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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:

Master's Student and Library Assistant

Headphone Inventory

Current Headphones:

AKG K712 Pro (Austrian-made)

AudioQuest Nighthawk

Sennheiser PX100 II

Bose QuietComfort 15


Taotronics Bluetooth Earphones

Mee Audio M6 Pro


Beyerdynamic DT150 Pro 250

Bowers and Wilkins P7

Philips Fidelio X1

Sennheiser HD800

Sennheiser HD800S

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)

Sennheiser Momentum 2.0

Sony MDR-XB500

Sony MDR-10R

V-Moda Crossfade LP

Headphone Amp Inventory

Current setup: Late 2011 MacBook Pro 13" S/PDIF-out to Chord Mojo to Headphones

Chord Electronics Mojo portable amp/DAC

Schiit Audio Lyr 2 Hybrid Headphone Amplifier

Tubes used with Lyr 2: General Electric 6DJ8 Red Label

Standby Amp: FiiO E11

Source Inventory

2011 MacBook Pro 13"

iPhone 7

Chord Electronics Mojo

Cable Inventory

Schiit Audio PYST 6" Interconnect RCA cables

Power-Related Components

Schiit 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 7, my Brother laser printer, Sony NEX-3N Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera, and my gel pens.

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Chord Mojo vs. OPPO HA-2SE Comparison Review
bpandbass posted in this thread in Portable Headphone Amps 1/15/17 at 5:30pm | 71 replies | 10942 views
Chord MoJo
reviewed by bpandbass 1/14/17 at 1:56pm
AKG K712 Pro
reviewed by bpandbass 1/1/17 at 2:24pm
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    bpandbass posted in this thread in Dedicated Source Components 4/2/16 at 10:57am | 7 replies | 862 views
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