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Cape Town, South Africa

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About Me:

Rehabilitated Head-Fier

Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):

Music, Home Cinema, Sports, Reading, Hiking

What I do for a living:

Electronic Engineer

Headphone Inventory

Hifiman HE-500 w Focus pads, grill & fuzzor moded (Excellent all-rounder, favourite headphone)
Philips Fidelio L1 (Solid mid-fi headphone, no glaring issues, slightly recessed treble, great bass and mids, lacks resolution in comparison to HE-500, airy sound stage less width than the HE-500)
Grado SR325is (Brighter than RS1i, but 90% there, great for classic rock, jazz, punchy sound)
Yamaha EPH-100 (Nice bass and mids, decent treble, steal for the money asked)
Sennheiser PMX685i (Very bassy, a bit grainy, great for jogging)

Westone 4 (Excellent jack of all trades master of none, good sound staging for an IEM)
Grado RS1i (Awesome with certain genres, wonderful timbre, a bit too coloured to be enjoyable)
Sennheiser HD580 (Neutral sound, does very little wrong, excellent entry into audiophile Head-Fi)
Sennheiser HD595 (Grainy highs, cracking headband, enjoyable and warm sound signature)
Sennheiser HD448 (Mid centric headphone, grainy highs like HD595, flabby bass when unamped)
Shure SE310 (Too neutral and dull to fully enjoy, but good stage monitor due to the isolation)
Nuforce NE-7M (My initial exposure to Head-Fi FOTM hype, fun IEM though)

Headphone Amp Inventory

Violectric HPA V100

Emotiva Mini-X A-100, Project Sunrise II, Audiolab M-DAC, Lehmann Black Cube Linear, Fiio E5, JDS Labs CMoy v1.03

Source Inventory

Resonessence Labs Concero
Audiophilleo 2

Audioquest Dragonfly v1.0 & 1.2, PS Audio NuWave DAC, Audiolab M-DAC, Samsung Galaxy Note 2 & S2, Asus Essence STX, Musiland Monitor 01

Cable Inventory

Wireworld Ultraviolet USB
Madrigal CZ-Gel 2 interconnects
Charleston Cable Company UPOCC headphone cable

Other Audio Equipment

B&W MM-1

Music Preferences

Alternative, Jazz, Indie, Classical, Prog & Classic Rock, 80s Metal, Electronic

Interests (non-headphone)

Photography, Economics, Nature & Wildlife, Electronics and embedded computing.

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

15" Retina Macbook Pro
Nikon J1 camera

daerron's Recent Activity

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Resonessence Labs Concero discussion/review thead
daerron posted in this thread in Dedicated Source Components 12/13/14 at 8:04am | 1906 replies | 149002 views
The Schiitstorm: Next-Gen Magni 2 and Modi 2 Family!
daerron posted in this thread in Sponsor Announcements and Deals 12/13/14 at 2:34am | 361 replies | 34053 views
Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up
daerron posted in this thread in Jason Stoddard 12/12/14 at 2:35am | 4384 replies | 829147 views
= Hifiman Regrilling Mod =
daerron posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 11/29/14 at 3:06am | 553 replies | 46388 views
Review: Philips Fidelio L1 [Updated 5/14]
daerron posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 11/24/14 at 11:39pm | 698 replies | 130854 views
Does anyone have experience with the Kef LS50?
daerron posted in this thread in Cables, Power, Tweaks, Speakers,... 11/23/14 at 12:10pm | 202 replies | 65097 views
Sony's new flagship 2014 - MDR-Z7
daerron posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 11/3/14 at 6:52am | 3692 replies | 380955 views
Focal SPIRIT PROFESSIONAL Impressions thread
daerron posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 11/1/14 at 11:29pm | 813 replies | 57259 views
updated their location 11/1/14 at 2:33am


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