Jump to content

Esoterica

Full Member
  • Content Count

    728
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

528 Superstar

About Esoterica

  • Rank
    500+ Post Club

Profile Fields

  • Region
    Australia
  • Location
    Central West NSW
  • First Name
    Ash

Recent Profile Visitors

1,312 profile views
  1. Err @muon* did you not see @Dropbear67 say that the comment you're fired up about was posted by someone else and they just copied it?
  2. Excellent analogy. Lately I've been trying to get back to my old ways, where I look at my library/collection or whatever it's called in a particular streaming service, instead of looking for good "test" tracks of stuff I don't particularly enjoy or don't know at all. At the end of the day, if the music doesn't move me, it doesn't matter how great it sounds. That being said, I still enjoy the odd track and will always want to explore artists I'm not familiar with, but I'm prioritizing the music now, like I used to. I've never been in a position to test tracks, just for the hi
  3. Posted on netflix thread, but thought it should go here too.. Watched Bright last night. Never heard of it, which is surprising as it's a pretty good movie. Released 2017, it's a Netflix production. Starring Will Smith, Joel Edgerton and Noomi Rapace. It's an interesting premise. The dystopian world is inhabited by several species/races, like Orcs, Elves and Fairies, along with humans. There are also "brights". Rare beings that have the ability to wield a wand and cast amazing magic spells. Sounds a bit childish or lame? Perhaps, but it's told in a very dark a
  4. Watched Bright last night. Never heard of it, which is surprising as it's a pretty good movie. Released 2017, it's a Netflix production. Starring Will Smith, Joel Edgerton and Noomi Rapace. It's an interesting premise. The dystopian world is inhabited by several species/races, like Orcs, Elves and Fairies, along with humans. There are also "brights". Rare beings that have the ability to wield a wand and cast amazing magic spells. Sounds a bit childish or lame? Perhaps, but it's told in a very dark and gritty way. I don't think I've seen so much violence, particularly shoo
  5. Yeah it has potential to be quite interesting. Wandavision took a while to get into but I'm glad I stuck with it, because when it becomes clear what is going on, it all makes sense. That said, I haven't watched in ages and am stalled around episode 8 or thereabouts.
  6. I thought this was a movie, but as it turns out, it's another Marvel Studios series. It begins with Loki disappearing when he picks up the tesseract, when the Avengers go back in time (to 2012) in Avengers: Endgame. Yes, this is a mind-destroying time based drama. It's a fascinating premise, and is quite humorous and curious. Tom Hiddleston and Owen Wilson have good repartee. Wilson plays a TVA agent. From insider.com - "Loki stealing the tesseract and disappearing with it caused a branch in the timeline, and we'll see the consequences of this play out in the Di
  7. This shouldn't be in the movies thread! I was a little disappointed when I saw it on 'watch now' on my apple tv and discovered it is actually a series. I still watched and enjoyed though. Probably better that it's a series if it's longer than a movie.
  8. Came here to notify people if someone hadn't already, but as @hugo_wilco has I'll just add that there are some good bargains to be had (perhaps) with the extra 20% off on the vinyl on clearance section... https://www.jbhifi.com.au/collections/vinyl-clearance?utm_campaign=jb-au-20210612-saturday-EDM (XmUySA)&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter Active (Opened 90 Days)&_ke=eyJrbF9jb21wYW55X2lkIjogIkxRem50UiIsICJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJza3VsbG5kYWdnZXJzQHlhaG9vLmNvbSJ9
  9. I just checked out waxxlyrical and don't get why anyone would subscribe? It just looks like normal records to me, or are they special pressings? Like all record clubs, I wouldn't join because I'm not interested in 90% or more of the artists they're selling. I haven't found one yet that has a lot of stuff I'd want.
  10. I don't know mate, I'm sold now. After 1 and a half tracks from the spatial audio playlist haha. Seriously pretty awesome. You're IN the music. So far listened to The Weeknd - Blinding Lights and this... edit: I've also noticed some confusing options, e.g: I've tested so far with iPad pro over AirPlay and apple tv 4k also over airplay > CXN v2 and atv4k > Onkyo RZ730 > Primare I32. I am yet to try macbook air > usb-b > CXN or I32. The confusion is to do with the music app on iPad settings. You can select up to hi-res lossless
  11. I just updated Apple TV 4K and there's some interesting new features. Well I haven't noticed this before so it may not be new, but you can control balance. This is good in my use case, as my favourite chair just happens to be in the worst spot for sound quality lol. I purposely sit elsewhere if I desire the best audio at the time. Also, I played Olivia Rodrigo's "Good 4 U" over airplay to my CXN v2 streamer, then thought I'd compare to how it sounds via the ATV4K and it played it in Atmos surprisingly. I'm not sure how I feel about music in stereo vs. atmos, but it's interesting and d
  12. Interesting. I haven't looked into usb sound quality considerations, but bought a usb-c to usb-b (printer style) cable to demo my macbook air as a source, but also to use with a printer. I don't know if it's the cable, the protocol (if that's the right term?) or something else, but when using this connection, I often got regular static like noise artifacts. The cable was the cheapest on amazon so... overall I think the SQ was better than controlling my streamer over wifi, but for the unwanted (albeit barely noticeable) artifacts.
  13. He comes from an audio purist pov, and I agree that wifi controllable sources are more desirable. For me they certainly are and I stream 100% of the time lately, because I just couldn't be bothered putting an LP or CD on. I will one day, but haven't for quite a while. Anyway, the point is, it's so convenient to just find something to play on Tidal or AM (services I'm currently using) and hit play. Having to get out of my chair to do so, would defeat the convenience factor, so I agree on that point.
  14. I think I'll give this a good demo today. Weatherzone says the "feels like" temperature here is 1 celsius and I've never seen it say snow is possible 😬 ..above 500m that is. I live above that so I may see snow where I live for the first time ever. Got the fire going but still have cold legs and feet. I work from home in my workshop usually, but working in there today with no heating is not a proposition I fancy.
  15. Exactly. It's not as if hardware won't change to suit. Darko started the video talking about Bluetooth headphones and wired connection from an iPhone. Sorry mate, but I wouldn't have even expected that. It'd be nice, but can ANY streaming service do that? I can't imagine, since it's the device that is limiting, although I think he said an iPhone can do it, just that he can't stand the necessary 2 dongle situation. Yep I saw that and I agree with the rest. He made it out like this will make no difference. Maybe he's being paid by Spotify, Tidal, Qobuz? I mean I agree with his
×
×
  • Create New...