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  1. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    The DAC on the V30 is awesome! Worth the price of admission. I think the Essential phone might have to go. Software updates are best on the Pixel. Camera is awesome on the Pixel. I can use the V30 for media consumption especially with this awesome DAC.
    I'm most curious about the DAC on the V30 Vs that on the V20. I love the DAC on the V20, since it drives my headphones better than using a standalone FiiO Q1 DAC and a USB adapter with other devices.
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    12-12-2017 02:11 AM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I don't have a good response to your point. If they do, that's really disappointing because Shazam is so good and is a small part of the reason why I can deal with Android. Song ID is important to me, and it's the only app I know of that doesn't have to live on the home screen to identify songs.
    I use Google to identify songs.
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    12-12-2017 02:11 AM
  3. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    I use Google to identify songs.
    How good is Google at ID?

    Shazam has issues with more obscure stuff but sometimes surprised that it know a certain song when I'm not expecting it to.
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    12-12-2017 03:34 AM
  4. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Beautiful weather here today. A break from the wind and rain. Which apparently return tomorrow.
    12-12-2017 03:35 AM
  5. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Anyone read this?

    http://www.ladbible.com/technology/t...craft-20171212

    It's interesting but they're not sure 100% yet. Though I'd really like it to be I'm guessing it won't.

    It would be good for our human ego though...
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    12-12-2017 06:14 AM
  6. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    I'm most curious about the DAC on the V30 Vs that on the V20. I love the DAC on the V20, since it drives my headphones better than using a standalone FiiO Q1 DAC and a USB adapter with other devices.
    My suspicion is the DAC on the V30 is better, but more of a sort step up rather than something that blows the V20 (and Axon 7) out of the water.

    People are likely to pick a V30 because of the water resistance, design and camera improvements. People who like the IR blaster, removable battery and current price are likely to stick with the V20.
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    12-12-2017 07:02 AM
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    The DAC on the V30 is awesome! Worth the price of admission. I think the Essential phone might have to go. Software updates are best on the Pixel. Camera is awesome on the Pixel. I can use the V30 for media consumption especially with this awesome DAC.
    Well, that escalated quickly. Never thought Andy's phone would stick around long, but man...that was fast...

    I do agree though. In my case, I'd get a V30 for the same reason as I got a V20 - multimedia experience is superb.
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    12-12-2017 07:04 AM
  8. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    This is how I feel about work...

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    12-12-2017 07:04 AM
  9. libra89's Avatar
    Good luck. I hope you'll be able to get better spectacles elsewhere.
    Thank you Laura. I hope so too.
    The level of anxiety (I think this is the right word, but it feels like it's underlying; I was half awake, half asleep over this :( ) I feel about this sucks.
    Last edited by libra89; 12-12-2017 at 07:39 AM.
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    12-12-2017 07:26 AM
  10. libra89's Avatar
    My coworker made me laugh, hoping to find more things that would ease it a bit. Idealistically for the rest of the day haha.
    Last edited by libra89; 12-12-2017 at 08:02 AM.
    12-12-2017 07:52 AM
  11. libra89's Avatar
    Well, that escalated quickly. Never thought Andy's phone would stick around long, but man...that was fast...

    I do agree though. In my case, I'd get a V30 for the same reason as I got a V20 - multimedia experience is superb.
    I agree that it was really fast. I'm surprised. It feels like it's been about a week?
    12-12-2017 08:03 AM
  12. worldspy99's Avatar
    I use Google to identify songs.
    I no longer have to actively use anything to identify songs. The Pixel 2 does it automatically and about 95% + of times it is spot on.
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    12-12-2017 08:10 AM
  13. worldspy99's Avatar
    I'm most curious about the DAC on the V30 Vs that on the V20. I love the DAC on the V20, since it drives my headphones better than using a standalone FiiO Q1 DAC and a USB adapter with other devices.
    I will try to go by memory and see how equal or different they are Laura.
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    12-12-2017 08:10 AM
  14. worldspy99's Avatar
    How good is Google at ID?

