Head-Fi.org › MelvinV's profile




Forum Post Count:


Join Date:


Last Online:

on 4/21/14

About Me:

Photos can be found at Google Drive, link below.

Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):


What I do for a living:

I breathe, drink and eat stuff.

Headphone Inventory

Sennheiser HD800.
Sold: Logitech G35.
Before those two only cheap stuff.

Headphone Amp Inventory

Violectric V200.

FiiO E10 (temporarily).

Source Inventory

Mytek Digital 192 DSD-DAC Black Preamp Version.

FiiO E10 (temporarily).

Cable Inventory

Pfff... cables...
Stock HD800 cable which is an overpriced piece of ****.
2x 25cm Van Damme Tour Grade Classic XKE Starquad microphone cable with nickel/silver-Neutrik XLR plugs.
Only €35 in total and just as good or better than "high-end" [s]toys[/s] cables.

Power-Related Components

Brennenstuhl Premium-Alu-Line, 10 socktets.
Ion Audio Lightning Guard (lightning/surge protector).

Coolermaster Silent Pro Hybrid 1050W (because this does power the FiiO E10).

Other Audio Equipment

Copper Colour black aluminium headphone stand, was only €30 or so.

One of those little portable speakers, connected to the headphone-out of the FiiO E10.

Audio-Related Tweaks

Not messing around with what Sennheiser achieved on the HD800s.
You think the hobbyists know it better? Go ahead and **** your headphone up.

Music Preferences

Everything as long as it's properly mastered and not too extreme (so NOT slow classical music, most heavy metal).
It must be an actual, you know, song, not some random dumdumdum 500dB crap.

Interests (non-headphone)

Everything tech-related, all forms of PC-based entertainment.

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

Coolermaster Haf X (1 extra 200mm top, 1 extra 120mm front, custom fan directions).
Coolermaster Silent Pro Hybrid 1050W.
Asus Rampage IV Extreme.
Intel i7 3820 @ 3,4Ghz (stock).
Stock LGA2011 cooler.
24GB Kingston HyperX T1 DDR3-1600Mhz RAM.
MSI GTX 680 Lightning.
Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB SATA III, old 500GB Western Digital drive (not used yet).
Dell U2711, 2560x1440 IPS.
Logitech G19 keyboard.
Logitech G700 mouse.
Mionix Ensis 320 aluminium alloy mousepad.

MelvinV's Recent Activity

(Uncheck the summary view to see ALL the gory details!) (Check the summary view to simplify the activity feed.)
The (new) HD800 Impressions Thread
MelvinV posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 9/16/13 at 2:43pm | 18512 replies | 883053 views
Sennheiser HDVD800 Headphone Amplifier
MelvinV posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 9/16/13 at 2:27pm | 2583 replies | 333553 views
Need help building a rig for the upcoming Sennheiser HDVD 800 amp
MelvinV posted in this thread in Headphone Amps (full-size) 7/3/13 at 7:07am | 4 replies | 1295 views
Constructive "Anti-Beats" headphone discussion
MelvinV posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 7/3/13 at 4:49am | 547 replies | 33866 views
High End Racks
MelvinV posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 6/30/13 at 8:44am | 161 replies | 17438 views
Review: Resonessence Labs Invicta - new high end DAC/amp/playback system
MelvinV posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 6/3/13 at 4:20am | 761 replies | 75105 views
Two Germans for HD800?
MelvinV posted in this thread in Headphone Amps (full-size) 5/24/13 at 3:25am | 18 replies | 1179 views
Non-audiophile reactions to high-end headphones Part II
MelvinV posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 5/4/13 at 10:07am | 4507 replies | 318897 views
What's the best amp for HD800
MelvinV posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 4/26/13 at 3:08am | 310 replies | 48588 views


MelvinV’s Photos

4 photos
Latest upload: May 4, 2013

MelvinV’s Embedded Photos

MelvinV's photos in Sennheiser HDVD800 Headphone Amplifier
1 photo
Latest upload: Jun 8, 2013

MelvinV's Lists

1 List
All of my stuff 3 Headphones
Last Updated 8/1/12

Head-Fi.org › MelvinV's profile