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About Me:

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:

Teaching Assistant

Headphone Inventory


Sennheiser Momentum (over ear-black)

Sennheiser PX100 II

Bose QuietComfort 15

At-home listening:

AKG K7XX Massdrop Edition

Sennheiser HD545 Reference (vintage)

Sennheiser HD650 (2014 model)

Tried/Briefly owned:

Beyerdynamic DT150 Pro 250

Bowers and Wilkins P7

Philips Fidelio X1

Sony MDR-1R

V-Moda XS

Previously owned:

AKG K240 MKII 55 ohm

AKG K612 Pro

AKG K702 65th Anniversary Edition

AKG Q701 by Quincy Jones (returned for Annies)

Audio-Technica ATH-M50

Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro

Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro 80 ohms

Beyerdynamic DT880 Pro 250 ohms

Beyerdynamic DT990 Pro 250 ohms

Incipio F38

Logitech Ultimate Ears UE6000

MB Quart QP220

Sennheiser HD380 Pro

Sennheiser Momentum On Ear

Sony MDR-XB500

Sony MDR-10R

V-Moda Crossfade LP

Headphone Amp Inventory

Main desktop rig:

Schiit Audio Modi 24 bit USB DAC

Schiit Audio PYST 6" Interconnect RCA cables

Schiit Audio Lyr 2 Hybrid Headphone Amplifier

Source Inventory

2011 MacBook Pro 13"

iPhone 5s

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 HD650 vs AKG K7XX
bpandbass posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 4/3/15 at 2:27pm | 38 replies | 3237 views
Schiit Lyr 2
reviewed by bpandbass 3/5/15 at 2:58pm
reviewed by bpandbass 2/14/15 at 3:19pm
Sennheiser HD 650 Headphones
reviewed by bpandbass 1/20/15 at 6:44pm
The AKG K7XX Massdrop First Edition Thread
bpandbass posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 1/4/15 at 2:37pm | 2207 replies | 222464 views
Need advice on what to get to power AKG K7XX
bpandbass posted in this thread in Headphone Amps (full-size) 1/1/15 at 3:15pm | 20 replies | 1227 views
HD650 or K7xx
bpandbass posted in this thread in Introductions, Help and Recommendations 12/27/14 at 7:33pm | 12 replies | 1250 views
Sennheiser MOMENTUM
reviewed by bpandbass 11/11/14 at 4:14pm
HE60 Earpads on HD650/600/580?
bpandbass posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 11/10/14 at 5:06pm | 2 replies | 513 views
Sennheiser Orpheus HE60 Pads for the HD650?
bpandbass posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 11/10/14 at 4:53pm | 0 replies | 252 views


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