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uziq
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finally completed a little passion project this morning.

fitted out my Sennheiser HD600s with new earpads and headband. upgraded them with a Lavricables 14-core silver litz cable whilst i was at it (please don't harangue me about whether or not fancy cables do anything, the originals were wrecked). capped it off with a Viablue 6.35mm headphone jack.

https://i.imgur.com/hKhZZ2X.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/BeJOoHz.jpg

the hd600s are probably the most classic all-round headphone of the last 25 years imo. i’ve had in-ears that sound better with less input (i.e. for phone or office listening), and no doubt there are finer options if you want to spend silly money nearer $1000. but rig these things up to an amplifier and the sky is the limit. they seem to go to higher and higher plateaus of fidelity, the more juice you give them. the only downside is that without proper amplification they can sound a bit gauzy and flabby.

Last edited by uziq (2020-03-07 04:45:08)

Jay
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I wish my Momentum 3's had stronger noise cancellation. My only quibble.
"Ah, you miserable creatures! You who think that you are so great! You who judge humanity to be so small! You who wish to reform everything! Why don't you reform yourselves? That task would be sufficient enough."
-Frederick Bastiat
uziq
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+199|1963
these are open-back so there is no noise cancellation. wouldn't use them on a commute or around anyone else.

i use IEMs for noise cancellation, some RHA t20's, to be precise. they are really nice, especially with Comply tips to get a perfect 'seal'.

i don't really like using big over-ear headphones in public, they're just too bulky and leak noise, annoying everyone else. i do have some closed-back sennheiser hd-25s, too, mostly for DJ'ing as they are indestructible and punchy enough to cut through in loud environments. they're incidentally good for noise cancellation.

my main problem with bluetooth/wireless headphones is that 1/2 the cost seems to be for the connectivity. i'd rather have it go towards the actual audio drivers. a cable has never bothered me.

Last edited by uziq (2020-03-07 08:35:24)

Jay
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I have been using Momentum In Ear with comply tips for years, but my new phone doesn't have a headphone jack and I wanted to go wireless anyway.

I tried Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless first for a few days, but they wouldn't hold a charge. I ended up going with the Momentum 3's and couldn't be happier so far.
"Ah, you miserable creatures! You who think that you are so great! You who judge humanity to be so small! You who wish to reform everything! Why don't you reform yourselves? That task would be sufficient enough."
-Frederick Bastiat
uziq
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+199|1963
yeah, good shout with Comply. when you find the size/fit that suit your ear, they really do step it up a notch. getting a proper seal seems to suddenly find the bottom 250Hz of audio.

the Momentum 3's (unbelievably) cost about the same as the basic stock HD600s, but they are worlds apart in sound quality. i'm staying fiercely loyal to wired headphones for the foreseeable future. Apple are surprisingly decent about replacing the USB->headphone adapter that they sell, in the case of them breaking (which they do, often) within 12 months of purchase.

Last edited by uziq (2020-03-07 08:38:57)

SuperJail Warden
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I have to buy an Elmo suit. My sister wants me to dress up as him for my God daughters birthday.
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Make sure its non-flammable ie made in Europe, not China or America.
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SuperJail Warden wrote:

I have to buy an Elmo suit. My sister wants me to dress up as him for my God daughters birthday.
you're a Godfather from NJ. Bada BING!
Jay
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+1,970|3869|London, England
(2) 25 packs of n95 respirators. Fun times.
"Ah, you miserable creatures! You who think that you are so great! You who judge humanity to be so small! You who wish to reform everything! Why don't you reform yourselves? That task would be sufficient enough."
-Frederick Bastiat
uziq
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+199|1963
it's just flu???

do you buy respirators every year then?
unnamednewbie13
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Maybe, just maybe … he bought those masks to donate to the local hospital running low on them.
uziq
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+199|1963
jay only believes in charity when it's flowing his way and he can dress it up as national service and valour.
Jay
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+1,970|3869|London, England

unnamednewbie13 wrote:

Maybe, just maybe … he bought those masks to donate to the local hospital running low on them.
I still have to go to work, and my mother in law is 66 with lymphoma. One box for me, one for her. There's still 20 boxes on the shelf.
"Ah, you miserable creatures! You who think that you are so great! You who judge humanity to be so small! You who wish to reform everything! Why don't you reform yourselves? That task would be sufficient enough."
-Frederick Bastiat
Jay
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+1,970|3869|London, England

uziq wrote:

jay only believes in charity when it's flowing his way and he can dress it up as national service and valour.
Are you on the board of directors for a charity? Because I am.
"Ah, you miserable creatures! You who think that you are so great! You who judge humanity to be so small! You who wish to reform everything! Why don't you reform yourselves? That task would be sufficient enough."
-Frederick Bastiat
uziq
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+199|1963
your wife's working from home etsy project isn't exactly an international charity.

