I am retired now and suffer from a little industrial deafness. Hearing aids are helping to give me back some of the high frequecies sounds but not all.
Looking at selling my surround sound seperates and purchase a Samsung Q990B 11.4.1 as i do not punch out loud surround sound at 75db+ anymore. Has anyone heard the sound quality and surround effects from this soundbar? My listening area is 3.5mtrs *2.5mtrs * 2.4mtrs (H).
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I've moved into a new house and want to have my CD collection out of my cardboard boxes and into the living space. Fortunately I have a space for my speakers and other hi-fi, however I am seeking to have the music collection close by. I'm not considering shelving at this stage, but would like to know if anyone has seen nice timber drawers to store a CD collection (>300 CDs) or something that looks nice and is functional. Bonus points if it's a multi-purpose storage unit that has drawers and can do other stuff for the family!
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I was surprised there is no dedicated thread on Roon.
This is a "fanboy" post. I love the software. It gives you such a rich experience. I am constantly following links between artists.
eg. Someone put a Maceo Parker cd up for sale. I know zero about Jazz so I have a look on Roon and discover that he plays sax on some Prince albums that I used to think had really good sax on them. You can also see other Artists he has played with as well as other albums of his of course. Just a small taste but I am constantly doing this. Just clicking on links. I couldn't do this reading a CD/LP cover without having to google anyway. Hi arist website, facebook page and wikipedia page are all there as well.
With the latest update to 1.2 I feel a lot more confident that this project will have a long life ahead of it. If Tidal dies, they will link to whatever is the next best thing. You will still have your own library.
With this release they included a Linux Bridge (ie endpoint) as well as server. I think this will open the floodgates on future Roon devices both servers and endpoints. There is plenty of detail on their site and the forum is already busy with many Linux queries.
For me with zero Linux skills I managed to get an RPI2 loaded and Roon could see it and took less than an hour with lots of googling and silly errors in between. I can only imagine what people who know what they are doing will achieve. I am now tempted to switch an old PC over to Linux to use as a core so I can avoid the endless Windows updates etc.
My main set-up is Roon Win10 core to SBT to Devialet Phantoms via Optical. Also have Roon on my study PC to Asus Sonar STX to powered Emotivas.
Anyway interested in other peoples Roon set ups and plans.
I thought I would start a fresh headphone thread because I couldn't see one.
Well people what headphone do you own and are you happy with them. One interesting thing I find is that in most cases people are happy with whatever headphone they own so I guess we will see if that holds true here.
My first decent set of headphones was a pair of Koss JCK 300's. Well they were an early cordless model so they suffered alot because of that but they were high end cordless when I really needed cordless so I loved them. 15 years later I never use them but I have stored them in mint condition.
One thing that really impressed me with the KOSS was that the sound stopped in 1 ear after around 10 years. A call to KOSS and they said we will fix them. I posted them back and afew weeks later got them back repaired under warranty. Great service.
The headphones I currently use mostly are my Senn HD 590's. I like them because they are comfortable, easy to drive and I think they sound good.
I also sometimes use a pair of Beyer 880's that I got for my girlfriend but I haven't bought an amp for them yet and have a hard time justifying an amp till I get myself some new headphones.
Well whats everyone else using?
Another promising (future) approach to reversing hearing loss, this time a drug rather than gene editing.Hoping that these promising early results turn into a useable therapy/product and it gets to Australia past the rather cautious gatekeepers at ATAGI
“Some of these people [in the trials] couldn’t hear for 30 years, and for the first time they said they could go into a crowded restaurant and hear what their children were saying,” Langer says. “It’s so meaningful to them. Obviously more needs to be done, but just the fact that you can help a small group of people is really impressive to me.”
I thought it about time we had a Currently Spinning for movies, as I just dont feel right adulterating the Currently Spinning thread with movies.
And having just watched a modern classic what better time than to start now?
Tonight's viewing was the Final Director's Cut of Blade Runner. A dark tale of a future world, where replicants are so real they learn emotions, and good old Harry Ford has the job of taking out the dodgy ones.
Ive seen it before and been non-plussed, but now we have the PJ setup again the movie makes a whole lot more sense, especially when the viewing screen is 3m across.
Darryl Hannah's best role I reckon, especially the writhing dying bit.
Also of note was Wiliam Sanderson as JF Sebastion, playing a character he later came to perfect as EB Farnum in Deadwood.
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