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Sydney, Australia

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on 3/30/15

About Me:

I'm the one who's usually tapping his foot and looking like he's having the time of his life amoung all those other commuters who wish they were anywhere but stuck on a train (thanks to my portable audio, of course).

Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):

Music - constant listening, occasional singing and rare bouts of dusting off my old steel-string acoustic and almost-in-tune vocals, fast-paced sports, sleep, cooking, late-night cafe meet-ups with friends.

What I do for a living:

Web programmer / IT Student and all-round technophile.

Headphone Inventory

Westone 3 IEMs
Beyerdynamic DT-880 (600 Ohm)
AKG k702
Denon D2000 (on it's way!)

Headphone Amp Inventory

NuForce Icon Mobile
Matrix M-Stage
Burson HA-160

Source Inventory

Musiland Monitor 02 US (recently relegated to pure transport due to the following):
Cambridge Audio DacMagic
Low-power AMD Athlon X2 HTPC w/ Windows Server 2008 R2 & Foobar2000 (397 CDs in FLAC)
Cowon J3 32GB + 32GB MicroSD (80% full)
LG Optimus 7 (100% full)

Cable Inventory

Blue Jeans cable all-round

Other Audio Equipment

Lots, here's a brief history of my audio experiences:
- Sony Fontopia ($20) earphones: if I was lucky - the damned things kept breaking, and $20 is a lot for a teenager!

- Sony (plastic) micro Hi-Fi system: which I cherished, even though I only had 4-5 CDs, two of them Michael Jackson's.

2004-2005: Creative 2.1 computer speakers: "Wow, when I turn it up I can feel the bass!"

2005-2006: Sony In-ear earphones: "These do bass even better than my Creative speakers!"

- Sennheiser CX-300II (Called CX-500 at the time): "Ah, I knew CDs could sound better than MP3s, time to go lossless!"

- Bose Companion 5 computer speakers: (Initially) "That's some mighty bass! And the treble's so sweet!" ... (over time) "Was that a kick drum or a double bass that I just heard?/Wait- that's not what a cello sounds like!"

- (Replacing the Bose) JBL entry-level floor-standers (2 & 1/2 way) w/ cheap Sony amp (clamed 400w): "this thing rocks!"

- Bower & Wilkins 300-series Floor standers & subwoofer + Haman/Kardon integrated 7.1ch Amp: "I finally understand what the word 'soundstage' means."

- Ultimate Ears Super-Fi 3 (v2) + iPhone 3G: "Finally, some peace and quiet at work (also, this sounds amazing!)"

- UE Super-Fi 3 + Microsoft Zune 120: "This sounds so much better than 96kbps MP4s on an iPhone."

- Westone 3 + Microsoft Zune 120 + NuForce Icon Mobile: "This goes toe-to-toe with my speaker setup!"

Music Preferences

Mozart, Dylan, The Boss, Miles, Ol' Blue-Eyes and peers/derivatives thereof... (I don't mean that pejoratively, but they're all shining stars in their genre (IMO), and thus typically inspire other artists whom I also appreciate).

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KashmaNiaC posted in this thread in Portable Source Gear 11/11/12 at 6:39pm | 23 replies | 6637 views
updated their location 7/15/11 at 5:49am
    What Are You Listening To Right Now? -New thread, new rules. Please read them.
    KashmaNiaC posted in this thread in Music 7/15/11 at 5:05am | 61628 replies | 1917387 views


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