what's a libertarian doing working in the charity sector? i should have known. where there's a gravy train of free cash, you'll be there with your snout in the trough.
Jay
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+1,970|3869|London, England

uziq wrote:

your wife's working from home etsy project isn't exactly an international charity.

what's a libertarian doing working in the charity sector? i should have known. where there's a gravy train of free cash, you'll be there with your snout in the trough.
Says the socialist.
"Ah, you miserable creatures! You who think that you are so great! You who judge humanity to be so small! You who wish to reform everything! Why don't you reform yourselves? That task would be sufficient enough."
-Frederick Bastiat
unnamednewbie13
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Unless one of you are already sick, it's probably a wasted effort. Health professionals and publications have been going on for some time about keeping your hands clean (especially after touching surfaces in frequent contact with hands), and not touching your face.

From quora:

Bruce Cunha, former Manager Employee Health & Safety at a large clinic (1992-2014)
Answered Feb 28, 2020 · Author has 2.7k answers and 1m answer views
Some of these answers are leaving me with big concerns. N95 masks are designed to be disposable. That is, one use and throw it away.

If you have worn an N95, you will know that after about 5 minutes of wearing it, your face starts sweating under the mask. You are exhaling air and moisture that is about 98.6 degrees. The sweat and the respiratory moisture are going to get into the filter material. This can impact how well the mask works. The more moisture in the filter, the harder it is to breath through the filter.

Also, when your face sweats, the respirator starts slipping around your face. This tends to make the respirator leak.

Then you have the outside. If you are taking the mask on and off, it is difficult to do without touching the outside of the mask which may be contaminated with the disease you are using the N95 for. This means your hands are contaminated. If you touch the outside if the respirator and don't immediately wash/sanitize your hands, you risk contaminating touch surfaces which can pass the disease on to others.

But if you absolutely need to reuse an N95, here is what CDC says.

Recommended Guidance for Extended Use and Limited Reuse of N95 Filtering Facepiece Respirators in Healthcare Settings
Man, feels like yesterday that someone here ribbed me about how I must be so glad because my sanitation efforts will "finally be seen as normal."
unnamednewbie13
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Oh, there it is:

Jay wrote:

unnamednewbie13 wrote:

It's not worthy of the mighty Jay's attention. It's just an overblown flu, which is also not worthy of concern.

Shut down the vaccine research, guys.
Just admit you love this shit because it let's your OCD run wild in public while drawing less confused looks when you walk around with tissue boxes on your feet and using hand sanitizer after touching every door knob.
Enjoy your paper masks, Jay.

It's just the flu!
uziq
Member
+199|1963

Jay wrote:

uziq wrote:

your wife's working from home etsy project isn't exactly an international charity.

what's a libertarian doing working in the charity sector? i should have known. where there's a gravy train of free cash, you'll be there with your snout in the trough.
Says the socialist.
never taken a government handout in my life, nor accepted charity, which is a lot more than you can say old boy!
uziq
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+199|1963

unnamednewbie13 wrote:

Oh, there it is:

Jay wrote:

unnamednewbie13 wrote:

It's not worthy of the mighty Jay's attention. It's just an overblown flu, which is also not worthy of concern.

Shut down the vaccine research, guys.
Just admit you love this shit because it let's your OCD run wild in public while drawing less confused looks when you walk around with tissue boxes on your feet and using hand sanitizer after touching every door knob.
Enjoy your paper masks, Jay.

It's just the flu!
this is the same guy who said the liberals and leftists were weak, scared, and craving government support. he said we should just let it blow over and let it take its course, 'like flu'.

now he's doing shit maths in the D&ST thread saying OK guys, we can get through this, if we just commit to total social isolation then only 5x the vietnam war will happen.

he is such a fucking dolt. i hope stupidity isn't heritable.
unnamednewbie13
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I'll be sure to dedicate the next household knob I wipe down with a Clorox solution to him.
Jay
Bork! Bork! Bork!
+1,970|3869|London, England

unnamednewbie13 wrote:

Unless one of you are already sick, it's probably a wasted effort. Health professionals and publications have been going on for some time about keeping your hands clean (especially after touching surfaces in frequent contact with hands), and not touching your face.

