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    The IPTV Thread

    Cherrs for the pm's and all the advice Capt. Turdseye. Much appreciated.
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    Slow Laptop ideas

    I know you said you have run Ccleaner did you check start-up? Ccleaner to do startup tools-> startup. Disable junk that is unceassary, if your unsure quick google will sort. Apologies if you have already done this but many overlook it. GL
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    HTC Vive Pro

    If you like fps try Pavlov and Onward. If you do think about grabbing a periferal that locks your controllers in place making shoiting easier. My other half actually was the 1st to make one of these on redddit years ago. Flying games are great there is a real sense of awe there especially if you have a stick or hotas. The game is repetative and a little boring but the scale in Elite Dangerous is amazing. Sometimes they have it on sale for a fiver so if you see it on then cheap worth a copy. Been using VR since Rift DK1 and Elite Dangerous Alpha - too bad I still get motion sickness so cant use much. My partner though bearly uses anything but VR now though.
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    The IPTV Thread

    Can anyone please help me out and recomend a service for me? Pref one that doesn't need a proxy for sports events would be ideal. I want to set this up for my mother so she can see the true horror of such a service. Once educated after a couple of years she will know what to look for and how to avoid these imoral practices. Thanks
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    I used to use a jds labs c5d, as amp/dac with phone was nice little unit. Dont use so much now due to the fiio x7 and keeping my phone charged. If it was not season ticket time, I would love a chord mojo - amazing bit of kit.
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    Yeah EU volume limits are dumb audio players, due to headphone impedance. I am unclear of the rules but manufacturers sell legally in the eu without it, I mean you can buy amps which completely negates any rules. Companies like sony though are ultra strict though and apply it to their players also. If you want a cheap player with no sound restrictions check out Fiio, they also make cheap amps.
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    True to an extent but Qualcom AptX has been a real game changer. It still is a form of compression but produces much better results - can support up to 24 bit, cd quality is typically 16 bit. Ofc you have to have the right files to show it off. It is pretty good and of you have an interest in this sort of stuff give it a demo with a nice flac in a department store. (Maybe changed but last I heared apple didnt support, this so an iphone may not be an ideal.) Used a few things to test them out inc fiio x7 dap and they generally preform well.
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    Whilst I dont know the model Shure make some fantastic products, have an excellent reputation and great support. They are very well reguarded by many audio enthusiasts. Besides its from amazon so you will have no problem sending them back if you dont like them. I see they are listed as studio, so they should sound balanced across the frequencys, with nothing overly predominant. I use these as my daily iem:
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    Yep beats generally have a terrible reputation within the headphone community, plastic, bloated / too much bass and made out of cheap materials. Some people like them but personally I dont understand why. Bose fair better due to the QC35/25 because their NC is excellent. I really like my M2 for the same reasons, they just feel so premium. The funny thing is they actually feel more premium then my HD800, due to the leather and stainless steel. Nuts when a set of new hd800 would cost about £1k new. I bet its the case with the B&O too. One I bough my 1st set of real quality headphones it set me off just not being satisfied. I went from a crappy steel series headset and samsung ear buds to a set of HD800 and Shure SE846 with in a year. I hear things in tracks I didnt have a clue where there previously. If this is your 1st set of premium headpones and you dont have much high resolution music, grab yourself a tidal account for a free months trial, select hifi quality and see if you hear anything new. Its like rediscovering your music collection.
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    Thats a great deal, I already have a pair in mind for next set have to build myself a new pc 1st though.
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    The 202s are the ones marketed as DJ set which means you should have more of a fun sound than the 201 with lots if bass, they look a bit more to date also. Anyway hope you enjoy them.
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    Too late to edit, the m2 on vs overs debate also have the sound sigs as different. With the on ears ment to have a more V shaped sig so more bass, I think the m2 overs is tuned a little more to an audiophile preferance, which looks to be what you are after, judging by the choices. This was another reason I didnt really try them out as I prefer the frequencies u shaped or balanced. @Cloggypop - I enjoy headphones because a set of speakers with the same quality as a £1k set of headphones would need huge sums of cash and have to consider room acoustics to sound thier best. Alot of people think I am a bit nuts spending what I do on my high end set but most music lovers who have listed to my iems/headphones have asked about upgrading theirs; maybe not to the sane extent but upgrading none the less. The standard ones that come have become better over the years but switch them out for well made after market stuff then you usually have a better experience. Comparing ear buds and full size cans is a bit apples and oranges but if you are open to trying some in ears check out these guys. https://trinity-audio-engineering.myshopify.com They have 2 sets that will be on budget witg a 20% discount code the Phantom Vyrus 2 and the original Hyperions. (HEADFIMEMBERS01) I have a set if vyrus v1 and a hyperion as sometimes I want something Im not too worried about losing or damaging. The Vyrus is stupidly good bargain for money and are my fave budget iems as you have aload of filters for tuning etc.
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    Thats a tough one as lots of the entry levels from serious manufacturers start at the £50 price point, however... If ok with closed back, these are the cheapest of the 'serious' headphone manufacturers around, and the reviews are good especially given the price point. http://www.whathifi.com/sennheiser/hd-201/review Can be bought for £18 from pc world, as they are closed back so will give some passive isolation too. There is also the Sony MDR-ZX310, in that price bracket but they are on ears and not as good. Thats prob the smart thing to do the over ares are all leather, comfortable and look great. I didnt want to say it but the overs have a better sound stage and detailing, waiting is prob the correct decision if the price difference is not huge.
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    Just to clarify its the M.2 over ears I have, I have not actually tried the on ears as I can never get them to sit comfortably. Just a personal thing I think and that is all on-ears not just senn. Materials differ as on ears use alcantara but Senn are usually really good build quality and offer good support if any problems.
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    Owned / tried extensively M2, QC35 and the Sonys. M2s I love both asthetically and the sound but has the odd BT cutout. They feel premium and just so high-end whist being light and comdertable. The for a small pair of closed backs they are airier than most whilst having good balanced sound quality, decent detail and imaging, QC 35 great connectivity and fantasic NC but just lacked that premium feel of the Senns and where not as conferatble as tge sonys. I didnt enjoy the sound as much either, but I am a bit of a Senn fan as I have previously stated. Lack AptX. Leaving the Sonys, they nailed it. I found them the most comfertable of the 3, premium feel and sony have put alot if work in to the NC and their sense sound - whilst I have not had the 3 pair next to each other for a side to side comparison the consensus is the NC tops the Bose. Solid bass but not over powering, very good mids and the highs. If it was me I would go for the Sonys, I actually want them myself but Im banned from headphone shopping since I have a couple of premium iems coming this month. I am pretty sure John Lewis stocks all 3 as well as the others so go have a look there. You prob already know this but will say anywa - make sure you listen to the same bit of music you know well on the same device on all and make sure its High Res. PS - the Sonys are awsome