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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:

Warehousing and Freight Forwarding

Headphone Inventory

Current Headphones:

AudioQuest Nighthawk

Sennheiser PX100 II

Bose QuietComfort 15

Sennheiser HD518

Tried/Briefly owned:

Beyerdynamic DT150 Pro 250

Bowers and Wilkins P7

Philips Fidelio X1

Sony MDR-1R

V-Moda XS

Meridian Audio Director USB DAC

Previously owned:

AKG K240 MKII 55 ohm

AKG K612 Pro

AKG K702 65th Anniversary Edition

AKG Q701 by Quincy Jones (returned for

AKG K7XX Massdrop Edition

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 HD545 Reference

Sennheiser HD580

Sennheiser HD650

Sennheiser Momentum On Ear

Sennheiser Momentum (over ear-black)

Sony MDR-XB500

Sony MDR-10R

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

Source Inventory

2011 MacBook Pro 13"

iPhone 5s

Schiit Audio Modi USB DAC

Cable Inventory

Schiit Audio PYST 6" Interconnect RCA cables

Power-Related Components

Schiiy Wyrd USB Decrapifier

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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My Impressions of the Meridian Audio Director (Direct DAC)
bpandbass posted in this thread in Dedicated Source Components 4/2/16 at 10:57am | 6 replies | 257 views
Sennheiser HD 580
reviewed by bpandbass 6/12/15 at 5:31pm
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 | 455 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 | 1734 views
Audio-Technica ATH-R70x - In-Depth Review & Impressions
bpandbass posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 5/15/15 at 10:19am | 943 replies | 121455 views
Sennheiser HD545 Reference
bpandbass posted in this thread in Headphones for Sale / Trade 5/5/15 at 12:09pm | 0 replies | 226 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 | 181 views
Sennheiser Momentum Full Size - Black
bpandbass posted in this thread in Headphones for Sale / Trade 4/19/15 at 1:14pm | 0 replies | 132 views
Sennheiser HD650 vs AKG K7XX
bpandbass posted in this thread in Introductions, Help and Recommendations 4/3/15 at 2:27pm | 82 replies | 27843 views
Schiit Lyr 2
reviewed by bpandbass 3/5/15 at 2:58pm


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