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by asr0dzjq
Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA trying to sell 9 A340s
Replies: 61
Views: 16922

Re: SAA trying to sell 9 A340s

Sell their A343 and A346 for as much as they can. Then find a way to get A339 and A359?

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by asr0dzjq
Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Future VLA Market?
Replies: 81
Views: 3260

Re: Future VLA Market?

The technology exists for a trijet with the same capacity as the 747-8. Take the engines from the 77W [and] make the fuselage [6 metres] longer and a couple [centimetres] wider than the 779. This will allow comfortable ten-abreast seating. Add a third engine in the tail and you have a 748 trijet wi...

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by asr0dzjq
Sun Jan 05, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What is "U" in UAV?
Replies: 10
Views: 1033

Re: What is "U" in UAV?

UAV = Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

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by asr0dzjq
Sun Jan 05, 2020 1:26 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Longest possible flight in the world?
Replies: 7
Views: 1274

Longest possible flight in the world?

There's been a thread discussing the longest possible flight in the world, but it is more than 5 years old. But I think I found the longest possible flight between two airports:

WIII - SKTJ

10819nm / 20037km

Bearing is (I believe) 179.94 degrees.

Would you survive this flight?

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by asr0dzjq
Tue Dec 31, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have you flown the alphabet?
Replies: 23
Views: 1053

Re: Have you flown the alphabet?

A: AZ
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D: DL
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K: KL
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M: MU
N: NW
O: OA
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Z: ZH

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by asr0dzjq
Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have you flown the alphabet?
Replies: 23
Views: 1053

Re: Have you flown the alphabet?

SRQKEF wrote:
Wrong thread, this is the airline one. ;)

I was using ICAO identifiers, not IATA.

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by asr0dzjq
Mon Dec 30, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport terminals that stand the test of time
Replies: 6
Views: 562

Re: Airport terminals that stand the test of time

Cubsrule wrote:
Heck, the DL terminal at DTW is now 15.

One reason I like my home airport, DTW. Concourses are all simple, and don't have a whole bunch of twists and turns like many other airports.

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by asr0dzjq
Mon Dec 30, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have you flown the alphabet?
Replies: 23
Views: 1053

Re: Have you flown the alphabet?

A: AZA
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C: CES, CSZ
D: DAL
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K: KLM
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N: NWA
O: OAL
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by asr0dzjq
Sun Dec 29, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is Your Least Favorite A Net Story.
Replies: 46
Views: 2440

Re: What is Your Least Favorite A Net Story.

PlymSpotter wrote:
This one has come up a few times - Can a plane take off on a conveyor belt?

That's a good one!

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by asr0dzjq
Sat Dec 28, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is Your Least Favorite A Net Story.
Replies: 46
Views: 2440

Re: What is Your Least Favorite A Net Story.

My biggest gripe is the A380 threads. I've seriously had enough of them.

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by asr0dzjq
Sat Dec 28, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx to park 35 planes on weaker demand
Replies: 121
Views: 34632

Re: FedEx to park 35 planes on weaker demand

By 2021-2022 all FedEx's DC-10's will be retired, so the original CF6-6 will soon Rest In Peace.

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by asr0dzjq
Sat Dec 28, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Boeing make a great come back in 2020?
Replies: 211
Views: 28185

Re: Can Boeing make a great come back in 2020?

Make Boeing Great Again

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by asr0dzjq
Fri Dec 27, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Adopt an Airline
Replies: 22
Views: 1818

Re: Adopt an Airline

Qantas:

- Launch BNE/SYD/MEL/ADL/PER - DTW nonstop (PER-DTW would be the world's new longest flight)

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by asr0dzjq
Fri Dec 27, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Adopt an Airline
Replies: 22
Views: 1818

Re: Adopt an Airline

Delta (again this is just my imagination)

- Halt all MD-80/MD-90 retirements and bring the last MD-90 and MD-80 ever built out of storage and return them to service.
- Move back to NRT
- Use the 748I on former 744 routes (with the A359's supplementing) and configure it with all business class

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by asr0dzjq
Fri Dec 27, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Adopt an Airline
Replies: 22
Views: 1818

Re: Adopt an Airline

Lufthansa. - Halt permanently all A340 retirements. - Permanently revert back to the old livery and remove the New livery from existing aircraft as soon as practicable. - Order lots of CS300 for A319/320 replacements. - Configure the 777-9Xs with 3-3-3 in economy. - Reverse the long haul catering c...

