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on 12/27/15

Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):

Above all else: food!
The rest didn't fit...

What I do for a living:

I study materials engineering.

Headphone Inventory

Denon 2000, recabled with braided van den Hul FT-18

Headphone Amp Inventory

Schiit Mjolnir

Source Inventory

Most of my music is .flac files ripped from CDs, but more and more I'm purchasing and downloading the files directly - preferably in higher resolution. I play them using foobar2000, loading the complete files into system memory and pushing the sound to the DAC through Kernel Streaming.

I have to admit there is a lot of Spotify listening going on too, the more music the merrier!

This is all done on my most used tool, a ThinkPad X220, chosen for sound reasons not at all related to sound.

Cable Inventory

Halide Design DAC - the Devilsound Audio Cable. Yes, it's a cable. With a DAC in it. :D

Other Audio Equipment

My phone, a Sony Ericsson W902, drives my big headphones surprisingly good when I'm not at my desk. Eh, correction: it's actually more surprising when at the desk. Note that there is a BIG difference between using .mp3 files and using .wav files with this one, WAY better sound and WAY harder to navigate. I'm using .wav :)

I have a Denon M31 that's driving a pair of DALI Concept 1. Due to the acoustics in my current room these small speakers are now standing on top of each other in a corner and playing in mono - any other positioning is rather headache-inducing. Thus, my Head-Fi journey has started.

Music Preferences

Acoustic jazz/pop/rock/blues, synthy pop/rock from the 70's and 80's, a select portion of mainstream pop/rock from early 90's and onwards... I shy away from more or less all extremes, and I rejoice with more or less anything that is well done.

Artist examples: Chris Jones, Norah Jones, Eric Bibb, Supertramp, Electric Light Orchestra, Electric Banana Band, Dire Straits, Seal, Alicia Keys, Amy Macdonald, KT Tunstall... that's enough for now. Someday I'll make a Grooveshark profile or revive my anonymous Spotify profile, so that you can take a listen in an easy way.

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

My absolute favorite piece of gear is my HP 50g - a calculator... and now you know quite a lot about me.

Maybe my first ThinkPad, a 14" T43, should be mentioned here too. It's sad that computers get old, otherwise I could've kept that one forever.

My city bike - a Gary Fisher Monona - is something astonishing: it's my primary mode of transportation, and it's giving me great joy on a daily basis. A somewhat humble bike that's everything but humble once you ride it. Great is what it is.

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