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|Forum Post Count:
||5 days, 13 hours ago
|Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):
||Above all else: food!
The rest didn't fit...
|What I do for a living:
||I study materials engineering.
||Denon 2000, recabled with braided van den Hul FT-18
|Headphone Amp 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.
||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.
||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.
O8h7w's Recent Activity
Android phones and USB DACs
O8h7w posted in this thread in Portable Source Gear 1/28/14 at 1:08pm | 4309 replies | 708254 views
New Schiit! Ragnarok and Yggdrasil
O8h7w posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 8/20/13 at 2:16pm | 1137 replies | 122957 views
DSD, to support or not
O8h7w posted in this thread in Sponsor Announcements and Deals 3/14/13 at 10:56am | 73 replies | 4981 views
Schiit Owners Unite
O8h7w posted in this thread in Headphone Amps (full-size) 1/30/13 at 8:11am | 4783 replies | 237971 views
*Comparison and Review* Magni/Modi vs O2/ODAC
O8h7w posted in this thread in Headphone Amps (full-size) 1/15/13 at 11:47am | 423 replies | 92576 views
Schiit Mjolnir headphone amplifier
O8h7w posted in this thread in Headphone Amps (full-size) 1/13/13 at 8:03am | 3105 replies | 289270 views
This Schiit is Bananas! $99 Schiit Magni Amp and $99 Modi DAC
O8h7w posted in this thread in Sponsor Announcements and Deals 12/20/12 at 2:37pm | 1273 replies | 159601 views
Neck Deep in Schiit: Gungir Balanced DAC and Mjolnir Balanced Amp Announced!
O8h7w posted in this thread in Sponsor Announcements and Deals 9/1/12 at 10:54am | 305 replies | 36062 views
Schiit DACs (Bifrost and Gungnir down, one to go)? The information and anticipation thread.
O8h7w posted in this thread in Dedicated Source Components 8/4/12 at 3:23pm | 3313 replies | 366966 views
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