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About Me:

A gun (brain) for hire!

Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):

WW 2 history (esp tanks), biology, physics, metallurgy, electronics.

What I do for a living:

Consumer product design.

Headphone Inventory

-Senn HD800 (5..10?) [i'm at least on 8 now]
-TDK BA200 (4.80) [loaned]
-Hifiman RE400 (4.75) [loaned]
-TDK IE800 (4.70)
-Hifiman RE-262 (4.70) [revived]
-AKG-K701 (4.10)
-Etymotic ER-6 (3.65) [loaned]
-Maximo iM-590 (3.50)

-ATH-CK10 (4.70) [Lost]
-ATH-M50 (3.00) [Dead]
-Sansa stock earpuds (1.30)
-Technics RP-DH1200 (0.90) [given away]
-Technics RP-DJ1200 (0.90) [limb damage]
-Sennheiser HD 202 (0.50) [given away]
(x.xx) is my personal sound performance score for headphones.
From 0..10, linear scale.
All the good traits carry on to next category.
--0..1 :unlistenable.
--1..2 :pretty poor
--2..3 :meh..
--3..4 :some dynamics expected, extended bandwidth (at least 50..12000Hz), some coherency
--4..5 :must resolve some details, some level of transparency expected, good dynamics, free of grave freq resp errors, some imaging capabilities
--5..6 :coherent, good imaging capabilities, sound-stage somewhat 3D, decent tonality
--6..7 :no compromise dynamics, fairly transparent, able to resolve all macro-details, good tonality
--7..8 :some micro-details, realistic sound-stage, good transparency, great tonality
--8..9+ :high level of transparency, great micro-detail and micro-dynamic extraction capabilities(subtleties), sounds have their own space, realistic note weight
--10 :lifelike reproduction of sounds = note weight, tonality, sound placement and all subtleties are spot on.

Headphone Amp Inventory

-Sennheiser HDVA 600
-PureDac HP out (real gem)
-Yulong D100
-80's Marantz integrated amp (actually inferior to ^)

-RME FireFace 400
-Alan&Heat PA12 (or 20)

Source Inventory

-BMC PureDac
-Yulong D100

-Macbook Pro
-PC laptop
-Sony xPeria Go
-Sansa Clip+

-Yulong DA8
-RME FireFace 400
-Echo Audiofire 4
-Some Terratech soundcard

Cable Inventory

Cables are mostly diy.

Power-Related Components

Buck-boost stabilizer.

Other Audio Equipment

Genelec A8050 studio monitors
Nord Lead 2
Korg Kontrol 49 (for sale)

Audio-Related Tweaks

I have built some speakers.
Many years of tinkering with room acoustic treatment and project studio.

Music Preferences

Almost anything that is recorded well.

Artists/Groups/Composers: Archive, Garbage, The Tool, Steak nr8, Puscifer, Radiohead, Portishead, Nicolas Jaar, Massive Attack, Infected Mushroom, Benn Jordan (Flashbulb, Acidwolf etc), Fu_k Buttons, BT, Arvo Pärt, Rachmaninov, Mahler, Beethoven, Miles Davis and more.

I don'd like most of r'n'b, 80's - 90's pop in general and i don't think i ''dig'' hip-hop.

Interests (non-headphone)

Knife sharpening. Japanese knives.
Lathe. Workshop.
Project buggies.
A few computer games.

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

Victorinox pocket knives.

Priidik's Recent Activity

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The (new) HD800 Impressions Thread
Priidik posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 11/19/14 at 2:11pm | 15307 replies | 677500 views
MHDT Labs Stockholm V2: Taiwanese Craftsmanship At Its Best (Review)
Priidik posted in this thread in Dedicated Source Components 11/17/14 at 5:06am | 1 replies | 338 views
Sennheiser HDVD800 Headphone Amplifier
Priidik posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 11/14/14 at 11:17am | 2414 replies | 295964 views
Yulong DA8 (black) for sale or exchange
Priidik posted in this thread in Source Components For Sale / Trade 10/15/14 at 6:00am | 1 replies | 133 views
Thoughts on a bunch of DACs (and why I hate chocolate ice cream)
Priidik posted in this thread in Dedicated Source Components 10/15/14 at 4:32am | 1939 replies | 179250 views
Isone Pro - the best thing you could ever get for your headphones on your computer
Priidik posted in this thread in Computer Audio 7/17/14 at 12:23pm | 853 replies | 135212 views
Questyle CMA800 Current Mode amp
Priidik posted in this thread in Headphone Amps (full-size) 7/14/14 at 2:48pm | 613 replies | 37378 views
Questyle CMA800R headphone amp, mint (EU / Europe)
Priidik posted in this thread in Amplification For Sale / Trade 6/17/14 at 11:46am | 5 replies | 586 views
Questyle CMA800R
Priidik posted in this thread in Amplification For Sale / Trade 6/15/14 at 6:42am | 8 replies | 422 views


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