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on 7/30/15

About Me:

Headphone obsessed computer audiophile!

Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):

Bikes, music, headphones, food, the outdoors, travel.

What I do for a living:

Bike shop owner

Headphone Inventory

AKG K550 fr jome use, Sennheiser HD449 for travel.

Headphone Amp Inventory

Fiio E12 Mont Blanc.
Previously owned Pro-ject Head Box, Schiit Asgard...interestingly I found an old Marantz PM6010 OSE integrated sounded better than either!
Meridian Explorer was nice although that's a DAC/headphone amp of course.
I'm currently coveting the new Marantz HD-DAC1, the Oppo HA-1 and the Naim DAC V1.

Source Inventory

Currently just my Sony Z3 smartphone but it does sound better than my old iPhone 5 and MUCH better than my 4th generation iPod Nano!
I am using Tidal and Sony Walkman app with my Sony Z3 and I'm eyeing the Sony NWZ-ZX1 and/or the Sony MDR-1ADAC headphones.

Cable Inventory

Nothing really fancy, Van Damme/Neutrik Phono/RCAs and Van Damme/Neutrik headphone extension and Van Damme Blue series speaker cables.

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Other Audio Equipment

Cambridge Audio 350a hi-fi amplifier and Yamaha NS-BP300 speakers.

Music Preferences

Rock, hip hop, world, pop.
A little bit of jazz, a tiny bit of classical.

Interests (non-headphone)

Bikes, food, travel, beer.

essex853's Recent Activity

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updated their location 12/29/14 at 3:17pm
    Pioneer N-50 won't find music...
    essex853 posted in this thread in Dedicated Source Components 12/21/13 at 6:09am | 2 replies | 465 views
    HD-650 burn-in?
    essex853 posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 1/21/12 at 6:19am | 51 replies | 18093 views
    Best Music For Headphone Listening?
    essex853 posted in this thread in Music 1/18/12 at 12:01pm | 19 replies | 6206 views
    Dedicated Head Amps vs. Cheap Old Marantz Integrated
    essex853 posted in this thread in Headphone Amps (full-size) 1/9/12 at 8:21am | 15 replies | 3771 views
    Denon AH-D2000 - worth the risk?? HELP!
    essex853 posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 1/7/12 at 2:08pm | 160 replies | 15380 views
    Mac OS X Music Players - alternatives to iTunes
    essex853 posted in this thread in Computer Audio 12/31/11 at 3:48am | 3401 replies | 500059 views


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