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liamstrain

Location:

Chicago, IL

Forum Post Count:

3378

Join Date:

9/18/11

Last Online:

57 minutes 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
Sennheiser HD 600
Beyerdynamic DT880/600
Grado 225i (balanced/se mod)
Denon AH-D600
Denon AH-D400
K240 Sextett MP
K240 Monitor (600 Ohm)
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 D100 (amp)
O2
Bottlehead Crack
M^3
RSA P-51
Headroom Total BitHead
Apogee One for iPad/iPhone/Mac

Source Inventory

Personal gear:
Wadia 170i
Yulong D100 (dac)
ODAC
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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knife-fi?
liamstrain posted in this thread in Gear-Fi: Non-Audio Gear and Gadgets 10/21/14 at 11:55am | 1751 replies | 201327 views
Chi-Uni-Fi 8.5 Chicago Area HP Meet - Nov 8th 2014
liamstrain posted in this thread in Local / Regional Head-Fi Meets, Parties,... 10/19/14 at 6:01pm | 111 replies | 1645 views
InEarZ (Fisher Hearing) Custom Remold Owner's Thread
liamstrain posted in this thread in Portable Headphones, Earphones and In-Ear... 10/17/14 at 7:24pm | 2773 replies | 258779 views
Headphone Sightings 2
liamstrain posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 10/14/14 at 9:05am | 11425 replies | 765673 views
Do cables "burn in"?
liamstrain posted in this thread in Cables, Power, Tweaks, Speakers,... 10/14/14 at 8:25am | 144 replies | 20997 views
Testing audiophile claims and myths
liamstrain posted in this thread in Sound Science 10/1/14 at 3:39pm | 3263 replies | 265284 views
Audiophile cables, an interesting question.
liamstrain posted in this thread in Sound Science 10/1/14 at 7:21am | 1125 replies | 39464 views
Best classical recordings...ever!
liamstrain posted in this thread in Music 9/30/14 at 7:47pm | 2462 replies | 69330 views
Crack;Bottlehead OTL
liamstrain posted in this thread in Headphone Amps (full-size) 9/25/14 at 7:21am | 6121 replies | 419603 views

 

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liamstrain's Lists

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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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