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Ive been testing the headset for about 3 weeks now and just came down to 60% from day 1. Pretty damn good battery 10/10. Comfortable wise ill give it 7.5/10 maybe changing the pads will make it more comfy.
Gonna dress that Noctua
Haven’t tested the duster yet, hope it gets the job done since my case gets dusty pretty fast.
…..and the rtx 3080 is giving me headaches with the cpu bottleneck but watching Nvidia launch is No No buy 4000 series for me. May keep it may not, still have 2 weeks to decide.

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If they still come with the “cloth” pads I highlly recommend switching to them I absolutely can’t stand pleather only reason I bought HyoerX CloudI II‘s was a friend said the DAC was good and they sounded great(I have a sound card so never actually tried it) and it had the option for cloth pads
I game in 5,1 but I’ve been using them a lot when I use My Quest 2 because they‘re obviously vastly better than the HMDs built ins speakers..
Also Props for the Noctua my rig is totally Noctua fans

For gaming on AM4, there's nothing better. It'll be worth it for you.
Having just bought one I cannot disagree because I purely use my PC for gaming. It definitely runs hotter than my previous 5600X but I suppose it’s to be expected and I’ll just have to get used to it
 
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If they still come with the “cloth” pads I highlly recommend switching to them I absolutely can’t stand pleather only reason I bought HyoerX CloudI II‘s was a friend said the DAC was good and they sounded great(I have a sound card so never actually tried it) and it had the option for cloth pads
I game in 5,1 but I’ve been using them a lot when I use My Quest 2 because they‘re obviously vastly better than the HMDs built ins speakers..
Also Props for the Noctua my rig is totally Noctua fans


Having just bought one I cannot disagree because I purely use my PC for gaming. It definitely runs hotter than my previous 5600X but I suppose it’s to be expected and I’ll just have to get used to it
No they don’t, i wished they had a pair of cloth pads included.
I chose to buy the U12A because of the size, even though i know the NH-D15 is the one to pick. Just wanted to apply some “light” to the interior without using rgb fans
 
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I have been looking at the Denon version...let us know what you think of this one.

I am looking at one for the amp alone , I have a bunch of speakers to test and the compact size is sweet.



As I mentioned in that post, I tested the Denon as well in a local shop, the panasonic sounded somewhat better imo and that was one of the deal breakers for me (the Denon was also 100 EUR more expensive), the Denon is 2x30 Watts and the Panasonic 2x60 Watts.
The Denon has smaller 2-way speakers, the Panasonic has 3-way speakers, however you can connect a separate subwoofer to the Denon and it has 2 optical inputs.

Edit: Just tested the Digital DAB+ Radio.
Have to get used to it but this set goes loud :D
 
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I have been looking at the Denon version

You should go out to a local shop that sells it.

If you want really deep-lows in bass, then there's the subwoofer option for the Denon.

For now I'm satisfied with my Panasonic:rockout::D, I can always buy new speakers someday, then I would look into speakers with passive radiators as my Harman Kardon Go+Play 2 has.
 
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Well in my upgrade rush and MSI not having sockets for USB and me not paying attention I accidentally smoked my USB.2 ports on my front panel box. So I ordered what I thought was the identical one. NOPE! I technically got an upgrade. My old one. Had useless card readers and it required a Molex. Now I have all the ports I need and a bonus Type C
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Well in my upgrade rush and MSI not having sockets for USB and me not paying attention I accidentally smoked my USB.2 ports on my front panel box. So I ordered what I thought was the identical one. NOPE! I technically got an upgrade. My old one. Had useless card readers and it required a Molex. Now I have all the ports I need and a bonus Type C
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Like a Déjà vu I seen these panels before when 3.0 was released but never one with 3.1 Gen1 and 2 :D
 
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Like a Déjà vu I seen these panels before when 3.0 was released but never one with 3.1 Gen1 and 2 :D
Was totally unexpected but happy little upgrade anyway got to use my Type C front header :roll:
 
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@Frizz what you use to take your photos?

My photos always come out blurry.
 
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@Frizz what you use to take your photos?

My photos always come out blurry.

This is taken with the Z Fold 4 which has been quite good for low light situations
 
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This is taken with the Z Fold 4 which has been quite good for low light situations
I use a Samsung s20 fe and it's picture taking capabilities seem to suck.
 
