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||Graduated from MSU Bozeman in Physics
Work as Systems Integration Supervisor at Quantel USA
|Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):
||Golf, Hiking, Photography, Movies, Gaming, Music
|What I do for a living:
||I lead a team of laser integrators that build, test, and ship high quality solid state lasers.
||* Marks an excellent and highly recommended headphone for general listening
Audeze LCD-2 Rev 1
* Audio Technica: ATH-M50
Beyerdynamic DT990 ( 250 Ohm )
Bowers and Wilkins P5
* Brainwavz M2 IEM
* Denon: AH-D2000
Etymotic Research ER6i
Grado Labs: SR-225i, RS-1i
*JH Audio JH 10 x3 Pro ( Custom IEM )
Maximo iMetal iM590
MEElectronics CX21 IEM
Monster TurbinePro Copper
Philips: SBC HP910, Cityscape Downtown*
Sennheiser: *HD-650, HD-555, EH-150, EH-250, EH-350
Headphones I am very familiar with:
HiFiMAN HE-300, HE-400, * HE-500
Amp: Headroom's Balanced Ultra Desktop Amp using balanced TRS to XLR cables
DAC: Grace Design m903 running in balanced mode
Source: Low compression mp3 ( 198 kbps or better ) via Foobar2000
Headphones: AH-D2000 single ended or JH Audio 10 x3 Pro single ended
Next Step: HD-650, WA6, and an RP1 Phono player, and a NAD PP 3 Preamp
Looking for sound quality improvement?
1.) Better source material ( well recorded music )
2.) Better headphone ( go from the Koss Porta Pro and end near the LCD-3 )
3.) Better DAC ( especially if you do computer listening )
4.) Better Amp ( some amps deliver less noise and a cleaner low end while extending the treble )
5.) Lastly let your brain filter have time to understand the new sound signature
|Headphone Amp Inventory
||Headroom Total BitHead ( Sold, outdated by current technology )
Headroom Ultra Desktop Amp / Dac
Headroom Balanced Ultra Desktop Amp ( BUDA )
Grace Design m903 reference headphone amplifier / DAC ( running USB 2.0 )
||PBJ Kimber Cables ( RCA )
Seismic Audio XLR to TRS Patch Cables
|Other Audio Equipment
||EQUALIZER: JVC SEA-10, CLASS D AMPS: Pioneer SA-8100, TEAC_AG10D, SPEAKERS: Vintage Polk Audio 5A Monitors, Wharfdale Diamond 10.2 Bookshelf Speakers, Energy ESW-M8 1200 Watt Mini Subwoofer
||Ali Farka Toure, Ani DiFranco, Beck, Cake, Emiliana Torrini, Karsh Kale, Patrica Barber, Slaid Cleaves, Yoshida Brothers
Jazz, Rock, Hip-Hop, Blues, Electonic, World
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Looking into purchasing some new DJ style headphones ?
NA Blur posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 5/16/13 at 4:19pm | 7 replies | 75 views
A portable amp for <$250
NA Blur posted in this thread in Portable Headphone Amps 5/16/13 at 4:15pm | 10 replies | 167 views
Why can't I bring myself to like the DT880's?
NA Blur posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 5/15/13 at 9:05pm | 17 replies | 399 views
Cans too Good?
NA Blur posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 5/15/13 at 5:13pm | 10 replies | 234 views
Headphones for mainly METAL
NA Blur posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 5/14/13 at 10:03pm | 4 replies | 101 views
How can we hear 20hz with headphones?
NA Blur posted in this thread in Sound Science 5/13/13 at 8:37pm | 9 replies | 246 views
Dac to match the quality of my turntable setup?
NA Blur posted in this thread in Dedicated Source Components 5/12/13 at 4:43pm | 1 replies | 68 views
can an amp. give too much power?
NA Blur posted in this thread in Portable Headphone Amps 5/10/13 at 10:30am | 1 replies | 46 views
I accidentally took off the left earpad from my AKG K540, and I can't put it back on.
NA Blur posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 5/10/13 at 10:27am | 2 replies | 51 views
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