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markbrauer

Location:

Saint Paul, MN

Forum Post Count:

32

Join Date:

1/5/11

Last Online:

2 days, 13 hours ago

About Me:

Addicted to music for over 59 years. Made the switch from speakers to headphones in 2010.

Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):

Cycling, skiing, photography.

What I do for a living:

Retired.

Headphone Inventory

Sennheiser HD 650, RHA MA750, Sennheiser HD 555, Audio Technica AHD-A700, Thinksound Rain, JVC Flats, HiFiMan RE-400, Monoprice 8320, Sennheiser PX 100,

Headphone Amp Inventory

Burson Conductor SL 9018, Purity Audio K.I.C.A.S., Chromecast Audio

Source Inventory

Logitech Media Server running on Windows 7 PC, Squeezebox Touch, Chromecast Audio, Nexus 5

Cable Inventory

ZY-005 cable for HD 650.

Other Audio Equipment

Previously had an audiophile setup built around Magnaplanar speakers but now just a consumer-grade living room system. After experience with headphones I find the living room system is only suitable for very casual, low volume listening.

Audio-Related Tweaks

-Was surprised with the difference the ZY headphone cable made.
-Tried the HD555 foam mod and did not like it. Caused harshness on female vocals. Undid it.

Music Preferences

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

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

Google Nexus 5, Dell Chromebook 13, Dell Precision T3500

markbrauer's Recent Activity

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Chromecast audio - can anyone comment on sound quality?
markbrauer posted in this thread in Computer Audio 4/20/16 at 8:10am | 160 replies | 64572 views
Got the Blues?
markbrauer posted in this thread in Music 2/3/16 at 8:00am | 264 replies | 3395 views
Show me your headphone stands/displays!
markbrauer posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 11/15/15 at 9:14am | 633 replies | 144618 views
Your Album of the Month
markbrauer posted in this thread in Music 11/10/15 at 4:54pm | 320 replies | 29361 views
Advice needed for choosing closed headphones
markbrauer posted in this thread in Introductions, Help and Recommendations 3/2/15 at 7:51am | 13 replies | 162 views
DAC Bit rate Format Important?
markbrauer posted in this thread in Dedicated Source Components 1/26/15 at 5:53am | 15 replies | 1118 views
Streaming service for Android / Squeezebox?
markbrauer posted in this thread in Music 1/24/14 at 3:20pm | 9 replies | 1672 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 | 8379 views

 

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