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They were decent earphones but the cabling is made so poorly that they end up needing to be replaced frequently.

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That’s impressive. I used to use them with bands I worked with and the leading cause of “I can’t hear anything in my *names ear*” was ear wax getting clogged in the little sound port. But these people weren’t traveling off the stage much and used in everyday life.

I’ve wanted to try them personally, so this is good info to help change my thinking a little. With Shure headquarters being nearby and using their microphones nearly exclusively for years, I’m a bit biased toward them.
 
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That’s impressive. I used to use them with bands I worked with and the leading cause of “I can’t hear anything in my *names ear*” was ear wax getting clogged in the little sound port. But these people weren’t traveling off the stage much and used in everyday life.

I’ve wanted to try them personally, so this is good info to help change my thinking a little. With Shure headquarters being nearby and using their microphones nearly exclusively for years, I’m a bit biased toward them.
Shure microphones are like the gold standard in the industry so I'm not surprised that you were using them in your stage work. They're so ubiquitous.

And yeah I definitely cleaned up as much of the earwax as I could regularly, but the main mitigating factor after a while was that the cable would turn green from oxidation. Combine the two and you've got the issue I had so I moved back to my beloved ATH-M50 (which is used a lot in studio work from what I can see :D)
 

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I just picked up a Logitech MX Master 3.

The magnetic scroll wheel is really neat. It's a normal stepped wheel but with smooth magnetic "clicks" instead of mechanical ones. If you flick it, the magnet lets go and the scroll wheel freewheels until you stop it. At that point it becomes a normal scroll wheel again.



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Have you had an earlier MX Master before? I have a first gen and my wheel acts just like you describe, it’s really quite fun. At work I have an my anywhere that doesn’t have it and it annoys me more than I care to admit…
 

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No, this is my first MX Master. I'm very partial to Logitech but this is the first one of the series.
 

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Ah ok, I was curious whether they might have changed the design… not that the first generation was missing much tbh.
 

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There used to be a Logitech diNovo in one of the conference rooms at work and it was paired with the same type of mouse. I never got on with it myself and have always preferred the mice that changed between modes with a click. I suppose it's just a case of getting used to it.
 

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With the MX Master 3 you can change between modes with a click on the button behind the wheel as well. The two modes are "always freewheeling" and "if you turn the wheel slowly it has the steps in it, if you turn the wheel fast it freewheels".
 

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I just picked up a Logitech MX Master 3.

The magnetic scroll wheel is really neat. It's a normal stepped wheel but with smooth magnetic "clicks" instead of mechanical ones. If you flick it, the magnet lets go and the scroll wheel freewheels until you stop it. At that point it becomes a normal scroll wheel again.

I have had the same mouse for a little over a year now, and it's excellent, I use it together with the MX Keys keyboard, which is also fantastic. I bought them because I needed something that was easy to switch between multiple devices, like my work PC, home desktop PC and my Mac.

A lot of things have happened with my work situation since Covid. The Directorate of Immigration (UDI) where I work has been almost exclusively home office since March 12th 2020. The board recently decided that moving forward, we will essentially be given carte blanche to work from home also after Covid, since our productivity has been better in 2020 when we worked from home, compared to previous years. You only need to come back to the office if you feel like it, or of your work cannot be performed from home.

As a result of this, our employer will generously reimburse us for up to NOK 2000 in home office equipment. So I bought a new monitor, as my old Dell U2716DG with it's gaming centric TN-panel is not very happy at displaying static pictures day in/day out.

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I went for a Samsung S34J550, got it for NOK 3300. I wanted an UltraWide with at least 1140p to get space for everything I need at work on one display. At 3440x1440, it's very practical for work, and the same size and resolution as the curved Philips monitors they bought at work, but with my Mac I don't even know what I'm going to do with all that screen real estate...:ROFLMAO: The only thing I don't like is the slightly wobbly display stand that was included with it, but that can be fixed with a cheap 3rd party one (VESA-pattern mounts at the back). Not complaining about that at this price level, for now, it works fine.
 
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