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★That Little Getaway That Only Good Music Can Create★
Proud to be a true-blue Singaporean Head-fier.

What I do for a living:

Web Developer

Headphone Inventory

♥ = Home and/or Reference Setups that I use.
☑ = New Gear/Purchases that I like recently.
↑↑ = Kibun Joujou, Very positive feelings in terms of ownership and usage.

「カマボコ」 - A Mid-centric sound signature, read as Kama-boko
「フラット」 - A Flat, neutral-based sound signature
「ドンシャリ」 - A V-shaped like sound signature with attenuated bass/treble response, read as Don-shari
「シャリシャリ」 - An Emphasized treble response, read as Shari-Shari

Here are some Japanese Audio terms that I may use occasionally to describe my own gears or demo auditions.
Taken from 音の特性 Audio-Technica's Headphone Navi Glossary: http://www.audio-technica.co.jp/a...

♥ Audio-Technica ATH-W5000
♥ Audio-Technica ATH-W3000ANV
↑↑ ATH-AD1000PRM
↑↑ Sony MDR-SA5000
Sony MDR-CD2000
Sony MDR-CD900ST
Fostex TH-500RP

Inner-Ear Monitors/Earphones:
↑↑ Audio-Technica ATH-IM02 (paired w/AT-HDC5 1.2m original replacement cables)
↑↑ ATH-CK100PRO (re-discovering them all over again recently in its 4th year ownership, its all abt the synergy)
☑ Dita Audio Answer Truth Edition (Gold)
☑ Dita Audio Answer Truth Edition (Black)
↑↑ Final Audio Design × Astell & Kern AKR02
↑↑ Final Audio Design FI-BA-SS
Final Audio Design Piano Forte IX aka FI-DC1602SS
Final Audio Design Piano Forte I (Headphone Mook 2011 Edition)
Sony MDR-EX800ST (paired w/RK-EX1000LP 1.2m original replacement cables)
Sony MDR-NC300D
Sony MDR-NC100D
Sony MDR-E931LP
Green House GH-ERC-DMS

Headphone Amp Inventory

♥ Fostex HP-A8
Fostex HP-A3 (rolled w/New Japan Radio MUSES02)
Korg DS-DAC-100m
Kojo Technology KM01-BRASS
Todd The Vinyl Junkie TTVJ Slim Portable

Source Inventory

Self-DIYed Home Desktop PC
NEC LaVie X LX850/JS (One of the few 15.6" Ultrabooks that weighs 1.5kg and measures only 12.8mm)
Sharp Willcom D4 WS016SH (Slider-based x86 UMPC that weighs under 460grams)
Sony VAIO P Series VGN-P90NS (Clamshell-based x86 UMPC that weighs under 600grams)
Sony WALKMAN ZX Series NW-ZX1 128GB
Sony WALKMAN S Series NW-S706F 4GB

Cable Inventory

Various Audio-Technica interconnects
Various Oyaide interconnects
Various Zonotone interconnects
Sony WM-PORT LOD cable CCSag-WM by Similar Tech DIRIGENT Red Label HD
Crystal Cable CrystalConnect Piccolo Diamond Series 3.5mm mini-RCA
Crystal Cable CrystalConnect Piccolo Diamond Series 3.5mm mini-mini
Crystal Cable CrystalConnect Micro Diamond Series 3.5mm mini-mini
Dita Audio Truth Edition Van den Hul 3.5mm mini-mini
Kojo Technology KM01-OP1 3.5mm mini-mini
Nobunaga Labs TR-SE2 cables for MMCX

Power-Related Components

Zonotone 6N2P-3.0 Meister

Music Preferences

I listen to mostly anything nowadays, but I don't tend to listen to genres such as Metal/Progressive Rock much. I'm personally a huge fan of works by composers/artists such as Nobuo Uematsu, Naoki Sato, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Yugo Kanno, Yoko Kanno, Maaya Sakamoto, Ai Otsuka, Akino Arai, Chara, Emi Fujita, ELISA, FLOWER (of E-girls) Hiroko Shimabukuro, JUJU, Mika Nakashima, Miu Sakamoto, Kana Nishino, Kana Hanazawa, LiSA, LiSA, Sachi Tainaka, Shiina Ringo, SPEED, KAT-TUN, EXILE, Fukuyama Masaharu, Hideki Tokunaga, Gackt, Nakata Yasutaka, Orange Range, Olivia Ong, Corrinne May, Cheer Chen, Valen Hsu. Basically 90% of my own library are comprised of Asian/Japanese music mostly.

Interests (non-headphone)

Rei Okamoto (Popular active actress/model)
Moe Arai (Popular active actress/model, Miss Young Magazine 2009 Grand Prix winner)
Tomomi Itano (Popular active singer/ex-AKB48 member and actress, Samantha Thavasa official spokesperson)
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu (Popular active singer/model/fashion blogger)
AKB48 (Currently obsessed oshimens are Rie Kitahara/Kodama Haruka)
NMB48 (Currently obsessed oshimens are Sayaka Yamamoto/Shibuya Nagisa)
Anything produced by Yoshida Porter/Head Porter (been using their bags since 2008, excellent MIJ stuffs)
Anything produced by Yohji Yamamoto aka Y-3
Anything produced by Neighborhood
Anything produced by Hysteric Glamour
Anything produced by mastermind Japan
Anything produced by BEAMS
Anything related to Japanese Culture (Kansai-ben Daisuki!)
Anything related to Japanese Cuisine (absolutely adore Nabe Sukiyaki, Sushi, Ramen, Chuka Soba/Udon, Tsukemen whichever you name it)
Anything related to IT, Computers (love checking out all kinds of new and latest gadgets, how about you?)
Anything related to Photography (my recent obsessions right now are about Mirrorless ILCs & vintage lenses)
Anything related to Astrology & Horoscopes (I'm a Virgo perfectionist!! XD )
Books written by Haruki Murakami
Mangas illustrated by Masamune Shirow/Osamu Tezuka
Films & Dramas directed by Takashi Miike/Keishi Otomo/Christopher Nolan

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

Mirrorless Cameras-fi
Sony Playstation 3 METAL GEAR RISING REVENGEANCE Zandatsu Package
Sony A6000
Sony Vario-Tessar T* E 16-70mm F4 ZA OSS
Zeiss Touit E-mount 32mm F1.8 by Carl Zeiss
Zeiss Contax G Planar T* 35mm F2 by Kyocera
Sharp AQUOS Pad SH-08E
Sharp LYNX SH-10B
NEC Medias W N-05E
NEC Casio CA-01C

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[Pictorial] Mook Headphone Festival @ Singapore
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WTB: Audio Technica ATH-CK100 (not CK100PRO)
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NEWS: Meridian Releases The Explorer Pocket-Sized USB DAC
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Sony MDR-EX800ST?
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