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Computers, Internet and Technology / Re: Goodbye iTunes..Hello MusicBee!
« Last post by Ekstasis on March 09, 2017, 08:53:36 PM »
Have you tried plex ?
I guess it becomes most impressive if you buy the premium which have fingerprinting to catalogize your music collection.  I use this to stream local content from my computer to my smartphone, it is like you have your own spotify, It can also stream videos to your devices such as chromecast.

When I play music locally on my own computer with my high quality speakers I use  uLilith http://www.project9k.jp/download/uLilith/
I have tried a lot of music players and the difference is absolutely notable, I have tried many but uLilith sounds the best, and there is plenty of other people who can confirm if you read around.  It probably does not fit your way of listening to music, I do not make any fancy playlists, I simply drag and drop folders of albums I want to listen to. When I get serious about listening to grasp full audio quality uLilith is the only way. It plays audio only from your memory since it preload all audio into the memory, this is better since it has been proven it is bad to stream directly to your hardrive since it introduce jitter.



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DKR
Great chapter, I am off to continue with First Strike. I try and limit myself to just one chapter at a time. Have you read the book The Art of Racing in the Rain? Good story, with the dog talking to the reader.

I started to watch a couple of episodes from first seasons 2 years before it had bluray release, I did read online that it was in the works..
I am glad I waited.. it was very hard to watch in that 4:3 format now in 16:9 it is much better and a lot cleaner pic.

I watched all seaons, to be fair, it was kind of a struggle sometimes, the quality of the content did vary a lot from the episodes,
for instance I did only like the alien episodes mostly, all these monster episodes I did not like as much.

Nowdays there is like 13 episodes per season for a tv series på x files is like 24 episodes per season... so A LOT of filler episodes..
but overall, it is a must see ofc... but the inconsistancy is kind of high compared to a lot of other newer series that has been released since then, it might was one of the best in the 90s sure..
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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Keith Berry Elixir
« Last post by Ekstasis on March 09, 2017, 08:25:41 PM »
He did release an  full length album recently, his last full length was from 2005 12 years ago, I was a really big fan of that album "The Ear That Was Sold to a Fish"  I have not heard elixir yet.. but I can only assume it will be another masterpiece. Have any one else heard it ?
I think he is the master of this type of drone.

https://ingentingkollektiva.bandcamp.com/album/elixir

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Listening to this now on Spotify...

It kind of reminds me of old-school downtempo trance circa 2000, but without the percussion components.  Carbon Based Lifeforms was one of the groups that initially took me down the path of ambient music and this vaguely reminds me of some of their older soundscapes.  The mix of overlapping arpeggiated synths melodies mixed with delay/reverb effects can be a beautiful thing... and I think you've done a wonderful job with this technique!

You just earned another follow/listener!  :)

Yes, but also worth mentioning is that this album is kind of a big departure form his other albums in my opinion is other albums are more analogue sounding for sure, this sounds more "modern ".  It is not the first album I would recommend for sure.  Consider to give his other albums a chance.
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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Audeze iSine - Worlds first planar magnetic IEMs
« Last post by Ekstasis on March 09, 2017, 08:18:55 PM »
Ekstasis,

This guy has reviewed a ton of DACs, headphone amps, and headphones.

Might be worth a look at his channel:

https://www.youtube.com/user/ZeosReviews

I will look into his youtube channel and see.. if hew review any compact DACs I can use with the Isines.
Eve the name "Isine" sound like an apple product, I wonder how long before apple will force them to rename it since has "I" in the name.

The LG V20 is from what I know the best sounding headphone amp and dac for high impedence headphones on any phones (Axon 7 comes second).
It crush the competition because of its quad dac design.  But i think the Chinese version  with the Bang & Olufsen  dac/amp sounds better but it is not sold in usa.
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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Audeze iSine - Worlds first planar magnetic IEMs
« Last post by Ekstasis on March 09, 2017, 08:15:39 PM »
Strange...so they release ultra-expensive headphones with an in-line DAC but that DAC connection only works with Iphones? Bad design IMHO.

Another thing: I watched the video and would never buy headphones like this even if I had the $ or they dropped the price severely. Reason is they are just like those clip-on things popular several years ago. Those things are a nightmare for anyone with large ears or that doesn't like stuff rubbing on the cartilage part of your ear. This is why I also cannot wear on-ear designs like Grado or whatever. Bad ergonomics for me. I either need headphones that are full-size over ear or traditional in ear.

