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  1. On 9/5/2022 at 5:52 PM, LordSpymaster said:

    Booked the City ZX MT White today. Asked for the SBI loan, and the sales rep showed me a recent offer for 0 pre-payment charges and 0 preclosure fee after 1 year. Plus no processing fees as well. Plan to pay it down in 18 months. 


    Congrats. Booked the white City VX myself last week. Did you get the basic accessories package from Honda? I am thinking of skipping it and getting the mat from outside. Besides the car mat the other stuff included in the kit is pretty useless. How's the ownership experience so far? 

  2. I have the pulse 3D. It was easier to locate enemies in Returnal on the pulse headset than the other 2 devices I tried (sennheiser HD 599 se and Fiio fh3). As far as comfort goes it is pretty light weight but the ear cups are small and the cushions are shallow. The leatherette material causes heat build up around your ears. It might be OK for a couple hours of gaming before it starts getting uncomfortable, your mileage may vary though. 

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  3. 31 minutes ago, DinJo said:

    Episode 6 the best episode yet

    Is it the one with Death? That and the Hell episodes were my favourites so far. I really wanna watch the rest right now but I'm waiting for night time for that pitch black oled viewing. The wait is really testing my patience lol. 

  4. 5 minutes ago, Mr. Comingle said:

    Absolutely. I’ll watch it at night like it’s meant to be. Really love the comics. I honestly found the trailer underwhelming so I’m happy to see it getting good reviews. I hope the show goes the distance.


    I've heard about the comics but never read them. I went into the show completely blind and it's been a blast. I much prefer the type content from Vertigo over the mainline DC stuff. 

  5. 49 minutes ago, Mr. Comingle said:

    Wow it’s out already? Gotta get to it asap

    If you have a dolby vision capable TV, make sure to watch it in the dark. One of the most visually striking shows I've seen. It's use of dark scenes and neon lights is just eye porn. The sound design is amazing too. Technically this show is a masterpiece. A really good showpiece for folks with home theater setups. 

  6. 12 minutes ago, R3D_D3ViL said:

    I am considering both of them based on their different merits, not trying to compare them as both iem and a closed back headphone are not comparable honestly. The KZ is more neutral sounding with understated but prominent bass and wide soundstage. The XM4 are obviously bass heavy compared to KZ but it is nowhere like the bass boost headphones that Sony makes elsewhere. With ANC enabled the immersion is far better than an iem where the sound has more power and punch. Not even getting into the convenience of usage. 

    I'm not sure what you're getting at. You basically agreed with what I said initially. That is , wired iems for music and tws for everything else. 


    And where did I mention about closed back headphones? 

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  7. 1 minute ago, R3D_D3ViL said:

    Kinda disagree. I own both XM4 and KZ iem. The KZ ZS10 pro is unmatched in audio quality when I listen to songs but when I play games or watch movies with it, i found the sound to be on the shriller side. The XM4’s are more preferable for gaming and movies imo. 

    Xm4's are very dark by default. Your perception of neutrality will be skewed if you use that as a frame of reference. But yeah, being bass heavy doesn't hurt for non competitive gaming and movies. Besides the convenience of wireless makes it a no brainer for non music related stuff. 

  8. BTW, if you are listening wireless, it is not lossless. It doesn't matter what the source says. There are no lossless wireless audio codecs in existence right now. Even LDAC, which is considered the best wireless codec and has the highest theoretical bit rate is a lossy codec.

  9. 1 hour ago, Mr. Comingle said:

    It’s not that old maybe 4 years back. And it’s a premium brand and supposed to be one of the best IEM under 10k. Your chi fi brands existed back then too. Besides no phones have headphone jacks anymore.

    I can see unboxing videos of the ma 750 that are more than 8 years old. And no, most of the chi fi stuff didn't exist back then. I'd be willing to bet your rha wouldn't even be top 10 under 10k now. 


    And dongles are a thing. If someone is willing to go through the inconvenience of using a wired earbud for better sound quality, carrying a dongle along with the iem isn't much of reach. 

