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Everything posted by RudeWolf

  1. The thing that really makes cringe is that there is no proper EQ on that phone so you could iron out the Beats Audio "enhancements." If you turn off Beats Audio then you are punished by HTC "enhancements" - "Unfortunately you can't listen music without something "enhancing" your songs. If you don't use the Beats Audio, you'll find the HTC preset really awful. So, you either listen music with Beats Audio and headset combo, or you don’t." I really hate this way of doing business- not only that distorts the market by not letting the consumer to properly listen to other products, it also treats them like retards with the "doctor knows best" paternalism.
  2. Of course! I mean- just look at them!
  3. There was something about Beats Audio on InnerFidelity in the post about the Beats joining forces with HTC- No metal parts in headphone jack eliminates ground noise; re-routed wiring and separate headphone amp reduces cross-talk. "Souped-up" headphone amp increases dynamic range and separation. Audio components isolated on an "audio island" free from interference. I don't know if anyone has actually taken apart any of these laptops to look at the "island" or made any RMAA tests. GSM Arena did a review on one of those Beats HTC Sensation XE and the objective benchmarks did not show anything too impressive that my Samsung Wave could not do. Oh- and Beats Audio on HTC supposedly only work with beats headphones. Seems that Beats Audio isn't much more than a V shaped EQ seting that is always on and a fashion statement.
  4. This is so sad. Last time when something like that happened in Latvia the minister of internal affairs resigned. The media chewed him up for the fucking fun of it.
  5. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OoJb35OeHQA&feature=related Str8 from the street yo.
  6. ^^ My face when playing IL-2 Sturmovik. Getting a good (cockpit, engine) shot from 30m while you and your opponent are moving at 300mph- this is the only face that describes that feeling, regardless of gender.
  7. Finally- a cloud break! Though I'm not sure if InnerFidelity is a site for audiophiles, more like for people who value an informed opinion.
  8. More like a power supply that doesn't need plugging in, ever.
  9. That white toilet paper doesn't go too well with the brown zebra wood. But I think that there's a mod for that.
  10. Bah, hydrogen peroxide isn't that poisonous- I've seen it being used to induce vomiting. Also not sure if it can be stored in concentrations high enough to kill someone.
  11. I don't know then, maybe it's the refresh rate then or something... And e-ink has the battery life advantage.
  12. Same here- I need to read a lot of stuff and LCD's are really rough on my eyes. And when I'll decide to sear my eyes out, I might opt for a Samsung tablet with one of those HD AMOLED screens.
  13. When shooting my D300 on VIVID in bright conditions I always dial in -0.7EV compensation, if too dark I can always rescue the shadows. I think that little overexposure on some conditions is always plaguing Nikon.
  14. Any idea what's with all the Zanas coming up for sale at the other forum? Funding for the Super 7, I guess...
  15. Damn, that doesn't seem too professional on their side. Especially considering that these tripods are mostly used by quite serious people. If they want to play with the big guys quality product is not enough- precision logistics also come in play when doing pro photography.
  16. Yeah, I'm with others wishing you a fast recovery! Meanwhile in Reykjavik- I'm making a Latvian dinner for my flatmates to celebrate the day of Latvian Independence. Potato pancakes with onions and mushrooms! And a glass of Cuba Libre to keep the spirit merry in these dark times.
  17. Finally got my HD25-II, would not say that I like them more than my SR80i, though these are much more convenient. The guy I bought from went really crazy with the packaging- everything was basically floating in paper strips. They could have dropped the box from a plane and it would have landed safe! Now back to brain-burn-in process...
  18. To be honest, apart from romantic portrait shots I didn't find the DC lenses (especially the 105mm) all too useful. For low light the 85mm f/1.4 did okay and above that there's the bang for buck giant- 80-200mm f/2.8D. And if I really need shallow dof, I always whip out my old 6X6. A casual snapshot, this one. Also need to get that shutter curtain fixed.
  19. Well, canon has the 135mm f/2.8 Soft Focus which seem to produce a similar effect, however other than that overall performance is lower than Nikon DC lenses. To be sure I kinda miss the time when Nikon was the final frontier of optical design. Seems that nowadays my favorite in terms of innovation is Sony. A pitty that they won't/can't make decent non-retrofocal ultrawides for the NEX system. Zeiss/Cosina must have older rangefinder designs which can at least be updated with modern coatings.
  20. I have used the 135DC and 105DC, really swell glass for portraits. All in all I couldn't justify getting one when for 800$ I can buy a 80-200 f/2.8D. Now my sights are set on a 300mm f/2.8 Ai ED. Some old hunting friend of my grandfather wants to sell it to me for 400$ together with a 2X converter.
  21. That's no double post! That's a deca-post! I once did that with a printer.
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