needed a small, cheap DAP due to my HTC G1 taking a fall it didn't survive. I was already vaguely familiar with the Walkman DAP interface since I've owned a few Sony Ericsson Walkman-branded mobile phones and they are some of the least...
  4. donovansmith

    Cheap, pocketable, Mac-compatible player that can do AAC?

    I'm looking for an inexpensive small music player that is small enough to shove into a pocket when I'm not using it. Due to my recent totaling of my car I'm back on the bus so portable music is a must again. I have an iPod touch and it is just too big to carry around all the time. The main...
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    After nearly 3 years, it's still my favourite: AKG K271 Studio

    I have had my AKG K271 Studio cans since summer 2004 and although I have heard many cans even since I got them, not to mention hearing (and owning) a few before, and they have remained my main home cans since I got them. I'm not sure exactly what it is about them, but they just seem to hit the...
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    Good-sounding, cheap, small flash player to power UE 5 Pros?

    I'm looking for a small flash player to power my UE 5 Pros or maybe my slightly modded V-Moda Bass Freqs (for when I want an even more compact size) when I don't feel like carrying around my Creative Zen Vision:M. I have a plethora of other MP3 playing devices, but they don't get along with my...
  7. donovansmith

    Just got UE super.fi 3 Live

    Tonight I picked up a set of the Ultimate Ears super.fi 3 Live from RadioShack since I wanted an alternative to my too-dark (but otherwise good) sounding Shure E2c. My first impressions of these things when I got them to seal momentarily were that they generally sounded less dark and more...
  8. donovansmith

    BlackBerry 8100/Pearl: Surprisingly decent sound

    I picked up a BlackBerry 8100 (a.k.a. Pearl) a few days ago to get something smaller than the 8700 (classic BrickBerry-style) handheld I was using. I did want the camera it had for occasional use, but didn't plan to use the music player it had. After having lots of different phones with built-in...
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    Tren Micro giving me spyware warning when visiting Head-Fi

    I am pretty new to using any sort of security software on my PC, and recently installed a trail of Trend Micro's PC-Cillin software. However when I visit Head-Fi I get a warning from the software for every page here about spyware from the address http://www.afcyhf.com/image-1897884-10390860 or...
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    Need a new digicam <= $200. Suggestions?

    I currenly have a Fujifilm A205 that I bought back in mid-2004 that seemed like a great buy at the time, but over time it turned out to be useless for nearly anything except Ebay pics and bright outdoor pictures. Pictures are very grainy and often underexposed, and low-light shots without a...
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    Need ultra-cheap home theatre in a box system for DVD and DTV

    I'm wanting to add a home theatre in a box system to finally have surround sound for watching DVDs and now for DTV/HDTV. It would need to have a built-in DVD player and also a digital input and sound at least passable, and would need to be $200 or less. I just want a cheapie since it may not get...
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    Making Head-Fi more mobile-device and dial-up friendly

    I've tried viewing Head-Fi a few times on my recently acquired Windows Mobile smartphone and have found a few things that might not only make Head-Fi more mobile-device friendly, but also more friendly to dial-up users. Probably the biggest annoyance is that long list at the top and bottom of...
  13. donovansmith

    Anybody else using a cellphone for an MP3 player?

    About a week and a half ago I got a Motorola MPx200 smartphone and have since then been using it as my MP3 player. I have a 1GB SD card for it so can store quite a lot of music and am using BetaPlayer as the music player on it. The sound out of the headphone jack with the Motorola HS120...
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    I've never seen Star Wars...and I never want to either

    Kind of a random, spur-of-the-moment thread idea... I've made a minor point of rebelling against certain movie franchises and I refuse to see them just because they are so popular. The Star Wars franchise is definately the one that sticks out the most since so many people are surprised and...
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    My Terratec EWX 24/96 quit working

    My Terratec EWX 24/96 card has been working flawlessly since I got it in February this year. Today when I started up my computer it froze when it started up, which is unusual since this system hasn't had that issue yet. When I restarted Windows said it found new hardware which is quite unusual...
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    Anybody else having trouble accessing Head-Fi?

    An hour or so ago I noticed that I could no longer access any parts of the forums, in Firefox I would either not change pages or in IE get a 404 error message. I can only access the Head-Fi home page. I've had issues with Earthlink, who's my ISP, before and tried Anonymizer to see if it was a...
  17. donovansmith

    Switched off the resampler

    I have recently been listening to my Terratec EWX 24/96 using foobar2000 without resampling and am discovering that resampling to 96KHz was doing more harm than good overall. Leaving my music resampled results in a much larger soundstage, better imaging, a more coherent sound, and the bass sure...
  18. donovansmith

    My first vinyl setup

    After having to do some small repairs, I got the Pioneer PL-200 turntable I bought on Ebay working. I had bought an Audio Technica AT71ELC cartridge and a RadioShack "Little Rat" phono stage to use with it. I have a grand total of, get ready for it, one record so of course I had lots of variety...
  19. donovansmith

    I hate FedEx

    This morning I finally got the turntable I had won from Ebay almost 2 weeks ago, an old Pioneer PL-200. I had only spent $25 on the table itself, but almost $70 more on related accessories (new cartridge and a phono preamp). The turntable was packed very carefully and I unpacked it very...
  20. donovansmith

    Please turn the seach off

    I don't know about anybody else, but I'd rather have a fully working forum rather than a half working search with a half working forum. I know jude is doing his best to move over to new hardware, but in the meantime is there any reason we can't live without the search for maybe a few more weeks...
  21. donovansmith

    My web site is done

    I've been working on my web site (DonovanSmith.US) for the last couple months, switching everything over to new software (Drupal), adding content, and getting the theme to look right. Today I was working on the code for the roughest part of the site, the image gallery, and it seems to be working...
  22. donovansmith

    My IMP-350 sucks...possible replacements?

    I knew I shouldn't have gotten a CD-based MP3 player, but back in August last year it was all I could afford. Luckily I got the Best Buy extended warranty on it so I can at least get exchange value for it. The battery life is way too short and it rarely plays even a single disc correctly, it...
  23. donovansmith

    Welcome calcetin, member 10,000

    So congrats to calcetin, you are member 10,000!
  24. donovansmith

    My PIMETA has a 200mV voltage offset!

    I was wondering why I would hear clicking noises in my headphones anytime the headphone jack was moved and today I discovered that there is a 200mV voltage offset from ground to the L/R outputs. I have checked rechecked everything and cannot figure why there would be an offset like this. All the...
  25. donovansmith

    What's your most prized source?

    Mine is the Sony D-14 PCDP I bought from member strohmie. It is the best sounding CD player I have owned and it usable both out of the line out and its headphone jack. That headphone out can even drive Beyer DT770 Pro-250s to insane levels and sounds quite nice, although I prefer an amp from its...
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