  10. 13 minutes ago, Mr. Comingle said:

    Disagree my galaxy buds+ came pretty close to matching my rha ma750 which cost more

    I don't have experience with the rha but they do seem to be quite old now. Iem's especially chi fi has made tremendous improvements in the low-mid tier space. Comparing the xm4's with the IE300 may be unfair but they're still a lot worse than my fiio fh3's which are quite a bit cheaper. You could get Moondrop Aria's for 7k which no tws is going to be able keep up with. 

  11. Not a fan of the xm4's. They're too large and sticks out too much making them unsuitable to lie down with. The sound quality is also a bit of a let down. They sound too dark and boxy. Not even on the same galaxy compared to my IE 300's. They do have great noise cancellation though. 


    My advice to anyone considering these tws earbuds is if you have decent sounding iem, these tws buds will never come close to matching them in sound quality. So just choose the smallest, lightest and cheapest one for convenience, voice calls and watching videos and listening to podcasts. Use your iem for music. 

  12. Just now, SuperT said:

    Thanks! Also, I am guessing in Hades and Returnal you could get lucky with RNG which doesn't seem to be the case for Sifu. 

    Yeah Returnal relies on RNG the most. With Hades there are ways to manipulate RNG.


    With Sifu there are different inputs for block and evade and you have to input the appropriate block/evade depending on high/low attacks. It's more like a typical fighting game in this regard and needs good reflexes. With Returnal there is only one dodge key and it gives a generous amount of i-frames. 

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  13. 4 minutes ago, SuperT said:

    Would you say it is harder than Returnal and Hades ? I have recently played those, so will be great if you could compare it to those two.

    Returnal and Hades relies more on knowledge of game mechanics and builds. Sifu is more reliant on reflexes. I would say Sifu is easier to pick up than Returnal or Hades but harder to master. 

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  14. Been enjoying As Dusk Falls. The story so far is engaging and the characters are interesting. I love the graphic novel like art style .


    Gameplay wise it is the typical interactive story mechanic we've seen before minus the janky character controls. The game just focus on story telling doesn't pretend to be anything more than an interactive novel, which I love.

  15. 1 minute ago, Bird Bird Bird said:


    Well, while the system is old, even older Pixels use Google's epic AI rendering. If you see normal light photos, you won't find much difference between 6 vs older A series. 6 and above do better in low light, plus much much better video. 

    I'm using a 4a, and my wife uses iPhone 13, and we took many pics during our recent vacation. From the main camera, 4a had equal or better keepers vs iPhone 13. Videos are a different beast though. Nothing beats the iPhone. 

    If the images from the main shooter is within the same ballpark as flagship cameras, that should be good enough. Will have to make a purchase on the upcoming sale during the weekend. I'm inching towards the pixel.


    I've never tried a pixel phone before, would be good to have a pixel phone to play with. Might be something I'd look to get into myself in the distant future if I end up liking the pixel experience. 

  16. 3 minutes ago, Bird Bird Bird said:


    It's not launched yet. I think the release is on 28th July, and hence no reviews. 

    The tensor chip is expected to be better than the usual SDs, but the camera system is age old, same as 4a and older. I also think the underdisplay FP scanner won't be as good as usual A series back scanner (generally, bad reviews on 6/6 Pro). 

    It is still a huge upgrade over any Redmi phone, so you can go ahead eyes closed. 32k is honestly not bad. 

    Don't go for Nothing Phone. Their base is A11, and they won't get OS update beyond A14. 

    FE series are decent, also Moto Edge 30. 

    I am bit biased for Pixels, so will still choose 6a over any other Android phone. 

    Yikes! I didn't realise the camera hardware is carried over from the pixel 4 series. I was expecting the same camera from the pixel 6. Camera is her biggest requirement. She uses my s22 ultra for her camera needs, so the bar of expectation is pretty high :lol: :fear:



  17. 1 minute ago, Bird Bird Bird said:


    Not really. IMO, 30-33k is the sweet spot, and it might go down to those numbers with current card offers. 


    I am getting an exchange value of 10k for P4a, with 4k discount on Axis and 1500 cb on Axis card, it will come down to 29k-ish. But I am sure price will fall on BBD. 

    She has an old Redmi note 7 pro for exchange. Flipkart is offering additional bonus on exchange for the pixel 6a (7.5k vs 5k on other phones). This along with the cashback offers would bring the price down to ~32k. It's weird that the phone is available for purchase but we are yet to see reviews on it from the usual suspects. 

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