Long-time lurker, first time poster - figured it was finally time to make an account on these fantastic forums.
I'm not the biggest "audiophile" on the planet - more so just a chronic tinker-er trying to nurse a newly-rekindled obsession with PC audio systems. My (hold in your laughter!) *only* pair of headphones are a set of Xears Maestro MH700PRO IEM's, which held up marvelously to a solid ten months of travel. I wish I had more to compare them against, since I'd love to write up a review for them here...
My current project, which I only dreamed up a few days ago with a buddy (and might never materialize), is a budget-friendly tube amplifier made to sit inside of a PC's 5.25" panel. The friend I mentioned is much more knowledgeable in audio systems than I am, but we're putting our heads together to see whether or not the typical dissuading factors of electrostatic interference from inside of the PC's case, power management, and the heat generated by tube amps can't somehow be worked around. Funny enough, it all started with me rabidly searching for a Cooler Master Musketeer III (http://www.trustedreviews.com/Cooler-Master-Musketeer-3_Peripheral_review). I couldn't find one for the life of me, much less in black, so I thought it might make a fun project. If anything happens with it, I'll post a write up and some info for everyone. I'm not holding my breath, though
Anyways, great to finally be onboard!