1. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    So far, the wireless headphones are OK. Phone call audio on this unit is mono and in one ear bud only - that sucks.

    We'll see how they hold up on Monday for the commute.
    So of course, one falls out of my ear. I was going to get the pair for $150 that happens ok over your ear, but u was reading about too much pairing issues. Oh well...
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    12-16-2017 04:42 PM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Plus all the proprietary dongle crap is a pure money grab as well.

    Google dongle is okay with Pixel but doesn't sound great with Andy's phone. You need to use the Essential dongle. And the Moto Z USB-C dongle doesn't work with either phone.

    On a side note the V30 DAC just blows the audio from these USB-C dongles out of the water.
    That reminds me of the early 2000s before 3.5mm headphone jacks were standard. What's old is new again. 😞
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    12-16-2017 04:57 PM
  3. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    We're having Ethiopian food tonight at our favorite restaurant. They've tweaked the menu (a lateral move to me), so instead of sharing a meal, we've ordered separately for the first time.

    Should be interesting...
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    12-16-2017 06:14 PM
  4. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    That reminds me of the early 2000s before 3.5mm headphone jacks were standard. What's old is new again. 😞
    Those days were a damn pain...drowning in OEM proprietary 2.5mm jacks and plugs...
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    12-16-2017 06:14 PM
  5. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Plus all the proprietary dongle crap is a pure money grab as well.

    Google dongle is okay with Pixel but doesn't sound great with Andy's phone. You need to use the Essential dongle. And the Moto Z USB-C dongle doesn't work with either phone.

    On a side note the V30 DAC just blows the audio from these USB-C dongles out of the water.
    In terms of built in DAC though, the USB-C audio in the S835 isn't horrible. It sounds OK through those cheap headphones I have when enabling the EQ...but if you like to listen to your music flat, the V30 destroys everything else, I'm sure.
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    12-16-2017 06:18 PM
  6. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    We're having Ethiopian food tonight at our favorite restaurant. They've tweaked the menu (a lateral move to me), so instead of sharing a meal, we've ordered separately for the first time.

    Should be interesting...
    Food was still good, but we could tell the chef was different. Kinda preferred the previous chef...

    That's the trouble with living in a sophisticated food town - you want the restaurant to what it's know for very well, but the restaurant doesn't want to be stale and lose customers...
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    12-16-2017 09:06 PM
  7. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Food was still good, but we could tell the chef was different. Kinda preferred the previous chef...

    That's the trouble with living in a sophisticated food town - you want the restaurant to what it's know for very well, but the restaurant doesn't want to be stale and lose customers...
    I'm glad the food was still decent. Would you be able to enquire where the previous chef works now? I'm sure he must be around somewhere, since he has a great reputation.
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    12-17-2017 03:19 AM
  8. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    I'm glad the food was still decent. Would you be able to enquire where the previous chef works now? I'm sure he must be around somewhere, since he has a great reputation.
    Sadly, no. It's not a high end place. Even though it's a part of a chain of three, we like to go the OG site (which we went to last night).

    It's interesting when you're a regular at a restaurant and can tell when changes happen in the kitchen. We had a favorite Spanish tapas place that closed a few years ago that we frequented alot. We went there one day and instantly knew the chef was changed. The co owners used to walk around to talk to the patrons. So we we're in a quiet corner with no other guests sitting nearby when the co owner checked in with us:

    Co-owner: Good evening guys. How's everything?
    MIA: Food and service is good, thanks. (pauses) One quick question?
    Co-owner: Yes?
    MIA: Did you guys change chefs?
    Co-owner (pauses, a little surprised look flashes): No, I don't think we did.
    MIA: Ok. Just curious. Food is still good.
    Co-owner: I'm glad to hear you're enjoying your meal.

    Yes, it's a no-no to ask as he didn't want to lose customers...but they ended up closing within the year after that visit. They were a spin-off of a more established restaurant. We went to the OG place once and the GF preferred the one that closed (so did I).

