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Audiophilia: Headphones, Amps, DAPs, and Empty Wallets

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  • ButtersButters A glass of some milks Registered User regular
    Gim wrote: »
    Gim wrote: »
    My monitors of choice are Adam Audio. I have a 3.1 setup using three A5Xs and a Sub7.

    In the past couple of years they stopped producing the A3X/A5X/A7X, so in case I need to replace anything I decided to see what their current lines are like. The T-V/H series seems to be a pretty well reviewed budget line. The current A-V/H series is pretty on par with the previous A-X series; if I had to re-do the system I'd want to splurge on some A7Vs and a Sub10. And then there's the S-V/H series. The S5V measures from 25Hz to 50kHz and is over two feet tall. Each speaker is listed at $9,100.

    How much plasma can a person donate per week before it starts becoming a problem?

    How much do you like cookies and orange juice?

    They're the only food groups I recognize.
    Butters wrote: »
    I think my old man dumped about that much per tower on his pair of Sonos Fabers. They are legit amazing speakers but no WAY are they worth that at least not to me.

    There's a bar I've been to that has custom-made speakers that were originally used in Disneyland for years and years before they got rid of them (even though they were still perfectly functional speakers). The owner was so proud of them and he'd spin vinyl in a small room behind the bar that would play over those speakers, and they just sound so god damn good.

    Don't get me wrong, dad's Sonos Fabers sound incredible on both of his McIntosh* systems. They just aren't 5x better than the Klipsch he replaced.

    *Yes he has one for analog and one for digital and a fancy switch for them. This is what happens when a man of moderate success isn't getting the grandkids he hoped for.

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  • GimGim a tall glass of water Registered User regular
    Honestly, my current setup is fine. I'd benefit far more from room treatment than HUGE speakers with low end.

    raging_storm
  • raging_stormraging_storm Registered User regular
    Butters wrote: »
    I think my old man dumped about that much per tower on his pair of Sonos Fabers. They are legit amazing speakers but no WAY are they worth that at least not to me.
    Butters wrote: »
    Gim wrote: »
    Gim wrote: »
    My monitors of choice are Adam Audio. I have a 3.1 setup using three A5Xs and a Sub7.

    In the past couple of years they stopped producing the A3X/A5X/A7X, so in case I need to replace anything I decided to see what their current lines are like. The T-V/H series seems to be a pretty well reviewed budget line. The current A-V/H series is pretty on par with the previous A-X series; if I had to re-do the system I'd want to splurge on some A7Vs and a Sub10. And then there's the S-V/H series. The S5V measures from 25Hz to 50kHz and is over two feet tall. Each speaker is listed at $9,100.

    How much plasma can a person donate per week before it starts becoming a problem?

    How much do you like cookies and orange juice?

    They're the only food groups I recognize.
    Butters wrote: »
    I think my old man dumped about that much per tower on his pair of Sonos Fabers. They are legit amazing speakers but no WAY are they worth that at least not to me.

    There's a bar I've been to that has custom-made speakers that were originally used in Disneyland for years and years before they got rid of them (even though they were still perfectly functional speakers). The owner was so proud of them and he'd spin vinyl in a small room behind the bar that would play over those speakers, and they just sound so god damn good.

    Don't get me wrong, dad's Sonos Fabers sound incredible on both of his McIntosh* systems. They just aren't 5x better than the Klipsch he replaced.

    *Yes he has one for analog and one for digital and a fancy switch for them. This is what happens when a man of moderate success isn't getting the grandkids he hoped for.

    I years ago realized that I was not the type that should have kids. Despite having shed loads of disposable cash and a not so bad career path. But largely I run the risk of getting killed at any moment in spectacular fashion. Which, when you find a woman who's sort of OK with your crazy ass job is freeing. You can spend money on fun stuff, like vacations, dinners, and audio stuff. This makes life... interesting.

    So anyways about 15k later https://www.swanspeakers.com/product/index?cid=1 and good lord almighty you have not seen or heard such a thing. The cops will come, neighbors lose their minds. The sound is jaw dropping. It's on another level. After the initial shock of the entire thing and the police visit we went out and bought an old timey style popcorn popper and a gumball machine because reasons. It's awesome, it's also stupidly dumb but oh well. I get the nieces and nephews to be hanging out over here cause I'm that crazy ass uncle with all the fun stuff and when that uppercut lands in Mortal Kombat people feel it and cringe from the sonic impact.

