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  1. My dilemma is that I cannot stream music on my work pc for many obvious reasons. I have a personal pc on a different network that would allow me to stream but that requires two sets of headsets. Is there a way to have 'One headset to rule them all'? I want to be able to hear my pc ping/ring with a new notification and talk to any device. I've looked at the multipoint headsets, but I have found nothing with the over the hear/noise cancelling capabilities that I want. I don't really want wireless because of the short battery life, and I don't want to break the bank. There doesn't seem to be a lot of others in this situation. Any and all advise would be appreciated.
  2. If you haven't visited our Learning Center in awhile, we've recently added several guides and articles. Here is what's new A Guide to Roon Music Player Forget everything you know about music players. Music is an experience, and Roon reconnects you with it. A Guide to Streaming Music Services With a still-growing array of streaming services, it can be tough to decide which one to pick. Here are the key questions you should ponder before you decide. MQA, What is it and Why Should I Care? Master Quality Authenticated (MQA) is the newest format to hit the market. MQA is an audio codec intended for high fidelity, digital audio, internet streaming and file download. MQA can be played on any audio device, whether that’s inside your home, your car, from your phone or anywhere else you might be – perfectly fitting into the way you listen to your music today. An Introduction to Computer Audio New to computer audio or having trouble deciding if a computer audio system is right for you? Fear not, we have put together this introduction to computer audio so that you can understand the basics of what goes into a computer-based audio system. An Introduction to Buying a Turntable Vinyl is back and better than ever. If you're thinking about getting back into the hobby or considering purchasing your first turntable, this guide will run you through the basics of what to look for in a turntable setup. Resonance Control - Controlling Unwanted Vibrations in an Audio Systems When listening to music, speakers are the main source of vibration traveling through the ground and back to your equipment, also termed floor-borne vibration. It’s the job any component isolation product (footers, shelves, stands) to protect the supported component from external ground and air vibration interference. Vibration is a variable which must be mastered through proper design and discreet material choices to achieve resonance control for your audio system.
  3. Hello everyone I'm fairly new to all of this so I could use some help. I want to hook up some bookshelf speakers to my computer. So far I know that I would need an amplifier. I don't have the greatest budget for this but i'm thinking of buying. This, http://www.amazon.com/Onkyo-TX8020-TX-8020-Stereo-Receiver/dp/B00EE18O7W and use these speakers, http://www.amazon.com/Klipsch-R-15M-Bookshelf-Monitor-Speakers/dp/B00LMF41IY/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1463069169&sr=1-1&keywords=klipsh+r-15m So i'm thinking of connecting the amplifier with a optical digital audio cable from my computer and then connect the speakers to my amplifier. I don't have a soundcard on my computer but I do have an optical out on my motherboard. All I want is that I can listen to music and watch a movie on my computer with decent sound. Would this work I really have no idea but I would like some good audio instead of using headphones also in the near future I would like to add a subwoofer. If you need some more information just ask and i'll reply as soon as possible. Is this all possible? I hope someone can help me out here. Kind regards Michaël.
  4. hi-fi in your head

    a year ago, stepped into a head-fi shop, looking for a bluetooth headphone for gym use. bought a plantronics backbeat fit. strictly mid-fi, but comfy + good enough to pump blood with some EDM. that was the beginning. made the ‘mistake’ of listening to music via usb audio player (UAP) > android smart phone > burson conductor > sennheiser hd800. now own 3 iems (in-ear monitors a.k.a. earphones) + 2 headphones + 2 DACs to listen to music via iphone, ipad, macbook pro, imac + digital audio player (DAP). over 12 months, head-fi spend is roughly equal to hi-fi spend. same story in terms of listening time. primarily use head-fi gear on-the-move or when privacy (see 9) is paramount. still not sure how one slipped/slid into head-fi… so smoothly and sinfully. perhaps: sounds fantastic. yes, great hi-fi still body-slams head-fi in terms of sub-bass physicality + 3D sound-staging. but have listened to some headgear systems that are simply amazing (no, not even the abyss/stax/orpheus class, quite sure don’t want to go there just yet). gear is (relatively) cheaper, more accessible. if one already has a suitable source, investing $2000 (or less) easily gets you a whiff of the good stuff. less buying hassles 1 = bring own stuff to shop / plug in / audition / pay like a duke / walk-out listening + smiling. less buying hassles 2 = shipping head gear is faster/cheaper than shipping, let’s say, a mcintosh amp and/or atc active speakers. less chance of damage on arrival (DOA) as well. ability to listen to music in hi-fi at any time = ak240 DAP in pocket playing Mozart at a Parisian cafe at dusk > jh audio rox = wow. portability + listening anywhere = cafe, airplane, poolside, foreign lands = take it with you. easy sharing = thoughtfully, some DACs come with 2 outputs. auto-ideal listening ‘environment’ = plug in and shut out the world, unless it is really, really noisy. one can also opt for 'noise-cancellation' gear. auto-privacy. not only for listener. also in interests of not (overly) agitating/deafening co-habitatators, off-spring, furry kids, in-laws, etc. compatibility with the smart devices people already own/lug around daily = phones, tablets, PCs. kind of explains why there is a lot of more talk + action + hype + people in head-fi as compared to hi-fi these days. btw, head-fi = CA. front-ends are interchangeable, software equally applicable, audiophile aspirations very much the same. ...except for room acoustics and subwoofery, one can continue to argue/wrestle (until cows come home), wrt: DBX/DBT, DSD vs PCM, cables, OSX vs Windows vs Linux vs renderers/servers, bit perfection, over-sampling vs NOS, LPSUs and Regens, what can be and what can/cannot be measured/heard/perceived by ears, brains, machines, brain-scans, more than 5 senses, et al. statement: head-fi will play a humongous role in defining future of CA. agree / disagree / fulla schiit.
