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  1. Think I'm gonna grab the ct1. I already have a good dynamic mic, it'll solve all my issues if I can just drive it from what I can tell. If it doesn't work out I'll just pick up an AT2020 xlr since that seems to be the standard.
  2. So the ct1 would let me use my shure for around $30? Worth a shot, I'll give that a try.
  3. Thanks! Good to know if the AC comes through I'll have options. I currently have a modmic and no AC sound travels through it. Is the modmic also a condenser mic? Is that a good indication that the noise in the room likely won't be a problem
  4. Hey all, keeping with my tradition of asking questions I'm sure have been asked on this forum a million times, do ya'll have any recommendations for a good mic to pair with my Scarlett 2i2 (3rd gen). I have a couple different use cases. It will mostly be used to speak with friends over discord. I'll occasionally be using it to mic up my amp to record music. Based on my search up to this point, two mics I'm looking at are the AT2020 xlr and the Blue Ember. I've seen the Blue Yeti/Snowball are good but I figure if I already have an audio interface I might as well get an XLR mic. I have a window AC unit next to my desk which isn't super loud but I figure I'd mention it (I have a Shure SM57 but its too quiet connected to the 2i2, plus its annoying not being able to move around).
  5. jQuery works as well as it ever did today but a whole lot of its use cases have been replaced either by native JS functionality or newer, more specialized libraries. Back when I first began web development around 2014/15 jQuery contained a whole lot of functionality that was pretty critical to a new website or webapp. It was used for making asynchronous calls to external APIs, it had better selectors than normal JS getElementById/Class, it had a weird early form of promises, it was even able to handle basic animations if I remember right. Basically it patched in almost all of the functionality we needed but didn't get from vanilla JS in one library (especially since it was often safer to use jQuery than vanilla JS due to differences between browsers making it likely vanilla JS code behaved differently between browser). It was pretty much an auto-include (along with underscore if you were fancy). Nowadays it still works but there are a couple reasons it isn't the swiss army knife everyone uses for everything. 1) To speed up their apps by relying on smaller dependencies than jQuery. There are lots of popular, more specialized, smaller libraries that perform the same functions jQuery used to (some would say they do it better but thats more subjective). Since jQuery did everything it needed to include lots and lots of code to implement all its functions, this made the library quite large. For reference, Vue (a popular library used for templating and organizing code today) is 33.3KB compared to jQuery's 214.09 KB. Something like Vue is simply a lot smaller and quicker to download than a dependency like jQuery, especially when you consider that since jQuery does a million things you're probably spending time downloading code you aren't actually using. 2) It leads to code that isn't quite as organized as code written using a modern framework. This is a bit subjective but back in the day when jQuery was used for everything it was really on the programmer to organize their code logically. Its not that ALL jQuery dependent js relies on hundreds of lines of pyramid code but a whole lot was. This made it pretty difficult to read js files written at the time, especially as complicated webapp logic became more common and the community at large was not yet proficient at organizing it. These days, popular frameworks (whether you love them or hate them) force structure on your code. For example, if you know what a React Component is you can look at each React Component in a project and not have to wonder what the purpose of all that code is. By contrast, jQuery merely provided you the means to update the UI and make AJAX calls and counted on the programmer to make the actual purpose of the code clear. 3) Its older, isn't as "cool", and doesn't give new programmers many good reasons to learn it in a world where there are other options. tldr; jQuery is big, less organized, and generally less desirable than modern alternatives. All that said it isn't BAD to know jQuery. It still performs its function, parts of it can still be useful, and I'm sure a lot of "older" JS is filled with it so for some devs its very important to understand it to this day. I just wouldn't rely too heavily on it with all the other options we have today.
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    Amps for Sen 58Xs

    Alright, I'll compare the ifi, k5, and X3 and probably pick up one of them. Thanks for the help!
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    Amps for Sen 58Xs

    Is "Performance" simply ability to drive higher impedance headphones (likely a nonissue for the 58Xs) and lack of distortion? I presume amps that aren't tube amps (which I presume warm up the sound if my experience with guitars translates) don't color the sound for the most part unless you use something like the X3s EQ.
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    Amps for Sen 58Xs

    Seems to be priced pretty well compared to the fiio and ifi too! Do you mind answering/confirming some likely basic questions? When I look at amps (or amp/dacs) I compare them by raw feature set (like the X3s EQ), ability of the amp to drive higher impedance headphones, amount of distortion introduced (though I forget the exact measurement of this), and build quality I guess. Is this the correct way to go about it? I'm gonna be comparing the dac/amps you suggested but want to make sure I actually know how to
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    Amps for Sen 58Xs

    Don't mind at all, thanks for responding! I both play games and listen to music but I care about the music quite a bit more. I have a modmic hooked up to my 598cs so I usually use those while gaming. I actually am trying to create music of my own (hence the 2i2) though I wouldn't put it down as a skill of mine just yet. I've been learning to make games and would like to be able to create the soundtracks myself.
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    Amps for Sen 58Xs

    Hey all. I've been really enjoying my 58Xs ever since I got them. I've been using my Scarlett 2i2 as a DAC and that has worked pretty well so far. One thing I was wondering is if this pair of headphones would benefit from an Amp. If so, which amps do you guys prefer (and is there any particular reason you do)? I'd likely only consider the cheaper end of the market. Things like the Magni, Atom, and I believe someone here recommended I check out a Fiio k5 so that as well. I've also heard that connecting a 2i2 to an amp is a little janky so I wouldn't be opposed to a dedicated DAC so long as it isn't crazy expensive.
  11. Hey all. I just got my HD58Xs from Drop and they sound great. I'm using my Scarlett 2i2 (3rd gen) as my DAC/Amp for now. I want to make sure I'm using the 2i2 properly. Is there any downside to having the volume cranked a bit on the 2i2? Also I'm keeping Direct Monitoring off unless I actually need to hear an instrument I have plugged into the 2i2(seems to make everything quieter for some reason). Is this alright? I can definitely get it loud enough but the 2i2 volume knob has gotta be set to at least 3oClock before I'm in business. Don't know if there are any downside to pushing the 2i2 a bit.
  12. I'll have to see how it sounds when I get it. If I find it a little on the quieter side would you recommend those combos you listed above or a dedicated amp that connects to the 2i2 as a DAC which then goes into the comp via usb?
  13. I notice both of these are amp/dac combos. Is the reason you recommend the zen and fiio that they function as better amps than the 2i2? I was under the impression the 58x's didn't really need an amp. Is this only partially true? I know the 2i2 likely doesn't excel as an amp, I was more wondering about its performance as a DAC (especially relative to onboard audio on the mobo). I was gonna keep the volume knob set to 12 o'clock on the 2i2 and generally use my computer to actually control the volume of my music.
  14. Thanks! I suppose I didn't think it through enough, you're right that it really wouldn't be a headphone specific thing. If the 2i2 functions better as a DAC than my mobo (as I hope it does) that benefit would be present regardless of the headphones I'm using (assuming it makes enough of a difference to be heard at all).