Thursday, January 26, 2012

TAG Heuer Men's CAH1110.BT0714 Formula 1 Chronograph Quartz Watch

Start: Thursday, 26-January 10pm
Delivered: Monday, 30-January 10am

Exposure Time = 1/40 sec
F Number = F14
ISO Speed Ratings = 200
Focal Length = 150mm
Flash with Softbox at right

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Audioengine 2 & FiiO E10 DAC

For the past few months, I've been listening to my FLAC/320kbps MP3s using iTunes or Winamp (both at EQ flat), onboard mobo audio (Realtek ALC892 Audio Codec), and Audioengine 2 (bought a couple of weeks ago). And I was pretty contented.

Then curiosity got hold of me and I bought a FiiO E10 desktop DAC yesterday (I got bored the other day so I browsed thru various boards...)

People are saying the latest mobos nowadays have pretty decent audio chips that there's no need to add a dedicated soundcard or external DACs (entry-level types). Oh, how pretty wrong those people are!

After a brainless FiiO E10 setup, Audioengine 2 and DAC are ready to go within 10 seconds. And the audio output is just awesome!!! It's like I got a brandnew set of ears! Mozarts, Dire Straits, Queen, Radiohead, Acoustic Alchemy, etc seem to come alive in our PC desk. I'm thinking now of taking a day off tomorrow.... too much songs to digest again!!!

So if you're just using your mobo's onboard audio and you want to hear pure "music", do yourself a favor and buy a dedicated soundcard (internal or external). For entry-level, go for those at least AUD80 and avoid the dirt-cheap ones....

Friday, January 13, 2012

Invicta Watches, ASICS, & Crocs

Amazing discounts offered for Invicta watches & shoes so placed our 4th & 5th orders with this evening...

Start: Friday, 13-Jan-12 9:30pm

Delivery: Monday, 16-Jan-12 4:00pm

Start: Saturday, 14-Jan-12 9:15pm

Delivery: Thursday, 19-Jan-12 4:30pm

Audioengine 2 (A2)

Edifier M1350 is lacking so I moved it to our office and brought Audioengine 2 in at home. A2 is way better that M1350, as expected (well, A2 costs 5x than M1350).

A2 output is "full", clear, and more natural especially at EQ flat or off. PC audio is now more enjoyable.

Highly recommended!
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