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Head-Fi's third most long-winded poster.


Chestertucky, MI

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About Me:

Sometimes I'm on Head-Fi. Often times I'm not. At all times, music comes first.

What I do for a living:

Something top secret, involving paperclips, out of date Marmite, pretty ponies, and the letter Q.

Headphone Inventory

Currently Testing:
-Nothing at the moment (wanna send me something?)

Current Stable:
-*Sennheiser HD 600 w/ HD 650 headband pad
-*Beyerdynamic DT880/250 ('05)
-*Shure SRH440
-*FiiO EX1 (aka Dunu Titan 1)
-Etymotic MC5
-MEElectronics S6
-Koss PortaPro
-Koss UR55

*Preferred members of my rotation

-RHA MA-350 (strain relief on right side failed, leading to a short)

-Audio-Technica ATH-M50S (bought the hype, mistake)
-Grado SR225i (too colored, limited genre coverage)
-MEElectronics A161P (too much midrange, too warm + lacking treble)
-NAD VISO HP50 (Good sound, TERRIBLE comfort)
-Koss SP330 (Pretty good sound, though not my preferred signature; unfortunate comfort and fit issues)

Would love to hear/try:
-Phonak PFE 111/112
-Brainwavz B2/Fischer Audio DBA-02
-Philips Fidelio S2
-Vintage (80s) DT880
-Beyer DT531

Headphone Amp Inventory

-Focusrite Scarlett Solo
-FiiO Q1
-Behringer Xenyx 802 preamp/mixer

Source Inventory

-Nexus 5X
-Nexus 7 (2013)
-Rockboxed Sansa Clip Zip + 16 GB microSD
-13-inch MacBook Pro (Late 2016, non-Touch Bar)
-Various other computers and CDP

Retired (after seven years of dedicated service):

-Rockboxed 60GB 5G iPod Video

Other Audio Equipment

Receivers, Amps and Speakers:
-Kenwood KR-6030 (circa 1978)
-Cambridge Audio Model 2500 (circa 1978)
-Lepai LP-2020A+ Class-T amp
-Insignia NS-B2111 speakers (two pairs)

Keys + VSTi:
-Kawai ES3 Digital Piano
-Garritan Yamaha CFX Concert Grand VSTi
-VI Labs Ravenscroft 275 Grand Piano VSTi
-GForce Software M-Tron Pro Virtual Mellotron VSTi + all expansion packs

Audio-Related Tweaks

I've placed felt circles over the drivers of my SRH440 to tame the highs and make the headphone comfortable, as well as stuck a bit of foam onto the headband with adhesive velcro strips.

Music Preferences

Pretty eclectic really

Interests (non-headphone)

-Cooking (I make a MEAN stir fry!)
-Electronics / Computers / Software
-The occasional video game
-Playing / making music (keyboards + vocals)

Argyris's Recent Activity

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Objectivists board room
Argyris posted in this thread in Sound Science 4/20/17 at 2:14pm | 3632 replies | 78712 views
Themed Monthly Avatar Committee (TMAC) discussion thread
Argyris posted in this thread in Members' Lounge (General Discussion) 4/18/17 at 9:39pm | 12164 replies | 241437 views
Sennheiser HD 600 Impressions Thread
Argyris posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 4/15/17 at 9:55pm | 18216 replies | 1055645 views
The Beyerdynamic DT880 Discussion thread
Argyris posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 4/2/17 at 4:25pm | 10907 replies | 709687 views
Trying something is a valid requirement before dissing it? Really?
Argyris posted in this thread in Sound Science 1/26/17 at 12:27pm | 2 replies | 201 views
Am I a heartless monster...
Argyris posted in this thread in Sound Science 12/25/16 at 10:16pm | 98 replies | 2979 views
Sennheiser debuts a bunch of new headphones at IFA
Argyris posted in this thread in Sponsor Announcements and Deals 12/5/16 at 2:31pm | 500 replies | 59846 views
Corny Jokes - the more the merrier
Argyris posted in this thread in Members' Lounge (General Discussion) 11/3/16 at 8:25am | 232 replies | 5382 views
Rising cost of "audiophile" equipment and importance of bias/blind testing
Argyris posted in this thread in Sound Science 8/31/16 at 4:22am | 1270 replies | 32035 views
Koss SP330 thread
Argyris posted in this thread in Portable Headphones, Earphones and In-Ear... 8/29/16 at 4:37pm | 7 replies | 3026 views


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