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I use OpenELEC on a dedicated computer, and have also set it up for a friend on a Raspberry Pi (Raspberry Pi 2 is highly recommended as the extra processing ability makes a big difference). It is a distribution based around Kodi, a home theatre software system. It is designed to "just work", and doesn't require any knowledge of Linux or coding to use. It ...


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I've been using a pair of Sennheiser HD215 headphones for a good few years now, and they're great! They are in your price range ($69, as of 02/03/2016) and meet all your requirements. They are over-ear headphones and are padded. They provide an extremely good fit and are adjustable: The Cable Admittedly the cable supplied is great, but it is very long (3 ...


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Purpose-built Linux distros have gotten very user-friendly in recent years. You can use a Raspberry Pi with HiFi audio running RuneAudio. No coding or even any Linux command-line required. If your friend doesn't want to do the small amount of tinkering to assemble the hardware and install the OS, maybe it's something you would have fun doing, and perhaps ...


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Not so easy to find Gaming headset with 600ohm. I know the Sennheiser HMD 26-II-600-X3K1 but it's out of your range. 600ohm is better but it doesn't mean that you cannot use lower impedence headset (http://www.cnet.com/news/headphone-buyers-heres-what-you-need-to-know-about-low-vs-high-impedance-models/) Considering this, going for the HyperX Cloud ...


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For HP I would recommend: The best fit at $1850: HP Spectre x360 15 EB0065NR Same idea, at $1450: HP Spectre x360 15 DF1040NR If you can afford it, I would definitely go for the first one since it has everything you're looking for. The second one has a graphics card not as powerful as the first one, and "only" 512GB of SSD (note that you could ...


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I'm going to recommend something slightly similar to the other answer. Take a look at the Sennheiser HD 229 headphones (link). They have great sound quality, and appear to match most of your criteria: Over ear design Durable, I've had them for some time. No batteries needed, no noise cancelling. Insulated against sound Yes, it goes without saying In your ...


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I went to my Guitar Center and talked with one of the drum techs and decided on the Alesis Crimson Mesh Kit based on the level of customization provided at the price given. This kit gives me the feel of an acoustic drum set with the added ability to make my own sounds while having room to expand. I noticed that it also has both USB and MIDI outputs so this ...


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88-key MIDI keyboards for under $50 are a very rare find. Most decently priced ones only have ~50 keys maximum. Based on your budget, I can only recommend the M-Audio Keystation 49ES Black (~$65 USD). Specifications: 49 full-size keys (velocity-sensitive) USB connection for playing virtual instruments and controlling DAWs (also for power) Pitch bend, ...


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V-Moda Crossfade headphones... circumaural (around-ear) closed-back for some noise isolation durable with replaceable parts (bonus: includes protective hard case) detachable cord in case it gets damaged no batteries stereo (yes, goes without saying) ~$100 ($80 on sale occasionally) decent sound quality (I'm no audiophile but they're definitely better than ...


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The xiaomi piston 2.0/2.1 (there's a 3.0 model out at the moment) out but I've never used it before. I know folks have ordered a pair into australia, and ordered it off ibuygou. OP's mentioned this model which seems to be a plastic varient of the 3.0 (the 2.0/2.1 had these too), but I'll talk about the ones I do have. Xiaomi's headphones do typically punch ...


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Based on the product you linked and your aversion to "bedside computers", I selected alarms with a similar rear-projection type display. Echo Dot (3rd gen) with clock - $45 Luckily for you, Amazon has an upcoming version of the Alexa-equipped Echo Dot that meets all the requirements. It's got a dimmable display, all the normal Alexa bells and whistles (...


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Best earbuds for under $100, but comparable to $200+ earbuds. Has a kevlar reinforced cable with braided nylon for protection. https://www.amazon.com/1MORE-Headphones-Earphones-Compatible-Microphone/dp/B01A7G35S0?th=1 Review site: https://www.cnet.com/products/1more-triple-driver-in-ear-headphones/


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Since you're wanting an arranger keyboard may I recommend the Tyros 5 (76-note version) which can split the arranger and keyboard functions into 6 - 8 different outputs. (Press "mixing console -> output" to access this complete output matrix menu.) You can split and send any section of the keyboard or arranger functions up to 6 mono or 3 stereo outputs (eg ...


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Not weird at all; who wants to schlep two keyboards? The Yamaha MOXF6 offers this feature in a seven-plus octave range. To configure it to split between two ranges: Press [MASTER] to enter the Master Keyboard mode. You can setup a program to transmit Out to your DAW Press [JOB] Press [F1] INIT We will initialize a Master location - do not worry ...


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The cable for dual RCA jack audio output and also for 3.5mm ring-sleeve-tip auto jack output is included with the device, as is the power supply, so it's complete. For one Euro less, I would go for the https://www.amazon.de/dp/B07W4JHGKS/ which includes the 3.5mm cable and delivers 50W RMS, but the reviews on the product you chose show it's acceptable. ...


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Standalone pitch adjuster devices like the TC_Helicon which can adjust pitch to the accuracy you specify are studio devices, designed to fit into a 19" rack mount frame. You'd need to interface them between the audio source and your amplifier, if your amplifier supports that. They will all be more expensive than used PC running tone adjustment apps.


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I occurs to me that my exact specification is satisfied by taking the Casio keyboard mentioned, which only has a headphone output, and use a 3.5mm male to 1/4 inch female adapter.


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You might just need an A/B box. Most A/B boxes are just a simple switch between the two jacks. You can use them for two inputs, one output. Or one input, two outputs.


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Alright, there we go. Phones now have quite big storage capabilities, going up to hundreds of GBs, and even more with µSD cards. They are also more and more powerful, so a recent phone (like your Moto G6) should be totaly capable of going through your library. Just for curiosity, how much time does it take to launch shuffle mode with 150K songs ?


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Since you modified your requirements, I am posting an answer, in case someone needs the first answer for the old requirements. What you would need is, a recording mixer. And unfortunately, those are simply not optimized for being cheap. If you needed to replace your mixer, then it would not be a big price difference to simply buy one that does recording ...


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A simple search for "stereo recorders" turned out plenty of results, such as Tascam DR-05. It has two unidirectional audio microphones, pointed to the left and to the right, which makes it work really well. Also, it supports (and includes) an SD card.


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I bought an ultra-book Asus UX410UQ-GV068T for coding and graphism. Spec: CPU: Intel Core i7 7500U 2.7Ghz GPU: Geforce GTX 400MX 2GB Vram SCREEN: 14" Led screen Full Hd DATA: SSD 128go + HDD 500go RAM: 8Go DDR4 2133mhz (+ i added 8go - 123€) MORE: 1x Usb3, 2x Usb2, Hdmi port Beautiful design (silver), comfortable screen (it's a 13" case with a 14" screen ...


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Preface This answer is likely more expensive than necessary for a dedicated device, but I'd see it as a justified purchase if you happen to also be in the market for a very usable and well built laptop. You may also be interested in looking into wireless displays that connect to your existing laptop/desktop and have the bluetooth pedals control that ...


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Buy Apple EarPods. They are very loud, have volume up/down and pause buttons built in, and a microphone. My first pair lasted me years. They are $30 new I think and have great sound quality for the price. Again, it took me 4 years for the wires in them to come loose and unreliable. The don't have active noise cancellation, but do block out noise pretty ...


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JVC XX In-ear headphones all the way! Had 2 pairs so far because I lost the first one. Highly recommended! Dirt cheap Ok sound Good noise cancelling Heavy bass Very durable


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