    So when we take a vacation it's a feeding frenzy on who has first dibs to stay here and take care of the animals. Plus it's fun to be the fun uncle.

    Banzai5150ButtersTrajan45Infidel
  • ButtersButters A glass of some milks Registered User regular
    Butters wrote: »
    I think my old man dumped about that much per tower on his pair of Sonos Fabers. They are legit amazing speakers but no WAY are they worth that at least not to me.
    Butters wrote: »
    Gim wrote: »
    Gim wrote: »
    My monitors of choice are Adam Audio. I have a 3.1 setup using three A5Xs and a Sub7.

    In the past couple of years they stopped producing the A3X/A5X/A7X, so in case I need to replace anything I decided to see what their current lines are like. The T-V/H series seems to be a pretty well reviewed budget line. The current A-V/H series is pretty on par with the previous A-X series; if I had to re-do the system I'd want to splurge on some A7Vs and a Sub10. And then there's the S-V/H series. The S5V measures from 25Hz to 50kHz and is over two feet tall. Each speaker is listed at $9,100.

    How much plasma can a person donate per week before it starts becoming a problem?

    How much do you like cookies and orange juice?

    They're the only food groups I recognize.
    Butters wrote: »
    I think my old man dumped about that much per tower on his pair of Sonos Fabers. They are legit amazing speakers but no WAY are they worth that at least not to me.

    There's a bar I've been to that has custom-made speakers that were originally used in Disneyland for years and years before they got rid of them (even though they were still perfectly functional speakers). The owner was so proud of them and he'd spin vinyl in a small room behind the bar that would play over those speakers, and they just sound so god damn good.

    Don't get me wrong, dad's Sonos Fabers sound incredible on both of his McIntosh* systems. They just aren't 5x better than the Klipsch he replaced.

    *Yes he has one for analog and one for digital and a fancy switch for them. This is what happens when a man of moderate success isn't getting the grandkids he hoped for.

    I years ago realized that I was not the type that should have kids. Despite having shed loads of disposable cash and a not so bad career path. But largely I run the risk of getting killed at any moment in spectacular fashion. Which, when you find a woman who's sort of OK with your crazy ass job is freeing. You can spend money on fun stuff, like vacations, dinners, and audio stuff. This makes life... interesting.

    So anyways about 15k later https://www.swanspeakers.com/product/index?cid=1 and good lord almighty you have not seen or heard such a thing. The cops will come, neighbors lose their minds. The sound is jaw dropping. It's on another level. After the initial shock of the entire thing and the police visit we went out and bought an old timey style popcorn popper and a gumball machine because reasons. It's awesome, it's also stupidly dumb but oh well. I get the nieces and nephews to be hanging out over here cause I'm that crazy ass uncle with all the fun stuff and when that uppercut lands in Mortal Kombat people feel it and cringe from the sonic impact.

    So when we take a vacation it's a feeding frenzy on who has first dibs to stay here and take care of the animals. Plus it's fun to be the fun uncle.

    I am not familiar with Swan, but their starting prices don't look bad at all! I'll have to keep them in mind in the future.

    On the kids front its a combo of me not meeting my wife until age 35 and her health issues. She's had migraine struggles her whole life that are made tolerable by oral contraception and she was recently diagnosed with hashimoto's disease (a thyroid autoimmune disorder) so the idea of pregnancy is understandably terrifying to us.

    As a result, we have evolved into the fun-aunt-and-uncle combo for her sister's kids. They spent a weekend with us last year playing PS5 and Switch on our big screens with big speakers and we cooked them crab legs and shrimp alfredo. They bring that up every time we see them and ask when we're gonna do it again which is a pretty great to hear. At one point during that weekend the nephew whispered to their mom "Is it like this every day here?" Almost, little buddy. Almost!

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  • GimGim a tall glass of water Registered User regular
    Can you both adopt me?

  • Marty81Marty81 Registered User regular
    Gim wrote: »
    My monitors of choice are Adam Audio. I have a 3.1 setup using three A5Xs and a Sub7.

    In the past couple of years they stopped producing the A3X/A5X/A7X, so in case I need to replace anything I decided to see what their current lines are like. The T-V/H series seems to be a pretty well reviewed budget line. The current A-V/H series is pretty on par with the previous A-X series; if I had to re-do the system I'd want to splurge on some A7Vs and a Sub10. And then there's the S-V/H series. The S5V measures from 25Hz to 50kHz and is over two feet tall. Each speaker is listed at $9,100.

