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About Me:

Student and music lover who is majoring in Arabic Studies. Warmth and musicality are musts for me.

Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):

Arabic language, being cynical, automobiles, fiddling with my iPhone ;)

What I do for a living:

Teaching Assistant

Headphone Inventory




Sennheiser Momentum (over ear-black)

Sennheiser PX100 II

ANC headphones:

Bose QuietComfort 15

Closed Backs:

Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro

Beyerdynamic DT150 Pro 250

Shure SRH-440

Open Backs:

AKG K612 Pro

MB Quart QP220

Sennheiser HD518

Tried/Briefly owned:

Bowers and Wilkins P7

Philips Fidelio X1

Sennheiser HD650 (had comfort issues)

Sony MDR-1R

V-Moda XS


AKG K240 MKII 55 ohm

AKG K702 65th Anniversary Edition

AKG Q701 by Quincy Jones (returned for Annies)

Audio-Technica ATH-M50

Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro 80 ohms

Beyerdynamic DT880 Pro 250 ohms

Beyerdynamic DT990 Pro 250 ohms

Incipio F38

Logitech Ultimate Ears UE6000

Sennheiser HD380 Pro

Sennheiser Momentum On Ear

Sony MDR-XB500

Sony MDR-10R

V-Moda Crossfade LP

Headphone Amp Inventory

Portable amps:

FiiO E11

FiiO E07K USB DAC and mini amp

Desktop amps:

HiFiMan EF2A tube amp and USB DAC

Maverick Audio TubeMagic A1 Hybrid Integrated Desktop Headphone Amplifier


Schiit Audio Modi 24 bit USB DAC

Source Inventory

2011 MacBook Pro 13"

iPod Video 30GB 5th gen

iPhone 5s 32GB (gold and white)

Cable Inventory

Schiit Audio PYST 6" Interconnect RCA cables

Music Preferences

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.

Interests (non-headphone)

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.

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Sennheiser Momentum On Ear vs V-Moda XS
bpandbass posted in this thread in Portable Headphones, Earphones and In-Ear... 5/22/14 at 1:10pm | 4 replies | 1564 views
AKG K601 & K612 Pro Owners... UNITE!!
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AKG Q701: Made in Austria vs made in China?
bpandbass posted in this thread in Introductions, Help and Recommendations 2/3/14 at 10:33pm | 7 replies | 4460 views
Sony MDR-1R MK2 for Ear Cup Comfort?
bpandbass posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 1/22/14 at 12:48pm | 0 replies | 280 views
Sennheiser HD650 Ear Cup Comfort Solutions?
bpandbass posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 12/8/13 at 3:25pm | 2 replies | 150 views


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