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AstralStorm

Location:

Poland (/dev/null)

Forum Post Count:

715

Join Date:

4/5/11

Last Online:

1 week, 6 days ago

About Me:

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.

Headphone Inventory

Headphones:
Hifiman HE-6
Fostex T50RP Basic Paradox by LFF
Hifiman HE-500 with my own variant of JergPads and removed back grill.
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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)

IEMs:
Highly modded Sony MH1 - based on udauda's mod, but different implementation.
Hifiman RE-600
Hifiman RE-400, modded
Hifiman RE-ZERO
Brainwavz B2
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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
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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?)

Source Inventory

Lynx Audio HiLo
Presonus FP10
iRivier T30
LG GT540
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)

Cable Inventory

Don't do cables, they smell bad when soldered.

Power-Related Components

Precision, linear lab DC power supplies.

Audio-Related Tweaks

Digital parametric equalizer.
Advanced crossfeed DSP written by myself.

Music Preferences

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.

Interests (non-headphone)

General medicine, life extension

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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 | 2593 replies | 181704 views
= Hifiman “Fuzzor” Mod = (Driver backwave felt damping modification)
AstralStorm posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 1/22/14 at 12:30am | 108 replies | 11892 views
Thoughts on a bunch of DACs (and why I hate chocolate ice cream)
AstralStorm posted in this thread in Dedicated Source Components 1/21/14 at 12:49am | 2042 replies | 200392 views
HiFiMan RE-600 Review
AstralStorm posted in this thread in Portable Headphones, Earphones and In-Ear... 8/15/13 at 11:59pm | 556 replies | 86565 views
Leckerton Audio UHA-6S MKII
reviewed by AstralStorm 3/11/13 at 4:28pm
FiiO E17 "ALPEN" - First Impression + Final Thought
AstralStorm posted in this thread in Portable Headphone Amps 3/1/13 at 6:00am | 6606 replies | 760876 views

 

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