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|Forum Post Count:
||3 days, 16 hours ago
|Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):
||Reading headphone reviews. Listening to music. アニメ。
|What I do for a living:
||Full time student.
AKG k701 (Full size studio) (Home reference) (Sound Signature: Analytical)
Creative Aurvana Live! (Full size portable) (Fun!) (Sound Signature: Bassy)
Unique Melody 3-Way Quad Driver (CIEM) (Sonion 3300+Knowles ED+Sonion 2300) (Sound Signature: depends on EQ!)
I prefer a slightly analytical sound signature. Clarity, balance, neutrality, technical performance and detail are of utmost importance.
In the context of well recorded tracks, mixing and equalising is the artist and sound engineer's art. Respect art.
Ultimate Ears 400
Audio Technica ath-AD700
Audio Technica ath-m50
UE Triple.fi 10
|Headphone Amp Inventory
||Objective2 by NwAvGuy, built by JDS Labs.
||iPod Touch 2g, iPod Touch 5g
||Stock cables only.
Westone Epic (Had)
Unique Melody stock cable.
Cable agnostic. I've heard a HD650 with a non stock cable that was a LOT brighter than an average HD650. Most cables don't make much of a difference though.. hard to say.
||Firewood. Lots of it.
||Reading biased, overhyped headphone reviews and then spending lots of money on the aforementioned headphones./sarcasm
Cleaning your ears really helps. Really!
||Mostly Rock, rock/pop, alternative rock, J-rock, J-rock/pop, prog rock but not pop/mainstream stuff in general. A little bit of DnB, Electronic, Indie, Punk Rock, Synthpop... and many others, with the exception of rap (do you even call that singing?), dubstep and other ear bleeding genres.
Orchestral OST's and instrumentals from various Anime/VNs/Games. Classical. Contemporary.
Well recorded albums only.
||Cycling, Biology, Japanese Language
|Gear-Fi (Favorite Non-Audio Gear & Gadgets)
||Quad Core Mobile i7 2630QM powered laptop.
Trek 7300 with lightweight aluminium alloy fork. Never got why they'd stick shocks onto a skinny hybrid.
iamthem's Recent Activity
Best headphones that sound very different than HD600S for under $400?
iamthem posted in this thread in Introductions, Help and Recommendations 6/6/13 at 3:44am | 44 replies | 693 views
AKG K712 PRO Announced
iamthem posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 5/29/13 at 8:26am | 591 replies | 40179 views
Nokia Lumia 920 sound quality?
iamthem posted in this thread in Portable Source Gear 3/13/13 at 2:45am | 117 replies | 26655 views
Who here is a high school audiophile?
iamthem posted in this thread in Members' Lounge (General Discussion) 3/5/13 at 2:24am | 1112 replies | 28712 views
Why do HD800 headphones sounded weak when hook up to an iPod
iamthem posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 3/4/13 at 4:46am | 75 replies | 3847 views
AKG K701 vs HD650: Aesthetics
iamthem posted in this thread in Members' Lounge (General Discussion) 3/4/13 at 2:42am | 6 replies | 191 views
Unique Melody Remold Appreciation and Impressions Thread
iamthem posted in this thread in Portable Headphones, Earphones and In-Ear... 2/18/13 at 5:00pm | 3669 replies | 462049 views
Brainwavz R1 Review
iamthem posted in this thread in Portable Headphones, Earphones and In-Ear... 2/13/13 at 10:48pm | 745 replies | 101831 views
VSONIC GR01 Info, Impressions & Appreciation thread
iamthem posted in this thread in Portable Headphones, Earphones and In-Ear... 2/10/13 at 11:07pm | 117 replies | 11751 views
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iamthem's Forum Signature
Main rig: iPod Touch 2 > Fiio L3 LOD > Objective2 > AKG k701
Portable: iPod Touch 5 > Unique Melody 3-Way 4-BA CIEM
If music is dry and boring with colourless headphones, the problem is with your music, not your headphones.