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About Me:

Trying to live with my headphone and hi-fi habit...

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Enterprise IT

Headphone Inventory

Audeze LCD 3F 282XXXX 2016
Audeze LCD 2F 2016...back from RMA
Audeze Sine with Cipher and standard cable...Cipher is twinkly and has bumped up bass
Oppo PM-3...utter and complete loss to the Audeze Sine, will be sold
Audio Technica E70 - with solid bass and more refinement than my FLC8S
FLC Technology FLC8S...blue nozzle, grey bass filter and red sub bass filter, sounds like an LCD 2.2, absolutely gorgeous...top of my IEM pile

Vsonic VC1000 - Absolutely fantastic balanced and neutral sound...RIP,..fixed with super glue!

NAD Viso HP50...sold
Beyerdynamic DT880/250
Audio-Technica ATH-IM70
Westone W30
Fischer Audio TBA-04...lost
Fischer Audio DBA-02 MKII...RIP
Steel Series Flux
Ultimate Ears 600VI
Sennheiser PMX 100

Headphone Amp Inventory

Cayin iHA-6
Audio-gd Precision 1S
Alo Pan Am + Passport
Nwavguy Objective 2 amp
iFi iDSD Nano...sold
Venturecraft GoDap X Red (MUSE9820)...sold
Fiio E17 Alpen...turned into gaming PC soundcard

Source Inventory

Audio-gd DAC-19...just...wow
iPod Classic 160GB
iPhone 6+/5/iPad Air 2 Onkyo player (FLAC/DSD/WAV)

Cable Inventory

Custom Canare Audeze to 4pin XLR
Custom 4pin XLR female to 6.3mm plug
Custom Canare RCA interconnect

Power-Related Components

Ifi iPurifier...seemed to help but started causing PC disconnects. Removal stopped PC disconnects.

Other Audio Equipment

Harbeth P3ESR
Elac Unifi UB5
Elac Debut B6
Pioneer BS22-LR
Pioneer FS52

Other stuff I've auditioned
Sennheiser HD600, HD650, HD700, HD800
Beyerdynamic DT880, T1
Phillips Fidelio X1, L1, L2
Hifiman HE560, HE1000, Edition X

Audio-gd Master 9
Yulong A18
La Figaro/ Dark Voice 339
IFI micro iCan &iTube
Bravo Ocean
Tube Amp TA-1
Audio-gd Master 9+7, NFB 28

Aune X1 MK2, S2
Yulong DA8, D200

Audio-Related Tweaks

Guilty pleasure S- playing with Foobar DSPs.

Music Preferences

Orchestral, classical, jazz, indie, folk, electronic, anything that strikes my fancy that particular moment

Interests (non-headphone)

Sci-Fi, computing, PC gaming, music, writing, photography

exsomnis's Recent Activity

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New Audio-gd DAC-19 [10th Anniversary Edition]
exsomnis posted in this thread in Dedicated Source Components Yesterday at 8:57 am | 1824 replies | 146563 views
New Audeze LCD3
exsomnis posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum Yesterday at 6:12 am | 11343 replies | 893246 views
Audio-GD Singularity 19
exsomnis posted in this thread in Dedicated Source Components 2/23/17 at 9:02pm | 76 replies | 6785 views
Smoothest Dac with least sibilance / brightness?
exsomnis posted in this thread in Dedicated Source Components 2/23/17 at 10:21am | 41 replies | 7075 views
Headphones vs Speakers -- an Inconvenient Truth
exsomnis posted in this thread in Cables, Power, Tweaks, Speakers,... 2/7/17 at 6:53pm | 86 replies | 1641 views
Audeze SINE Series
exsomnis posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 2/4/17 at 9:04am | 3297 replies | 303021 views
Cayin iHA-6 - US Tour and reviews
exsomnis posted in this thread in Headphone Amps (full-size) 2/4/17 at 8:32am | 224 replies | 15062 views
Amp recommendations for Audeze LCD-2
exsomnis posted in this thread in Headphone Amps (full-size) 1/30/17 at 10:57am | 8835 replies | 936849 views
Objective ODAC best built??
exsomnis posted in this thread in Headphone Amps (full-size) 11/1/16 at 10:07am | 2 replies | 156 views


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