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Headphone Inventory

~in order of purchase~
☑ Koss Porta Pro (downfall: pulls on my hair, sound leakage)
☐ Audio-Technica ATH-AD900 (downfall: slightly thin sounding at times, lack of bass, sound leakage)
☐ RE0
☐ Fischer Audio Eterna rev.1
☐ Sennheiser PX-200-II (recently revived, not too bad but doesn't isolate enough for portable use)
☐ Fischer Audio Silver Bullet ("You're Lucky!" promo edition)
☐ Jays q-Jays (downfall: difficult to get a good seal)
☐ Beyerdynamic DT250-80 (downfall: midrange has a bit of glare, slight treble roll off)
☑ Ultimate Ears TripleFi.10 (downfall: recessed mids, or prepare to up the volume)
☐ Monster iBeats (bundled with HTC Sensation XE)
☐ Ultrasone DJ1 Pro (occasionally has its good moments with soundstage)
☐ Fostex T50RP (quite natural sounding, good ambiance; downfall: stock earpads aren't the most comfortable)
☐ Audio-Technica ATH-W1000X (can be great for vocals and can really get my toes tapping, wood finish is surprisingly durable *cough*)
☐ Beyerdynamic DT250-250 (crisp and open sound; downfall: can be a bit bright without proper amplification)
☐ Sony MDR-V6
☑ Denon AH-D2000 with Denon AH-D5000 wood earcups (nice, warm and musical and with addictive bass) w/stock D2000 earcups (bass is tighter with better space, but overall sound is not as natural)
☑ Fostex TH-900 (your music with MSG sprinkled on top)
☐ AKG K340 (electrostat-dynamic systems, green dynamic driver housing, no text on headband) (nice soundstage; downfall: mids can be too warm)
☐ AKG K340 (electrostatic-dynamic systems, grey dynamic driver housing, "AKG" on headband) (a bit too much glare)
☐ Ultrasone Pro 900 (great performance even unamped) (no real complaints, might lack treble sparkle)
☐ Yamaha HP-1 (very nice imaging and especially layering, but treble is a bit dull or rolled off)
☑ Yamaha YH-1 (slightly brighter than HP-1)
☑ Sennheiser HD 800 (VERY nice detail, layering, speed and clarity)
☐ Sennheiser HD 250 linear II (good detail and space, but SIBILANCE)
☐ Audio-Technica ATH-ESW9 (left-centre-right separation is good, treble not recessed as in measurements, bass extension is good but not prominent)

Source Inventory

(no clue how these are supposed to be)

☐ Audinst HUD-MX1
(powerful amp. Annoying pot.)

☐ FiiO E7
(plain sounding, but low impedance and digital volume control makes it good for IEMs)

☐ HTC Sensation XE
(grainy sound, output impedance seems to be too high for TF10)

☐ Jabra BT3030
(surprisingly decent sound for Bluetooth)

☑ DACport with headphone linearity mod
(forgiving, nice full sound, good PRaT/dynamics. Annoying pot.)

☐ HRT Headstreamer
(sound became fuller and less metallic/bassy after firmware update to 1.8; currently used with speakers due to convenience)

☑ Apex Glacier
(nice comfortable sound; quite nice layering and separation though general sound signature is V-shaped)

☐ Leckerton UHA760
(sounded a bit midcentric at first. Sharp sounding.)

☑ Lovely Cube Premium AD
(good separation. effortless and lush sounding. Most full sounding and my favourite for the moment.)

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