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TwoEars

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976

Join Date:

3/16/11

Last Online:

8 hours, 34 minutes 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 + many other mods)
Hifiman Edition-X (Velvety soft with grunt and soundstage, not as detailed or big as HD800 but very pleasant)
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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Theta DS pro Gen Va (Now this one is quite something..)
Anedio D1 (a stunning DAC... love it!)
Chord Mojo (new in the house, no opinion quite yet)
Creative ZxR (best gaming sound card)

Gone:
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Gumby (probably the best new DAC in the sub $1500 category right now)
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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Ultimate Chord Mojo Setup
TwoEars posted in this thread in Source Components For Sale / Trade 9/18/16 at 10:42am | 0 replies | 375 views
Bargain HifiMan Edition-X
TwoEars posted in this thread in Headphones for Sale / Trade 9/16/16 at 1:28pm | 0 replies | 183 views
Beyerdynamic DT-1770 PRO
TwoEars posted in this thread in Headphones for Sale / Trade 9/12/16 at 12:07pm | 0 replies | 184 views
Bargain HD800 (perfect for DIY)
TwoEars posted in this thread in Headphones for Sale / Trade 9/12/16 at 10:27am | 4 replies | 549 views
Band Name Game II
TwoEars posted in this thread in Music 9/9/16 at 4:30am | 70724 replies | 546507 views
Trafomatic Experience Head One
TwoEars posted in this thread in Amplification For Sale / Trade 8/28/16 at 2:38am | 2 replies | 804 views
Chord MOJO
TwoEars posted in this thread in Source Components For Sale / Trade 8/24/16 at 9:36am | 2 replies | 170 views
Sennheiser HD800 - FINAL FINAL PRICE DROP
TwoEars posted in this thread in Headphones for Sale / Trade 8/22/16 at 1:11pm | 5 replies | 1479 views
Beyerdynamic DT-1770 Mod Thread
TwoEars posted in this thread in DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Discussions 3/4/16 at 3:22pm | 12 replies | 2172 views

 

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