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About HiWire

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  • Birthday 07/30/1976

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  1. What are you listening to Part the Third

    Adam and the Ants – Kings of the Wild Frontier
  2. Get your game on!

    Finished playing Shadowrun Returns (all of it – Dead Man's Switch, Dragonfall, Hong Kong, and some user-generated campaigns) and loved it... However... I started playing Divinity: Original Sin (from the same Steam sale) again and it is incredible. At the time, I was trying to decide between it and Pillars of Eternity, but this game makes PoE look like Pac-Man. Gorgeous and funny... the voice actors are obviously having a ridiculously good time.
  3. Happy Birthday Todd (tkam)!

    Happy Birthday!
  4. Happy Birthday HiWire!

    Thanks, guys!
  5. Apple discontinues Shuffle and Nano iPods

    Listening to my Shuffle now... it's the tiny one with a big sound. Not looking forward to replacing it – the out of warranty fee and battery service end up costing more than its original price.
  6. I'll miss having the option of an inexpensive iPod... my 3G 4GB iPod Shuffle is serving me well, but sales have probably fallen off a cliff in recent years.
  7. What are you listening to Part the Third

    Television – Marquee Moon
  8. USB Type-C DACs?

    Simple is best. I've got old gear anyway, so I won't put myself up as a guinea pig if it's unnecessary. Every new standard has taken a while to implement correctly and consistently, whether it was USB, FireWire, Bluetooth, etc.
  9. USB Type-C DACs?

    Yes, I'll probably start with an adapter if I have to hook up to USB Type-C. I think it will be a few years before this stuff becomes standard, and there aren't any new functions at the moment.
  10. USB Type-C DACs?

    I've been thinking about getting a new MacBook and I realized that Apple has changed all the ports. Everything is Thunderbolt 3/USB 3.1 and the headphone jack lost its optical output with the 2016 models: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/7818763?start=0&tstart=0 Have you guys done any research on DACs with Thunderbolt 3/USB 3.1? I think everyone is going to be using USB Type-A to Type-C adapters until manufacturers release new products. Yes, I realize that there isn't an immediate benefit to using Type-C connections for audio. It looks like an opportunity to sell stuff all over again.
  11. What are you listening to Part the Third

    Roxette – Look Sharp!
  12. What are you listening to Part the Third

    Various Artists – Ninja Cuts: flexistentialism
  13. The Headcase Stax thread

    No price on the SRM-T8000 yet at Munich: http://www.hifiplus.com/articles/munich-high-end-2017-headphones-personal-audio/?page=2
  14. Ye Macce Threade

    Good call. I'm buying a few new Macs at work and the 8GB limit of the MacBook Air is starting to look like a deal-killer. The 12" MacBook needs full Thunderbolt 3 speed instead of USB 3.0 in the next revision. Everything else inside is roughly comparable to the bigger MacBooks, otherwise.
  15. Ye Macce Threade

    Here's a question: are the Thunderbolt 3 ports running at full speed on both sides of the 2017 13" MacBook Pros? https://support.apple.com/en-ca/HT207256 The non-Touch Bar 13" MacBook Pro (MacBook Escape) seems to be a decent middle ground: http://appleinsider.com/articles/17/06/10/review-apples-new-kaby-lake-13-macbook-pro-without-touch-bar-unexpectedly-speedy-vs-2016-model