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||Saint Paul, MN
|Forum Post Count:
||13 hours, 16 minutes ago
||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.
||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
||Logitech Media Server running on Windows 7 PC, Squeezebox Touch, Chromecast Audio, Squeezebox Receiver, Nexus 5X, Motorola Moto E
||Wireworld Chroma 2.0 USB cable, ZY-005 cable for HD 650.
||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.
||-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.
||Vocal standards, small combo jazz, big band jazz, chamber music, acoustic blues.
|Gear-Fi (Favorite Non-Audio Gear & Gadgets)
||Google Nexus 5X, Dell Chromebook 13, Dell Precision T3500
markbrauer's Recent Activity
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
is there a case for owning both open and closed headphones?
markbrauer posted in this thread in Introductions, Help and Recommendations 1/20/17 at 12:11pm | 6 replies | 114 views
Burson Cable+ Active Voltage Raising / Impedance Matching Cable
markbrauer posted in this thread in Cables, Power, Tweaks, Speakers,... 1/20/17 at 7:53am | 136 replies | 6491 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
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
Open headphones that sound as good as my JBL LSR305 monitor speakers. Mission impossible ?
markbrauer posted in this thread in Introductions, Help and Recommendations 11/14/16 at 8:02am | 10 replies | 200 views
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