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levi

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I guess the minimum setting which is completely off wouldn't generate EM hum, but I don't wear hearing aids so I wouldn't be sure.

These last two posts have been about hearing aids, not headphones by the way. They have a little 'T' setting which is explicitly designed to pick up the EM frequencies generated by a coil in the earpiece of telephone sets for example - I didn't think you were meant to use it in general use, but I guess once you've set it on it might be a bit of a faff turning it off again.

As far as I've heard, the Pyra is supposed to use a higher frequency to illuminate its backlight. I'd guess this would result in a higher tone in your hearing aid, and if that's hypersonic to you then that would not be a problem.
 

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I have wanted to be a cyborg since I was pretty young. Since then I have learned that it isn't all as cool as it might seem. EM interference to hearing would suck. Is this a common problem, or is the Pandora somewhat unique?
 

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I guess the minimum setting which is completely off wouldn't generate EM hum, but I don't wear hearing aids so I wouldn't be sure.

These last two posts have been about hearing aids, not headphones by the way. They have a little 'T' setting which is explicitly designed to pick up the EM frequencies generated by a coil in the earpiece of telephone sets for example - I didn't think you were meant to use it in general use, but I guess once you've set it on it might be a bit of a faff turning it off again.

As far as I've heard, the Pyra is supposed to use a higher frequency to illuminate its backlight. I'd guess this would result in a higher tone in your hearing aid, and if that's hypersonic to you then that would not be a problem.
I use the telecoil setting for "headphones" designed to work with hearing aids. Something like this (but this exact one isn't what I use): https://www.rehabmart.com/include-mt/img-resize.asp?path=/imagesfromrd/har-lt-la166 listen neckloop_personal listening system accessories.jpg&newwidth=340&height=255
I use it on my Pandora and my phone a bunch. Meaning that the EM buzz from the screen can get rather irritating, especially at lower brightness levels. It's only really an issue when I use "headphones", otherwise I can simply just disable telecoil.
And no, with the display completely off, there is no issue -- when I said lowest brightness, I meant "min brightness but with display still on".

The Pandora is the only device I own which has an issue like this (Not saying my other devices has no EM buzz, but any such noise is so silent that it's only really noticeable if I hold the device straight to my ear).
 

levi

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Oh I see, so it's a neck-borne coil that plugs into any headphone socket, making your hearing aids become your headphones as long as you use the T setting? Yeah it's a shame if the Pandora backlight is also broadcasting noise that gets picked up with that setting.

Does stereo work well with that gizmo, out of interest?
 

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Odds of next news post being titled Mass production...
Place your bets...

But its one step closer. Um... Keep the faith, defeat the hate....? Ignore me... everyone does...

A few months more methinks. I am a second batcher. Anyway everyone knows that the second batch is significantly more illustrious than the first... maybe...

I will be happy nonetheless to muck about with the pyra when it finally arrives.
 

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Odds of next news post being titled Mass production...
As much as I would love that, if the next news post is in a few days it probably won't be that. He still has to receive the new prototype boards and test them before ordering the mass production.
 

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Such a newspost would be awesome, but I strongly doubt it. Still think, ED needs a bit more time. But I believe a positive newspost would be extremely helpful in the light of the upcoming "rival" GPD Win 2 in order not to lose ground.
 

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Guys, I used my connections to get a hold of a draft for ED's upcoming newspost. It includes the following:

A smiley.
Another smiley.
Yet another smiley.
And about three or four smileys after that.

Suffice it to say, this is about average news. I was kinda hoping for more smilies, but these things take time. >_>
 

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I just looked at a couple of old picture of my Pandora from when I use to still have one, man I really miss using the Pandora, I really hope the Pyra comes out soon and that all pre-orders get's delivered quickly.
 

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Followed by a 2 months estimation time.I looked at a newspost from 3 years ago and it was still about case revisions.
I saw one of those recently, too. The upcoming year was expected to be the year it was released. I will wait as long as it takes.
 
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