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markbrauer

Location:

Saint Paul, MN

Forum Post Count:

63

Join Date:

1/5/11

Last Online:

13 hours, 16 minutes ago

About Me:

Addicted to music for nearly 60 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. Babysit grandchildren.

Headphone Inventory

Sennheiser HD 650, Noontec Zoro II HD, RHA MA750, Sennheiser HD 555, Audio Technica AHD-A700, 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, Squeezebox Receiver, Nexus 5X, Motorola Moto E

Cable Inventory

Wireworld Chroma 2.0 USB cable, ZY-005 cable for HD 650.

Power-Related Components

12,000 mAh USB battery to power Squeezebox Touch and Chromecast Audio, iFi iPower 5v to power Squeezebox Touch.

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.
-The Wireworld USB cable lessened harshness in loud solo piano passages.
-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.

Interests (non-headphone)

Reading

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

Google Nexus 5X, Dell Chromebook 13, Dell Precision T3500

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Does USB power source make a difference?
markbrauer posted in this thread in Introductions, Help and Recommendations 1/22/17 at 10:50am | 6 replies | 83 views
Budget Precise Sounding IEM
markbrauer posted in this thread in Introductions, Help and Recommendations 1/21/17 at 4:25pm | 7 replies | 116 views
Chromecast audio - can anyone comment on sound quality?
markbrauer posted in this thread in Computer Audio 1/17/17 at 7:40am | 283 replies | 157404 views
Burson Audio Cable+
reviewed by markbrauer 1/17/17 at 7:35am
Mod a dap to be a HhD player?
markbrauer posted in this thread in Portable Source Gear 1/6/17 at 7:28am | 1 replies | 50 views
Audio Conversion Conundrum!
markbrauer posted in this thread in Introductions, Help and Recommendations 11/16/16 at 8:27pm | 1 replies | 32 views
IEMs for ~100 - 120$ (shock after reading rewiews).
markbrauer posted in this thread in Introductions, Help and Recommendations 11/16/16 at 9:17am | 6 replies | 180 views

 

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