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About Me:

Listen to a cello, the low tones are forceful, emotional, deep, and can resonate walls.

Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):

Kayak Angler.
Pipe Tobacco Smoking (I have a collection of Briar Pipes).

What I do for a living:

Save Lives.

Headphone Inventory

HifiMAN HE-500 (custom cable for speaker taps; velour & leather pads)
HifiMAN HE-400 (velour & leather pads)
HifiMAN HE-300 (velour & leather pads)
Audeze LCD2 revision 2 (bamboo) (custom detachable balanced cable)
Fostex T50RP (stock)
Fostex T50RP (modded; Mr Speakers "Mad Dog" with Stax Pads)
Shure SRH940
AKG K701
AKG Q701
Ultrasone PRO 900
Ultrasone HFI 2400
Sennheiser HD650
Sennheiser HD580
Sennheiser HD448
BeyerDynamic T70 250ohm
BeyerDynamic DT770 Pro 80ohm
BeyerDyanmic DT770 600ohm Premium (Custom modded; locking removable sheathed cable)
BeyerDynamic DT880 600ohm Premium
BeyerDynamic DT990 600ohm Premium
BeyerDynamic Custom One Pro
Fischer Audio FA-011
Fischer Audio FA-003
Fischer Audio FA-002W (Breech Wood)
Brainwavz HM5 (FA-003 clone)
Brainwavz S5
Brainwavz HM9
Philips CitiScape Uptowns
Philips O'Neil SHO9560 "Black Bordeaux"
Goldring DR150
M-Audio Q40 (modded with black DT770 velour pads)
Panasonic RP-HTF600-S (modded with EDT200 velour pads)
AudioTechnica A900X
AudioTechnica ESW9
AudioTechnica AD700
AudioTechnica AD500
AudioTechnica M50
Denon D5000 (re-cabled to locking detachable mini-xlr and terminated balanced, sheathed wire)
Denon D2000
Denon D1100
Grado SR60i (L Cush Pads)
Grado SR80i (L Cush Pads) (re-cabled to dual 3.5mm TRS detachable, terminated balanced XLR)
Grado SR125 (L Cush Pads)
Grado SR325i "Goldies" (L Cush Pads & G Cush Pads)
KRK KNS 6400
Samson SR850
Sony XB500
Sony MDRZX500
Pioneer SE-M290
Vmoda CrossFade LP
Vmoda M80 (custom Head-Fi plates)
Koss UR55 Studio Pulse
Kicker HP541
Monoprice MHP-839

Headphone Amp Inventory

Emotiva mini-X A-100 50wpc speaker amp (for the Hifiman HE-500 on speaker tap)
Schiit Lyr (hybrid tube)
Schiit Asgard (solid state)
Little Dot MK III Tube Amp (tube)
Little Dot II (original; tube)
Matrix Cube DAC (with solid state amp)
Vivid V1 Technologies DAC/AMP (solid state amp; portable)
Digizoid ZO 2 (solid state; portable)
Fiio E11 x 2 (portable; solid state)
Fiio E10 (solid state)
Audio GD NFB 12 (solid state)
JDS Labs Objective 2 (solid state)
Little-Bear B-1 (portable tube amp)

Source Inventory

Matrix Cube DAC (USB, optical, SPDIFF input)
Auzentech Forte (sound card)
Asus Xonar DG (sound card; onboard amplifier)
Sansa Fuze (portable DAP; flac support, line out dock capbility)
HifiMAN Express HM-101 (USB)
Fiio E10 (USB with line out)
Schiit Bifrost (USB, optical, SPDIFF)
Audio GD NFB 12 (USB, optical, SPDIFF)
Maverick Audio TubeMagic D2 (Tube; USB, optical, SPDIFF)

Cable Inventory

Hifiman -> sheathed cable -> XLR & Speaker Taps
Mini-xlr -> sheathed cable -> XLR & 3.5mm
Dual mini-xlr -> sheathed cable -> XLR
XLR -> 500ohm reistor -> XLR

From Brian over at BTG Audio.

Other Audio Equipment

Several 5.1 and 7.2 setups for home theater. Four subwoofers under one roof. Worth it!

Audio-Related Tweaks

Equalizers are your friend, not the enemy of audiophiles.

Music Preferences

Jazz (old & new)
Acoustic (piano & cello primarily)
Electronic Dance
Trance (Vocal)
Various forms of Dub
Some Pop
Some Rock/Metal

Interests (non-headphone)

Smoking Pipes (Briar Pipes)
Home Audio
Cosmology & Star Gazing

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Headphones under $250 and DAC AMP
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Best headphone without amp?
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