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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; 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)

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The (new) HD800 Impressions Thread
JaZZ posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum Yesterday at 1:50 pm | 25524 replies | 1343756 views
Chord Electronics - Hugo 2 - The Official Thread
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JaZZ posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 2/22/17 at 9:16am | 7699 replies | 695794 views
Official HIFIMAN HE1000 Impressions Thread
JaZZ posted in this thread in Head-Direct Premier Sponsor Forum 2/21/17 at 9:34am | 2862 replies | 325273 views
Watts Up...?
JaZZ posted in this thread in Rob Watts 2/19/17 at 10:28am | 229 replies | 25050 views
Offshoot Headphone Discussion HD800 / Focal / Speakers etc (ex Mojo thread)
JaZZ posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 2/19/17 at 8:21am | 47 replies | 334 views
Chord Mojo DAC-amp ☆★►FAQ in 3rd post!◄★☆
JaZZ posted in this thread in Portable Source Gear 2/18/17 at 11:19am | 30662 replies | 2559944 views


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JaZZ’s Embedded Photos

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