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Headphone Inventory

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; Etymotic ER-4PT (modified); Phonak Audéo PFE 112; Sennheiser IE 800, IE 8

Headphone Amp Inventory

Stax SRM-727II, SRM-T1 (modified); Chord Hugo; 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

McCormack UDP-1 (universal player); Chord Hugo; 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 (2x 128 GB); SanDisk Clip Sport (8 GB + 64 GB), Clip Zip (8 GB + 32 GB), Clip+ (8 GB + 64 GB)

Cable Inventory

HD 800 cables: Silver Dragon, DHC Clone; HD 600/650 cables: Zu Mobius, Silver Dragon (V1, V2, V3, most DIY), several homegrown silver/copper magnet-wire cables; interconnects: Zu Gede, Silver Dragon, several homegrown silver/copper 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

All of my stereo recordings are crossfeeded, all of my mono recordings are stereophonized – by means of Steinberg's Wavelab and sophisticated proceedings.

Music Preferences

Creative (progressive/alternative/independent...) rock/pop, (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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The Fiio X5 Thread
JaZZ posted in this thread in Portable Source Gear 3/28/15 at 10:16am | 16557 replies | 1431613 views
Chord Hugo
JaZZ posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 3/27/15 at 2:05pm | 10050 replies | 796889 views
The Chord Hugo TT is announced.
JaZZ posted in this thread in Dedicated Source Components 2/25/15 at 3:02pm | 113 replies | 16566 views
Copper vs Silver...MEASURED (surprising)
JaZZ posted in this thread in Sound Science 2/17/15 at 5:24pm | 197 replies | 4281 views
FiiO X5 firmware 2.4 download and discussion
JaZZ posted in this thread in FiiO 2/2/15 at 11:16am | 173 replies | 19115 views
Rumor: New Sennheiser Flagship to be surfaced ........ soon
JaZZ posted in this thread in Head-Fi Network & Industry News 2/2/15 at 8:50am | 359 replies | 43542 views
Requesting your input on M3U playlist support for X3, X5
JaZZ posted in this thread in FiiO 12/20/14 at 5:14pm | 83 replies | 5790 views
X7, the Flagship DAP from FiiO ( updated on 15/12/2014)
JaZZ posted in this thread in Portable Source Gear 11/23/14 at 5:54am | 3160 replies | 281655 views
Portable earphones – optimal EQ settings (by means of iAudio 7)
JaZZ posted in this thread in Blog Archive 8/4/12 at 8:19am | 1 replies | 2297 views


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