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Forum: Headphones 10-25-2011, 09:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,295
Posted By selectortone
I should clarify; I find both the HJE900s and the...

I should clarify; I find both the HJE900s and the VBs are fine for on-the-move use - they stay where they're put when worn over the ear. I've found that of the two, the VBs offer better isolation....
Forum: Headphones 10-25-2011, 07:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,295
Posted By selectortone
I found with my PFEs that unless I has a perfect...

I found with my PFEs that unless I has a perfect fit I lost a lot of bass. Since they aren't exactly bass-heavy anyway I found that I was constantly fiddling about with them to make sure they were in...
Forum: Random Chat 10-05-2011, 05:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 400
Posted By selectortone
Yes, Vox amplug will do the job. You can...

Yes, Vox amplug will do the job.

You can play an electric guitar in the same way you would an electric - fingerpicking, strumming, etc, so it will be fine for practice - but it will feel and...
Forum: Random Chat 10-05-2011, 12:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 400
Posted By selectortone
You need something like the Pocket Pod Express...

You need something like the Pocket Pod Express (http://www.amazon.com/line-6-Pocket-POD-Express/dp/B001GZOU4A). Similar products are available from Vox, Behringer and others.
Forum: Home Audio, Car Audio, Amplifiers, Cables 09-22-2011, 11:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,812
Posted By selectortone
Got mine today, ordered it from Amazon.co.uk with...

Got mine today, ordered it from Amazon.co.uk with supersaver delivery and received it in two days.

It's really small - not much bigger than the E5 headphone amp. Nicely packaged in a tin box with...
Forum: Software 09-18-2011, 07:40 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,692
Posted By selectortone
Off topic slightly, but one of the biggest...

Off topic slightly, but one of the biggest improvements you can make sizewise is using variable bitrate encoding rather than fixed. This is especially noticeable with older music from the 50s and...
Forum: Software 09-17-2011, 09:26 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,692
Posted By selectortone
I've converted 320kbps tracks down to 192vbr and...

I've converted 320kbps tracks down to 192vbr and ABXing them with foobar I can't hear any difference. This was using the latest version of the LAME encoder and doing the conversion with MediaMonkey....
Forum: Headphone Amplifiers (Portable) 08-17-2011, 01:23 PM
Replies: 493
Views: 137,447
Posted By selectortone
Well, as PT Barnum...

Well, as PT Barnum (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P._T._Barnum) was wont to say: "There's a sucker born every minute" :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:

edit: OK, I just read a few HeadFi threads -...
Forum: Sansa Clip / Clip+ / Clip Zip Rockbox 08-14-2011, 04:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,988
Posted By selectortone
If you loaded the card in MTP mode then changed...

If you loaded the card in MTP mode then changed to MSC you'll have problems. I'd suggest going back to square one: format the card using the SD Association formatter and then re-load the card (in MSC...
Forum: Cowon J3 Accessories 08-05-2011, 05:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,658
Posted By selectortone
For the J3 to dock properly onto a docking...

For the J3 to dock properly onto a docking station ala iPod you'd have to cut the flap off that covers its connector. And anyway, the J3 doesn't have an audio lineout via its connector so what would...
Forum: General MP3 Player / PMP Discussion 08-05-2011, 04:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 918
Posted By selectortone
I buy loads of stuff from them - CDs, books,...

I buy loads of stuff from them - CDs, books, electronics, cookware - you name it, they sell it nowadays. Mostly with free shipping too. Cheaper than driving to the shops...

Never had a problem...
Forum: Cowon D2/D2+ 08-03-2011, 01:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,698
Posted By selectortone
It runs perfectly well on my D2+ but it's a 'work...

It runs perfectly well on my D2+ but it's a 'work in progress' and given where the D2 is in its life-cycle I doubt there'll be much further development, if any. I wouldn't recommend it unless you...
Forum: Headphones 08-03-2011, 05:06 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 20,528
Posted By selectortone
Well, presumably Phonak have done their market...

Well, presumably Phonak have done their market research and it indicates that there's a viable market for these IEMs at that price. As a PFE012 user I was attracted to these but that price level is...
Forum: Sansa Clip / Clip+ / Clip Zip 07-23-2011, 06:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,108
Posted By selectortone
My silicon case doesn't have the microSD card...

My silicon case doesn't have the microSD card slot.
Forum: Sansa Clip / Clip+ / Clip Zip 07-22-2011, 01:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,108
Posted By selectortone
Silicon skins for the Clip+ are very inexpensive...

Silicon skins for the Clip+ are very inexpensive and apart from protecting the unit from scratches have the added benefit that the microSD slot is covered, so the card can't pop out. I got mine from...
Forum: Deals 07-21-2011, 05:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 543
Posted By selectortone
UK: Panasonic HJE900 79.99 at Play.com

Panasonic RP-HJE900E-K are on offer at Play.com again. Price includes shipping to UK address.
Forum: General MP3 Player / PMP Discussion 07-20-2011, 03:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 797
Posted By selectortone
I had two Archos 5ITs. The hard drive on the...

I had two Archos 5ITs. The hard drive on the first one failed within two weeks so I got a replacement but the second one kept resetting. Fortunately I was able to get a refund from Amazon where I...
Forum: General MP3 Player / PMP Discussion 07-20-2011, 10:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 797
Posted By selectortone
Archos owners fall into two groups; those whose...

Archos owners fall into two groups; those whose units have failed and those whose units are about to fail. (I'm in the first group).:D
Forum: Cowon C2 07-20-2011, 05:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,403
Posted By selectortone
Great review as always. In the "Audio...

Great review as always.

In the "Audio Features And Enhancements" section you mention that Replaygain is the only feature missing for true audio zealotry bliss. Actually there's another, and one...
Forum: Sansa Clip / Clip+ / Clip Zip 07-19-2011, 09:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,184
Posted By selectortone
Wouldn't it be simpler to and charge batteries...

Wouldn't it be simpler to and charge batteries externally from the Clip? You could put a plug and socket in cabling from the batteries and simply disconnect from the Clip and connect to an external...
Forum: Walkman X Series 07-17-2011, 02:34 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,688
Posted By selectortone
Did you read my post? You can prove your...

Did you read my post?

You can prove your point incontrovertibly by doing the foobar/ABX test and posting the results here.

@Marvin The Martian: yep :rolleyes:
Forum: Walkman X Series 07-17-2011, 04:09 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,688
Posted By selectortone
@RandomHajile - I'm not a mod and I wouldn't say...

@RandomHajile - I'm not a mod and I wouldn't say I'm 'one of the gang' here but I have learned a LOT about mp3 players from these guys and one of the most important was the value of ABX testing.
...
Forum: General MP3 Player / PMP Discussion 07-13-2011, 08:31 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,967
Posted By selectortone
I'm a big fan of rockboxed 5th Gen iPods. I...

I'm a big fan of rockboxed 5th Gen iPods. I bought a faulty 80Gb model off eBay that was advertised as not holding a charge, fixed it with a new battery and I now have just about my ideal player for...
Forum: Headphones 07-03-2011, 01:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,567
Posted By selectortone
Agreed. I have tried my M50s with several...

Agreed. I have tried my M50s with several different players from Cowon, Sansa, Apple and others and they work perfectly well with all of them without an amp.
Forum: Headphone User Reviews 06-27-2011, 03:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 9,243
Posted By selectortone
Still loving mine and absolutely no problems...

Still loving mine and absolutely no problems being driven by any of my players. In fact the higher impedence definitely improves the bass performance of my rockboxed iPod Video.
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