From quora:

Bruce Cunha, former Manager Employee Health & Safety at a large clinic (1992-2014)
Answered Feb 28, 2020 · Author has 2.7k answers and 1m answer views
Some of these answers are leaving me with big concerns. N95 masks are designed to be disposable. That is, one use and throw it away.

If you have worn an N95, you will know that after about 5 minutes of wearing it, your face starts sweating under the mask. You are exhaling air and moisture that is about 98.6 degrees. The sweat and the respiratory moisture are going to get into the filter material. This can impact how well the mask works. The more moisture in the filter, the harder it is to breath through the filter.

Also, when your face sweats, the respirator starts slipping around your face. This tends to make the respirator leak.

Then you have the outside. If you are taking the mask on and off, it is difficult to do without touching the outside of the mask which may be contaminated with the disease you are using the N95 for. This means your hands are contaminated. If you touch the outside if the respirator and don't immediately wash/sanitize your hands, you risk contaminating touch surfaces which can pass the disease on to others.

But if you absolutely need to reuse an N95, here is what CDC says.

Recommended Guidance for Extended Use and Limited Reuse of N95 Filtering Facepiece Respirators in Healthcare Settings
Man, feels like yesterday that someone here ribbed me about how I must be so glad because my sanitation efforts will "finally be seen as normal."
Thanks. I know hand washing is still the most important part. This is secondary protection for when I go to the supermarket etc
"Ah, you miserable creatures! You who think that you are so great! You who judge humanity to be so small! You who wish to reform everything! Why don't you reform yourselves? That task would be sufficient enough."
-Frederick Bastiat
Jay
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+1,970|3869|London, England

uziq wrote:

unnamednewbie13 wrote:

Oh, there it is:

Jay wrote:


Just admit you love this shit because it let's your OCD run wild in public while drawing less confused looks when you walk around with tissue boxes on your feet and using hand sanitizer after touching every door knob.
Enjoy your paper masks, Jay.

It's just the flu!
this is the same guy who said the liberals and leftists were weak, scared, and craving government support. he said we should just let it blow over and let it take its course, 'like flu'.

now he's doing shit maths in the D&ST thread saying OK guys, we can get through this, if we just commit to total social isolation then only 5x the vietnam war will happen.

he is such a fucking dolt. i hope stupidity isn't heritable.
Uzi, at this point I want the virus just to get it over with.
"Ah, you miserable creatures! You who think that you are so great! You who judge humanity to be so small! You who wish to reform everything! Why don't you reform yourselves? That task would be sufficient enough."
-Frederick Bastiat
uziq
Member
+199|1963
we don't know yet if it can re-infect people. immunity might be short-term. without proper control there will likely be another, possibly bigger, peak in winter 2020/21.

having it once might not be enough. you'd know all this if you paid any attention to the epidemiological reports that are streaming out, every day, from all over the world.
SuperJail Warden
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unnamednewbie13 wrote:

Unless one of you are already sick, it's probably a wasted effort. Health professionals and publications have been going on for some time about keeping your hands clean (especially after touching surfaces in frequent contact with hands), and not touching your face.

From quora:

Bruce Cunha, former Manager Employee Health & Safety at a large clinic (1992-2014)
Answered Feb 28, 2020 · Author has 2.7k answers and 1m answer views
Some of these answers are leaving me with big concerns. N95 masks are designed to be disposable. That is, one use and throw it away.

If you have worn an N95, you will know that after about 5 minutes of wearing it, your face starts sweating under the mask. You are exhaling air and moisture that is about 98.6 degrees. The sweat and the respiratory moisture are going to get into the filter material. This can impact how well the mask works. The more moisture in the filter, the harder it is to breath through the filter.

Also, when your face sweats, the respirator starts slipping around your face. This tends to make the respirator leak.

Then you have the outside. If you are taking the mask on and off, it is difficult to do without touching the outside of the mask which may be contaminated with the disease you are using the N95 for. This means your hands are contaminated. If you touch the outside if the respirator and don't immediately wash/sanitize your hands, you risk contaminating touch surfaces which can pass the disease on to others.

But if you absolutely need to reuse an N95, here is what CDC says.

Recommended Guidance for Extended Use and Limited Reuse of N95 Filtering Facepiece Respirators in Healthcare Settings
Man, feels like yesterday that someone here ribbed me about how I must be so glad because my sanitation efforts will "finally be seen as normal."
FWIW, I like the Asian cultural practice of outdoor face mask.

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