Continuing from this wireless earphone thingy, I needed something to connect to it from PC. I initially bought a cheap TP-Link Bluetooth adapter but it ended up sounding crap. Not sure why but it produces so much noise.
So I got the thing above and it sounds quite a bit better. The codec choice doesn’t seem to differ much between SBC and aptX. Although I think the latency is every so slightly better with aptX? It’s still to slow for watching video (fixable by adjusting delay) or playing games (lost cause) though.
The quality difference is almost enough to justify the price difference of over 5 times the cost of that cheap BT adapter. It’s also able to connect to my earphones way more smoothly with no fiddling on Windows side (nothing to fiddle anyway).
The final setup looks rather silly though with my case not having USB-C port and thus requires the USB-C to USB-A adapter resulting in USB flash drive-sized… thing.
Earlier this week I noticed the two mirrored SSDs in my main server is close to dying.
One of them has started reallocating sectors even though it’s only got a bit over 150 TB written. It’s specced at 150 TBW warranty though so I guess it’s just about time.
That said, the other one has over 220 TB written yet it still has no problem. This one is rated for 204 TBW so it also already passed its specification.
The reason for those stupid write number is because I probably have used them as ZFS cache drives. I think I killed two other drives in similar fashion last year. I stopped doing it a while back but it was a bit too late.
I haven’t installed them yet as the server doesn’t have NVMe slots and the PCI-e to NVMe adapters I ordered have not arrived. Thanks, Amazon 😐
I don’t actually know if they will work at all. I don’t think the BIOS supports NVMe boot and I’m not sure if the commonly suggested method of using Clover Boot will work for FreeBSD. It theoretically should be fine but who knows…
And lastly WWY complete version songs. Five tracks are included and they each extend the version used in the movie and included in the soundtracks.
My main interest, Grand Escape, sure felt a bit different with the extended version. It’s no longer slow buildup and end in high note in single run but instead with ups and downs and finally peaked at nearby the end with a bit more cooldown afterwards. The impact is reduced but still good regardless.
The rest are simple improvement over the soundtracks version.
Karaoke/instrumental version isn’t included though 😔