    I do have to point out an elephant in the room - because the GF and I are brown people, it is always interesting being the only one of those walking into non-brown people dominant spaces. We get those looks, and I'm sure that co-owner was trying to process how we knew there were changes in the kitchen. We knew there were because the last two visits the restaurant wasn't as busy as we were used to - and we would go there at the start of dinner during high traffic days.

    I'll blog about this in greater detail too. Lol.
    12-17-2017 08:28 AM
  9. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    These wireless headphones are good. Finicky but good.
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    12-17-2017 10:18 AM
  10. Muessig's Avatar
    So who's ready for Christmas?
    12-17-2017 10:36 AM
  11. raycpl's Avatar
    Ready since 26th Dec, 2016 !!

    ... !
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    12-17-2017 11:39 AM
  12. libra89's Avatar
    Ready since 26th Dec, 2016 !!

    ... !
    That's a long time
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    12-17-2017 11:44 AM
  13. libra89's Avatar
    Sadly, no. It's not a high end place. Even though it's a part of a chain of three, we like to go the OG site (which we went to last night).

    It's interesting when you're a regular at a restaurant and can tell when changes happen in the kitchen. We had a favorite Spanish tapas place that closed a few years ago that we frequented alot. We went there one day and instantly knew the chef was changed. The co owners used to walk around to talk to the patrons. So we we're in a quiet corner with no other guests sitting nearby when the co owner checked in with us:

    Co-owner: Good evening guys. How's everything?
    MIA: Food and service is good, thanks. (pauses) One quick question?
    Co-owner: Yes?
    MIA: Did you guys change chefs?
    Co-owner (pauses, a little surprised look flashes): No, I don't think we did.
    MIA: Ok. Just curious. Food is still good.
    Co-owner: I'm glad to hear you're enjoying your meal.

    Yes, it's a no-no to ask as he didn't want to lose customers...but they ended up closing within the year after that visit. They were a spin-off of a more established restaurant. We went to the OG place once and the GF preferred the one that closed (so did I).

    I do have to point out an elephant in the room - because the GF and I are brown people, it is always interesting being the only one of those walking into non-brown people dominant spaces. We get those looks, and I'm sure that co-owner was trying to process how we knew there were changes in the kitchen. We knew there were because the last two visits the restaurant wasn't as busy as we were used to - and we would go there at the start of dinner during high traffic days.

    I'll blog about this in greater detail too. Lol.
    Hmm interesting. When you do, please let me know (if you remember of course) because I'm curious on your thoughts on this.
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    12-17-2017 11:45 AM
  14. libra89's Avatar
    My Pixel 2 decided to come early yesterday instead of Monday. I wasn't home so I was surprised to see the email that it was actually delivered after all.

    I am annoyed by this (there's a 15 day return window from the day it was delivered so I have until New Year's Eve over say the 2nd of January) but I guess the flip side is that I can use it for a whole week.

    Edit: I thought this was the case, but since I ordered it between December 8 to December 25, the return window has been extended to January 21! That's a solid 36 days! Wow this is awesome.
    Last edited by libra89; 12-17-2017 at 02:27 PM.
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    12-17-2017 11:51 AM
  15. libra89's Avatar
    Ahh someone who doesn't know me just tried to pair me with a friend at church. That was quite awkward...

    Sitting together does not equal being together.
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    12-17-2017 12:32 PM
  16. libra89's Avatar
    My Pixel 2 decided to come early yesterday instead of Monday. I wasn't home so I was surprised to see the email that it was actually delivered after all.

    I am annoyed by this (there's a 15 day return window from the day it was delivered so I have until New Year's Eve over say the 2nd of January) but I guess the flip side is that I can use it for a whole week.

    Edit: I thought this was the case, but since I ordered it between December 8 to December 25, the return window has been extended to January 21! That's a solid 36 days! Wow this is awesome.
    Interestingly enough, for the first time (I think it is the 1st time), Google has a sale that just started yesterday that brings down the price of the regular Pixel to $599. Actually I think I'm going to return it. The difference between the 2 (sale price Pixel and regular price Pixel) is $53.

