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

Location:

Chestertucky, MI

Forum Post Count:

3804

Join Date:

10/17/10

Last Online:

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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Something top secret, involving paperclips, out of date Marmite, pretty ponies, and the letter Q.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:
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-FiiO EX1 (same as Dunu Titan 1) - It's a portable DT880 with extra bass. Not quite what I was expecting, but I'll take it!


Current Stable:
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-*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


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

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

Source Inventory

-Nexus 5X
-Nexus 7 (2013)
-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

Receivers, Amps and Speakers:
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-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:
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-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
-Reading
-The occasional video game
-Playing / making music (keyboards + vocals)

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Rising cost of "audiophile" equipment and importance of bias/blind testing
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Vorbis over AAC - is it worth making the change ?
Argyris posted in this thread in Sound Science Yesterday at 5:51 pm | 22 replies | 333 views
Am I a heartless monster...
Argyris posted in this thread in Sound Science Yesterday at 4:17 pm | 28 replies | 483 views
Sennheiser HD 600 Impressions Thread
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Popular Classical Music
Argyris posted in this thread in Music 8/17/16 at 1:37pm | 317 replies | 5932 views
Corny Jokes - the more the merrier
Argyris posted in this thread in Members' Lounge (General Discussion) 8/13/16 at 1:35am | 140 replies | 3000 views
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Argyris posted in this thread in Members' Lounge (General Discussion) 7/30/16 at 7:41pm | 11783 replies | 211507 views
Cartoon Discussion Thread
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Anybody here playing Pokemon GO?
Argyris posted in this thread in Members' Lounge (General Discussion) 7/27/16 at 10:37pm | 5 replies | 70 views

 

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