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About Me:

Looking for the unvarnished truth

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What I do for a living:

(half-retired) Editor

Headphone Inventory

HiFiMan HE1000; 2 homegrown electrostats on the basis of Stax Lambda Pro and Lambda Signature Pro; Stax Lambda Nova; AKG K 701; Sennheiser HD 800 (modified), HD 650, HD 600, HD 595, HD 238 Precision, PX 200, PX 100; Grado PS1; Shure SE846, SE535; FiiO EX1; Sennheiser IE 800, IE 8; Etymotic ER-4PT (modified); Phonak Audéo PFE 112

Headphone Amp Inventory

Stax SRM-727II, SRM-T1 (modified); Chord Dave, Hugo, Mojo; Meier-Audio Corda Symphony, Concerto, Opera, Aria prototype; Mapletree Ear++ (Black Gates); Talisman T-3H; passive «amp» (actually a mere attenuator in the form of a 500 Ω potentiometer) for the connection to high-level sources

Source Inventory

Chord Dave, Hugo, Mojo; Bel Canto DAC2; Dodson DA.217 MK II; McCormack UDP-1 (universal player); Philips DVD 963 SA; Audiolab 8000CDM (CD transport); Corda Symphony and Opera internal DACs; Computer/foobar2000; FiiO X5 II, X3 II, X5; SanDisk Clip Sport, Clip Zip, Clip+

Cable Inventory

HE1000 cable: Moon Audio Silver Dragon; HD 800 cable: original (shortened), Moon Audio Black Dragon, DHC Clone; HD 600/650 cables: Zu Mobius, Silver Dragon, several homegrown magnet-wire cables; interconnects: Zu Gede, Silver Dragon, Rudistor, several homegrown magnet-wire cables

Other Audio Equipment

Passive pre-«amp» (Alps 10-kΩ potentiometer), Corda headphone amps (theoretically) usable as preamps; power amps: Metaxas Solitaire (modified), BEL 1001; homegrown 1- and 2-way speakers with homegrown fiberglass dome tweeters

Audio-Related Tweaks

For maximum neutrality, all of my headphones are equalized (via custom presets). All of my stereo recordings are crossfeeded, all of my mono recordings are stereophonized (via Steinberg's Wavelab and sophisticated routines).

Music Preferences

Creative (progressive/alternative/independent...) Rock/Pop/Electronica, (contemporary) Jazz, (contemporary) Classical...

Interests (non-headphone)

Sound editing, tennis, jogging, photography, motorcycling, mountainbiking, science-fiction books, movies...

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

Nikon D800 system, Kawasaki Z1000 (2010, white/orange)

JaZZ's Recent Activity

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Focal Utopia vs. HIFIMAN HE1000
JaZZ posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 10/22/16 at 7:39pm | 45 replies | 2234 views
JaZZ posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 10/22/16 at 7:25pm | 5358 replies | 497691 views
Hifiman HE1000 Planar Dynamic Flagship
JaZZ posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 10/15/16 at 7:44am | 8496 replies | 649406 views
The (new) HD800 Impressions Thread
JaZZ posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 10/14/16 at 3:49am | 23882 replies | 1265960 views
HE1000 V2 and EDX V2 Are Coming Soon
JaZZ posted in this thread in Head-Direct Premier Sponsor Forum 10/13/16 at 10:45am | 70 replies | 6775 views
Focal Utopia (& a little Elear) impressions and discussion
JaZZ posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 9/28/16 at 8:13am | 1014 replies | 88503 views
Chord Hugo
JaZZ posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 9/23/16 at 10:41am | 13999 replies | 1275354 views
FiiO Releases EX1 Aerospace Nanotech Titanium Diaphragm IEMs
JaZZ posted in this thread in FiiO 9/20/16 at 3:51am | 89 replies | 44648 views
Breaking News: HE1000 V2
JaZZ posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 9/14/16 at 6:40am | 281 replies | 20669 views


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JaZZ’s Embedded Photos

JaZZ's photos in HiFiMan HE1000 tape mod -- Upgrade their sound for a couple of dollars. JaZZ's photos in X5 II / X3 II: digital coaxial output and DSD
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JaZZ's photos in Sennheiser HD800 S Impressions Thread (read first post for summary)
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JaZZ's photos in Sennheiser HD800S Unveiled!
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