    I can wait for it to come back again. I just opened it but thankfully, I only opened the shipping box and not the box with the phone in it. I can actually care less for the Mini code I'm supposed to get with keeping this, I would rather save the $53.

    Edit: Ooh now I'm torn. I can return it and get the $53 back and get the white instead (can't get the blue I currently have now, ships in 3-4 weeks) OR lose the $53 and keep the blue color that I have now. Not dying for the $53, it would probably go to Amazon for sure and I'll be getting that amount in a gift card for Christmas.

    Edit 2: Still haven't opened it but wouldn't it be silly to order the same phone twice and not try it at all? Hmm...
    Last edited by libra89; 12-17-2017 at 03:52 PM.
    12-17-2017 02:45 PM
  17. libra89's Avatar
    Ahh someone who doesn't know me just tried to pair me with a friend at church. That was quite awkward...

    Sitting together does not equal being together.
    Talking to my sister made me realize how funny this was. Still crazy but also funny.
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    12-17-2017 08:15 PM
  18. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Talking to my sister made me realize how funny this was. Still crazy but also funny.
    Don't you just love when people play matchmaker? Lol.
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    12-17-2017 10:50 PM
  19. libra89's Avatar
    Don't you just love when people play matchmaker? Lol.
    Haha, of all of the places, I didn't expect to deal with this there.

    It was really too much from a random
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    12-17-2017 10:53 PM
  20. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Oh, so short version on stuff on review:

    Jam Ultra wireless headphones:
    - noise cancelling is good so far - we'll see how they do on the subways tomorrow.
    - fit is good in ear when I find it
    - have to be on a swivel to pay attention so they don't fall out
    - sound quality is not bad...very loud, so I turn them down to hear the music well and let in some ambient noise.

    Huawei watch 2:

    - it's been a nice upgrade. Watch does what it needs to very well and battery life has been good. No complaints here, outside of the damn thing still on the August 2017 security patch. At least it'll get 8.0...
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    12-17-2017 10:54 PM
  21. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Haha, of all of the places, I didn't expect to deal with this there.

    It was really too much from a random
    I, on the other hand, was surprised this hasn't happened to you in THAT setting yet...
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    12-17-2017 10:55 PM
  22. libra89's Avatar
    I, on the other hand, was surprised this hasn't happened to you in THAT setting yet...
    Haha, my church isn't like that and most of the people don't really do stuff like that. In fact since I have been going, there's only been like 2 couples that met there and got married/together. Everyone else has met someone outside of this church and/or decided to come together to church.

    Some people are interesting but this is a first...
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    12-17-2017 11:01 PM
  23. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Haha, my church isn't like that and most of the people don't really do stuff like that. In fact since I have been going, there's only been like 2 couples that met there and got married/together. Everyone else has met someone outside of this church and/or decided to come together to church.

    Some people are interesting but this is a first...
    That's not my point. It happens in churches all over where someone gets possessed and wants to play matchmaker...so I wasn't surprised when it happened to you.
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    12-17-2017 11:03 PM
  24. libra89's Avatar
    Oh, so short version on stuff on review:

    Jam Ultra wireless headphones:
    - noise cancelling is good so far - we'll see how they do on the subways tomorrow.
    - fit is good in ear when I find it
    - have to be on a swivel to pay attention so they don't fall out
    - sound quality is not bad...very loud, so I turn them down to hear the music well and let in some ambient noise.

    Huawei watch 2:

    - it's been a nice upgrade. Watch does what it needs to very well and battery life has been good. No complaints here, outside of the damn thing still on the August 2017 security patch. At least it'll get 8.0...
    First, I'm glad that the battery life has been good with the Watch 2. Sounds like it was worth it to take the plunge, security update aside of course.

    As for the Jam Ultra headphones, that sounds like it's doing a decent job. Of course, the subways will be the true test and I'm curious how that will go for you.
    12-17-2017 11:08 PM
  25. libra89's Avatar
    That's not my point. It happens in churches all over where someone gets possessed and wants to play matchmaker...so I wasn't surprised when it happened to you.
    Ooh okay. I totally misunderstood originally but I get it now that you said that.
    12-17-2017 11:09 PM
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