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takato14

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Michigan, USA

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Join Date:

7/23/12

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About Me:

A geek by every metric of the word. Vintage headphone nut, music lover, and furfag. Call me Tak.

Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):

Vintage headphones
Piano
Singing
Drawing
Computers
Fursuiting
Speedrunning

What I do for a living:

Local gas station

Headphone Inventory

Own; in use:

--Sansui SS-100 (!!!)
--Audez'e LCD-1 (!!!)
--Toshiba HR-810 (!!!) (modded)
--Sony MDR-D77 Eggo (!!!) (portable)

Own; in storage:

--BEYER DT48S 5 ohm "Scary White" (gift from DeepFunk)
--KOSS K/6X Plus (the first headphones I ever owned)
--KOSS PortaPro (portable)
--Pioneer Monitor 10-II (!) (highly modified)
--Pioneer SE-500 (modded) (good)
--Sony MDR-605 (modded) (!)

Own; broken:

x-Audatron SH-608R x2 (both scrapped for parts)
x-Audio-Technica ATH-M50 (old version) (pile of parts, but complete)
x-Audio-Technica ATH-3 (arrived from eBay glued together and with one earpad)
x-BEYER DT48A 5 ohm (currently just a box of parts; another gift from DeepFunk)
x-KOSS K/6A (shattered to pieces and scattered across existence)
x-KOSS Reference One (needs extensive repair)
x-KOSS PRO/4AAA (needs new drivers)
x-KOSS PRO/4AAAT (scrapped for parts/failed modding adventure)
x-Pioneer Monitor 10 (needs patience, time, and a new cable)
x-Pioneer SE-700 (needs new drivers and cable)
x-Sony DR-9 (problem with left crossover)
x-Sony DR-M5 (needs a new driver)
x-Sony DR-Z6 (needs new drivers)

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For Sale:

--Sterling TE-400 (good)
--Sennheiser HD250 Linear II (sale pending)
--Sony DR-Z7 (!!!) (sale pending)

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Had:

--AKG K240 Studio
--Audatron SH-608R
--Audio-Technica ATH-5/Signet TK22
--Audio-Technica ATH-6D (modded)
--Audio-Technica ATH-8/Signet TK33
--Apple EarPods
--Apple iBuds
--Bang & Olufsen U70 (modded) (bought for a friend)
--Beyerdynamic DT1350 x2 (one good, one ****ty)
--Dingoo A320 earbuds (lost)
--Echo TDS-16 (Smela version)
--Fostex T50RP (bought for friend)
--Fostex TH600 (christmas gift)
--Monoprice 8320 IEMs (lost)
--NAD RP18 Mylar (Fostex T50v1 OEM)
--Numark HV-215v
--Philips N6330 (AKG K240 Sextett OEM) (NOS)
--Pioneer SE-6 (ew)
--"Pioneer SE-700RP", T50RP drivers in an SE-700 shell
--Pioneer SE-300
--Sansui SS-20
--Sony DR-S7
--Sony DR-Z5
--Sony MDR-CD280 (given away)
--Sony MDR-CD180 (given away)
--Sony MDR-SA3000
--Stanton Dynaphase Sixty
--STAX SR-X MKIII (bought for a friend for Christmas)
--Yamaha YH-1 (stock)
--Yamaha YHD-1 (stock)

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Heard (all-inclusive ranked list) (last updated 12/27/13):

--Good ones--

?: Sennheiser HD800 (need to relisten)

1: Sansui SS-100
2: Sony DR-Z7
2: Pioneer Monitor 10-II
3: KOSS PortaPro
4: Sony MDR-605 (modded)
5: NAD RP18 Mylar (Fostex T50v1 OEM) (with TH600 pads)
6: AKG Q701 (would be #2 if it had better bass extension)
7: Audio-Technica ATH-5
8: Pioneer SE-500 (modded)
9: Sony DR-Z6
10: Audio-Technica ATH-8/Signet TK33
11: Audio-Technica ATH-6D (modded)
12: Sennheiser HD250 Linear II

