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Forum: Room Acoustics
 Topic: Same stereo/speakers different sound
Re: Same stereo/speakers different sound [message #93479 is a reply to message #92666] Sun, 11 April 2021 00:20
Acacia is currently offline  Acacia
Messages: 31
Registered: January 2021
Baron
Yeah, it seems that the room where the speaker would be played will affect how the sound will turn out. Some descriptions of speakers sometimes even mention their compatibility with rooms.
Forum: Pi Speakers
 Topic: Three Pi Update
Re: Three Pi Update [message #93482 is a reply to message #93476] Sun, 11 April 2021 05:20
steve f is currently offline  steve f
Messages: 226
Registered: May 2009
Master
Geez, I can't believe I missed that.
Forum: General
 Topic: Do dogs like music?
Re: Do dogs like music? [message #93485 is a reply to message #85314] Sun, 11 April 2021 10:10
Mica is currently offline  Mica
Messages: 59
Registered: October 2020
Baron
Now that would be funny, watching your dog play air guitar. I do think that dogs like music. I swear my dog reacts when I'm playing certain artists. My cat on the other hand could care less.
 Topic: Music Insurance
Re: Music Insurance [message #93486 is a reply to message #82653] Sun, 11 April 2021 10:12
Mica is currently offline  Mica
Messages: 59
Registered: October 2020
Baron
Wow, I would love to have a collection that is worth insuring (albums that is). My system is insured in my home owners policy. I wonder if people list their collections in a policy like that.
Re: Music Insurance [message #93489 is a reply to message #93486] Sun, 11 April 2021 12:07
Rusty is currently offline  Rusty
Messages: 507
Registered: May 2018
Location: Kansas City Missouri
Illuminati (1st Degree)
I think literally anything if it has some intrinsic value can be insured. It's getting restitution after you make a claim that's the rub.
 Topic: Suitable Audio Equipment
Re: Suitable Audio Equipment [message #93478 is a reply to message #93449] Sun, 11 April 2021 00:05
Acacia is currently offline  Acacia
Messages: 31
Registered: January 2021
Baron
It depends on the work you have, if it's only for video conferences wireless earbuds should be better than earphones. Headset, I think, is only ideal to have when your work concerns online tutoring because it could be uncomfortable when used for a long duration.
Re: Suitable Audio Equipment [message #93490 is a reply to message #93478] Sun, 11 April 2021 12:11
gofar99 is currently offline  gofar99
Messages: 1581
Registered: May 2010
Location: Southern Arizona
Illuminati (4th Degree)
Another consideration is ambient noise. Is there a lot? Do you need to hear what nearby folks say? Over the ear ones are my favorites as they cut out the ambient noise. Ones with noise cancellation have never sounded as good to me. In ear are fine for activity and on planes. If you go to over the ear ones, weight, and how well they fit is really important. I use some over the ear by Audio-Technica and in ear by Sennheiser. Blue tooth is fine, if you remember to charge them. I use wired ones now as I always ran the others down. In any case price does have an effect. If what you get are cheap, then you will become unhappy with them. Equally paying a huge amount will not likely be much better than many mid range ones. I figure the sweet spot is between $100 and $200. Try before you buy or at least have return rights.

Good Listening
Bruce
Forum: Radio
 Topic: Any Other NPR Listeners Here?
Re: Any Other NPR Listeners Here? [message #93483 is a reply to message #93458] Sun, 11 April 2021 09:21
penguin89 is currently offline  penguin89
Messages: 26
Registered: December 2020
Chancellor
Rusty wrote on Fri, 09 April 2021 13:20
It's my standard go to in the car. I love Science Friday with Ira Flatow. I pronounce him, Ira Playdough. I'm a PBS devote as well. The public domain is the name of the game. And that is high quality news and informative shows. Plus great entertainment with some of the drama shows.
I love Science Friday! I always learn something new and it's a great way to end my work week. I also love listening to The TED Radio Hour and Wait Wait Don't Tell Me. There's so many high quality shows out there on NPR and I wish that more people listened to them.
Re: Any Other NPR Listeners Here? [message #93491 is a reply to message #93483] Sun, 11 April 2021 12:17
Rusty is currently offline  Rusty
Messages: 507
Registered: May 2018
Location: Kansas City Missouri
Illuminati (1st Degree)
Me too. Instead of the insufferably moronic conspiracy blogs and tubes that still perpetuate our media choices. A cop out of critical thinking. All they need is innuendo.
Forum: Craftsmen
 Topic: Electronics For Dummies
Re: Electronics For Dummies [message #93492 is a reply to message #93472] Sun, 11 April 2021 12:29
gofar99 is currently offline  gofar99
Messages: 1581
Registered: May 2010
Location: Southern Arizona
Illuminati (4th Degree)
Hi, this is a difficult problem.. Like which came first the chicken or the egg? To be successful in diy electronics you really need both knowledge and experience. There are a number of rather basic tutorials on the web that are not too technical. You ought to search them out. Often at college sites. With some basic knowledge as to what various components do you can start to fiddle with some simple circuits. I would not start with any project that was powered directly from the AC mains (wall wart is OK) or that used much over about 30 volts internally. If your project doesn't work it probably won't start a fire or hurt anyone. All this is good....but I figure it takes time and patience to get to even a reasonable level of ability in diy electronics. I have been designing and building stuff for about 60 years now and constantly see or hear of someone that wants to build a complicated project for a first try. Having such a thing work on the first power up is so unlikely that it gets close to zero. If it is AC powered the most likely thing is a blown fuse (if they used one). No fuse, then sparks and smoke. I try to assist folks with their projects, but I have the impression that some don't know which end of a soldering iron gets hot let alone how to effectively use one. After monitoring and participating in several forums I have come to a conclusion that it appears to take between 2 and 3 years for someone to get fairly good at diy electronics (expert level probably about 10). It is not for folks that like immediate gratification. Sorry.

Good Listening
Bruce
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