  5. Fidelizer features explanation

    I read Fidelizer comments in forums and found most people believing it's just shutting down services with some process tweaks that could be done with batch file. I'd like to make proper explanation here to tell you what Fidelizer does beyond that in details. This is what Fidelizer does writen in my website. -Optimize audio thread, I/O priorities, clock rate in resource scheduler -Optimize network utilization for low latency streaming media -Optimize process thread priorities and system clock resolution -Optimize processor core assignment for multi-core CPU -Launch audiophile player with Fidelizer optimizations -Stop most system services leaving only audio-related ones Read more at Fidelizer - Instantly computer audiophile workstationWindows X's Live While this may not be clear enough, I'd like to rephrase again. Fidelizer's core optimizations does 3 things you should consider that no other software does or advertised those features. a) MMCSS optimizations - You may see a few of MMCSS optimizations online but Fidelizer doesn't do it like others you see. The first thing is it doesn't permanently change MMCSS optimizations. The second is my MMCSS optimizations is done from hard work and long research of digitial audio in 'highend systems'. I did what it was best for real highend systems with audition from respected digital highend shops here. It also does balancing between system/audio/network and let you configure for best music listening experience for streaming media as well. b) Kernel timer resolution optimization - This was introduced way back in a few places. I think it's firstly introduced in digital audio by Peter from XXHighend. I personal discovered this from DPC Latency checker software. I used to have stuttering audio for low latency playback but after running DPC Latency checker, it stopped stuttering. So I look further and found this software changed timer resolution from 15.6ms to 1ms fixing this stuttering issue. Fidelizer also does this and will set it to lowest possible (0.5ms). c) Audio thread priority optimization - This is the only and unique feature where I'm confident that no one else have done that before and you can never do it yourself from system tweaks or batch script. It will optimize audio thread priority to high priority improving audio performance significantly 'by native API'. It's NT6 API feature that allows Windows to adjust audio thread priority directly and Fidelizer does that 'FOR FREE'. This are the solely reason why you should consider trying Fidelizer and don't just treat this as some services/process tweaks software. And I'd like to add that not all software does the same optimizations, Fidelizer/XXHighend/AudiophileOptimizer/some batch scripts won't assign the same core affinity and lowering/increasing process priority all the same too. Even if you already does all that thinking it's your optimal optimization, Fidelizer can still further improve it with its core optimizations as I mentioned above. Core optimizations made Fidelizer original and there's no alternatives right now. I hope you'll enjoy good music with Fidelizer and happy new year 2015. Cheers, Windows X
  6. Ciamara Learning Center We strive to specify and implement robust and reliable audio and home theater systems. To ensure that you continue to enjoy the most out of your Ciamara system, we have assembled a series of tutorials that we hope will be helpful to you. This section is one of the most popular on our site and provides a wealth of information specific to computer audio. Visit our Learning Center here http://ciamara.com/support Also, please let us know if there's anything you'd like us to include in the section or go into greater detail on. Thanks! 1.844.CIAMARA (1.844.242.6272) High End Audio Store NYC - Experience Ciamara
  7. I am fairly new to computer speaker setups, and planning to add the YST-SW012 to an existing 2.0 speaker system. After having searched various forums with usually mixed information about connecting this subwoofer to a pc, I am unsure about this setup. Do I just connect the sub with the supplied cable to the center/subwoofer output on my sound card, or do I need a separate receiver or a different cable? Any help is appreciated.
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