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Chicago, IL

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2 days, 8 hours ago

About Me:

Father, Husband, Roma, Fiddler, Artist, Chef, Mixologist, Curmudgeon, Atheist, Hat and Kilt-wearer

Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):

Go/Weiqui/Baduk, Music, painting, fishing, photography

What I do for a living:

Art Director, Recording Engineer, Voice-over Artist, and Photographer

Headphone Inventory

Personal gear:
Audeze LCD 2.2
Grado RS1i
Grado 225i (balanced/se mod)
Sennheiser HD 600
Sennheiser Momentum (full)
Denon AH-D600
Denon AH-D400
AKG K551
K240 Sextett MP
K240 Monitor (600 Ohm)
Master & Dynamic MH30
Beyerdynamic DT1350
Audio Technica ATH-EW9 (clip on)
TripleFi 10/InEarz Custom Reshell
Fostex T50RP (stock with 840 pads)
Etymotic ER4p
Etymotic MC5

Headphone Amp Inventory

Personal gear:
Yulong D200 (amp)
Yulong D100 (amp)
Bottlehead Crack
RSA P-51
Headroom Total BitHead
Apogee One for iPad/iPhone/Mac

Source Inventory

Personal gear:
Wadia 170i
Yulong D200 (dac)
Yulong D100 (dac)
Gamma 1 DAC
iPod classic 80
MacBook Pro (Fidelia + Audio Hijack Pro with Redline Monitor and Para eq)

Cable Inventory

A bunch of DIY custom RCA and headphone cables - mostly Mogami (2534 and 2893 based) with Neutrik and Switchcraft connectors. Anything else is Monoprice (USB) or FiiO (LOD)

Other Audio Equipment

Home audio:
McIntosh 5100
McIntosh MR71
Dual 1019
Polk 3300 Monitor/Sub
Custom Full range back loaded horns (Fostex drivers)

Studio audio:
Adam Audio ARTist 5 monitors
Blue and AKG Microphones
Motu UltraLite Mk3 Digital Audio Interface
ProTools, SoundBooth, AHPro, Redline Monitor and EQ

Music Preferences

Classical, Jazz, BeBop, Rock, Folk/World/Traditional, Hip-Hop, Punk

Interests (non-headphone)

Architecture, Photography, Go, Philosophy, Linguistics, Astronomy, Theoretical Physics, mechanical engineering, tinkering, archeology, anthropology, making-stuff.

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

Pocketwatches, Cigars, Whiskey, Absinthe, Vintage rangefinder cameras

liamstrain's Recent Activity

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Denon AH D400 Unboxing and Review Thread!
liamstrain posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 9/19/15 at 5:30pm | 79 replies | 34099 views
Post Your Photography Here #2 (new dial-up 800X600 friendly)
liamstrain posted in this thread in Members' Lounge (General Discussion) 9/5/15 at 9:00pm | 13772 replies | 585855 views
AKG K551 Headphones and CASE - OPEN BOX like NEW
liamstrain posted in this thread in Headphones for Sale / Trade 9/5/15 at 4:50pm | 9 replies | 501 views
Official Chicago August 8 2015 Impression Thread
liamstrain posted in this thread in Head-Fi Meet Impressions, Trade Show... 8/14/15 at 11:38am | 106 replies | 6990 views
Watches - another passion of ours, it seems...post your pics!
liamstrain posted in this thread in Gear-Fi: Non-Audio Gear and Gadgets 7/15/15 at 8:22pm | 10766 replies | 886344 views
liamstrain posted in this thread in Gear-Fi: Non-Audio Gear and Gadgets 7/12/15 at 7:34pm | 1949 replies | 228027 views
Headphone Sightings 2
liamstrain posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 6/11/15 at 7:32am | 12210 replies | 843056 views
Testing audiophile claims and myths
liamstrain posted in this thread in Sound Science 3/26/15 at 9:34am | 6523 replies | 420574 views
Whisky (or Whiskey) Fi
liamstrain posted in this thread in Gear-Fi: Non-Audio Gear and Gadgets 3/16/15 at 3:57pm | 594 replies | 29517 views


liamstrain’s Photos

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Latest upload: May 9, 2012
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liamstrain's Lists

3 Lists
Current Headphones 13 Headphones
Last Updated 8/19/14
Amplification and DACs 8 Headphone Amps
Last Updated 7/5/14
Studio Collection 7 Other
Last Updated 1/5/12

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