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Ben Gramain

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About Ben Gramain

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  • Birthday January 1

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  • Interests
    Nerding
  • Gender
    Male

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  • Location
    UK
  • Interests
    Work
  • Occupation
    Work
  • Hobbies
    Work
  • Headphones
    commute / travel: W4 & SM3 / JH13 | winter earmuff commute: Bose AE2 | living room dust collector: HE90 | office dust collector: HD650 | pc: G35, MMX300, T1 | & others
  • Headphone Amps
    ant: emerald-proto | fiio: e7 | headroom: max/dac | senn: hev90 |
  • Sources
    Scarlatti stack, Prism Orpheus, RME Fireface 800 / 400 / UFX / Babyface, etc
  • Other Audio Gear
    lots
  1. Hmmmm. What about being a CCNA (yes I know iOS - I employ enough CCNA/CCNP's) is directly relevant to a Windows-based home network? In fact, that kind of makes it worse - if you can't troubleshoot what was quite likely a pretty simple issue in your instance, it means that you either have no knowledge of basic Windows use (which is e.g. fairly typical among programmers who think that being able to develop gives them all IT knowledge) or pretty much managed to pass your Cisco exams through rote.
  2. You're doing it wrong then - at least, if we're going to compare with OS X. Assuming you want to be helped, what sort of problems are you having?
  3. No. Apparently I don't. Which is why it works all the time. Woe is me, eh?
  4. I've just edited the post above, but one of the big differences with Zune and Windows is that Zune will pick up library changes made by other clients. This gives you much more flexibility in terms of being able to use anything you want. e.g. I can listen to my Zune Pass media in jRMC if I want, with no handicaps at all (unlike Fairplay) for example. If I make a change to the tags in my library with jRMC, Zune picks that up. That basically opens you up to be able to use the optimum audio tool for a particular task without worrying about how you get the media in and out of your setup. And we
  5. Why not? I hear a lot of this from committed Macheads who haven't even tried to rig up an equivalent setup. It works a hell of a lot better for me, I have to say - and it's not that complicated in the end. But yeah, there's different problems for sure. And skin choice? Wut? That could only come from the committed Machead referred to above. FYI for anyone looking to make their media life actually sightly more 'it just works', with some initial investment of time: - I've transcoded all of my FLACs and ALACs to WMA Lossless. In terms of idiology many prefer FLAC, and I still have the o
  6. I dunno how many computers you have, but I've just completed the process of moving completely back to Windows for my home setup. The lack of versatility and efficiency of Apple-based solutions for home media consumption is something I found really restricting. The problem is that I was pretty much wedded to the iPod and iPhone, so moving away wasn't an option especially as the OS X iTunes allowed a mitigating degree of customisability. However I recently took the leap to Zune and Windows Phone, and this has allowed me to completely free myself of anything iTunes related, which in turn has
  7. Yeah - I had this attached going for a while but ended up abandoning the Pico as it was really getting no use in that configuration. I'd usually carry a decent outboard interface for recording only - only occasionally do I get a jonesing for listening through an outboard on the move. But when I do I was wondering if there was an elegant solution to hold everything in one lump. I bought the Fiio as a disposable standby last year in case I wanted something similar - but it has yet to get any appreciable use.
  8. Ah. It's been ages since I headphone'd an Air - the Pro's defo have it tho, which is kind of ironic.
  9. If we're talking a recent unibody, I'd be pretty surprised you couldn't hear the interference. TBH the sound from my regular daily, the Lenovo, isn't bad but there is the odd squeap. Dunno. Perhaps I'd be better off popping the Fiio in the bag and some velcro, or looking at one of the better mini dacamps again.
  10. Yeah, so does the Babyface. And yeah on the later point as well. I guess unless I decide to whip up something really fancy there's no 'aha' solution really, is there?
  11. No interest for the RME? You'll get e.g the multiple outs you wanted.
  12. Since a convertible is one of my main carry's these days, that's at the 4.3lb mark - which is slightly beyond the heaviest I'd be normally prepared to carry since, well, a long time. With a >5lb leather case (e.g. my Swaine Adeney is actually 6.6lbs with the shoulder strap), that's already ~9lbs (even though I don't carry PSU's, and these days usually no spare batteries either since most of my machines will last all day) before you put anything else in the bag. I've always carried machines like Sony's flagship subnotebooks.
  13. I still have one, but I think she would draw the line at following me around with a tray.
  14. Just... something more elegant than fishing individual stuff out, having to find somewhere to balance it especially if you have only your lap to balance stuff on, spaghetti junction of cables, etc. I guess a simple way to put it is as close to plugging in a headphone directly into the laptop as possible in terms of general usage. I have once thought (not very hard I have to say) about a chassis or some sort, but I use different notebooks, so... sigh
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