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TwoEars

Forum Post Count:

965

Join Date:

3/16/11

Last Online:

1 week, 6 days ago

Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):

Computers, motor-boating (small alu ones), mountain-biking, hiking, kayaking, films, philosophy...

What I do for a living:

Engineering Stuff

Headphone Inventory

Current:
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Sennheiser HD800 (my #1 headphone, hardwired with pure copper cable)
Beyerdynamic DT-1770 (modded, see here: http://www.head-fi.org/t/796360/b...)
Sennheiser HD650 (still great, but less used after I got the HD800s properly setup...)
Sennheiser HD590 (the one that started it all, kept because I'm a sobbing sentimetal git)
Sennheiser CX-300 (gym division)
Shure 215 (audiobook division)

Gone:
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Philips Fidelio X1 (Exceptional value for money, but not a "reference headphone" like the HD600/650/800)
Beyerdynamic T1 (not bad but... not amazing)
HifiMan HE-500 (sounds good no doubt, but less comfortable than HD800 and the soundstage can't compete)
Sony XB1000 (good entry level headphone for basshead, however the HD800 with a +2/3 dB bass boost shows it how's boss)
DUNU DN-1000 (nice value but too much bass for me)

Tried:
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HE-400S (doesn't scale like the HD600/650 but you won't find better sound for $300)
AKG 701/702 (not bad... but not amazing. And not much meat on the bones either)
Audeze LCD-2/3/X (Impressive. Smooth and powerful. But I prefer the soundstage and comfort of the HD800)
Beyerdynamic DT990 (Meh...)
Denon D2000/5000/7000 (The D7000 is a good closed headphone but can't compete with the best open back ones)
Grado PS1000 (Dire Straits is pretty amazing on this one, as is any rock-n-roll. But I need more than that!)
Sennheiser 598 (Excellent entry level headphone, if a little thin sounding compared to the $300-500 bracket)
Ultrasone Pro900 (good basshead headphone, tighter than the XB1000 if that's the way you like it)

Headphone Amp Inventory

Current:
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Balanced DNA Sonett with upgraded tubes


Gone:
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Violectric V200
Audio-GD Phoenix
Burson HA-160

Source Inventory

Current:
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Anedio D1 (a stunning DAC... love it!)
Creative ZxR (best gaming sound card)

Gone:
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BMC PureDAC (Superb all-in-one unit, the inbuilt amp is world-class SS)
Creative Titanium HD
Meridian Explorer

Cable Inventory

Mostly home made with mogami pure copper cable and neutrik or viablue connectors.

Audio-Related Tweaks

RPGWiZaRD is a genius! Try his Foobar2000 mod!

http://www.head-fi.org/t/555263/f...

Music Preferences

Pretty much anything except rap and country. Special love for electronica and anything that lets an artist's raw talent shine through.

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

Custom built rigid titanium 29er with full xtr and carbon wheels.

TwoEars's Recent Activity

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Beyerdynamic DT-1770 Mod Thread
TwoEars posted in this thread in DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Discussions 3/4/16 at 3:22pm | 12 replies | 1558 views
HD800 vs HE1000/MHP1000 impressions. Suprises all around!
TwoEars posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 2/29/16 at 7:39pm | 315 replies | 34075 views
HD800 *Mint* with box and accessories **SOLD!!**
TwoEars posted in this thread in Headphones for Sale / Trade 2/15/16 at 8:19pm | 1 replies | 214 views
HD800 Original Cable
TwoEars posted in this thread in Cables, Speakers, Tweaks, Accessories For... 1/30/16 at 11:13pm | 0 replies | 232 views
Beyerdynamic DT-1770: Product Info, Discussion and Impressions
TwoEars posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 1/27/16 at 9:49am | 2173 replies | 262559 views
THE best female vocals? (your favorite female singers)
TwoEars posted in this thread in Music 11/23/15 at 2:12am | 3279 replies | 223317 views
The Sennheiser Orpheus 2? A First Look At The Sennheiser HE-1 (The New Orpheus)
TwoEars posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 11/9/15 at 5:45am | 1864 replies | 164803 views
Flawless albums
TwoEars posted in this thread in Music 10/3/15 at 5:23pm | 867 replies | 118262 views
Music you're too embarrassed to admit that you listen to (but will disclose in this thread)
TwoEars posted in this thread in Music 10/3/15 at 4:35pm | 43 replies | 1567 views
Lets Talk Metal
TwoEars posted in this thread in Music 9/30/15 at 1:00pm | 23664 replies | 606041 views

 

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Current Rig
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TwoEars's photos in Finally NEW headphone from Beyerdynamic!!! DT-1770
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TwoEars's photos in FS: Violectric V200 Amp
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TwoEars's photos in FS: BMC PureDAC DAC/AMP Combo
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TwoEars's photos in What's the best USB audio cable for the money?
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