    How much plasma can a person donate per week before it starts becoming a problem?

    I know it's been a month since your post, but I've had the chance to listen to the A7x's next to the T7v's and the T7v's sounded like dogshit in comparison.

  • GimGim a tall glass of water Registered User regular
    Marty81 wrote: »
    Gim wrote: »
    My monitors of choice are Adam Audio. I have a 3.1 setup using three A5Xs and a Sub7.

    In the past couple of years they stopped producing the A3X/A5X/A7X, so in case I need to replace anything I decided to see what their current lines are like. The T-V/H series seems to be a pretty well reviewed budget line. The current A-V/H series is pretty on par with the previous A-X series; if I had to re-do the system I'd want to splurge on some A7Vs and a Sub10. And then there's the S-V/H series. The S5V measures from 25Hz to 50kHz and is over two feet tall. Each speaker is listed at $9,100.

    How much plasma can a person donate per week before it starts becoming a problem?

    I know it's been a month since your post, but I've had the chance to listen to the A7x's next to the T7v's and the T7v's sounded like dogshit in comparison.

    Oh, that noticeable? The price difference is pretty hefty so I'm not too surprised. What's bad about them? Muddy low end? Undefined mids? Harsh highs?

  • raging_stormraging_storm Registered User regular
    Butters wrote: »
    Butters wrote: »
    I think my old man dumped about that much per tower on his pair of Sonos Fabers. They are legit amazing speakers but no WAY are they worth that at least not to me.
    Butters wrote: »
    Gim wrote: »
    Gim wrote: »
    My monitors of choice are Adam Audio. I have a 3.1 setup using three A5Xs and a Sub7.

    In the past couple of years they stopped producing the A3X/A5X/A7X, so in case I need to replace anything I decided to see what their current lines are like. The T-V/H series seems to be a pretty well reviewed budget line. The current A-V/H series is pretty on par with the previous A-X series; if I had to re-do the system I'd want to splurge on some A7Vs and a Sub10. And then there's the S-V/H series. The S5V measures from 25Hz to 50kHz and is over two feet tall. Each speaker is listed at $9,100.

    How much plasma can a person donate per week before it starts becoming a problem?

    How much do you like cookies and orange juice?

    They're the only food groups I recognize.
    Butters wrote: »
    I think my old man dumped about that much per tower on his pair of Sonos Fabers. They are legit amazing speakers but no WAY are they worth that at least not to me.

    There's a bar I've been to that has custom-made speakers that were originally used in Disneyland for years and years before they got rid of them (even though they were still perfectly functional speakers). The owner was so proud of them and he'd spin vinyl in a small room behind the bar that would play over those speakers, and they just sound so god damn good.

    Don't get me wrong, dad's Sonos Fabers sound incredible on both of his McIntosh* systems. They just aren't 5x better than the Klipsch he replaced.

    *Yes he has one for analog and one for digital and a fancy switch for them. This is what happens when a man of moderate success isn't getting the grandkids he hoped for.

    I years ago realized that I was not the type that should have kids. Despite having shed loads of disposable cash and a not so bad career path. But largely I run the risk of getting killed at any moment in spectacular fashion. Which, when you find a woman who's sort of OK with your crazy ass job is freeing. You can spend money on fun stuff, like vacations, dinners, and audio stuff. This makes life... interesting.

    So anyways about 15k later https://www.swanspeakers.com/product/index?cid=1 and good lord almighty you have not seen or heard such a thing. The cops will come, neighbors lose their minds. The sound is jaw dropping. It's on another level. After the initial shock of the entire thing and the police visit we went out and bought an old timey style popcorn popper and a gumball machine because reasons. It's awesome, it's also stupidly dumb but oh well. I get the nieces and nephews to be hanging out over here cause I'm that crazy ass uncle with all the fun stuff and when that uppercut lands in Mortal Kombat people feel it and cringe from the sonic impact.

    So when we take a vacation it's a feeding frenzy on who has first dibs to stay here and take care of the animals. Plus it's fun to be the fun uncle.

    I am not familiar with Swan, but their starting prices don't look bad at all! I'll have to keep them in mind in the future.

    On the kids front its a combo of me not meeting my wife until age 35 and her health issues. She's had migraine struggles her whole life that are made tolerable by oral contraception and she was recently diagnosed with hashimoto's disease (a thyroid autoimmune disorder) so the idea of pregnancy is understandably terrifying to us.

