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About Me:

I realized i'm a tool.

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 around 8 now]
-TDK BA200 (4.80) [loaned]
-Hifiman RE400 (4.75) [loaned]
-TDK IE800 (4.70)
-Hifiman RE-262 (4.70) [revived]
-AKG-K701 (4.30)
-Etymotic ER-6 (4.00) [loaned]
-Maximo iM-590 (3.90)

-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 the next category.
--0..1 :unlistenable, too bad for radio news report
--1..2 :mushy, veiled, sticky, wonky FR, severely compressed
--2..3 :uninteresting, lean, soft, lacks life and articulation, compressed, can be apparently neutral
--3..4 :better dynamics and details than car audio, bandwidth at least 50..12000Hz)
--4..5 :decent dynamics, free of grave freq resp violations, some imaging capabilities
--5..6 :good coherency, good imaging capabilities, sound-stage somewhat 3D, decent tonality
--6..7 :fairly transparent, able to lit up all macro-details, good tonality,some microdetail
--7..8 :microdynamics, realistic sound-stage, good transparency, great tonality, good dynamics
--8..unknown :good micro-detail and micro-dynamics (subtleties), sounds have their own space, realistic note weight

Headphone Amp Inventory

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


Nothing important

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.
Some exp in room acoustic treatment and project studio.

Music Preferences

Make/model/::/ 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, .....

Generally orchestral, prog rock, metal, trance, techno, experimental electro. Some jazz, mostly modern, some indie, some dubstep, some synth-pop.

I don'd like cheery/cheesy pop and whiny rnb 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. Leatherman tools.

Priidik's Recent Activity

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The (new) HD800 Impressions Thread
Priidik posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 3/26/15 at 9:53am | 17718 replies | 838350 views
New Schiit! Ragnarok and Yggdrasil
Priidik posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 3/25/15 at 11:04am | 5232 replies | 568734 views
Thoughts on a bunch of DACs (and why I hate chocolate ice cream)
Priidik posted in this thread in Dedicated Source Components 3/19/15 at 1:56am | 3339 replies | 308349 views
3D printed closed headphones with HD800 driver
Priidik posted in this thread in DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Discussions 2/15/15 at 1:30pm | 89 replies | 10601 views
hfb - 1.5.15 -- 2.2.15 - Grim Sauna
Priidik posted in this thread in MuppetFace 2/4/15 at 3:14am | 11 replies | 1966 views
BMC Puredac
Priidik posted in this thread in Source Components For Sale / Trade 1/27/15 at 5:30am | 0 replies | 351 views
Sennheiser HDVA600
Priidik posted in this thread in Amplification For Sale / Trade 1/27/15 at 5:15am | 0 replies | 272 views
Sennheiser HDVD800 Headphone Amplifier
Priidik posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 1/27/15 at 3:07am | 2543 replies | 326587 views
Mac OS X Music Players - alternatives to iTunes
Priidik posted in this thread in Computer Audio 12/30/14 at 1:50am | 2779 replies | 385966 views


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