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Armaegis

Modern Modder Man of Manitoba
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Location:

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Forum Post Count:

11388

Join Date:

10/18/09

Last Online:

2 hours, 27 minutes ago

About Me:

I'm always interested in trades to try out new gear; doesn't even have to be audio related.

Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):

Same as what I do for a living, because what's the point of living otherwise?

What I do for a living:

dance
engineer
metallurgist
teacher
music

Headphone Inventory

quick reference: Canadian companies/retailers: http://www.head-fi.org/t/548624/l...

=Current= (perpetually out of date, I can't keep track)

AKG K240 Sextett (with SFI ortho drivers; transplant in progress)
Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro (w/Fostex T50rp drivers in them)
Pioneer HDJ-2000 (modded - http://www.head-fi.org/t/570868/)
Fostex T50rp (modded up the wazoo)
Nuforce 700X / 770X
HiFiMAN HE-6 (modded: new pads, new grills, added damping in front, removed damping behind)
Monoprice 8323 (modded)
Sennheiser PX100-ii
Sennheiser Amperior (w/600 ohm HD25-13 drivers)
Sennheiser HD598 - balanced recable - http://www.head-fi.org/t/719661/
V-Sonic GR07
Celsus Sound Gramo One

++Reviews/Comparisons++
(I'm just starting to organize this, I've pobably missed a bunch)

**IEMs**

Alpha & Delta AD01 - http://www.head-fi.org/t/773148/a...#post_11824251 (post#83)
Celsus Sound Gramo One - review: http://www.head-fi.org/t/761288/
Encore RockMaster IE: http://www.head-fi.org/t/775812/
FLC8S: http://www.head-fi.org/t/777158/f...#post_12472573 (micro review)
Nuforce NE-600X - http://www.head-fi.org/products/n...
Nuforce NE-600X, NE-700X, NE-770X - http://www.head-fi.org/t/623137
NuForce HEM family: http://www.head-fi.org/t/802247/n...#post_12470480 (shotgun style review)
Dunu DN-23 Landmine - http://www.head-fi.org/products/d...
VE Zen & Asura: http://www.head-fi.org/t/759219/v...#post_11750116


**HEADPHONES**

Studio/DJ headphone shootout:
HDJ-2000, M50, SRH 840, Q40 - http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thre...
HDJ-2000, DT1350, T50p, HD25-1-ii, HD25-13-ii, M80, TMA-1 - http://www.head-fi.org/t/574617/

Encore RockMaster OE: http://www.head-fi.org/t/775541/

Hifiman HE-560: http://www.head-fi.org/products/h...
Hifiman HE-X: http://www.head-fi.org/products/h...

Munitio Pro40 - http://www.head-fi.org/products/m...

Oppo PM-1 - http://www.head-fi.org/products/o...
Oppo PM-3 - http://www.head-fi.org/products/o...

Noontec HammoS - http://www.head-fi.org/t/771679/

Nuforce HP-800: http://www.head-fi.org/t/647966

Phiaton MS 400 - http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thre...
Phiaton MS 300, MS 400, PS 500 - http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thre...

Sennheiser Amperior - review: http://www.head-fi.org/products/s...
Sennheiser PX100-ii - http://www.head-fi.org/products/s...
VE Zen & Asura: http://www.head-fi.org/t/759219/v... (post #898)


==Mods/Transplants==

Sennheiser PX 100 Red paint job - http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thre...

Pioneer HDJ-2000 bass boost/extension - http://www.head-fi.org/t/570868/p...

Monoprice 8323 bass/general mod- http://www.head-fi.org/t/610542/

Urbanears Plattan recable- http://www.head-fi.org/t/607380/m...

M-Audio Q40 (post #760) - http://www.head-fi.org/t/275459/m...#post_8560192

ortho transplant: Fostex T40v1 into Phiaton PS500 - http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thre...
ortho transplant: SFI (120 ohm) into AKG K240 Sextett LP - http://www.head-fi.org/t/569510/
ortho transplant: Fostex T50rp into V-Moda Crossfade LP - http://www.head-fi.org/t/648893/
ortho transplant: Fostex T50rp into Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro - http://www.head-fi.org/t/656644/