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by asr0dzjq
Fri Dec 20, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Honolulu to Europe nonstop, PPT-CDG nonstop
Replies: 21
Views: 1749

Honolulu to Europe nonstop, PPT-CDG nonstop

Do any of you think (possibly seasonal) nonstop flights from Honolulu to Europe would make sense? Now or in the near future? If so, which cities would most likely get nonstop service?

Also is there a chance that PPT-CDG could be nonstop instead of through SFO or LAX?

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by asr0dzjq
Wed Dec 18, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Could used A380s make sense for UA?
Replies: 32
Views: 1857

Re: Could used A380s make sense for UA?

Mods?

Waaaaaaaay too many A380 threads. Please, lock this.

HouStrategies wrote:
Could used A380s make sense for UA?

HouStrategies wrote:
[...] there's no point

There you go. You just answered your very own question.

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by asr0dzjq
Wed Dec 18, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Very strange flight path (DLH-467)
Replies: 3
Views: 1368

Very strange flight path (DLH-467)

Looking at the flight path for Lufthansa Flight 467 (San Diego - Frankfurt), the flight went on a much more southerly route than the great circle route does. Normally, the great circle route goes over Greenland and the northern UK. My question is, why did they choose this kind of routing for this f...

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by asr0dzjq
Wed Dec 18, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most price-gouged air routes
Replies: 25
Views: 1722

Re: Most price-gouged air routes

mchei wrote:
Short haul flights in Germany these days are ridiculous. My company paid 750 euros for a flight from Bremen to Munich on a Friday with Lufthansa. Flights are one hour each. Flights were booked one week in advance.

750 Euros for a one-hour flight?! That's absolutely outrageous!

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by asr0dzjq
Wed Dec 18, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Could used A380s make sense for UA?
Replies: 32
Views: 1857

Re: Could used A380s make sense for UA?

And I'm sure they currently do. But a cheap used A380 would move more people and free up those 773ERs to fly other routes. No, A380's do not come cheap. Even used ones, as they are simply too big and too costly to operate. A lot of unnecessary capacity, reduced frequency so it's less convenient for...

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by asr0dzjq
Tue Dec 17, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Could used A380s make sense for UA?
Replies: 32
Views: 1857

Re: Could used A380s make sense for UA?

HouStrategies wrote:
It would carry fewer people for a given slot and they would have to buy them at the new price instead of the much cheaper used price, so worked better in what way?

They could allocate some of their current 773ER's to fly those routes.

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by asr0dzjq
Tue Dec 17, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Could used A380s make sense for UA?
Replies: 32
Views: 1857

Re: Could used A380s make sense for UA?

asr0dzjq wrote:
More 777-300ER's. Heck, even a 747-8I would have worked better than the A380.

Or A350's, which they have on order.

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by asr0dzjq
Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Could used A380s make sense for UA?
Replies: 32
Views: 1857

Re: Could used A380s make sense for UA?

HouStrategies wrote:
How about if they just want to squeeze more passengers into their limited slots at LHR and HND?

More 777-300ER's. Heck, even a 747-8I would have worked better than the A380.

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by asr0dzjq
Tue Dec 17, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Could used A380s make sense for UA?
Replies: 32
Views: 1857

Re: Could used A380s make sense for UA?

HouStrategies wrote:
Totally understood. But UA said that about factory new ones, and they do have routes that fill it every day, like the ones I mentioned.

Show me a route where United would absolutely need an A380 that couldn't have been done with two 773ER's (or even a 747-8I).

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by asr0dzjq
Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Could used A380s make sense for UA?
Replies: 32
Views: 1857

Re: Could used A380s make sense for UA?

UA has bought the 77W as an alternative to the A380. And I'm sure on new-from-the-factory basis that makes total sense. The question is whether deeply discounted used A380s that would otherwise go to the scrap heap change the economics. Nope, UA already stated that the A380 "doesn't work for u...

