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ThurstonX

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9/13/12

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Headphone Inventory

HiFiMAN HE-560s & HE-500s
Philips X2
AKG K550s
AKG Q701s
Grado SR225s

Briefly owned:
Sennheiser HD 650s
AKG K712 Pros

Headphone Amp Inventory

Schiit Lyr
JDS Labs C5

Source Inventory

Schiit Bifrost Uber + Gen 2 USB
HiFimeDIY Sabre U2 Asynchronous USB DAC + USB Isolator
Schiit Wyrd
Schiit SYS
Emotiva XPS-1
JVC AL-FQ5 turntable with "AT92DSH AT92E Cartridge w/Shibata JICO Brand Needle" from turntableneedles.com
Rockbox'd iPod 160 GB Classic

Cable Inventory

DIY cables for both HiFiMAN cans and Q701s using 100/46 type 2 Litz wire in paracord and braided

DIY interconnects for Stack o' Schiit + XPS-1: 3 pairs using 100/46 type 2 Litz wire in generic tubing with Platinum Grey Techflex covera and Rean RCA plugs

PC-to-Wyrd: A purtty Amazon USB that glows blue at the ends ;-)
Wyrd-to-Bifrost: Ziotek 1-ft. USB Shortys™ USB 2.0

Old Stuff in a Basket:
Redco Mogami mini-quad cable for Q701s - chopped up for DIY interconnects
More Mogami W2799
PYST RCA for Brifrost to Lyr x 2, since first pair was defective; fixed first, got a second for free
AudioQuest Golden Gate 3.5mm-to-RCA
Bits & Pieces

plusSound Echo Series cable (Cryo Treated Type 2 Litz Copper) for HiFiMAN - SOLD

Audio-Related Tweaks

Homemade Magick Monkey pads for HE-560s & HE-500s
HE-560 pads from HiFiMAN foam salvaged from making jergpads
HE-500 pads from butchered Q701 pads
Both pads angled and covered with the sweetest microsuede from Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores

Brainwavz HM5 Memory Foam Velour Pads with red Creatology adhesive foam mounting rings for Fidelio X2s; double-stacked black Creatology adhesive foam mounting ring attachments for stock pads for extra room

jerg's grill, pad and felt mods for HE-500s; pads not used much

jerg's HE-560s Enhancements, except the pads

Badass acrylic PC fan grills on HE-560s and HE-500s

Bass port mod (port covered with spongy foam squares) and wool felt driver rings for Q701s

Music Preferences

Stuff that makes my ears drool.

Interests (non-headphone)

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Schiit Lyr Tube Rollers
ThurstonX posted in this thread in Headphone Amps (full-size) 7/21/16 at 7:44am | 9686 replies | 383400 views
iFi: NOS6922 Valve/Tube upgrade set (new product announcement!)
ThurstonX posted in this thread in Sponsor Announcements and Deals 7/20/16 at 7:12am | 41 replies | 2509 views
Fidelizer appreciation and impressions thread
ThurstonX posted in this thread in Computer Audio 7/13/16 at 7:08am | 244 replies | 7450 views
Mission: Replace the HiFiMAN ear pads with other brand ear pads
ThurstonX posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 6/19/16 at 6:43pm | 551 replies | 91693 views
Ipod classic - rockbox - its happening.
ThurstonX posted in this thread in Portable Source Gear 2/9/16 at 6:38am | 3579 replies | 594620 views
= Hifiman “Fuzzor” Mod = (Driver backwave felt damping modification)
ThurstonX posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 1/3/16 at 1:18pm | 284 replies | 38666 views
= HiFiMAN HE-560 Impressions & Discussion Thread =
ThurstonX posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 1/2/16 at 4:51pm | 16664 replies | 1058909 views
DIY Cable Gallery!!
ThurstonX posted in this thread in DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Discussions 12/21/15 at 7:12am | 14936 replies | 3497983 views
DIY Cable Questions and Comments Thread
ThurstonX posted in this thread in DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Discussions 11/11/15 at 9:48am | 5534 replies | 267060 views

 

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