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Looking for the unvarnished truth

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(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; 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; McCormack UDP-1 (universal player); Bel Canto DAC2; Philips DVD 963 SA; Audiolab 8000CDM (drive); Dodson DA.217 MK II; 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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JaZZ posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum Yesterday at 3:53 pm | 4900 replies | 442156 views
Hifiman HE1000 Planar Dynamic Flagship
JaZZ posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 9/24/16 at 11:21am | 8292 replies | 629174 views
Chord Hugo
JaZZ posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 9/23/16 at 10:41am | 13757 replies | 1252069 views
HE1000 V2 and EDX V2 Are Coming Soon
JaZZ posted in this thread in Head-Direct Premier Sponsor Forum 9/21/16 at 3:23pm | 66 replies | 4398 views
FiiO Releases EX1 Aerospace Nanotech Titanium Diaphragm IEMs
JaZZ posted in this thread in FiiO 9/20/16 at 3:51am | 88 replies | 40870 views
Breaking News: HE1000 V2
JaZZ posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 9/14/16 at 6:40am | 242 replies | 15081 views
Sennheiser HD800S Unveiled!
JaZZ posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 9/11/16 at 12:25pm | 5421 replies | 658779 views
Focal Elear and Utopia Review / Preview With Measurements - Head-Fi TV
JaZZ posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 9/10/16 at 5:42pm | 3212 replies | 291265 views
The (new) HD800 Impressions Thread
JaZZ posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 9/9/16 at 5:16am | 23691 replies | 1250470 views


JaZZ’s Photos

JaZZ's photos in Desktop Headphone Amps (Community Gallery)
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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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JaZZ's photos in Audeze LCD-4
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