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by asr0dzjq
Tue Dec 17, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Could used A380s make sense for UA?
Replies: 32
Views: 1857

Re: Could used A380s make sense for UA?

PLEASE, not another A380 thread. The A380 is dead already.

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by asr0dzjq
Thu Dec 12, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should Boeing have increased the range of the 717 instead of developing the MAX?
Replies: 24
Views: 1216

Re: Should Boeing have increased the range of the 717 instead of developing the MAX?

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
You’re gonna have to offer some solid engineering to back up those ideas. Pylon-mounted engine’s in tail most certainly have clearance problem—the fuselage AND a balance problem.

GF

As the MD-90 has shown

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by asr0dzjq
Thu Dec 12, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pictures of the DTW Davey Terminal Interior
Replies: 45
Views: 10850

Re: Pictures of the DTW Davey Terminal Interior

Ishrion wrote:
https://detroithistorical.wordpress.com/2013/11/13/lost-airports-iii/

FTFY

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by asr0dzjq
Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why the Lone Ranger mask on the new Airbus'?
Replies: 81
Views: 14604

Re: Why the Lone Ranger mask on the new Airbus'?

Looks great on the A350, but I still prefer the A330neo maskless

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by asr0dzjq
Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: STOL performance from airliner
Replies: 22
Views: 1693

Re: STOL performance from airliner

Somehow, I’m guessing you’ve never operated a jet. I have, not as the owner. You have no idea the problems operating a big airliner has—ramp space, restricted to large airports, large airports with spare ramp space and availability, TSA approvals, GSE needed, costs, the list goes on. You want to go...

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by asr0dzjq
Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do you prefer authoritarian or consensus leadership style?
Replies: 24
Views: 1280

Re: Do you prefer authoritarian or consensus leadership style?

I think a lot of it will depend on your core values. If you're from China, Turkey, Russia or a Republican I think you'd tend to value authoritarian leadership that's above the law and can carry out executive decision-making with complete disregard for the law or precedent. It works well for them an...

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by asr0dzjq
Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: STOL performance from airliner
Replies: 22
Views: 1693

Re: STOL performance from airliner

Is it possible to get a (passenger / VIP-configured) 773ER, A333, or MD-11F (carrying no more than 50% of maximum payload) to take off from a 5000-6000 foot runway? And if so how would you do it? (Hopefully without using JATO, as JATO would add millions (billions?) of dollars to the cost) A standar...

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by asr0dzjq
Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: STOL performance from airliner
Replies: 22
Views: 1693

Re: STOL performance from airliner

Is it possible to get a (passenger / VIP-configured) 773ER, A333, or MD-11F (carrying no more than 50% of maximum payload) to take off from a 5000-6000 foot runway? And if so how would you do it? (Hopefully without using JATO, as JATO would add millions (billions?) of dollars to the cost) This is w...

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by asr0dzjq
Tue Dec 10, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: STOL performance from airliner
Replies: 22
Views: 1693

STOL performance from airliner

Is it possible to get a (passenger / VIP-configured) 773ER, A333, or MD-11F (carrying no more than 50% of maximum payload) to take off from a 5000-6000 foot runway?
And if so how would you do it? (Hopefully without using JATO, as JATO would add millions (billions?) of dollars to the cost)

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by asr0dzjq
Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: American kids would much rather be YouTubers than astronauts
Replies: 38
Views: 2751

Re: American kids would much rather be YouTubers than astronauts

Revelation wrote:
Public schools have largely become day care centers, STEAM topics can't gain any traction.

*STEM

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by asr0dzjq
Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Would you rather fly 747 or 777
Replies: 39
Views: 2044

Re: Would you rather fly 747 or 777

I'd fly 747 any day.

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by asr0dzjq
Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possibility of third airline on PHX-LHR route?
Replies: 49
Views: 7993

Re: Possibility of third airline on PHX-LHR route?

Never new there was that much demand for London/Phoenix

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by asr0dzjq
Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should Boeing have increased the range of the 717 instead of developing the MAX?
Replies: 24
Views: 1216

Re: Should Boeing have increased the range of the 717 instead of developing the MAX?

