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TwoEars

Forum Post Count:

915

Join Date:

3/16/11

Last Online:

on 7/28/14

Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):

Computers, motor-boating (small alu ones), mountain-biking, hiking, kayaking, anime, 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)
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)
Hifiman RE400 (a bit "dry", but they will do for now)
Sennheiser CX-300 (gym 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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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 (best entry level headphone I know. BUY IT!)
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
Violectric V200

Gone:
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Audio-GD Phoenix
Burson HA-160

Source Inventory

Anedio D1 (a stunning DAC... love it!)
BMC PureDAC (Superb all-in-one unit, the inbuilt amp is world-class SS)
Creative ZxR (best gaming sound card)
Meridian Explorer

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.

TwoEars's Recent Activity

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The (new) HD800 Impressions Thread
TwoEars posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 7/15/14 at 6:33pm | 13456 replies | 580403 views
What Are You Listening To Right Now? -New thread, new rules. Please read them.
TwoEars posted in this thread in Music 7/15/14 at 4:38pm | 54769 replies | 1678800 views
New Schiit! Ragnarok and Yggdrasil
TwoEars posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 5/27/14 at 6:34pm | 2693 replies | 283246 views
What shoud I buy if u want to upgrade my hifi sistem?
TwoEars posted in this thread in Computer Audio 5/27/14 at 6:11pm | 5 replies | 194 views
Impressed with onboard sound of new Haswell PC
TwoEars posted in this thread in Computer Audio 5/27/14 at 6:06pm | 1 replies | 104 views
Creative Sound Blaster new series Z, Zx & ZxR
TwoEars posted in this thread in Computer Audio 5/27/14 at 6:01pm | 2380 replies | 191289 views
high-end frequencies 10-20k hz
TwoEars posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 5/26/14 at 10:18am | 15 replies | 571 views
Meridian Prime Headphone Amplifier Review
TwoEars posted in this thread in Headphone Amps (full-size) 5/23/14 at 8:42am | 240 replies | 49742 views
Thoughts on a bunch of DACs (and why I hate chocolate ice cream)
TwoEars posted in this thread in Dedicated Source Components 5/21/14 at 11:04am | 1257 replies | 116443 views

 

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