So I purchased a new AMD Ryzen 5 3600 system a month back. This is the 3rd generation CPU from AMD based on the Zen architecture. The following components form the foundation of the next development machine, replacing the old Xeon from circa 2017.
This is a modest system, all up costing about $1500:
Power cables, a touchy subject with Audiophiles. Audiophiles are roughly separated into 3 camps when it comes to power cables.
They make a difference, those who don’t think so are not listening
They do not make a difference, those who think they do are not measuring
People sitting on the fence looking over in glee
Goes without question I am in camp #1. Power cables make a difference. /thread.
But the arguments continue. The second most common take down from the other camps is that expensive power cables is no different to any power cable you brought at a local store.
There is no point getting better power cables than what you can buy from a local store because you have tens of metres of “normal” in wall cabling, and kilometres of grid cabling. In other words, the power cable is not the weakest link on the grid. There is little point getting after-market/audiophile power cables when everything on the grid is of poor quality.
Hardly have time to write new and original content this days. Some of the emails correspondence makes pretty good blogging material. So I always have a desire to dedicate a special section for this. Just never find the time to do so. Until now. Hopefully this will be a good way to add some content to this blog. Here’s the first, and hopefully many to come.
From Marc (31st Mar 2019 4:43 PM):
on atom absed? i got a black screen on atom n2800 BENCH OF RETARDS
From Marc (31st Mar 2019 10:26 PM):
hi after waitng few minutes ON A NONSENSE black screen installation began after waitng loooong to let the setup finish scanned my Library took a hear test i installed latest firmware AND ALL MY TIME got to trash!!!!!!!!!! i’m using Windows 2012 core optimized for free that sounds a WAYYYYYYYYY better than your crap system DO YOU REALLY THINK I WILL PAY A CENT FOR THIS SHIT fuck you retard and put your stupid system in your big asshole
I’ve been wanting to get one for a while since I first tried the Bose Quiet Comfort 35 II. The Bose is my first positive experience of ANC, and the Bose is THE phone to buy if you want the best ANC.
Here in Australia, we see QC25 and QC35 for sale/demo in the shops; and we see people wearing them like a fashion statement out in the streets.
The Bose has the best ANC, but not any more.
There is a new kid in town. All hail the market leader in ANC - the Sony WH-1000X M3.
Like Bose, this came from the left field. And like like Bose, it asserted it’s authority immediately on arrival. And now the Sony sits atop the mantle as the best ANC headphones available in the market today. If you need any proof the Bose has been toppled, just look at the street price for a pair of QC35II now. Stores has no choice to cut the price to compete with the Sony.
Actually, this Sony has been available for sale for a while (The M3 is released probably around ~ Aug 2018 if not earlier). It just took me this long to snag one at a good price - just under AUD$300.