RE: the Dragonfly, never heard it. It's been through a few different iterations and reviews are generally positive. You will need some type of connector with an Android phone as it's meant for a full-sized USB port. I read some people experienced noise from this device coming from their computer or USB port and that turned me off big time. AQ does make a filter you can buy for it but that is more $.

The last DAC I bought was a Schiit Modi Uber 2. Good unit, but not very portable. I guess you could throw it in a bag if you just need it at a table or desk. I just leave it hooked up to my stereo system.

I have an Android phone too - an LG V20. The internal DAC is pretty good but the firmware throttles it's capabilities somewhat. Since most of the music I put on it are 16/44 from either Bandcamp or my personal CD rips not a huge deal right now. If you need true hi-rez output, DSD, etc. you'll be frustrated until LG fixes the firmware issue.

Well Auduze is an american country so they live in the illusion that 99% have apple products or whatever the market share is over there, but it is especially strong in its home country ofc,  but on the global scale  android is the biggest one in terms of market share.

I can respect Auduze when they say there is too many different android versions to support,  but I still think they should support the latest usb c devices with nougat or marshmallow, they loose a lot of customers, I also told them why does non apple users have to pay for the cipher cable ? there should be a version without it. I do not care how they fix it, they should even do a dongle for it or whatever to make it work... I do not care about if the play/stop button etc work I only want the dac.. thats it.

Those kind of dacs on the cable are kind of new thing,  apple started it with iphone 6, but the Audeze dac is mostl likely the best and most superior dac in that size and form factor,  I think it is a big part of the wow factor experience of the iSines.

I would like to read more reviews of the Auduze dac  how it compare.. if there is comparable apps in small form factor I could atleast consider to buy these.
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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Teufelsberg Reverb
« Last post by Ekstasis on March 09, 2017, 08:10:10 PM »
this is just another convolution reverb, I have always found these kinds of plugins silly, they usually have good interface, with pictures of the real hall etc, but convolution  reverb is only good in a few certain scenarios, but since M7 did enter the world it is not even justified to use convolution   anymore at all. 

(I will not even try the plugin)
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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Teufelsberg Reverb
« Last post by Castleview on March 09, 2017, 05:18:21 PM »
Glaceverb and Ambience are solid freeware reverbs.
I can't get Glaceverb to work on my new windows 10 computer - any tips or clues as it has some very nice sounds and is very easy to tweak

I use it on my 64bit Windows 8.1 computer just fine, but I also use it within a 32 bit program. I'm getting a Windows 10 laptop soon so I'll have to try that one for myself.
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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Audeze iSine - Worlds first planar magnetic IEMs
« Last post by cvac on March 09, 2017, 03:31:27 PM »
Ekstasis,

This guy has reviewed a ton of DACs, headphone amps, and headphones.

Might be worth a look at his channel:

https://www.youtube.com/user/ZeosReviews
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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Audeze iSine - Worlds first planar magnetic IEMs
« Last post by cvac on March 09, 2017, 03:12:16 PM »
Strange...so they release ultra-expensive headphones with an in-line DAC but that DAC connection only works with Iphones? Bad design IMHO.

Another thing: I watched the video and would never buy headphones like this even if I had the $ or they dropped the price severely. Reason is they are just like those clip-on things popular several years ago. Those things are a nightmare for anyone with large ears or that doesn't like stuff rubbing on the cartilage part of your ear. This is why I also cannot wear on-ear designs like Grado or whatever. Bad ergonomics for me. I either need headphones that are full-size over ear or traditional in ear.

RE: the Dragonfly, never heard it. It's been through a few different iterations and reviews are generally positive. You will need some type of connector with an Android phone as it's meant for a full-sized USB port. I read some people experienced noise from this device coming from their computer or USB port and that turned me off big time. AQ does make a filter you can buy for it but that is more $.

The last DAC I bought was a Schiit Modi Uber 2. Good unit, but not very portable. I guess you could throw it in a bag if you just need it at a table or desk. I just leave it hooked up to my stereo system.

I have an Android phone too - an LG V20. The internal DAC is pretty good but the firmware throttles it's capabilities somewhat. Since most of the music I put on it are 16/44 from either Bandcamp or my personal CD rips not a huge deal right now. If you need true hi-rez output, DSD, etc. you'll be frustrated until LG fixes the firmware issue.



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