Absolutely not. The 717 is a dead design and on its way out everywhere. I'm willing to bet that all 717's will be scrapped (possibly with some going to museums) by 2030 (or 2040 if we're lucky). Might as well try to make a 727 Max 8 and 727 Max 9 with 3 CF34-8C's.

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by asr0dzjq
Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am flight 50 over both the North and South Poles
Replies: 8
Views: 3052

Re: Pan Am flight 50 over both the North and South Poles

Pan Am: The most hero-to-zero company in all of aviation. It really is a shame that they are dead now.
Guess I really was born in the wrong generation (although I did get to experience Northwest for five years before Delta bought them).

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by asr0dzjq
Sat Dec 07, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which (if any) civilian aircraft programs are profitable for Boeing at present
Replies: 49
Views: 8673

Re: Which (if any) civilian aircraft programs are profitable for Boeing at present

JJ777 wrote:
...sometimes those long term gains are more important than not having a fast selling aircraft today.

Correct. This is the mindset that ALL corporations need. Profits should not be the number one priority.

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by asr0dzjq
Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Only one 747-300 operating?
Replies: 8
Views: 3528

Re: Only one 747-300 operating?

And EP-MND

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by asr0dzjq
Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Truly terrible Airlines of the past and present
Replies: 73
Views: 8994

Re: Truly terrible Airlines of the past and present

One of my friends says American Airlines = Airborne Abomination Spantax a European Airline in the 70‘s/80‘s had a terrible reputation. I think they used DC9s What a terrible name for an airline, in particular a Spanish one (it sounds too close to 'espantoso/a', like frightening, or hideous), Not onl...

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by asr0dzjq
Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How often/practical flying with full fuel tanks?
Replies: 14
Views: 2543

Re: How often/practical flying with full fuel tanks?

I don’t know whether this was specific to the certain type of A330 I was working with at the time. But the aircraft I used to work with would have a DOW of 130T and you could load 101T of fuel. Giving a TOW of 231T with a MTOW of 232T. It’s been a while since I worked with them so some figures may ...

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by asr0dzjq
Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Japan Airlines Eyeing New U.S. Destinations
Replies: 130
Views: 18477

Re: Japan Airlines Eyeing New U.S. Destinations

balz18 wrote:
Where is MIA? Seriously? I mean I get MCO to an extent but wouldn't MIA make more sense especially as a OW partner? And then if they wanted to wanted to continue with LATAM to some degree... Idk i think something is missing here?

Like MIA-NRT or MIA-HND?

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by asr0dzjq
Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Which Plane Would You Buy?
Replies: 68
Views: 10623

Re: Which Plane Would You Buy?

An A330 in Aerolineas Argentinas' livery! Or anything with any Delta livery! Or an A340 in Iberia livery, anything on a Fed Ex or DHL or Iraqi livery in the latter, specially the 80s livery! Or a 747 in Avianca's 80s livery! Any of those would do it for me! I would pick up the last MD-11 ever built...

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by asr0dzjq
Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The end of A380 means The end of Suite Class?
Replies: 26
Views: 5657

Re: The end of A380 means The end of Suite Class?

gia777 wrote:
The end of A380 means The end of Suite Class?

Laughs in 777X

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by asr0dzjq
Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pop Culture Frenzies You Simply Do Not Care About
Replies: 67
Views: 4858

Re: Pop Culture Frenzies You Simply Do Not Care About

So your reference is earpods. Judging from what you are saying, it sounds like the kind of frequency response you get from ill-fitting in ears. There is really no need for a 1khz 10dB shelving eq in anything I have ever heard. (Except the K67 microphone capsule) You are EQing your ill-fitted headph...

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by asr0dzjq
Fri Dec 06, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pop Culture Frenzies You Simply Do Not Care About
Replies: 67
Views: 4858

Re: Pop Culture Frenzies You Simply Do Not Care About

If you find music in general to have such excessive hf-buildup, I suggest you have a look at your listening environment and equipment. My listening environment changes quite dramatically, and it could be anywhere from a library to a sports arena to a dorm room, and I'm just running Apple EarPods. I...

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