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KaminKevCrew

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About KaminKevCrew

  • Title
    Audio Fan
  • Birthday 1996-01-11

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Soon to be California
  • Interests
    Computers, Cars, Tech in general, Audio
  • Biography
    I'm just some guy on the internet.
  • Occupation
    I wish

System

  • CPU
    Intel Core i7 3770k
  • Motherboard
    Asus P8 Z77-V Deluxe
  • RAM
    16GB (2x8GB) Gskill 2133mhz RAM
  • GPU
    GTX980
  • Case
    HP Blackbird 002
  • Storage
    1TB Samsung 840 EVO, 3TB Seagate HDD, 1 TB Western Digital Black
  • PSU
    1050W Seasonic X series 80-plus gold
  • Display(s)
    Dell 2408WFP, and one more random Dell
  • Cooling
    Corsair H100i
  • Keyboard
    Daskeyboard 4 w/PBT keycaps
  • Mouse
    Steelseries Sensei
  • Sound
    Asus Xonar Essence STX with Carver Speakers
  • Operating System
    Windows 8.1 Pro

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  1. KaminKevCrew

    how do i *somewhat* soundproof my room?

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Room-Sound-Striped-Absorption-Treatment-Acoustic-Foam-Wall-Panels-12-X12-X1-USA/223171643786?hash=item33f611098a:m:m4DCHPDnTCBxFjV_YqTN10w:rk:14:pf:0
  2. KaminKevCrew

    how do i *somewhat* soundproof my room?

    You can get pretty much the same thing, but 4 times as many for about $50 on Ebay.
  3. KaminKevCrew

    Budget Hi-Fi setup

    Your best bet is going to be looking for used components. There isn't really anything all that good new for a budget of 60 GBP. I would recommend getting something from the 80's or so - They tend to have really large drivers with a great low end. They're not the cleanest sounding speakers in the world, generally but they definitely provide a lot of oomph, especially for the money. Pair that with some cheap receiver, and you should be good!
  4. KaminKevCrew

    Sennheiser GSX 1200 with a wireless headset? Help!

    Used Oppo PM-3? You're not going to have a great time trying to run the Momentum 2.0 through the GSX1200 because you'd have to use a wire, and the DAC/amp combo in the headphones for the bluetooth has some eq applied (generally) that makes the headphones sound better than you might normally get through a wire. Additionally, you'll be able to get better sound from the headphones in general for the price, because you won't have to pay for the electronics in the headphones.
  5. KaminKevCrew

    Headphone reccomendation

    That's a bit of a closed minded viewpoint, no? Audio enthusiasts can have all ranges of tastes in audio reproduction, and there are certainly bassheads among us. They're not good headphones if you're looking for something neutral, but they certainly aren't terrible as headphones that you use when you want to have a fun sound signature. They're mediocre, certainly. But they aren't trash. I think of myself as an audio enthusiast - I also prefer 'fun' sounding headphones for some listening environments. Some of those mean that I want a ludicrous amount of bass. There's nothing wrong with that.
  6. KaminKevCrew

    Mechanical Keyboard Club!

    I think more cases should be constructed with the plate being attached to the case instead of the PCB.
  7. KaminKevCrew

    Headphone reccomendation

    *exactly*
  8. KaminKevCrew

    Headphone reccomendation

    They sell headphones that are good, if not a little bit better than the M50X for about $300. The M50x are a halfway decent pair of headphones. So the beats are not trash. There is an understanding that they are a lifestyle product, not an audio product. So of course you're going to pay more for them, but that doesn't mean they're trash. Certainly, they aren't as good as what you can get for the money, but they're far from being trash headphones.
  9. KaminKevCrew

    Mechanical Keyboard Club!

    mechanicalkeyboards.com massdrop or you can get in on various Group Buys through the r/mechmarket and r/mechanicalkeyboards subreddits. Additionally, you can visit geekhack.com for similar. There are also various other vendors out and about - ZealPC is one of my favorites. Zeal is a super nice guy! Also, there's zFrontier, which hosts some group buys. There's a ton of stuff out there, but geekhack and r/mechanicalkeyboards are going to be your best bets for getting started. Also, if you're concerned about cost - at all - just avoid the whole topic of custom boards. It's generally more expensive to buy the parts and put your own board together than it is to just buy a ready made board. I just spent over $600 on my dream keyboard, which is being shipped to me on Friday. The last 60% board that I built (which I'm currently typing on) cost me about $250 to build, and as far as keyboard builds go, this one is pretty tame...
  10. KaminKevCrew

    Mechanical Keyboard Club!

    Well, if you're planning to build a board yourself, you're not likely to be able to build anything other than a mechanical keyboard, so there's that. A big part of the reason that so many people build their own boards is because you're allowed a huge amount of personalization to get exactly what you want from your board. If you want to have bright colors, go for it. If you want to have a board that's black on black on black, go for it! And that's not even to mention the absolute plethora of cases that are out there. There's so much you can do when building your own board. That's why so many people build them. Other than that, mechanical boards are generally going to last a lot longer than your standard rubber dome board, and they're much nicer to type on. The keys generally feel much more consistent, etc.
  11. KaminKevCrew

    Headphone reccomendation

    That was really only true of the first gen. The second gen on had much better sound. They're still not the best for their price, but they certainly aren't trash. If you get the M50x, be warned that it's a super forward, and fatiguing headphone. You may or may not like that. Personally, I hate their sound, but that's my personal preference.
  12. KaminKevCrew

    BS?

    Huh. If they were a year or two off, I'd say the amp could have had that as a future proofing measure, but 9 years in advance means there's no way.
  13. KaminKevCrew

    Using good DAC for Monitor Built-in Speakers

    Simple and direct. I love it.
  14. KaminKevCrew

    Should I Get a DAC or AMP with my headphones?

    Just a heads up for the future, a DAC is, by definition, only capable of outputting at line level, which is pretty much inaudible on all but the most sensitive headphones. So if you get a DAC, you must also get an amp. An amp can run off your computers on board audio though, so if you get an amp, you don't necessarily have to get a DAC.
  15. KaminKevCrew

    BS?

    The only thing I can come up with is that it might mean Bad Speaker, in case you plug in a speaker that has too low of an impedance or something? Here's a link to the service manual (in case you haven't taken a look at it): https://www.manualslib.com/manual/1009415/Sony-Ta-V901.html#manual I glanced through and didn't see any references to BS anywhere, but it's also not the user manual (which I can't find) so it doesn't have any reference to BS that I saw. You *may* be able to find the P/N for the screen, and see if it's a generic one or not.
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