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Founder and CTO of a mobile analytics company

Headphone Inventory

Focal Elear
Sennheiser HD800 with CCC balanced cable
Sennheiser HD650 (at work)
AKG K701 (home theater)
AKG K501 (bedroom)
Etymotic ER-4P (with Westone custom earpieces)
Etymotic HF3
B&O H6v2
B&W P5
Sony MDR-F1 (on permanent loan to my wife)
B&O A8

Headphone Amp Inventory

Headroom Coda LE
Musical Fidelity XCan V3 with X-PSU (work)
HeadAmp Pico

Source Inventory

Benchmark DAC2 HGC (home theater)
Onkyo DP-X1
Arcam rDAC (work)
Benchmark DAC1 (connected to a Mac Pro)
Pioneer Elite PD-D9-J SACD player
Headroom Overture DAC LE (not working any more)
iPhone 6
iPod Classic (lives in the car)
iPad Pro
Marantz SA8260
A bunch of AppleTVs and Airport Express for Airplay connectivity
PlayStation 4 (old model, to rip SACDs)

Cable Inventory

I don't believe in cable makers' snake oil, but I use Blue Jeans Cable for solid construction and high grade materials, without any claims of mystical pixe dust.

Power-Related Components

If your equipment needs it, it has inadequate power supplies.

Other Audio Equipment

B&W 804S speakers
B&W CM1 bookshelf speakers
B&W Zeppelin
NuForce IA7v2 integrated class D amp
Genelec 6010A miniature studio monitors (used as Mac speakers) with 5040A subwoofer
Marantz M-CR603 receiver

Music Preferences


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Gear-Fi (Favorite Non-Audio Gear & Gadgets)

Cameras, lots of them:
Fuji X-T2, X-Pro2
Leica M typ 240
Sony RX1RII and RX100M4
Sigma DP2 Merrill, DP1
Leica X1

Leica MP
Hasselblad 500C/M
Fuji GF670
Contax T3
Contax T
Fuji G617
Nikon F3

majid's Recent Activity

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HeadAmp Pico DAC/Amp now on Massdrop!
majid posted in this thread in Sponsor Announcements and Deals 12/11/16 at 12:47am | 15 replies | 3609 views
Charleston Cable Company Headphone Cables and Interconnects
majid posted in this thread in Cables, Power, Tweaks, Speakers,... 10/15/16 at 11:30pm | 51 replies | 7524 views
Fitting New Sennheiser HD800 Replacement Earpads
majid posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 10/15/16 at 11:23pm | 4 replies | 339 views
Official 2016 SF Head-Fi Meet Impressions Thread - July 16, 2016
majid posted in this thread in Head-Fi Meet Impressions, Trade Show... 7/17/16 at 3:21am | 172 replies | 26208 views
Official 2016 SF Head-Fi Meet, July 16, 2016, Wikia HQ
majid posted in this thread in Local / Regional Head-Fi Meets, Parties,... 7/3/16 at 12:11am | 457 replies | 29086 views
ONKYO DP-X1 | Dual Sabre Dacs | Balanced | Sabre BTL Amp | MQA | DSD 256 | Android 5 |
majid posted in this thread in Portable Source Gear 5/11/16 at 9:32pm | 13858 replies | 1383454 views
Time to move to Hi-Res DAP
majid posted in this thread in Portable Source Gear 5/7/16 at 12:33am | 12 replies | 745 views
A nice new DAC2 from Benchmark showing at RMAF
majid posted in this thread in Dedicated Source Components 11/7/12 at 8:19pm | 246 replies | 40949 views
DAC woes
majid posted in this thread in Dedicated Source Components 9/19/12 at 7:52am | 15 replies | 2729 views


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