so i just moved into Student Village 2 on BU campus. i’m the first person to live in my room – it’s kind of awesome. the entire place is baller. it feels more like a hotel than a dorm. i also gave myself early christmas gifts this year in the form of new speakers and a DAC.
my new speakers is the Audioengine A2, which i purchased for $180 shipped.Ã‚Â i’ve put about 30 hours through the speakers and they have developed a little more. the bass is good (not overpowering like my Z5500) and the highs are obviously much better. are they worth it? i would say barely.
i hooked up my new DAC (purchased on eBay from a chinese vendor), the Zero 24bit/192khz DAC and headphone amp (2009 version). i have about 10 hours on it and it sounds fantastic – definitely worth the $150. this unit’s best feature is that the op-amps are easily swappable (google the zero dac review thread on head-fi.org). compared to my previous DAC, an internal creative audigy 2 value, the sound is cleaner, crisper, better highs, tighter bass, more separation, bigger soundstage – just overall better.
i’m going to keep running these two units strenuously for some more burn-in. i think the speakers are probably half done… the zero’s supposed to be considered burned in after 100 hours.
my internship here at Verndale is ending. it’s been quite a ride – i felt like i’ve learned a lot about web development in the past 2.5 months. my performance was overall positive, which is good. i got to work on 2 major projects, which was great. i felt trusted and challenged. i’d definitely come back next summer, but i’ll be seeking a wage increase for sure, haha.
school is starting up again. i decided that this year, i would stop being lazy in all aspects of life. i’m going to try harder at school, at ultimate frisbee, and anything i tackled. my personality’s always been competitive and determined, but i still slipped up sometimes, especially with regards with academics. this summer’s internship reinvigorated my desire to study computer science, my drive to become a better programmer, my greed for more knowledge. on my plate for the fall semester are 3 compsci classes (programming languages, intro to algorithms, probability in computing) and 1 BS class (music appreciation). definitely excited.
i can’t wait to move into my single at StuVi 2 too. i’m living with 7 other peeps. our suite’s living room is going to be pimped out – i’m providing the TV and sound system most likely. hopefully i won’t get too distracted.
i’m going to go watch District 9 today. there’s rave reviews and ratings about it – and it’s a scifi flick – so why not? speaking of which, i’ve been watching a lot of TV and movies recently. i don’t feel compelled to play any video games any more. i’m sure it’ll change up sooner or later. i just have these cycles where i happen to like one thing for a while… but eventually it changes. it’s just odd launching up a game and not feeling any desire to play.