    As a result, we have evolved into the fun-aunt-and-uncle combo for her sister's kids. They spent a weekend with us last year playing PS5 and Switch on our big screens with big speakers and we cooked them crab legs and shrimp alfredo. They bring that up every time we see them and ask when we're gonna do it again which is a pretty great to hear. At one point during that weekend the nephew whispered to their mom "Is it like this every day here?" Almost, little buddy. Almost!

    Swan is odd. Pro tip if you are competent they started off selling components before shipping finished products. So you can DIY anything they have or go even more gangster on the whole thing and shatter your sliding glass doors. You'll save thousands if you go the DIY route. But then you have to, you know, DIY. Also as stated, their basic ask isn't that bad for what they are selling. I got into them with a DIY kit and it was good enough I said "fuck it I'm going to let them build it" and it was good.

    For us, I'm former military with a job now that's very complex but mostly consultant/advisory. Still dangerous as fuck and when you die under water it's not some Jamacan crab singing at you it's bad. My SO and I are also both cancer survivors, our reproductive organs are nuked. While I personally never wanted a kid she desperately did at one point. It's a sore topic. But we rescued some feral cats. Who, despite an odd initial phase, figured out they got it good and are stupid lap cats, hump your foot cats, play fetch cats, sleep in the bed cats, and behave more like and overly friendly golden retriever than a cat. With the cat side of just randomly ambushing and attacking people at will. The matriarch of the group will rush up to you, then give you the ass to face, then bite you, then stand on her hind legs and hold your hand and drag you over to the treat jar and make sure all the others get fed. The ferret is, well, all the cats are girls and so is the dog so the ferret is the younger brother of our brood and a constant menace. You also get the odd moment of a cat riding a dog fleeing from said slinky with teeth. It's constant chaos and anarchy but I wouldn't have it any other way. Everyone is a rescue. Cats feral, dog bit someone, ferret was just well, a ferret.

    There are funny moments where the rotweiller comes trotting through the room looking very upset, pack of cats follow him freaking out, and then as always the damn ferret comes after and just randomly fangs the first human and goes back to chasing the rest of them.

    We also do the good food thing. We are in DC so it's easy to get a few dozen oysters and shuck them, grill some wagyu, make a lobster mac and cheese, and then duck fat up some french fries and just let things go crazy. The oddest thing we did was haul the older ones off to the rocky horror show. At which point they got to see my brother in drag singing in front the screen (Time warp again!!!!), me crack open a bottle of tequila and pass it to them (don't give me crap kids in high school drink and I'm no prude).

    We also get the "is this how it is all the time" sort of ask. Her sisters are all out in the exurbs and have filled their heads with the horrors of living "in the city". And then it's all "uncle lives in the city and it's fucking awesome. They have midnight movies, bars, clubs, food everywhere and it's all good. There is a comic books store. Also his tiny apartment is full of fun.. Then he got rip shit drunk and took us scuba diving in a rock quarry with his navy buddies, and I learned to shoot a shotgun. I got reamed for taking someone sky diving. I guess, I should have asked? But I've jumped from a lot of planes and they were strapped to me so whats the harm? You left them with me for a week, you fucked up!

    It's odd as her sisters are very Christian and very conservative so my style of jackassery and not giving a damn does not go over well. To me though. They are all gearing up for college and they are going to see the world sooner or later you can't stop that. And it's better to have a loopy aunt and crazy ass uncle you can talk to through it. It's not that sitting on the couch and talking to someone fixes an issue. It's that there was a couch and someone.

    CormacButters
  • Marty81Marty81 Registered User regular
    Gim wrote: »
    Marty81 wrote: »
    Gim wrote: »
    My monitors of choice are Adam Audio. I have a 3.1 setup using three A5Xs and a Sub7.

    In the past couple of years they stopped producing the A3X/A5X/A7X, so in case I need to replace anything I decided to see what their current lines are like. The T-V/H series seems to be a pretty well reviewed budget line. The current A-V/H series is pretty on par with the previous A-X series; if I had to re-do the system I'd want to splurge on some A7Vs and a Sub10. And then there's the S-V/H series. The S5V measures from 25Hz to 50kHz and is over two feet tall. Each speaker is listed at $9,100.

    How much plasma can a person donate per week before it starts becoming a problem?

    I know it's been a month since your post, but I've had the chance to listen to the A7x's next to the T7v's and the T7v's sounded like dogshit in comparison.

