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I've got a fever...and the only prescription is more CanJam!
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Location:

Metro Detroit Area

Forum Post Count:

10746

Join Date:

6/20/01

About Me:

• Proud husband, father, Head-Fi'er
• Audio Engineering Society
• Acoustical Society of America

Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):

• Family man stuff
• Music (listening)
• CanJamming
• Audio measurements
• Photography
• Reading

What I do for a living:

• Work. A lot.

Headphone Inventory

Headphones getting a lot of listening time lately (in no particular order):

• Sony MDR-Z1R
• Audeze LCD-4 (200Ω)
• Focal Utopia (with Focal Elear pads)
• Focal Elear
• Sennheiser HD 800S
• HiFiMAN HE-1000
• HiFiMAN Edition X
• MrSpeakers ETHER Flow
• MrSpeakers ETHER C Flow

Portable headphones getting a lot of listening time lately (in no particular order):

• Shure KSE1500
• Sennheiser HD 469
• JH Audio Sirens Series Roxanne (custom)
• Ultimate Ears Reference Remastered (custom)
• Westone ES60 (custom)
• FitEar MH334 (custom)
• Sennheiser IE 800 (balanced)
• Sony MDR-7520

Wireless headphones getting a lot of listening time lately (in no particular order):

• Bose QuietComfort 35 (QC35)
• Sennheiser MOMENTUM Wireless
• Sennheiser RS 220
• Sennheiser RS 185
• ASTRO A50 Wireless system
• 1MORE MK802 Bluetooth Over-Ear
• 1MORE iBFree Bluetooth In-Ear

Exercise headphones getting a lot of listening time lately (in no particular order):

• Jaybird Freedom Wireless

Headphone Amp Inventory

Dedicated headphone amps getting a lot of listening time lately (in no particular order):

• Frank Cooter custom 845 electrostatic amplifier
• Cavalli Audio Liquid Carbon
• Schiit Audio Jotunheim
• HiFiMAN EF6
• Simaudio MOON Neo 430HA
• Rupert Neve Designs RNHP

Source Inventory

Source components (DACs and DAC/amp combos) getting a lot of listening time lately (in no particular order):

• Sony Walkman NW-WM1Z
• Astell&Kern AK380
• Astell&Kern AK70
• FiiO X7
• Onkyo DP-X1
• Chord Electronics DAVE
• Chord Electronics Hugo TT
• Chord Electronics Mojo
• Totaldac d1-integral-headphone
• Fostex HP-A4BL
• Schiit Audio Yggdrasil
• Schiit Audio Gungnir Multibit
• Schiit Audio Modi Multibit
• Meridian Prime
• NAD D7050 (mostly driving a pair of KEF LS50 loudspeakers)
• AudioQuest Dragonfly Red
• Meridian Explorer2
• Benchmark DAC2 HGC

Cable Inventory

Most of my system cabling is by (in no particular order):

• Moon Audio (headphone cables and portable audio cables)
• Cardas (headphone cables and analog interconnects)
• Nordost (loudspeaker cables)
• ALO Audio (headphone cables and portable audio cables)
• Wireworld (headphone cables)
• Came-with-it cabling (the cables included in the box with stuff)

Power-Related Components

• Dedicated AC line to home rig
• BPT dual balanced power transformers
• Brick Wall (series mode surge protectors)

Other Audio Equipment

For Audio Measurements:

• Audio Precision APx555 audio analyzer
• Audio Precision APx1701 transducer test interface
• G.R.A.S. 45BB-12 KEMAR with the G.R.A.S. 43BB Low-noise Ear Simulator Systems and the KB5000/KB5001 anthropometric pinnae
• G.R.A.S. 45CA Headphone/Hearing-protector Test Fixture with G.R.A.S. KB0072/KB0073 small pinnae; G.R.A.S. RA0045 IEC 60318-4 ear simulators

For Listening:

• Naim Audio Mu-so
• KEF LS50 loudspeakers
• Fujitsu TD-M1 loudspeakers
• PSB Alpha 1-100 (2.1 loudspeaker system) with dual SubSeries 100 subwoofers
• Peachtree Audio deepblue2
• Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air
• Bowers & Wilkins MM-1
• Ultimate Ears UE MEGABOOM

Audio-Related Tweaks

• AudioQuest Sorbothane footers under a lot of gear

Music Preferences

• I listen to pretty much *everything* (but still haven't gotten into Tuvan throat singing)

Interests (non-headphone)

• Family and friends
• Wannabe photographer

Gear-Fi (Favorite Non-Audio Gear & Gadgets)

• Nikon cameras and lenses
• Fujifilm cameras
• Sony cameras and lenses
• Panasonic micro-4/3 cameras and lenses

jude's Recent Activity

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CanJam NYC 2017 Impressions Thread!
jude posted in this thread in Head-Fi Meet Impressions, Trade Show... 2/23/17 at 8:22am | 313 replies | 44381 views
CES 2017: MQA announces TIDAL Masters, and more
jude posted in this thread in Head-Fi Network & Industry News 2/19/17 at 3:38pm | 508 replies | 31684 views
ZeroSurge and Brickwall - is There a Difference
jude posted in this thread in Cables, Power, Tweaks, Speakers,... 2/16/17 at 2:48pm | 12 replies | 109 views
The Official Sony MDR-Z1R Flagship Headphone Thread (Live From IFA 2016)
jude posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 2/12/17 at 1:23pm | 7380 replies | 438187 views
crinacle's FR measurement database (166 IEMs measured)
jude posted in this thread in Portable Headphones, Earphones and In-Ear... 2/7/17 at 11:26am | 173 replies | 16627 views
CanJam NYC 2017 (February 4-5, 2017)
jude posted in this thread in Local / Regional Head-Fi Meets, Parties,... 2/4/17 at 10:08am | 1070 replies | 60630 views
CES 2017 Highlights (Part 2 of 2) - Head-Fi TV
jude posted in this thread in Jude 1/26/17 at 2:40pm | 1 replies | 2352 views
CES 2017 Highlights (Part 1 of 2) - Head-Fi TV
jude posted in this thread in Jude 1/26/17 at 2:24pm | 5 replies | 3810 views

 

jude’s Photos

Sony MDR-Z1R with Sony Walkman NW-WM1Z
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MSB SELECT Headphone Amp and SELECT DAC II
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Latest upload: Jul 23, 2016
From The Mountaintop Recording Session
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Simaudio MOON Neo 230HAD
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Latest upload: Jul 16, 2015
jude's photos in Audeze EL-8
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Latest upload: Jan 6, 2015

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jude's photos in Chord Electronics -   Poly    add-on microSD and wireless module for Mojo
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jude's photos in CES 2017: MQA announces TIDAL Masters, and more
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jude's photos in Massdrop x E-MU Purpleheart Headphones Review / Preview
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Latest upload: Dec 20, 2016
jude's photos in Massdrop x Noble X Universal IEMs Review / Preview
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Latest upload: Nov 22, 2016
jude's photos in CanJam NYC 2017 (February 4-5, 2017)
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