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Jul 9 2021

HiFiMan Sundara?

I’ve come to really love my Sennheiser hd 6xx headphones over the past few months and have used them pretty much every day since they came into my life, but they aren’t perfect. they lack sound stage (they have a really intimate sound like the band is playing directly into your ears rather than in the room you’re in) and they tend to be a bit warmer / vailed than I feel they could be putting an emphasis on the lower mids/upper bass. I’ve been told again and again and again that I should try out the HiFiMan Sundara headphones, that they are drastically different/better from the somewhat lower end headphones (like the 4xx, 5xx that I own and are drastically better than the he 560 v4’s that I bought on sale for similar money to the Sundara that I didn’t enjoy and will be reselling soon) so I finally decided to bite the bullet and pick up a set of Sundaras from amazon (figuring I have a month to audition them and i can straight up return them if they don’t please me, and also I have a few hundred dollars in negative balance on my amazon visa at the moment from returns that I recently made, as well as getting 5% cash back for the purchase *shrug*) I look forward to doing some a/b testing in the near future, and i’ll probably do an unboxing and hardware comparison as well.. #audiophile #ExpensiveHobbies #FirstWorldProblems

Nov 15 2020

Cpgeek updates

Facebook just reminded me to reach out with updates, so here I am! (There will be a more complete video update in the next few weeks). So what have I been up to? I’ve had multiple open quests.
 
  • My day Job has had be doing lots of professional live streaming
  • My desk chair recently died and I’ve been researching a replacement
  • My NAS got a rebuild in a different case and had some issues recently leading to some required maintenance
  • I began research for a phone video I’d like to shoot
  • I purchased a new panasonic g7 camera to put in my prompter (thus freeing my panasonc g85 which has the same sensor but more features, so I can use it as a handheld camera again)
  • Bought a cheap camlink competitor (1080p 30, but very inexpensive and seems to work decently, review on that to come)
  • I purchased an application called touchportal which is a less expensive and imho better competitor that turns any ios or android device into a fully customizable streamdeck
  • I’ve been rethinking my digital dashboard project
  • working on some Christmas presents for my family
  • messing with my valve index preparing for a review, got a cr6-se 3d printer (that I’m still a little suspect about, more on that later)
  • will soon be rebuilding the virtual server that runs cpgeek.org (mostly due to the fact that Ubuntu no longer supports 32 bit applications and I was using the 32 bit version on a virtual machine to try to save memory and space as it’s got fewer than 4gb of ram allocated)
  • amazon associates payouts seem to be getting worse and worse so I’ve been updating @cpgeekdeals less and less but still throw some stuff up there if I find something particularly good.
  • I’ve been attempting to upgrade some of my computer components but having a devil of a time getting resellers to sell them to me (more on that later)
I’ve got some holiday time that I’m taking soon so I’m hoping to get some recording time in for some additional youtube content (which I’ll be reposing here) explaining some of this stuff soon. so stay tuned.
Jul 22 2019

@CpgeekDeals on twitter!

For the past week or so I’ve been doing some research into tech deals and where to find them, how to suss them out, etc. and thought about how to get them out to my fellow geeks out there, and figured that twitter had a good following with integrated opportunity for sharing and conversation so last night I soft-launched @CpgeekDeals with a few awesome deals I was able to find, and will be updating every couple of days or so with more as I find them.  Please check it out and follow if you’re interested in saving some cash on some of the latest and greatest tech gear and services!  Tell your friends!

Twitter.com/CpgeekDeals

May 5 2019

Unboxing and First Impressions of the Raeisusp DC Drive Cable / USB Power Adapter for Panasonic G85 / G7

This is just a quick unboxing of my new USB power cable and adapter for my new Panasonic G85 micro four thirds camera. This should enable me to keep it powered all day while I’m in the studio, and with the help of my Imuto battery bank (see previous video), it should help keep my camera powered for several hours of recording out in the field as well!

If you’re interested, please check it out on amazon, using this link to buy this product (or any other on amazon) really helps the channel quite a bit, so I’d thank you to give it a click!
https://amzn.to/2DPswix

Imuto battery unboxing and first impressions video:
https://youtu.be/2bbCknTbFas

Imuto battery amazon link:
https://amzn.to/2H3AwhY

Apr 30 2019

My IBM Model M keyboard finally getting the maintenance it deserves after 30 years of service. (pictorial)

I own an IBM Model M keyboard. It’s easily (by orders of magnitude) the oldest component that makes up my workstation, but due to it’s wonderfully tactile precision, it is certainly my favorite keyboard of all time and despite it’s age, still serves me every single day as my primary desktop input device. However (there’s always a however), I’m confident that beyond some light surface cleaning and disinfecting, it had never been properly cleaned.

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