    Oh, that noticeable? The price difference is pretty hefty so I'm not too surprised. What's bad about them? Muddy low end? Undefined mids? Harsh highs?

    I'm not great at describing things and I'm going on memory here, but I'm going to say all of the above, yeah. My memory is that A7x has both more and better-defined low end and low mids, and is less harsh. Flipping the switch to go from the A7x's to the T7v's felt similar to switching from $300 studio monitors to $30 computer speakers. The best way I can describe it is they just felt cheap sounding in comparison.

  • GimGim a tall glass of water Registered User regular
    Marty81 wrote: »
    Gim wrote: »
    Marty81 wrote: »
    Gim wrote: »
    My monitors of choice are Adam Audio. I have a 3.1 setup using three A5Xs and a Sub7.

    In the past couple of years they stopped producing the A3X/A5X/A7X, so in case I need to replace anything I decided to see what their current lines are like. The T-V/H series seems to be a pretty well reviewed budget line. The current A-V/H series is pretty on par with the previous A-X series; if I had to re-do the system I'd want to splurge on some A7Vs and a Sub10. And then there's the S-V/H series. The S5V measures from 25Hz to 50kHz and is over two feet tall. Each speaker is listed at $9,100.

    How much plasma can a person donate per week before it starts becoming a problem?

    I know it's been a month since your post, but I've had the chance to listen to the A7x's next to the T7v's and the T7v's sounded like dogshit in comparison.

    Oh, that noticeable? The price difference is pretty hefty so I'm not too surprised. What's bad about them? Muddy low end? Undefined mids? Harsh highs?

    I'm not great at describing things and I'm going on memory here, but I'm going to say all of the above, yeah. My memory is that A7x has both more and better-defined low end and low mids, and is less harsh. Flipping the switch to go from the A7x's to the T7v's felt similar to switching from $300 studio monitors to $30 computer speakers. The best way I can describe it is they just felt cheap sounding in comparison.

    Yikes, that's rough.

    My A5Xs are actually the only monitors I've ever used (outside of the few years I worked in a studio, I think those were Yamahas or Mackies). It couldn't hurt to try something else, but these have treated me so well and they're pretty much the sweet spot for where I've been wanting to spend.

  • schussschuss Registered User regular
    Just ordered a new amp/DAC setup so pm me if you might want an older magni 2/modi 2 schiit stack.

    webguy20
  • webguy20webguy20 I spend too much time on the Internet Registered User regular
    schuss wrote: »
    Just ordered a new amp/DAC setup so pm me if you might want an older magni 2/modi 2 schiit stack.

    Oooh what did you get?

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  • schussschuss Registered User regular
    webguy20 wrote: »
    schuss wrote: »
    Just ordered a new amp/DAC setup so pm me if you might want an older magni 2/modi 2 schiit stack.

    Oooh what did you get?

    Fiio K9 pro ess as I needed better spatial audio processing and I just got my bonus. Just hooked it up and can actually already tell a difference in depth/complexity (running to Hifiman HE5XX's, will try on the sennheiser HD598CS later.

  • webguy20webguy20 I spend too much time on the Internet Registered User regular
    schuss wrote: »
    webguy20 wrote: »
    schuss wrote: »
    Just ordered a new amp/DAC setup so pm me if you might want an older magni 2/modi 2 schiit stack.

    Oooh what did you get?

    Fiio K9 pro ess as I needed better spatial audio processing and I just got my bonus. Just hooked it up and can actually already tell a difference in depth/complexity (running to Hifiman HE5XX's, will try on the sennheiser HD598CS later.

    Ooooh thats a sexy beast right there.

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    Campy
  • schussschuss Registered User regular
    edited March 4
    webguy20 wrote: »
    schuss wrote: »
    webguy20 wrote: »
    schuss wrote: »
    Just ordered a new amp/DAC setup so pm me if you might want an older magni 2/modi 2 schiit stack.

    Oooh what did you get?

    Fiio K9 pro ess as I needed better spatial audio processing and I just got my bonus. Just hooked it up and can actually already tell a difference in depth/complexity (running to Hifiman HE5XX's, will try on the sennheiser HD598CS later.

    Ooooh thats a sexy beast right there.

