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bluishgreen

Location:

Cambridge, MA, US

Forum Post Count:

37

Join Date:

1/29/12

About Me:

I'm generally a mid-fi person nowadays.

Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):

Other than the obvious "music"...hiking, skiing, running (outdoor stuff).

What I do for a living:

IT Industry (Unix, Linux/BSD, EMC/NetApp/Isilon storage, etc)

Headphone Inventory

--AKG K702
--Beyerdynamic DT880 (250ohm)
--Beyerdynamic DT990 (250ohm)
--Sennheiser PMX 680i

I use the DT880's and K702's for acoustic-only music like jazz, classical and folk. I use the DT990's for any non-acoustic music. I use the 680i's for all portable use, without any amping.

Headphone Amp Inventory

I don't even own a desk anymore, so I only look for equipment that: 1) sits unobtrusively next to me on the couch, and 2) doesn't require a wall power source. I've gotten rid of my old stuff and have pared things down to:

HifiMeDIY Sabre 24/96 USB DAC ==> JDSLabs C421 Amp

I own both the AD8620 (original w/silver plates) and the OPA2227 (newer w/black plates) versions of the C421, although I mostly use the OPA2227.

Source Inventory

--MacBook Air w/Decibel for playback and XLD for conversion
--Nexus 4 Phone for most portable use
--Sansa Clip Zip for running

I have a mix of 24-bit FLAC, Redbook FLAC/ALAC, and MP3. I also use Spotify Premium a lot, which is actually decent quality at "-q9" Vorbis.

Music Preferences

Indie rock, classic (acoustic) jazz, latin jazz, classical, and some techno. I grew-up in the 80's & early 90's indie scenes, playing guitar among other things. Nowadays, my musical sources tend to come from Bandcamp, Spotify, Pandora, and the "Watt from Pedro Show" podcast.

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D7 Sidewinder....Initial impressions
bluishgreen posted in this thread in Portable Headphone Amps 6/16/12 at 9:53pm | 663 replies | 54709 views
iBasso D7 vs Audioengine D1 vs?<200$
bluishgreen posted in this thread in Portable Headphone Amps 5/23/12 at 6:13am | 28 replies | 10098 views
JDSLabs C421 Preorder is live...
bluishgreen posted in this thread in Portable Headphone Amps 4/14/12 at 9:39am | 691 replies | 52900 views
Portable Amplifier/DAC Needed for AKG Q701
bluishgreen posted in this thread in Portable Headphone Amps 2/16/12 at 7:35pm | 3 replies | 583 views
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