==Gone=
Alessandro: MS1i x2
AKG: K701, K702, K612pro, K340 x2 (bass heavy & bass light), K240M, K240 Sextett LP, K240 Sextett MP (NOS)
Audio Technica: ANC7b, ATH-AD700, ATH-A700 (balanced), ATH-A900, ATH-ESW9A, ATH-M50, ATH-706 electret
Beyerdynamic: DT48e 25 ohm. DT880/600. DT880-250, DT250-250
Beta Brainwavz
Fostex: T10, T40v1 x2. T50rp x way-too-many
Grado: SR80, SR125, SR325, HF-1
Hifiman: HE-300, RE252
JBL: Ref 410
Koss: KSC75 x3
Koss Porta Pro
M-Audio: Studiophile Q40
Miu Audio: MR2pro
Munitio: Pro40
NAD: HP50
Noontec: HammoS
Nuforce: NE-600X, NE-700, NE770, HP-800
Phiaton: MS 300, MS 400, PS 500 (with transplanted Fostex T40v1 drivers (ortho))
Realistic: Pro30 (ortho, modded)
Sennheiser: PX 100, PX100-ii, PX 200-ii, HD25-1-ii x4 (modded etc), HD 438, HD 580 w/600 grills & 650 cable x2, HD600, HD555, HD595, HD598, MX680
Shure: SE 210, SE 215, SRH 440, SRH 840, SRH 940
Skullcandy: Roc Nation Aviator
Sony: MDR-V6 x2
STAX: SR-007 (from a Woo WEE)
Superlux: HD660
Ultimate Ears: UE700
Ultrasone: Pro750
V-Moda: M80
Yamaha: RH10ms (rebadged Ultrasone HFi450 - with transplanted SFI ortho drivers), YH-1 (housed in Senn HD600 body and damped, w/HD650 cable), YH-3 (ortho)

Headphone Amp Inventory

=Current= (also likely out of date)
Focusrite VRMbox - usb dac/amp and speaker/acoustics simulator
Nuforce HDP
Nuforce Icon2 - speaker and headphone dac/amp - review: http://www.head-fi.org/t/626851/
CEntrance DacMini PX
NuPrime uDSD

==Reviews==

Apex Butte: http://www.head-fi.org/t/573883/b...#post_7816533
Nuforce HAP-100: http://www.head-fi.org/t/659934/
Nuforce HA-200 monoblocks: http://www.head-fi.org/t/724153/
Oppo HA-1: http://www.head-fi.org/products/o...
Ortofon HD-Q7: http://www.head-fi.org/t/511217/

mini shootout - amp for the HE-6: NuForce Icon2 vs STA-100 vs CEntrance DacMini PX: http://www.head-fi.org/t/666077/


=Gone=
Bottlehead Crack - tube amp (x3)
iBasso D10 Cobra w/tons of opamps- usb dac/amp
Nuforce uDac2 - usb dac/amp
Ortofon HD-Q7
G&W T2.6F - tube amp
FiiO: e5, e10, e09k, e17
Centrance Dacport
Fanmusic RA1
Digizoid ZO2
Nuforce HAP-100
Meier Corda Aria

Source Inventory

=Current=

Sansa Clip, Clip+, Fuze (v1, rockbox)
laptop & J.River Media Center
Native Instruments Traktor 2 (usb, 4 out)
Focusrite Saffire 6 USB (usb, 2 in, 4 out, balanced)
Focusrite VRMbox - usb dac/amp and speaker/acoustics simulator
Hot Audio USB DAC Destroyer
Nuforce HDP
NuPrime uDSD
Turtle Beach Audio Advantage Micro II
Echo2 USB

=Gone=
iRiver iHP-120 (sold)
iBasso D10 w/tons of opamps
Nuforce uDac2 (sold, gifted)
Nuforce DAC-100
Echo Indigo DJ (pcmcia, sold)
M-Audio Firewire Solo (sold)
Behringer UCA202 - for usb to optical conversion (sold)
Wadia121 Decoding Computer - review: http://www.head-fi.org/products/w...
FiiO: E10, E17
FiiO X1 review: http://www.head-fi.org/products/f...


==review ==
Focusrite Saffire 6 USB - http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f46...
Nuforce uDac-3: http://www.head-fi.org/t/693047/
Nuforce DAC-100: http://www.head-fi.org/t/645068/
NuPrime uDSD - review: http://www.head-fi.org/t/765642/


my iBasso D10 opamp rolling experience so far: http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thre... (post #3984)

Cable Inventory

some Furutech, Neutrik, too many DIY to list, etc

Power-Related Components

Nuforce LPS2-192k (power supply and usb to coax/optical converter 192k) - review: http://www.head-fi.org/t/626851/r...#post_9011780

APC SurgeArrest power strips
several Tripp Lite products

Other Audio Equipment

Paradigm 5se & Monitors
B&W DM11
Cambridge Soundworks 2.1
Cambridge Soundworks Model Twelve Monitors x 2
M-Audio AV40 (traded)
NuForce Cube - review: http://www.head-fi.org/t/618638/r...
Nuforce Icon2 + S-X + W1 (speaker amp/dac, speakers and subwoofer)
Gigaworks T40 (sold)
various PA systems
various sound docks
power amps: Brystons, Carver, Yorkville, etc.
several vintage receivers

Radio Shack ground loop isolator

Audio-Related Tweaks

radio shack ground loop isolator, cheater plugs
DIY cables

Music Preferences

classical, swing/big band jazz, chillout, acoustic/folk, classic rock, etc

Interests (non-headphone)

mad science, food, dance, teaching

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