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Sponsor: Acoustic Research Hi-Fi


Melbourne, Australia

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on 5/30/16

About Me:

Long-term Hi-fi fan. Owned first Sennheiser HD414 and Walkman One. Never stopped listening to music!

Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):

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

What I do for a living:

PR for Acoustic Research & Arcam. CEO of Essency Apps Software. PR for Naim & Focal in Australia.

Headphone Inventory

Multiple Denon and Sennheiser in-ears. Sennheiser HD 580 Jubilees. Denon 700 in-ear with Comply tips. Also Atomic Floyd, Etymotic ER4p, Custom Mould Etymotic HF3 and more. Recently added Sennheiser HD25 for street use.

AudioQuest Nighthawks for home
Sennheiser IE800 for private music listening - Insanely good
Sennheiser Momentum Over-Ear for general home use - Plug and play music
Bose QC25s for flights - Quiet as the grave and they fold well
Focal Sphear in-ear for travel - very comfortable

Coveting new Audeze & Hi-FiMan. Lots of listening to do
Ditto Sennheiser HD800s

Awareness The Headphone App on my iPhone

Headphone Amp Inventory

Acoustic Research UA1 portable DAC / Headphone amp
Arcam rPAC USB DAC and headphone amp
Arcam MusicBOOST iPhone DAC and headphone amp
Encore battery portable micro DAC
Audioquest Dragonfly MK2 travels with my Mac
Cambridge Audio Micro Dac
AudioQuest Dragonfly RED and Jitterbug incoming

Source Inventory

300GB of Hi-res music / TIDAL / Qobuz
MacBook Pro with Audirvarna 2.5.1 for Tidal and Qobuz using Arcam rPAC and/or Acoustic Research UA1 DAC
iPhone 6s for random portable use with Arcam MusicBOOST
Acoustic Research M2 DAP for flights and long trips
Acoustic Research M20 DAP testing mode
Acoustic Research UA1 DAC / Headphone amp on my desk
Multiple iPod and Phones for app testing
Arcam FMJ CD Player and FMJ Pre-amp

Cable Inventory

Multiple Audioquest, 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 TD-M1 Hi-res desktop system on my office desk - quite amazing
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)

Photography, Cycling

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

Fuji X100s
Fuji X10,
iPhone 6s
iPad Air2
Kindle Voyage
Anker 6 way USB charger (-:

robfol's Recent Activity

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Acoustic Research M2 Audiophile-Grade Hi-Res Portable
robfol posted in this thread in Portable Source Gear 5/18/16 at 9:45pm | 910 replies | 102092 views
Acoustic Research M20 Coming soon
robfol posted in this thread in Introductions, Help and Recommendations 2/9/16 at 10:16pm | 340 replies | 26684 views
Acoustic Research Mysterious New Audiophile DAP
robfol posted in this thread in Portable Source Gear 4/20/15 at 1:16am | 212 replies | 40153 views
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 | 28 replies | 11301 views
updated their location 2/7/15 at 1:42pm
    London Meet - Saturday 27th April
    robfol posted in this thread in Local / Regional Head-Fi Meets, Parties,... 3/5/13 at 10:06am | 923 replies | 42889 views
    Arcam rPAC - USB DAC + Headphone Amplifier
    robfol posted in this thread in Portable Source Gear 2/16/13 at 11:05am | 21 replies | 6475 views
    AWARENESS!® for Etymotic Noise cancelling software
    robfol posted in this thread in Sound Science 1/2/13 at 12:15am | 4 replies | 895 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 | 925 views


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