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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 16:21 
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Obligatory link to Monster Cable vs coathangers double-blind ABX: https://consumerist.com/2008/03/03/do-c ... er-cables/


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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 16:41 
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Vanishingly tiny amounts of difference between cables once you get past something that's not just far too thin e.g. bell wire.

Indeed, but there is a difference, unlike with digital.

Also, I do kind of think that if you spend £10,000 on a power cable and you can hear £10,000 worth of difference, placebo (not the right word but anyway*) or not, then it's worth the money.

What shouldn't be allowed is people stood in the showroom saying that you simply have to have the expensive cables.

* Psychoacoustics, apparently. Cor.

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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 16:45 
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I love the language of the cable sellers and proponents "It was as if the drums were carved from ice, such were their transient speed, power and impact."

Basically this woman right here;


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Don't buy expensive HDMI cables - unless you'd also buy an expensive network cable to get the data from one PC to another in better quality.

When i’m Really bored I wander into high end hi-fi shops and have amusing arguments disabusing their pseudo science


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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
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Don't confuse expensive digital gear with expensive analogue gear - wavy lines are a lot harder to transmit than ones and zeros.

Whilst true, there's plenty of snakeoil on the analogue side too. For analogue systems, you definitely want to stand your amplifier on wooden knobs and use £10k power cables.


You'll also need a £150 fuse for the power cable.

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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
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Grim... wrote:
Don't buy expensive HDMI cables - unless you'd also buy an expensive network cable to get the data from one PC to another in better quality.


This is pretty much what I'd been saying, bro.

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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
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Don't buy expensive HDMI cables - unless you'd also buy an expensive network cable to get the data from one PC to another in better quality.


This is pretty much what I'd been saying, bro.

Indeed. The inside joke is that the cables I'm currently using to watch my TV cost about £180.

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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
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Don't buy expensive HDMI cables - unless you'd also buy an expensive network cable to get the data from one PC to another in better quality.


This is pretty much what I'd been saying, bro.

Indeed. The inside joke is that the cables I'm currently using to watch my TV cost about £180.

At least they still work


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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 23:12 
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Valid. And that's the one thing that is worth paying extra for perhaps, which is build quality - especially if you're going to be plugging the cable in and out a lot and shoving it in a bag (if you have them for a laptop, maybe).

But not £180.

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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
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Grim... wrote:
Indeed. The inside joke is that the cables I'm currently using to watch my TV cost about £180.

What's the over/under on that being more than your TV is worth now?


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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
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Hmm, dunno. The TV is seven years old. I'll look it up.

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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:07 
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Heh. This again, huh? I always remember Kalmar (what happened to him?) eternally berating me for having the temerity to like the sound of my beautiful old valve monoblocs, when apparently anything over a £50 all in one CD bedroom hifi from Dixons was a waste of money.

Grim... is absolutely correct: it’s about way, way more than the digital source, any old shite can read that data for you, it’s all about the analogue because you know, and surprising as this will seem to one or two here, we don’t hear things in 1s and 0s.

I’m about to fulfil a lifetime of passion for hifi, dating back to when I was building speakers from Cornflake packets, and get a pair of B&W 800 D3s, the best speaker in the world bar none. Mrs C’s soul will sound as never before, I can’t wait.

Kudos to Grim... re. ‘Psychoacoustics’. Awesome!

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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
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I’m about to fulfil a lifetime of passion for hifi, dating back to when I was building speakers from Cornflake packets, and get a pair of B&W 800 D3s, the best speaker in the world bar none. Mrs C’s soul will sound as never before, I can’t wait.


In this week's Exxxtreme Body Mods, a middle-aged man from Cheshire is fulfilling his life-long dream of implanting a pair of £20k speakers into the body of his wife.

"I know people will say it's mad", Cyril Cave said, not-at-all madly.

"But when you love someone. Like, when you really love someone, it's not enough to simply hear them tell you about their day, the new kitchen they have their eye on, what's for dinner. Sure, you hear that. You listen, you nod. But that's not enough. You've got to hear their soul. Every rumble, every gurgle, every frrrp. Now, with this extreme body mod, I can hear our love. And now she also looks like Krang's vessel in Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles, which is totally a bonus."


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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
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:DD :DD :DD

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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
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:DD

Also, the best speaker in the world is a Cerwin Vega CVP 121, AS ANY FULE NO

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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:59 
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The best speaker in the world is the one on the bottom of the Samsung mobile phone that plays shitty dance music tinnily on public transport.


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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
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The best speaker in the world is the one on the bottom of the Samsung mobile phone that plays shitty dance music tinnily on public transport.

The best speaker is the one you have with you


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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
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DavPaz wrote:
The best speaker in the world is the one on the bottom of the Samsung mobile phone that plays shitty dance music tinnily on public transport.

The best speaker is the one you have with you


The best speaker? Betty Boothroyd

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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
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The only good reason to buy Monster cables is their lifetime guarantee. I know a couple of semi professional guitarists who play a lot of live shows that use Monster cables because guitar cables get trashed, and the Monster ones may cost 5 or 6 times the cost of the equivalent Fender or whatever, they last a bit longer, and when they break, you take them back and get a new one. (Pretty much no quibble, possibly apocryphal tales of guitarists cutting cables in half and getting them replaced are around)

That's a guitar cable, that gets trod on, caught under amp cabs, chucked into leaky vans, and generally abused. Stereo or TV cables that basically sit at the back of equipment forever? Nah.


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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
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DavPaz wrote:
The best speaker in the world is the one on the bottom of the Samsung mobile phone that plays shitty dance music tinnily on public transport.

The best speaker is the one you have with you


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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
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Lonewolves wrote:
DavPaz wrote:
The best speaker in the world is the one on the bottom of the Samsung mobile phone that plays shitty dance music tinnily on public transport.

The best speaker is the one you have with you


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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
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:DD

Also, the best speaker in the world is a Cerwin Vega CVP 121, AS ANY FULE NO


Pity they couldn’t afford to make it look pretty.

I miss my old AR18s. ?:|

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:DD

Also, the best speaker in the world is a Cerwin Vega CVP 121, AS ANY FULE NO


Pity they couldn’t afford to make it look pretty.

That didn't matter. All that mattered was that if someone put their drink on it while we were DJing we could slap the EQ up and bounce it off again.

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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
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The pain of watching the notifications pop up on ps4 telling you that your friends are coming online, They're joining a party, look you've been invited, oh look they're playing worms and you've been invited to that too! Excite!

Except mr/mrs you has her annoying friend over, They're watching... He's just not that into you. They're talking all the way through it too, laughing loudly at all the... "Jokes"

Sigh.

Better think about the additional TV scenario.


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It's still happeninggggg


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Take out the knife

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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
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Use a Psvr as a personal gaming screen?


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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
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Use a Psvr as a personal gaming screen?

Is this a real solution? Great excuse for a vr if so. Bit unsociable mind you. I'd need something to run Netflix and Amazon etc alongside the ps as well, I've got a 360, would that do it?


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krazywookie wrote:
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Use a Psvr as a personal gaming screen?

Is this a real solution? Great excuse for a vr if so. Bit unsociable mind you. I'd need something to run Netflix and Amazon etc alongside the ps as well, I've got a 360, would that do it?

Could I use the vr and remote in a different room? That would be less weird.


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