--Not-so-good ones--

13: Sony DR-Z7
14: STAX SR-X MKIII (DISREGARD: defective energizer)
15: Phillips N6330 (AKG K240 Sextett OEM)
16: Fostex TH600
17: Echo TDS-16 Smela
18: Sony MDR-CD1700
19: Yamaha YH-1 (stock)
20: KOSS PRO/4AAA (modded)
21: Grado RS2i
22: KOSS PRO/DJ200
23: Pioneer HDJ2000
24: Pioneer SE-300 (modded)
25: Sennheiser HD600
26: KOSS PRO/4AAAT
27: Pioneer SE-6
28: Pioneer SE-300 (stock)
29: Sony DR-M5
30: V-MODA M-80
31: KOSS PRO/4AAA (stock)
32: KOSS Reference One
33: Audio Technica ATH-6D (stock)
34: Skullcandy Aviators
35: Sony MDR-X10
36: Klipsch Image ONE
37: Sony DR-Z5
38: Beyerdynamic DT1350
39: Pioneer SE-700
40: Sansui SS-20
41: Pioneer SE-500 (stock)
42: KOSS PRO/3AAT
43: Monoprice 8320 IEMs
44: Sony MDR-CD280
45: Sony MDR-CD180
46: Sennheiser HD380 Pro
47: KOSS PRO/4AAA Plus
48: KOSS K/6x Plus
49: Sennheiser HD280 Pro
50: Apple Earpods
51: Beats Pro == Beats Mixr
52: AIAIAI TMA-1
53: Fostex T50RP (stock)
54: Skullcandy Hesh
55: AKG K240 Studio
56: Audatron SH-608R (modded)
57: Audio-Technica ATH-M50 (old version)
58: Numark HV-215v
59: Sony MDR-605 (stock)
60: Sony MDR-XB500
61: Sony MDR-SA3000
62: Skullcandy Fix
63: Skullcandy Skullcrushers
64: Apple iBuds
65: Audio-Technica ATH-6
66: All other models of Beats
67: Bang & Olufsen U70 (again, bought for a friend)
68: Audatron SH-608R (stock)
69: KOSS K/6A
70: Feces
71: Beats Tour

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Headphone Amp Inventory

Current:
:D

Had:
--Audio Technica ATH-80 energizer
--AudioQuest Dragonfly
--FiiO E7
--STAX SRD-7SB
--Schitt Asgard v1

Want:
--Lehmann BCL [A1 Clone]
--Objective 2
--Violectric V200

Source Inventory

Current:

--Desktop (Custom, see below)
--Droid A855
--FiiO E7
--FiiO D03k
--iPhone 3G
--iPod Nano (4th gen)
--Laptop (Lenovo IdeaPad P500)
--Open Pandora Rebirth Edition
--Samsung Galaxy Note II

Had:
--AudioQuest Dragonfly
--Laptop (Gateway NV55S -- you will be missed, old friend.)

Want:
--ObjectiveDAC (standalone)
--Sansa Clip+

Cable Inventory

Grado Mini Adapter Cable (x2, one lost :< )

Other Audio Equipment

Speaker stuff:

Own:

--OG-5050 "Power Woofer" desktop speaker system. Decent sound, but not amazing.
--Panasonic SE-3510 Stereo Receiver. Has turntable and cassette deck.

Want:

--Pioneer JB-21
--Sansui AU-G99X

Audio-Related Tweaks

My Pioneer SE-500 has been converted from open to closed-back.
-- Better imaging, better treble
-- Less distant sounstage
-- Better isolation
-- Extremely flat, speedy, deep, and enjoyable

My Audatron SH-608Rs have had damping and earpad modifications. The drivers were also lifted off the baffle and suspended away from the ear.
-- Opened up soundstage, made sound airy and light
-- Fixed boomy and peaky mids
-- Sound is no longer suffocating and oxygen-deprived
-- Still sounds bad :(

My KOSS Pro/4AAA has had damping modifications. I also cut holes in the earcups to make it open-backed, gave it new pads, completely rewired it and added 3.5mm detachable cables to each side.
--Removed an annoying echo that was interfering with the soundstage
--Evened out the frequency response
--Removed a slight bloom on the low end
--Possibly a slight increase in treble

Mass loaded the baffle of my Pioneer Monitor 10-II:
--Helped quell some frame resonations
--No significant sound signature alteration (<3)

Music Preferences

Virtually all genres. Classical, Jazz, Swing, Soul, Orchestral, EBM, EDM, Hip-Hop, Eurobeat, Hardstyle, Breakcore, Metal, Melodic Metal, Rock, Techno, Electronica, Ambient, Industrial, Dark Electro, Glitch Hop, Harsh, Psytrance, Darkwave, Video game, Dubstep...

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

Sony PSP-1001 w/ Extended life battery
Running 6.20 PRO-B10 CFW
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Sony PSP-3001
Running 6.35 PRO-B5 CFW
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HP 620LX PocketPC
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OpenPandora Rebirth Edition
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My desktop setup:

Intel Core i7 2600 Quad-Core @ 3.4GHz
ASUS P8H67-V Motherboard
MSi Cyclone GTX-550 Ti (OC edition)
8GB RAM

Primarily used for emulating Wii games in 1080p
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