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Member of the Trade: Acoustic Research (AR) representative


Melbourne, Australia

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About Me:

Long-term Hi-fi freak and late-life parent. Tech PR consultant. Just moved to Melbourne.

Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):

Parenting Tom, Hi-Fi, AV, Photography, Politics, Computing, food, wine, travel

What I do for a living:

Consult on PR in UK and USA for Acoustic Research, Arcam, Essency. Also CEO of Essency Apps Software

Headphone Inventory

Multiple Denon and Sennheiser in-ears. Sennheiser HD 580 Jubilees. Favourite as of now is old Denon 700 in-ear with Comply tips. Also Atomic Floyd, Etymotic ER4p which I love. Recently added Sennheiser HD25 for street use.

Sennheiser Momentum Over-Ear for general home use - Plug and play music
Bose QC15s for flights - Quiet as the grave
Sennheiser IE800 for private music listening - Insanely good

Coveting new Audeze EL-8 Open phones which sounded amazing at CES

Awareness The Headphone App on my iPhone

Headphone Amp Inventory

Arcam rPAC USB DAC and headphone amp
Encore portable micro DAC
Audioquest Dragonfly MK2
Cambridge Audio Micro Dac
Acoustic Research UA1 portable DAC / Headphone amp

Source Inventory

MacBook Pro with Audivarna and Arcam rPAC
iPhone 6+ main use
Acoustic Research M2 DAP sample
Multiple iPod and Phones.
Arcam FMJ CD Player and FMJ Pre-amp

Cable Inventory

Multiple Supra and van Den Hul

Power-Related Components

ISOL-8 power conditioners

Other Audio Equipment

Huge Arcam Home Cinema system (currently retired)
Wilson Benesch Arc, Curves and Center (currently retired)
B&W PA1 Subwoofer (currently retired)
NEW Eclipse M1 Hi-res desktop system
Sonos PlayBar and Sub for TV
Sonos Play 1 speakers, remarkable good for general music

Audio-Related Tweaks

Lots of suspension on equipment

Music Preferences

World, Jazz, Vocal, Singer Songwiter

Interests (non-headphone)


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

Fuji X10, iPhone 6+ iPad Air2 and Kindle Voyage

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Acoustic Research Mysterious New Audiophile DAP
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Audeze EL-8 vs AudioQuest NightHawk "Battle of the Upper Middle Class?"
robfol posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 2/7/15 at 1:47pm | 21 replies | 3937 views
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    Arcam rPAC - USB DAC + Headphone Amplifier
    robfol posted in this thread in Portable Source Gear 2/16/13 at 11:05am | 21 replies | 5613 views
    AWARENESS!® for Etymotic Noise cancelling software
    robfol posted in this thread in Sound Science 1/2/13 at 12:15am | 4 replies | 769 views
    Arcam rPAC USB/Headphone DAC
    added by robfol 4/29/12 at 8:36am
    iphone - "awareness" headphone app
    robfol posted in this thread in Portable Source Gear 9/20/10 at 2:36pm | 4 replies | 880 views


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