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||Chicago, United States
|Forum Post Count:
||4 hours, 56 minutes ago
||I love languages, cultures, and gadgetry. Musical enjoyment always comes before specs.
|Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):
||Arabic language, automobiles, thumbing my nose at ideologues
|What I do for a living:
||Master's Student and Library Assistant
Sennheiser PX100 II
Bose QuietComfort 15
Beyerdynamic DT150 Pro 250
Bowers and Wilkins P7
Philips Fidelio X1
Meridian Audio Director USB DAC
AKG K240 MKII 55 ohm
AKG K612 Pro
AKG K702 65th Anniversary Edition
AKG Q701 by Quincy Jones (returned for
AKG K7XX Massdrop Edition
Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro
Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro 80 ohms
Beyerdynamic DT880 Pro 250 ohms
Beyerdynamic DT990 Pro 250 ohms
Logitech Ultimate Ears UE6000
MB Quart QP220
Sennheiser HD380 Pro
Sennheiser HD545 Reference
Sennheiser Momentum On Ear
Sennheiser Momentum (over ear-black)
V-Moda Crossfade LP
|Headphone Amp Inventory
||Desktop Rig: Schiit Audio Lyr 2 Hybrid Headphone Amplifier
Tubes used with Lyr 2: General Electric 6DJ8 Red Label
Portable/Standby Amp: FiiO E11
||2011 MacBook Pro 13"
Schiit Audio Modi USB DAC
||Schiit Audio PYST 6" Interconnect RCA cables
||Schiiy Wyrd USB Decrapifier
||Pretty much most genres except for rage metal, punk, screamo, brostep, popstep, folk punk, hardcore, etc. I have a special love for Raï, Levantine and Gulf Arabic pop, Neo Soul, Jazz Rap and Liquid Drum and Bass (Makoto, London Elektricity, High Contrast), Iranian music, Sufi music (like Niyaz), and some J-Pop and Shibuya-kei (Towa Tei, Pizzicato Five).
I believe that no audiophile's music library is complete without AT LEAST one Steely Dan and Donald Fagen album.
I love anything with Jazz patterns of influences in it. I love Jazz Pop, Liquid Funk (jazzy Drum n' Bass), Jazz rock, Jazz rap (A Tribe Called Quest, The Roots, and De La Soul), and Raï (Khaled, Cheb Mami).
Baroque is also my favorite classical genre.
||Arabic culture and language, ethnolinguistics, automobiles, jet planes, military history, architecture, books, biology, conflict resolution, a few others, my fetish for aluminum, and my OCD habit of hoarding as many functioning pens in my bag as possible.
|Gear-Fi (Favorite Non-Audio Gear & Gadgets)
||iPhone 5s, iPad Mini, my Brother laser printer, Sony NEX-3N Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera, and of course my gel pens.
bpandbass's Recent Activity
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My Impressions of the Meridian Audio Director (Direct DAC)
bpandbass posted in this thread in Dedicated Source Components 4/2/16 at 10:57am | 7 replies | 417 views
Sennheiser HD650, HD580 and HD600 Earpad Wear Sound Changes
bpandbass posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 6/12/15 at 12:16pm | 2 replies | 823 views
Comparison FLAC recordings of Modi 2 Uber and Musicstreamer ii plus
bpandbass posted in this thread in Sound Science 5/17/15 at 12:55pm | 22 replies | 2158 views
Audio-Technica ATH-R70x - In-Depth Review & Impressions
bpandbass posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 5/15/15 at 10:19am | 1099 replies | 167311 views
Sennheiser HD545 Reference
bpandbass posted in this thread in Headphones for Sale / Trade 5/5/15 at 12:09pm | 0 replies | 277 views
Favorite headphones based on company house sound?
bpandbass posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 4/30/15 at 11:16pm | 0 replies | 256 views
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