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Saint Paul, MN

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About Me:

Addicted to music for over 50 years. Audiophile for the last 20 or so. Moved to headphones in 2010.

Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):

Cycling, skiing, photography.

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Headphone Inventory

Sennheiser HD 650, HD 555, Audio Technica AHD-A700, Sennheiser PX 100, Monoprice 8320

Headphone Amp Inventory

Purity Audio K.I.C.A.S.

Source Inventory

Squeezebox Touch, Samsung Galaxy S 4G

Cable Inventory

Custom 10 inch Vampire Wire interconnects.

Other Audio Equipment

Used to have an audiophile setup built around Magnaplanar speakers but now just a consumer-grade living room system. After a few months with headphones I find it is only suitable for very casual listening.

Audio-Related Tweaks

Tried the HD555 foam mod and did not like it. Caused harshness on female vocals. Undid it.

Music Preferences

Vocal standards, small combo jazz, chamber music, acoustic blues.

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

Android phone. Samsung Series 3 Chromebook.

markbrauer's Recent Activity

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DAC Bit rate Format Important?
markbrauer posted in this thread in Dedicated Source Components 1/26/15 at 5:53am | 7 replies | 170 views
Streaming service for Android / Squeezebox?
markbrauer posted in this thread in Music 1/24/14 at 3:20pm | 9 replies | 1053 views
Phiaton Giveaway Contest! All New Bridge MS 500 Headphones!
markbrauer posted in this thread in Sponsor Announcements and Deals 5/10/13 at 7:09am | 227 replies | 7856 views
Audio Technica ATH-A700 Headphones
reviewed by markbrauer 4/28/11 at 10:39pm
Raw (unedited) music, maybe even recorded directly to two track?
markbrauer posted in this thread in Music 1/14/11 at 5:46am | 22 replies | 854 views
added a new profile pic 1/6/11 at 9:19am
    HD555 foam mod video
    markbrauer posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 1/5/11 at 10:57am | 61 replies | 17018 views


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    Last Updated 4/4/11
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