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The diary entries of a little girl in her 30s! ~ Part 2

  1. Coq de Combat
    Yeah, it's the former flagship, not the current one - still, it's a good price. In Sweden around the price of cheap Android budget phones.
     
    Personally, I want something smaller than my DSLR, since it's too big and heavy for everyday use. Sure, it's okay to bring on photography walks, but it's definitely something I want to keep in my bag on my way to work and back. I'm kind of hoping the iPhone camera will be good enough to not have to buy a separate point-and-shoot camera.
     
    By the way, did I give impressions on the STM Bag or not? I have photos of it, and a slight memory of giving my impressions, but I'm not sure. If I haven't, still interested?
     
    $5000 is ... too much for me.
     
  2. tomscy2000
    It's that time of the year again...
     
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    #FujiyaAVIC #HPFES​
     
  3. vwinter
    Dude, this is head-fi. Post pictures with headphones in them.
     
  4. jgray91

    Well, I'll go to a Nokia store, play around with a few that's in my budget, and then go to another shop that's legit that has cheaper price lol. I guess I'm pretty sure with WP8.

    I wasn't aiming for a DSLR; while it is fun with all those controls (to be fair, most of what I handled are a small tier higher than those entry entry level DSLRs) it is for all intends and purposes not for those occasional "get a real camera" walkarounds. I also agree that I would want to have a good enough camera on a phone on occasions that I don't have said bring-along camera. For the record, I do like what Apple did with their camera on the iPhones, and confident that the 5S should be enough to beat a separate point-and-shoot. Not sure though against an RX100II and those in its class.

    STM bag? Sure, why not; I'm still looking for a man-purse anyways. EDIT: I really am interested, only now I see that that sounds a bit flippant and uncaring.
     
  5. MuppetFace
    The price of the Edition 5 isn't that surprising to me. The first in the lineup, the Edition 7, was something like 3,500 USD when it was released a decade ago or so. Adjusting for inflation, that's roughly $4,500 today. It was limited to 999 examples. The Edition 5 is limited to almost half that at 555 examples, and it comes about to be about $5,000.
     
    http://www.timelord.co.jp/brand/products/ultrasone/edition/edition5/
     
     
    Only personally, I think the Edition 7 is a lot cooler looking...
     
     
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    Compared to:
     
    edition5-i.jpg
     
    edition5-c.jpg
     
    Matte wood cups. Man, Ultrasone, don't outdo yourselves.
    They kind of remind me of the backs of hairbrushes.
    Also I'm not so sure about the big Edition 5 logo printed on the cups.
    The cables look nice however.
     
    Personally I'm still more interested in the Edition 12.
     
     

     
    Speaking of not being so Shure...
     
    (okay, that's a really clumsy segue)
     
    Shure has a new closed back model, the SRH1540, which looks to borrow a lot from the SRH1840 design-wise. I actually like the SRH1840, and it's easier to recommend now at its new $450-or-thereabouts price point. The SRH1440 though? Notsomuch. Either way, it seems like Shure has more success with closed models for whatever reason, so this might turn out to be their best effort.
     
    prod_img_srh1540_l.jpg
     
    http://www.shure.com/americas/products/earphones-headphones/headphones/srh1540-premium-closed-back-headphones
     
    I dig the velour earpads and the headband assembly borrowed from the SRH1840. Overall, this should be a very comfortable headphone. Really though I could do without the carbon fiber ornamentation.
     
    Vrrrrooooom! Vrrrrrooooom!
     
  6. gelocks
    The pads are actually alcantara, a bit different from velour.
    And yes, it is basically the same design of the SRH1840 which I really liked as well. Hopefully these new "flagships" produce pleasant sound as well.!
     
  7. vwinter
    Wow, both the Ultrasones don't look nearly worth those prices. That box on the other hand. I suspect $500 headphones, $3000 box. Is there a box with the Edition 5?


    I dig the SRH1840 too. What would make one get the 1540 over the 1840 except the open vs closed part?
     
  8. a_recording
    One of the big things that keeps me buying Apple gear is that the ressale value is insanely high. I have an old Macbook Air from 2010 which (were it working perfectly, which it isn't because two keyboard keys don't work from water damage and the battery needs replacement from age) would fetch about $500 on eBay right now. Considering that the laptop cost about $1100 when I bought it this seems absurd to me. But I guess if the hardware is physically well made it holds value like a camera lens.
     
    I really don't like that woven carbon fibre look. I don't know why it keeps popping up in audio gear. *sigh*
     
  9. lee730
    Carbon fiber looks great to me in black :wink:.
     
  10. tomscy2000
     
    Ohhh, so that's what they mean by 'head'-fi... I thought it was okay, because I posted a picture of a head... [​IMG]
     
     
    Carbon fiber does make people faster.
     
  11. veyrongatti
    Wait what? My note 2 is still fine........ What rom were you running? 
     
  12. Tangster
    Google Docs play havoc with the formatting of Office files though, and my university loves to be anal about formatting. Means I have to use Skydrive(with mediafire for larger things).
     
    8.1...errrk. That's some things I really dislike about 8.1 vs 8, the reduction in right click context menus is one. Thing lust seem more annoying to access in 8.1 since they pushed a lot of settings into the metro menus.
     
    There's always the Wacom Companion.
     
  13. DigitalFreak
    For whatever reason I've never been a huge Shure fan but, yeah, I'll admit it, I'm curious about Shure's new closed back SRH1540. Aesthetically, I think it looks quite nice and I don't mind the carbon fiber at all.
     
  14. a_recording
     
    True but that thing is 13" and 1.8kg. I even have trouble calling the Surface Pro a tablet given the weight and general chunkiness of the thing. The new Dell Venue Pro 8 looks like it will be at a great sweet spot.
     
  15. Coq de Combat
    I've always wanted to try WP8. I like the idea of live tiles, and I think WP8 looks good. It's just that it needs the apps of ios and android. Not the quantity, but the quality.
     
    Yeah I know what you mean. I've actually been a fan of Canon Powershot G-series for a long time now. I even have the G6 myself. A very manual camera in a small package, and it used to shoot RAW (I don't know how they do it today). You might want to check it out.
     
    I'll post some pictures and impressions later on my friend. I have tons to do today since my wife is taking the kids to the countryside for a week, while I have to stay and work. On the other hand, it means I have all the time in the world for messing around with the iPhone tomorrow, and play Xbox games etc. There's always something good in everything... :wink:
     
    Yeah, it's a bit weird with the resale values, however, I think Apple computers age a bit better in general than PC's. Also, there's the design and the status of owning an Apple product, can't forget about those kinds of factors as well.
     
    I'm with you on the carbon fibre. I don't like it. I can accept it on the hood of cars, but I'd prefer something else for my gadgets etc. 
     
    I'm running the standard official Samsung ROM that comes preinstalled. It's my work phone, so I don't want to mess with other ROMs.
     
    It's mostly surfing the web that makes it stutter and lag. When outside of any browser, it's not exactly silky smooth like it used to be, but it's not enough of a problem to make me lose sleep. 
     
    True. We used to write our texts in Google Docs, and format in Office afterwards. That way we could work together without messing with formatting until we were done writing.
     
    Personally I haven't touched 8.1 enough to have an opinion about it, but I still miss my start menu. Having a button to Metro is a step forward, however, yeah... I miss it.
     

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