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Everything posted by cclragnarok

  1. Happy Birthday!
  2. Thank you everyone! My audiophile headphones have been gathering dust lately thanks to my 2 (noisy) young kids. Hopefully, I'll be able to listen to some music tonight.
  3. ECP Torpedo III with 12au7 tubes and the low impedance output setting has -6dB gain: http://www.diyforums.org/Torpedo-III/TorpedoIII-tubes.php You can do the same thing with the Torpedo 4, but I'm not sure what the gain would be exactly: http://beezar.com/pho-bzr/catalog/pub/docs/Amplifiers/T4/T4-FINAL.pdf
  4. You said that the chassis is plastic, but this review of an older variant of the Yoga 720-13IKB says that the chassis is "mostly aluminum": https://www.notebookcheck.net/Lenovo-Yoga-720-13IKB-7200U-FHD-Laptop-Review.219798.0.html Unless she likes bigger screens, I think it should be a good choice.
  5. Do you have the model number of the Yoga? There are many different versions. I think MSI mainly (only?) makes gaming laptops.
  6. Out of your 3 initial candidates, the Dell seems like the nicest to me. However, if she won't be playing games or editing video, I think the discreet graphics card is just going to add unnecessary weight and cost to the laptop. The i7s are also not worth the additional cost in my opinion. A quad-core i5 (i5-8???U) should be good enough. Other features I'd want in a laptop: SSD at least 8GB of memory FHD (1080p) screen (IPS and touch are also nice to have) good port selection (both USB-A ports and USB-C) good build quality Lenovo Yogas usually get decent reviews, so I'd consider those as well. I have a Dell Latitude 7390 2-in-1, which uses a Yoga-style hinge, and it's sometimes useful for watching video, etc.
  7. Adorama is selling the Utopia for $2999 and the Elear for $699 without the trade-in: https://slickdeals.net/f/10519472-focal-open-headphones-utopia-2999-elear-699-free-shipping?v=1
  8. Somebody (kais in the comment section) pointed out that headphone positioning makes a huge difference for the Utopia. You can see this in the raw frequency response plots of Tyll's original Utopia measurements. The effect is so big, it might(?) even explain the difference between the old and new measurements.
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