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I use a Samsung s20 fe and it's picture taking capabilities seem to suck.
hmm weird I use the S21 FE and it takes rather nice photos I wouldn't have thought they were that much different in their camera hardware check the lenses make sure they're clean before taking a photo and rest your elbows on something solid so no shaky shaky see how you go
 
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hmm weird I use the S21 FE and it takes rather nice photos I wouldn't have thought they were that much different in their camera hardware check the lenses make sure they're clean before taking a photo and rest your elbows on something solid so no shaky shaky see how you go
I was using a mount so there was no shaky. Lens are clear.

Just the image always show a massive pixilation and when I downscale it, same thing but not nearly as bad.
 
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I was using a mount so there was no shaky. Lens are clear.

Just the image always show a massive pixilation and when I downscale it, same thing but not nearly as bad.
well that's weird then I just compared your S20 Fe (Left) to my S21 Fe (Right) and it looks like the camera hardware is exactly the same
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honestly, I dont know what to say. I tried pro mode and yeah, same results. Cannot get a non pixelated shot.

Then again, I know nothing of cameras so I dont know what settings i am supposed to use.
 

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Initially when was announced I thought that wasn't fast enough or that screen is not big enough but got into the handhelds rabbit hole and after looking to build or buy something the more and more I looked into it for the price SteamDeck is a really really nice piece of hardware.
Got the 64GB model and have 256 ssd to usb c attached plus I'll be replacing the internal 64GB nvme with 512GB Kingston one.
For anyone wondering what's with the sata ssd is I cut 2/3s of it to make it smaller as the PCB only took 1/3 of the case.
 
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The right USB-C CFast device and velcro for it would be perfect to turn it into a Steam Game Gear with cartridges.
 
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No they don’t, i wished they had a pair of cloth pads included.
I chose to buy the U12A because of the size, even though i know the NH-D15 is the one to pick. Just wanted to apply some “light” to the interior without using rgb fans

From what I remember they are only 2 or 3 celsius different. you can just set a slightly stronger fan curve to match the d15 and you still won't hear the fans.

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Initially when was announced I thought that wasn't fast enough or that screen is not big enough but got into the handhelds rabbit hole and after looking to build or buy something the more and more I looked into it for the price SteamDeck is a really really nice piece of hardware.
Got the 64GB model and have 256 ssd to usb c attached plus I'll be replacing the internal 64GB nvme with 512GB Kingston one.
For anyone wondering what's with the sata ssd is I cut 2/3s of it to make it smaller as the PCB only took 1/3 of the case.

does the 64gb non-nvme make games run any slower? i was considering getting the base version and then just adding a 512gb microsd card. it does have 2 micro sd card slots right? or would i have to replace the 64gb with my 512gb one?
 

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From what I remember they are only 2 or 3 celsius different. you can just set a slightly stronger fan curve to match the d15 and you still won't hear the fans.



does the 64gb non-nvme make games run any slower? i was considering getting the base version and then just adding a 512gb microsd card. it does have 2 micro sd card slots right? or would i have to replace the 64gb with my 512gb one?
Not sure what the r/w speed of the 64GB eMMC is I assume it's around sata speeds maybe 400-500Mb/s and I think that's fine.
You can get some crazy r/w speeds from nvme drives but other bottlenecks come into play so if you get like 2000MB/s nvme you not gonna get 4 times improvement or anything like that on the loading times.
I think there will be much bigger difference between SD card to Sata then Sata to nvme drive.
SD cards I think are 100-170MB/s range.
Personally I'm not planning to use SD card.
 
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Not sure what the r/w speed of the 64GB eMMC is I assume it's around sata speeds maybe 400-500Mb/s and I think that's fine.
You can get some crazy r/w speeds from nvme drives but other bottlenecks come into play so if you get like 2000MB/s nvme you not gonna get 4 times improvement or anything like that on the loading times.
I think there will be much bigger difference between SD card to Sata then Sata to nvme drive.
SD cards I think are 100-170MB/s range.
Personally I'm not planning to use SD card.
SD cards actually work really well tbh I have a 512GB doing 110mb /s.

Don't worry about load times they're easily acceptable.
 
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