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  1. billybob_jcv

    Anyone have a Leesa mattress?

    I need a new mattress and I'm thinking about going for one of the online brands: Leesa, Brooklyn Bedding, Casper, Helix, etc. I currently have a 12 year-old latex mattress that is sagging badly. I like the feel of latex and I really dislike the slow-response memory foam mattresses. I want a...
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    Westone UM PRO Series Thread

    I have also been a Westone fan for years, but I think they have simply lost their minds on pricing. $150 for a single BA and $300 for a dual BA is just no longer competitive in this market. Especially not when the stems will snap or the cables will fail in ~2 years with daily, but careful, use...
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    An audiophile and petrolhead's journal: Buckle up!

    Yes, I am still alive! I've been off pursuing another interest of mine and not checking in here. Happy Holidays to one and all!
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    Massdrop AKG K812 Giveaway! - COMPLETE!

    MD Username: BillyBob_jcv Westone UM Pro20
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    An audiophile and petrolhead's journal: Buckle up!

    I found this rather amusing... http://www.onionstudios.com/videos/ford-unveils-new-car-for-cash-strapped-buyers-the-1993-taurus-1323
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    An audiophile and petrolhead's journal: Buckle up!

    Might be the difference between bolting a blower on a relatively stock engine vs needing much more work done to the internals of a NA engine. On a side note, I was screwed by the lowest cost vendor AGAIN (I never learn). I needed a new headlight socket for my Hyundai. The Hyundai has really...
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    An audiophile and petrolhead's journal: Buckle up!

    This has nothing to do with anything, but I just think it is funny... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qbakrb9KJ4 Oh - and Magick? Look who I found... http://www.head-fi.org/t/777912/can-someone-explain-this-to-me-like-im-dumb#post_11843203
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    An audiophile and petrolhead's journal: Buckle up!

    I think we have already firmly established that my inner redneck often comes out at surprising times... :p
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    The MMA thread (Affliction, UFC, DREAM, Strikeforce, etc.)

    There would need to be A LOT of photoshop involved to make a pic of Cyborg taken within the last 2 years look good.
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    An audiophile and petrolhead's journal: Buckle up!

    File this under the category "I don't know why, but I like this thing..." It's completely useless, but I really like the look of this thing. You can really see the Blastolene heritage in its design. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozZ_UfSRYS4 Here's another video of it...
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    An audiophile and petrolhead's journal: Buckle up!

    Saw a great show in a small venue last night by Pat Benatar and Spider Geraldo. She still sounds great - obviously she doesn't have the same pipes she had at 23, but still great! Geraldo surprised me with his excellent guitar work - I guess when listening to her songs you are so focused on her...
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    I know head-fi does not allow posts on religion, but...

    Probably anything that doesn't eat it first!
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    An audiophile and petrolhead's journal: Buckle up!

    I do love that Maserati! Swoopy lines on a car get me every time!
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    I know head-fi does not allow posts on religion, but...

    https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn28022-flying-spaghetti-monster-caught-on-video-off-the-angolan-coast/ This has to be an exception, right? :D
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    The MMA thread (Affliction, UFC, DREAM, Strikeforce, etc.)

    Has Ronda ever been seriously rocked by a solid strike? She is so quick and aggressive that it seems like her opponents are always back-peddling and just trying to fend her off. I think I have seen her take some vicious knees when she's in close, and that doesn't seem to slow her down. I'm just...
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    Did Headphone Bar just scam me?

    I was just posting additional contact information from the domain name. I have no idea if they are legit or not.
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    Did Headphone Bar just scam me?

    Domain Name: HEADPHONEBAR.COM Registry Domain ID: 1602196181_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.godaddy.com Registrar URL: http://www.godaddy.com Update Date: 2014-06-16T17:46:07Z Creation Date: 2010-06-15T14:47:06Z Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2019-06-15T14:47:06Z...
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    Have you ever met anyone on here who resorts to name calling?

    You can never win an internet argument. You can only walk away - that is the only way to win. The alternative is to keep going back and forth with your opponent in an eternal flame war.
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    An audiophile and petrolhead's journal: Buckle up!

    I've had many conversations with people in both the Marketing and Manufacturing departments about the wacky way invoices are created (not just cars, any products). They all have a million excuses why the line items are always such a mystery, and why some items are $0, while others are...
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    An audiophile and petrolhead's journal: Buckle up!

    This is why having all that code running in your car is bad... http://www.engadget.com/2015/07/24/fiat-chrysler-recall In my experience, this is a fundamental truth: HW companies that write SW is a recipe for disaster. Every time they try to create more than simple firmware to manipulate the...
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    How Can I Trust Head-Fi Reviews?

    There is one way to read a review that you will know you can trust with 100% certainty: Write your own. ;)
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    How Can I Trust Head-Fi Reviews?

    InnerFidelity is part of the same corporate entity that owns Stereophile and Sound & Vision. As for TAS, well, quite frankly, I'm actually quite happy those guys aren't really part of the head-fi community. If I want to learn new adjectives and poetic phrases that have no basis in science, I...
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    Can anyone help me decide what midend smartphone to pick?

    Contract phone deals are very country-specific.
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    Earphones without isolation are getting harder to find

    We're going to argue useless semantics - but I'll just give my own, simplistic definition: "Canalphones are earphones that are designed to fit in the outer ear canal." This is contrasted with IEMs, which I define as: "Inner Ear Monitors are earphones that are designed to fit in the inner ear...
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    Earphones without isolation are getting harder to find

    I have not heard those JVCs - but I find bud-style canal 'phones incredibly uncomfortable and I very much prefer IEMs or on-ear. I would probably just get a pair of Koss PortaPros or KSC-75. At $10, there are no magic answers - it's just a matter of trying to find something that sounds "not...
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