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Location:

Orange County, CA

Forum Post Count:

5335

Join Date:

12/5/08

About Me:

Night job: Reviewer of high end IEMs, DAPs, Smartphones, DACs, Amps, and Cables

Headphone Inventory

Multi-CIEM review and resource thread: http://www.head-fi.org/t/541494/

Custom IEMs owned:
Spiral Ear 5-way Reference (new and original)
Fabs Fabulous Earphones
EarPower EP-10 Plus
EarSonics EM3 pro
Kozee Sound Solutions Infinity X3
Kozee Sound Solutions reshelled Triple-fi 10
Rooth LS8
Thousand Sound TS842
JHA JH16
DRM Earz aud-5X
Ultimate Ears In-Ear Reference Monitor
Wan Xuan i9pro
Hidition NT-6
Alclair Reference
Earsonics EM4
ACS T1 Live!
DUNU Custom 4 unit
Hidition NT-6 pro
Ambient Acoustics AM4 pro
Lear LCM-5
Heir Audio 8.A
Unique Melody Platform Pure | PP6
Dream Earz aud-8X
Alclair RSM
Lime Ears LE3

Universal IEMs owned:
EarSonics SM3
Hisoundaudio Golden Crystal
Ultimate Ears TF10
NuForce NE-7M
Phillips SHE9500

Earbuds Owned:
Hisoundaudio PAA-1
Stock Ipod Nano & Sansa Fuze

Over-the-ear headphones owned:
Audeze LCD-2
Superlux 668B
Audio Technica ATH-ANC7b

IEMs Previously owned or extended audition:
Fit Ear To Go! 334
AKG K3003
Hisoundaudio Golden Crystal
Future Sonics Atrio MG7
Sony EX1000
Monster Turbine Pro Copper
Audio Technica ATH-CK10
Grado GR8
Ortofon e-Q7
JVC-Victor FX700
Sennheiser IE8
Mingo WM2 gold
Mingo WM2 silver
Yuin PK3
Cresyne C750E
Denon C710
Phonak Audeo PFE (black/no mic)
J-Labs J2 (wife still owns a pair)
V-Moda Bass Freq
Cyclone PR2
Ultrasone Zino
HiFiMan RE0
JVC-Victor FX500
Klipsch S4
Sleek Audio SA1
Audio Technica ATH-CKS70
Modified Audio Technica ATH-CKS70
Ultimate Ears Triple.fi 10 vi
Westone W3
Westone UM3X
Sennheiser CX300
Thinksound Thunder
Thinksound Rain
Cyclone PR1 Pro
Apple Dual Driver (ADDIEM)
Audio Technica ATH-CK90Pro
HiFiMan RE252
Fisher Audio DBA-02
JVC-Victor HP-FX24
RE-ZERO

Headphones/IEMs Auditioned for a short time
HiFiMan RE272
Future Sonic Atrio (original)
Etymotic HF3
Etymotic ER4S
Sony XBA-4
Sony XBA-1
Puresound Clarity One
Monoprice 8320


Over-the-ear headphones previously owned or auditioned:
Sony HDR-SA5000
2x KSC-75, 1 Kramer modded, 1 stock
Beyerdynamic Tesla T1
Sennheiser HD600
AKG K701

Headphone Amp Inventory

Headphone Amp Review Thread: http://www.head-fi.org/t/585786/

Current Amps Owned:
Headstage The Arrow 12HE
Meier Audio Stepdance
Hisoundaudio AMP3/Studio
Headamp Pico Slim
i.Fuzen HP-1
Neco Soundlabs V2
Headstage Arrow G4
Shonyun 306
Leckerton UHA-6S MKII

On Loan:
Portaphile 627
Epiphany EPH-O2
Just Audio uHA-120
Furutech Cruise

Previously owned/extended audition:
NuForce Icon Mobile
RSA Shadow
RSA Mustang
Fiio E5
ALO Rx
RudiStor RPX-33
iBasso T3
iQube V2
iBasso D10

Source Inventory

Source Info: http://www.head-fi.org/t/541494/m...#post_7302115 (6th post in my custom IEM thread)

Current Sources:
Anedio D1
iBasso DX100
HiFi Man 801 with GAME and balanced cards
RoCoo BA
Audiotrak Prodigy 7.1 HiFi with rolled op amps (OPA627)
Hisoundaudio AMP3 Pro2
DIY modded iPod 5.5g 240GB w/ internal film caps
DIY modded iPod 5.5g 80 GB & film cap docks
1GB & 2GB Clip
Clip+
Headstage USB-DAC-Cable (modded)
Audinst HUD-MX1 (OPA1611)
RoCoo
Uber Muzik Tiny Tube DAC V2

Previously owned/extended audition:
ALO iMod with standard LOD
Hisoundaudio AMP3 Pro1
8GB Sansa Fuze
S:flo2
Hisoundaudio Studio, original
Hisoundaudio Studio V
Hisoundaudio ROCOO D

Cable Inventory

Cable review and info thread: http://www.head-fi.org/t/564978/

- Whiplash Audiio TWag TWcu Hybrid V3
- Whiplash Audio TWag V3
- Whiplash Audio TWag V2 OM (tested pin compatibility: JHA)
- Beat Audio Cronus (tested pin compatibility: JHA)
- Beat Audio Ruby Supreme (tested pin compatibility: JHA)
- Effect Studio Athena for Ultimate Ears TF10 (tested pin compatibility: TF10)
- Effect Studio Crystal for Ultimate Ears TF10 (tested pin compatibility: TF10)
- Jaben ES8 for Ultimate Ears TF10
- Null Audio Arete for Ultimate Ears TF10
- Chris_Himself cable for JHA, Westone, UE
- Moon Audio Silver Dragon for JHA, Westone, UE, UM, Rooth, Earsonics
- Whiplash balanced TWag
- Chris_Himself balanced cable
- Chris_Himself 1/4" to 1/8" extension cable, silver (for D1)

Cables, extended audition:
- Double Helix Symbiote IEM cable for JHA, Westone, UE, EM, Rooth, Earsonics, etc.
- Null Audio Lune for Ultimate Ears TF10

Custom made Sansa Fuze LODs
Whiplash Audio Mini-mini
Modified Griffin Dock for Fuze
Custom made iPod LOD

Other Audio Equipment

TV setup (Toshiba 52xf550u TV):
2 Sennheiser RS-130s
JVC/Victor SU-DH1

Music Preferences

Just about everything, as I listen to my collection on random, but I have been known to listen to a lot of trance for hours on end! And I workout to metal and rap.

Interests (non-headphone)

My kids
Go Lakers

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