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Dilbert_X
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I thought lakes were at the bottom of mountains.
Epstein didn't kill himself
SuperJail Warden
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I have a big backyard but haven't spent anytime there. I don't plan to go outside until it is acceptable to wear level 2 PPE. 
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RTHKI
mmmf mmmf mmmf
+1,654|5311|Oxferd
More people are packing their lunch now and the savages are leaving it at the front of the fridge making me shove it back to put mine in.
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SuperJail Warden
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My throat is sore. I might be dying.
RTHKI
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Hope you get better mac

I ate some frozen cookie dough Friday, the outside was fine the center was a rock, my teeth are still moving back into place.
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RTHKI
mmmf mmmf mmmf
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Internet keeps cutting out
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Adams_BJ
Turns out you were cucked
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My new brigade all play warzone, I want to play with them. My net probably averages less than 500KB/s atm and its like 120gb. Welp.

Last edited by Adams_BJ (2020-03-31 16:34:43)

uziq
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yeah took me a day or two. it's alright. no verdict on the main game.
Adams_BJ
Turns out you were cucked
+2,036|5197|Little Bentcock
Its like it 2006 again and I'm downloading road to Jalalabad patch overnight because its a whopping 6GB
SuperJail Warden
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How are you going to play it?
RTHKI
mmmf mmmf mmmf
+1,654|5311|Oxferd
BF2 hub?


It's bright out so if I look up the sun is blinding me and if I look down I'm blinded by my high visibility shirt
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KEN-JENNINGS
I am all that is MOD!
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borrow one of your coworkers' wraparound oakleys. I'm sure there's no shortage there.
RTHKI
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+1,654|5311|Oxferd
You're right but I don't think they'll let me borrow them. The pandemic is a joke to them but a reason to get out of anything.
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unnamednewbie13
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Applied electric tape to the cord at the base of my headphones. Now to begin the slow process of wondering at which point it will no longer be enough.
uziq
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if you think that’s a first world problem ... i sent my silver multi-core headphone cable to be restripped and soldered (i can do it myself but i don’t have the special silver solder they use ...). the audio shop is in latvia. my $120 cable has been sat at heathrow for 3 weeks.
unnamednewbie13
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Does sound annoying.

I think I have an old spool of 62/36/2 in the garage somewhere I might use if I had to (after a few practice joints to get back into it), with tools I already have on hand. If I wasn't satisfied with the results, I could easily try again, or replace the whole unit with something better. A lot of work for these Beyers.

It would be interesting to see the numbers difference between your cables.
uziq
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there is no great difference in sound quality, to be honest, it just changes the impedance which gives a sense of a change in 'quality' when you drive them through a big amplifier. hence why i can't go at an expensive cable with any old solder from the garage.
unnamednewbie13
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I mean yeah, but in my case my Beyers' cable probably isn't that.
Dilbert_X
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LOL Silver cable.
Epstein didn't kill himself
uziq
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every single post i've made in this thread about it has stated that it's pretty much a gimmick. you're not telling me anything i don't know.

i have top-end headphones, a top-end DAC, top-end speakers ... spending $100 for a custom cable that gives a better, balanced connector rather than the 1/4 inch unbalanced standard isn't exactly exorbitant.

trying to send it overseas to be repaired, thinking it would be a routine thing, before corona, maybe not such a good idea.

Last edited by uziq (2020-04-04 18:05:53)

unnamednewbie13
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I've seen a lot of arguments about it pretty much ping-pong between

Electrical engineers: this stuff is gimmicky and expensive.
Audiophiles: we know.
Dilbert_X
The X stands for
+1,675|4680|eXtreme to the maX
And yet they still spend $100 when $0.25 would work fine, unless their ears are more sensitive than a NASA spectrum analyser.

I have some electrons for sale, $50/bag, perfect for digital signals, the analogue ones will cost you more though.
Epstein didn't kill himself
uziq
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different cables do have different impedences, and a balanced cable is different from an unbalanced cable. it's not particularly difficult.

not to mention that DACs will have different internal routing for their balanced and unbalanced outputs.

https://www.audiosciencereview.com/forum/index.php?attachments/topping-dx7-pro-balanced-dac-and-headphone-amplifier-power-into-50-ohm-audio-measurements-png.36287/

that's for 50 Ohms -- my headphones are 300 Ohms, so the difference is even more noticeable.

good luck getting a balanced XLR cable for 25 cents. you can't even get an amazon own brand basic cable for that. even a decent quality, durable metal connector will set you back $5 (!!!)

why does it bother you what people spend their money on anyway? everyone who is into audio hardware knows that there are diminishing returns. same as people who spend $3,000+ on a gaming PC for 15% extra FPS over the mid-range enthusiast build. do you harangue them too? again, as i said in my first post, if you spend $1,000 on pre-amplification, which involves spending $400 for -4/5dB of better noise floor, then an unbalanced cable can quickly become the weakest part in your signal chain.

of course it's all much of a muchness if you listen to music all day at work on your airpods. you've never spent silly money on target pistol accessories, i take it?

Last edited by uziq (2020-04-05 09:59:52)

Dilbert_X
The X stands for
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It doesn't bother me, its just strange people are paying for literally nothing. 'Balanced' cable has been around for decades and costs nothing per metre, unless you're in the Gigahertz range I'd doubt a 'balanced' connector achieves anything at all.

And yeah, I have a 46 year old Smith and Wesson, not a Korth.
Epstein didn't kill himself
uziq
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even for a stock balanced cable from the headphone manufacturers', that's £30. $100 for some fancy cable isn't exactly ludicrous.

i'm sure cable 'costs nothing per metre' but, er, i'm sure you're familiar with the concept of retail mark-up ... this isn't complicated stuff, dilbert.

people who pay $1000s for cabling, yes, sure.

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