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

Location:

Chestertucky, MI

Forum Post Count:

3633

Join Date:

10/17/10

Last Online:

9 hours, 25 minutes ago

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Something top secret, involving paperclips, out of date Marmite, pretty ponies, and the letter Q.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

Current Stable:
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-*Beyerdynamic DT880/250 ('05)
-*Shure SRH440 (reclaims its position from the departed HP50)
-MEElectronics S6 (heavily EQ'ed)
-Koss PortaPro
-Koss UR55 (pretty impressive for $15 at Menards!)

*Preferred members of my rotation


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


Gone:
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-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:
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-Phonak PFE 111/112
-Brainwavz B2/Fischer Audio DBA-02
-Philips Fidelio S2
-V-MODA XS
-Vintage (80s) DT880
-Beyer DT531

Headphone Amp Inventory

Behringer Xenyx 802 preamp/mixer

Source Inventory

Rockboxed Sansa Clip Zip + 16 GB microSD, various computers and CDP

Retired (after seven years of dedicated service):

Rockboxed 60GB 5G iPod Video

Other Audio Equipment

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

Audio-Related Tweaks

Both my headphones are calibrated to my hearing curve using PiccoloNamek's EQ guide. My S6 is also EQ'ed, and it's a shocking transformation! Not quite neutral, but DAMN!

Also, I've affixed felt over the drivers of my SRH440 to make them more comfy. It works!

Music Preferences

Classical (all periods)
Rock (classic, prog)
The odd song from other genres

Interests (non-headphone)

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

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The Beyerdynamic DT880 Discussion thread
Argyris posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 3/23/15 at 3:36am | 8900 replies | 518911 views
It is odd but not peculiar...
Argyris posted in this thread in Members' Lounge (General Discussion) 3/23/15 at 12:52am | 232 replies | 2323 views
Themed Monthly Avatar Committee (TMAC) discussion thread
Argyris posted in this thread in Members' Lounge (General Discussion) 3/1/15 at 10:56pm | 11352 replies | 170410 views
worst date stories
Argyris posted in this thread in Members' Lounge (General Discussion) 1/27/15 at 12:57pm | 1405 replies | 49099 views
Koss SP330 thread
Argyris posted in this thread in Portable Headphones, Earphones and In-Ear... 12/30/14 at 6:52pm | 3 replies | 651 views
Open headphones..
Argyris posted in this thread in Introductions, Help and Recommendations 12/26/14 at 11:26pm | 7 replies | 279 views
Closed headphones similar in sound to sennheiser 650 s
Argyris posted in this thread in Introductions, Help and Recommendations 12/26/14 at 11:02pm | 15 replies | 409 views
What is beyerdynamics flagship in the DTXXX line?
Argyris posted in this thread in Introductions, Help and Recommendations 12/26/14 at 10:42pm | 20 replies | 418 views
Strange Pizza Toppings
Argyris posted in this thread in Members' Lounge (General Discussion) 12/25/14 at 1:24am | 17 replies | 343 views

 

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