    Shazam has issues with more obscure stuff but sometimes surprised that it know a certain song when I'm not expecting it to.
    Google is slower than Shazam at obscure stuff. There is some stuff that both of them fail at though.
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    12-12-2017 08:11 AM
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    Beautiful weather here today. A break from the wind and rain. Which apparently return tomorrow.
    Sounds like UK weather in France.
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    12-12-2017 08:12 AM
  16. worldspy99's Avatar
    This is how I feel about work...

    This song was playing in the Lyft ride back home from Hertz yesterday after I returned the rental car. Pixel 2 picked it up via the ambient mode version.
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    12-12-2017 08:15 AM
  17. worldspy99's Avatar
    Thank you Laura. I hope so too.
    The level of anxiety (I think this is the right word, but it feels like it's underlying; I was half awake, half asleep over this :( ) I feel about this sucks.
    I had a frame break in the mid 2000s decade. Went to a Titanium frame since. I still have one that's 9+ years old and works well, of course with an updated prescription.
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    12-12-2017 08:17 AM
  18. worldspy99's Avatar
    Well, that escalated quickly. Never thought Andy's phone would stick around long, but man...that was fast...

    I do agree though. In my case, I'd get a V30 for the same reason as I got a V20 - multimedia experience is superb.
    Essential is/was a nice device. I listen to music a lot in the car with my kid, it's something that's important to me. There's no contest with the V30, everything else sounds drab.

    And since I parked a lot of money in the devices last month, it's time to cash out the chips.
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    12-12-2017 08:20 AM
  19. libra89's Avatar
    I had a frame break in the mid 2000s decade. Went to a Titanium frame since. I still have one that's 9+ years old and works well, of course with an updated prescription.
    Ooh that's smart. I like the look of some of them, but my prescription isn't light enough to pull those off lol.
    12-12-2017 08:23 AM
  20. worldspy99's Avatar
    Ooh that's smart. I like the look of some of them, but my prescription isn't light enough to pull those off lol.
    My prescription is pretty gnarly too and these handle it well. But I pay smartphone prices just for the lenses. Last pair cost like Andy's phone on Black Friday for lenses alone.
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    12-12-2017 08:25 AM
  21. libra89's Avatar
    Essential is/was a nice device. I listen to music a lot in the car with my kid, it's something that's important to me. There's no contest with the V30, everything else sounds drab.

    And since I parked a lot of money in the devices last month, it's time to cash out the chips.
    Gotcha, as you have to do what makes sense for you. I bet your Essential will go fast though.
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    12-12-2017 08:26 AM
  22. worldspy99's Avatar
    Well that was fast. Sold one iPhone X case and a tablet on eBay. Hopefully it will help offset the losses on some of the other devices.

    I also traded in my iPad 2 to Apple. I am almost done setting up the iPad Pro and plan to use it with a keyboard within a day or two.
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    12-12-2017 08:28 AM
  23. worldspy99's Avatar
    Gotcha, as you have to do what makes sense for you. I bet your Essential will go fast though.
    With a sealed 360 camera?
    I hope so.
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    12-12-2017 08:31 AM
  24. libra89's Avatar
    I'm thinking of selling my Pixel and just not installing the update at all. I'll rather leave it to the buyer to decide if they want to or not. Not 100% sure on this, but I don't like not having the possibility to roll back in case calls sound weird (which I have heard about).

    Edit: Looking at Swappa prices, it looks like it would be better for me to do the trade-in route to get the Pixel 2. The value seems to have really tanked and I'll have to debate if I want the lesser cash (to not buy anything...yet). For my own good, I should probably just take the cash.
    Last edited by libra89; 12-12-2017 at 10:36 AM.
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    12-12-2017 09:39 AM
  25. worldspy99's Avatar
    Typing this on the iPad Pro with a Logitech BT keyboard. I can get used to this. Also no snooping by work when I spend time on forums.
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    12-12-2017 11:28 AM
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