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liamstrain

Location:

Chicago, IL

Forum Post Count:

3306

Join Date:

9/18/11

Last Online:

1 hour, 22 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
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
Fostex T50RP (stock with 840 pads)
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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Crack;Bottlehead OTL
liamstrain posted in this thread in Headphone Amps (full-size) Yesterday at 6:55 pm | 5897 replies | 404461 views
Comparisons: 21 of the Top Closed/Portable Headphones Around
liamstrain posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 8/28/14 at 12:25pm | 2480 replies | 229789 views
O2 AMP + ODAC
liamstrain posted in this thread in Headphone Amps (full-size) 8/25/14 at 4:31pm | 3425 replies | 263426 views
knife-fi?
liamstrain posted in this thread in Gear-Fi: Non-Audio Gear and Gadgets 8/23/14 at 2:16pm | 1745 replies | 200009 views
Testing audiophile claims and myths
liamstrain posted in this thread in Sound Science 8/17/14 at 6:18am | 3036 replies | 252401 views
Headphone Sightings 2
liamstrain posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 8/4/14 at 4:38pm | 11311 replies | 758227 views
Whisky (or Whiskey) Fi
liamstrain posted in this thread in Gear-Fi: Non-Audio Gear and Gadgets 7/30/14 at 2:16pm | 411 replies | 22367 views
The Official Cigar Thread
liamstrain posted in this thread in Gear-Fi: Non-Audio Gear and Gadgets 7/24/14 at 9:18am | 1362 replies | 66125 views
Audiophile cables, an interesting question.
liamstrain posted in this thread in Sound Science 7/21/14 at 9:35pm | 1024 replies | 36343 views
Rank the Headphones that You Own.
liamstrain posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 7/20/14 at 6:58pm | 4495 replies | 580400 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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