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||I'm an annoyingly exacting bastard that's usually more right than not.
|Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):
||Programming, Linux, minor electronics, listening to music
Formerly amateur speaker design
|What I do for a living:
||Computer programming - currently audio DSP algorithms.
Formerly network administration.
Fostex T50RP Basic Paradox by LFF
Hifiman HE-500 with my own variant of JergPads and removed back grill.
Beyerdynamic T70p (torn one side's tiny driver wires - needs precision soldering and kynars attached)
Beyerdynamic DT231 (damaged plug; old)
Sennheiser HD 497 (replaced cable, damaged plug; old)
Highly modded Sony MH1 - based on udauda's mod, but different implementation.
Hifiman RE-400, modded
Spiral Ear SE-5 Reference - needs cable replacement.
Sleek Audio SA6 (damaged cable for the 3rd time, hard to replace)
Ultimate Ears 4vi (broken hardened cable; old and not that good nor comfortable)
Used to own:
Sennheiser CX300 (stolen)
Sennheiser CX500 (destroyed in a vehicular accident)
Sennheiser IE7 (stolen or lost)
Ultrasone Pro 650 (bad fit, too large, mediocre quality)
Beyerdynamic DT1350 - sold to a friend. Worse than some IEMs.
VSonic VCO2 - lost one earpiece.
VSonic GR07 and GR07 mk2 - lost to damage by modding attempts.
|Headphone Amp Inventory
||Leckerton UHA-6 mkII w/ OPA2209; modded w/ ADAUxxxx
Eddie Current Super 7 (modified caps - currently damaged somewhere near driver tube)
FiiO E17 (damaged headphone out; line out is fine, needs some precision soldering)
FiiO E7 (broken miniUSB, battery charging?)
||Lynx Audio HiLo
Samsung cellphones (various)
Terratec Aureon 7.1 Space (ASIO crashes in Windows 64-bit)
HDA Intel w/ headphone amp (used as optical out)
Creative Zen Stone 1 GB (old, meh)
||Don't do cables, they smell bad when soldered.
||Precision, linear lab DC power supplies.
||Digital parametric equalizer.
Advanced crossfeed DSP written by myself.
||Quite wide... Usually not pop, rap and hiphop, but some old good ones are ok.
Most commonly electronica, chiptunes, heavy and death metal, acid jazz, some rock.
Includes opera, symphonic music and especially piano pieces.
||General medicine, life extension
AstralStorm's Recent Activity
Are binaural recordings higher quality than normal ones?
AstralStorm posted in this thread in Sound Science 4/3/15 at 4:50am | 45 replies | 1560 views
HIFIMAN RE300a/ RE300i InLine and RE300h (hifi) Earphone launched! *Impressions added*
AstralStorm posted in this thread in Portable Headphones, Earphones and In-Ear... 4/2/15 at 9:18am | 211 replies | 21722 views
= Hifiman “Fuzzor” Mod = (Driver backwave felt damping modification)
AstralStorm posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 4/2/15 at 7:07am | 205 replies | 22631 views
Custom Tips For Universal IEM's Overrated?
AstralStorm posted in this thread in Sound Science 3/31/15 at 9:02am | 23 replies | 624 views
Could noise canceling headphones cause hearing damage?
AstralStorm posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 3/31/15 at 6:48am | 21 replies | 41683 views
Thoughts on a bunch of DACs (and why delta-sigma kinda sucks, just to get you to think about stuff)
AstralStorm posted in this thread in Dedicated Source Components 3/31/15 at 3:43am | 6153 replies | 511020 views
Hifiman IEM's: RE-400 and RE-600
AstralStorm posted in this thread in Portable Headphones, Earphones and In-Ear... 2/13/14 at 1:16pm | 2953 replies | 219925 views
HiFiMan RE-600 Review
AstralStorm posted in this thread in Portable Headphones, Earphones and In-Ear... 8/15/13 at 11:59pm | 713 replies | 114305 views
Review: Spiral Ear SE 5-way Reference - A new level of resolution? (Review posted 5/15/12)
AstralStorm posted in this thread in Portable Headphones, Earphones and In-Ear... 5/15/13 at 7:30pm | 2202 replies | 125387 views
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