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First post: new to the forum but not new to appreciation of good headphones

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Hi all. I've been a lurker for too long and this is now my first post as a member of the head-fi community. I have somewhere around 1300 CD's ripped to lossless FLAC files, plus numerous purchased hi res downloads(FLAC, wav and DSD) that I enjoy listening to via my main living room system as well as through my Macbook Pro based headphone setup. I use bootcamp with the Macbook so I have access to both Mac software(Audirvana Plus, jriver) and Windows software(I've settled on jriver for now though I also have HQPlayer and XX High End). Right now I'm using the Audioquest Dragonfly for convenience while waiting for the release/shipment of the Light Harmonic Super Geek. For headphones I have my several year old and much beloved  Sennheiser HD600, a Bose noise cancelling headphone for plane travel, and my new favorite, a few month old Audeze LCD-3 that I bought "blind"(or blind and deaf, i.e., never seen in person or listened to before purchasing). I have a Moon Audio Silver Dragon V3 cable(thanks Drew and Nichole!) for the Audeze terminated with an 3.5 mm jack for use with my Dragonfly(and also used with the Woo Fireflies at my bedside). My wish list is short but expensive, and includes the Auralic Taurus MKII headphone amp/preamp and the Sennheiser HD800 which I understand plays nice with both the Auralic Taurus and the Woo Fireflies(plus the Taurus is especially voiced by its designer for the LCD-3). 

 

Good to meet you all and happy listening!

 

Esau

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Im new here too and im loving learning about audio that id never think of knowing about

 

Welcome :D

 

In other news, $445 for a cable? holy crap batman

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Im new here too and im loving learning about audio that id never think of knowing about

 

Welcome :D

 

In other news, $445 for a cable? holy crap batman

 

Yes, I know, that's a lot of cash. It's all relative when you're looking at improving a $1945 headphone. Actually, I think I got some kind of introductory price of $400 which is still pricey(though well worth it IMO). Then again, take a look at ALO Audio's aftermarket cable for the Audeze if you think $445 may be a bit much. Have you ever seen a picture of Alex Rosson at a headphone meet with something other than aftermarket cables on his Audeze cans?

 

Esau

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