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  1. esanthosh

    Audio Random DAC/Amp Thread!!

    After two and a half years of incredible discipline (of not spending on audio), I threw caution to the wind (and much of my bank balance) in the second week of August, 2016. For nearly three years, I was content with the combo of Clip+ and Noble 4C because my music listening sessions have...
  2. esanthosh

    Audio Random DAC/Amp Thread!!

    Terrible photo of a messed up table featuring a lot of cables and some unimportant thingies!
  3. esanthosh

    Budget 41-50k HTPC Upgrade

    Thanks for all the replies so far. I should clarify that I am not an enthusiast or someone who follows technology regularly. The current HTPC was my first assembled PC and I learned that the whole process wasn't difficult even for a noob like me. Besides, it gave a tiny satisfaction that...
  4. esanthosh

    Budget 41-50k HTPC Upgrade

    My HTPC used an old motherboard from my worn out PC of 5 years. It ran fine for another 4 years before the old motherboard decided to take it's life one terrible afternoon. Currently using a Asus O Play Mini v2. But, would like to build a HTPC as soon as I can. I briefly considered Intel NUC...
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    Audio Random IEM / Headphone Rants

    Looking for a budget headphone for rough use. Why? I am unable to use IEMs because I need to hear (at least) a bit of my surroundings and it takes a bit of time to insert and remove IEMs. Budget: Cheapest possible (Would a max of 5K be enough?) Usage: Rough use directly out of Laptop / PC for...
  6. esanthosh

    Audio A Compendium of Audio Zone Reviews and Rankings: IEMs, Headphones & Sources

    I could not edit the first post (No Edit option) :( I too need to include Xiaomi Pistons 2, my first audio related purchase since Music Two, in my rankings next week.
  7. esanthosh

    Audio Random IEM / Headphone Rants

    @b_naresh, I am completely out of touch with IEMs, so much so that it took me 8 minutes to remember which one of my Soundmagic IEMs is E30 :). But, I will attempt. Please note that this is a rough impression of going once over with a portion of the same track than a detailed comparison /...
  8. esanthosh

    Audio Random IEM / Headphone Rants

    @toxicdrift, Many thanks for saving me from BD4.2. Makes my decision process a little easier.
  9. esanthosh

    Audio Random IEM / Headphone Rants

    FI-BA-SS with better looks. That's an IEM I always wanted to try.
  10. esanthosh

    Audio Random IEM / Headphone Rants

    I have not been in a mood to spend money of late. So, to avoid temptation (temporarily), I have stopped visiting Head-fi and FB of audio related sites for the past couple of weeks. I have also been infrequent on TE. I don't expect this to change for the next few days / weeks. On the flip side, I...
  11. esanthosh

    Audio It is all about Two

    Just the overall preference without proper comparisons. EX1000 may still be preferred for Classical and Jazz, I'd think. It still rules in timbre. With proper comparisons, EX1000 may take back the #2 position, you never know (read below). I used "Organic" as a characteristic - smooth, non-dry...
  12. esanthosh

    Audio It is all about Two

    @toxicdrift I will definitely be getting a FX850 this year, just not sure about the timing. Yes! Same here regarding JH Audio. I am intrigued by what people tell me about JH13FP. Whenever I seriously considered it, I hear this or that about waiting time or customer service and my enthusiasm...
  13. esanthosh

    Audio It is all about Two

    @toxicdrift Thanks. Any other interesting Custom IEM you are looking at right now? Lear?
  14. esanthosh

    Audio Sansa Clip+ or Cowon iAudio 10

    Clip Sport does not support Rockbox yet. It uses a different SoC and there are no firmware updates so far (which is required for a Rockbox port). Clip+ / Clip Zip - Durability, portability, sound quality, Rockbox with Parametric EQ, ease of use Cowon - BBE Hardware EQ, Battery Life, Driving...
  15. esanthosh

    Audio It is all about Two

    Updated the first post. Due to lack of time for IEMs, initial impressions got a bit delayed. I actually wrote a lot more and while listening to both 4C and Two, no less, but all of it got lost due to a mysterious mishap when updating my post :(. I have tried to write what little I remembered...
  16. esanthosh

    The investments thread

    @abhi1984 There is absolutely no need to answer if you do not feel inclined to do so. I am not sure you can answer everything, especially in an open forum. However, my interest is always in learning from practical experience rather than go by books, because more often than not, you get to...
  17. esanthosh

    Audio Looky what arrived in the mail today....

    @indialogue, There were a couple of limited time combo offers in the past for HD800 that brought down the cost closer to 60K :) See: http://www.head-fi.org/t/428935/roll-call-indians-staying-in-india-interested-in-high-end-headphones-iems/210#post_10316767
  18. esanthosh

    The investments thread

    @abhi1984, Not sure if my queries belong in this thread. Will PM you later on :) @avi, Do not worry. You are trying to learn a large amount of financial jargon at one go. When I started, I too tried to make sense of things by reading Investopedia. I understood a little bit, but was left...
  19. esanthosh

    The investments thread

    @abhi1984, No! I was just curious and there was no need to edit your post. If you had genuinely answered, I had a few follow-up queries on your hedging method which I'd have taken via the PM route. What has it got to do with number of years? If you had started investing prior to 2008 crash and...
  20. esanthosh

    The investments thread

    @avi , Edited the post.