    It's chonky as hell too, love it. I love when electronics are just shithouses. It's hilarious that one of the reviews is like "everything about the engineering is complete overkill, but that's fine - it will never overheat, it will never be taxed by anything, ever."

    schuss on
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  • XantusXantus Registered User regular
    Fire Retro Rockets! (cheap ebay score from JP arrived today)

    1rqoyxw2jovq.jpg

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    Domination -> BrunswickBeardcombe - SuperKudukuJazz
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  • schussschuss Registered User regular
    Also, seriously if anyone wants their first hit of a schiit stack, I just want this stuff out of my house so it'll be cheap as hell. I take no responsibility for any future financial debilitation audio-equipment wise.

  • minor incidentminor incident expert in a dying field njRegistered User regular
    schuss wrote: »
    Also, seriously if anyone wants their first hit of a schiit stack, I just want this stuff out of my house so it'll be cheap as hell. I take no responsibility for any future financial debilitation audio-equipment wise.

    I can vouch that a modi/magni stack is more than enough for 99.99% of people. It’s an amazingly good setup.

    Everything looks beautiful when you're young and pretty
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  • webguy20webguy20 I spend too much time on the Internet Registered User regular
    schuss wrote: »
    Also, seriously if anyone wants their first hit of a schiit stack, I just want this stuff out of my house so it'll be cheap as hell. I take no responsibility for any future financial debilitation audio-equipment wise.

    I can vouch that a modi/magni stack is more than enough for 99.99% of people. It’s an amazingly good setup.

    Same here. I love my stack. If anyone is looking to take the plunge, go for it!

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  • ButlerButler 89 episodes or bust Registered User regular
    Hey, non-audiophile here so no idea what folks' opinion of Sony's "360 Reality Audio" service is, but I've had a code for a one-year free trial sitting on my desk for a while and figured I might as well pass it on.
    Code is ZRJH57C, enter it here

  • BlindZenDriverBlindZenDriver Registered User regular
    edited March 11
    Xantus wrote: »
    Fire Retro Rockets! (cheap ebay score from JP arrived today)

    A bit more for that retro feel.
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    I still use the one on top once in a while when traveling. Just likes its older siblings it is handy as it is easy to carry using headphones that also comes with a leather neck strap (Not sure Sony makes headphones with straps anymore),

    The one on the bottom is from when players using just memory was something very new, it is one I bought i 2001 and paid and as the sicker says it cost me £209.29 back then (the equivalent of $570 in 2023 money). With its 64 MB memory there was just enough for an hours music in good quality and on a AAA battery it would play for 5 hours.
    ft9idvz1i4e2.jpg

    Note the specs and the requirement for the PC needed to transfer data to it.
    nd17lljvh5cl.jpg

    Also, here is the box of the one in the middle. It is one from 2006 and as with all things digital there had been lots of progress, so 1 GB memory, 50 hours of playtime on a charge and 3 minutes of charging gave 3 hours of playback. Plus as opposed to the first one it would play MP3 files, so no need to convert music files to ATRAC which was time consuming back then.
    I can't recall exactly what it cost, maybe something like $200 or so.
    vyrsz63ac1x1.jpg

    I haven't kept the box of the black one. Compared to the old ones it is again improved, no need for special Sony software to interface with it, it has an FM radio build in and you can even record the radio, the display is OLED... I think it cost about $150 when I bought it in 2009 or 2010.

    Sadly Sony doesn't make those small chewing gum size players anymore.

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  • XantusXantus Registered User regular
    i forgot that they made ATRAC players that weren't minidiscs.. that is sweet.
    the MD made me realize how much i missed having well designed physical controls that i can use while it's in a pocket.
    it's also nice that it's not generating all kinds of heat like a cellphone ;p

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  • Mai-KeroMai-Kero Registered User regular
    I fondly remember using that walkman NW-E3 when I was mowing the yard as a kid.

    BlindZenDriver
  • NaphtaliNaphtali Hazy + Flow SeaRegistered User regular
    edited March 29
    Any recommendations for a usb-c to 3.5mm converter that actually works for TRRS devices on windows? I was falsely lead to believe apple's usb-c to 3.5mm dongle would work (it won't even recognize the TRRS headphone plugged in), but any other headphones with no in-line mic/controller it works fine. I have an older google pixel 2-era one, but the output gain in windows is so low no one can hear the mic output and there's no driver level option to push it.

    If it also works with Android too, great, but I just want something for this headphone to work with my work laptop on the road.

    edit: someone in SE pointed out it's likely some sort of issue with the inline controls and a fucked up TRRS standard, which I have no idea which one they used and obviously its not "apple's" version of it.

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