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Lohb

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Join Date:

1/13/13

Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):

Designing headphone wood cups/leather accesories in my spare time.

Headphone Inventory

Love to find underdog audio equipment good for electronic music that punches above its weight/price class.

Signature I'm seeking - tons of micro-detail, rich slightly darker tonality, controlled textured bottomless low-end, lush balanced mids, smooth marathon listening session non-fatiguing treble. Equipment with 'muscle and finesse' basically.

OWN


****AUDEZE LCD 2.1 - The deepest darkest chocolate with a dash of coffee & cream. Simply the best.

****FOSTEX T20-RP Mk2 - Exotic wood DIY custom modification. (Closed 2.1 tuning style)

****DENON D2k - torn down/disassembled so long it hurts.

IEMs

****(WTB) Audeze iSine 10

****(WTB) TROND BT-DUO Apt-X LL 4.1 receiver

****Senfer 4in1 Hybrid IEM (incoming)





OWNED

****SOLD*** LZ A3S hybrid dynamic/balanced armature IEMs

****SOLD*** LZ A3 hybrid dynamic/balanced armature IEMs

****SOLD*** LZ A2 hybrid dynamic/balanced armature IEMs

****SOLD*** MODIFIED HiFiMAN HE-400

****SOLD*** MODIFIED NAD VISO HP-50

Headphone Amp Inventory

***OWN*** iBasso PB2 - w. OPA604AP + BUF634P.
Transportable, but 5 watts desktop class amp.
PLUS LPS 16 volt battery-powered clean linear discharge power solution.

***GONE*** Project Starlight with 12AU7 tube amp.

***SOLD*** CAYIN C5 - excellent budget level portable amp.
Organic, wide 3D presentation, paired excellently with my modded T20RP's.

***SOLD*** LIGHT HARMONIC GO1000 - transparent and dynamic, but lacking soul.

Source Inventory

OWN

1) ASUS ZENFONE 2 Laser + UAPP

2) MACBOOK AIR (Internal Cirrus Logic 4208-CRZ DAC/amp) with AUDIRVANA + 2.x.x
Direct Mode and Integer Mode 1

3) HRT microStreamer (segmented current source TI PCM 1793 chip) with an LPS (Linear Power Supply) and custom split data + power cable.

OWNED

4) CHORD MOJO - nice to try while I owned it. HRT microStreamer comes pretty close in SQ, like 95% close (last 5% is resolution/3D placement. Internal power I view separately from the DAC itself). Battery life short for the price.

5) ***TRADED*** BERESFORD BUSHMASTER MKII DAC/AMP - amazing little DAC/amp

6) AQ Jitterbug - did not work well with my audio chain ultimately. Bright metallic edginess was added to upper end.

Cable Inventory

"Cable cautious" rather than "all out cable improvements believer".
I buy high quality DIY parts built for close to standard cable prices.

CRYO UP-OCC LITZ or CRYO UP-OCC cables
ANTI-CABLES 0.2M RCA-RCA
DIY 3-line 24AWG UP-OCC USB Cable (Data-Only Modification)
TERADAK USB Data+Power Y-Merger Cable
PSA TYPE 6 LITZ INTERCONNECT with CRYO'd 3.5's
8-line Balanced Sterling Silver IEM cable

Power-Related Components

1) Macbook Air mains isolation.

2) ENERGIZER XPAL 8000mAh portable battery + XPAL 16-volt AC LPS for iBasso PB2 amp.

3) Anker 5200mAh Astro E1 for mobile isolated power to DAC unit with phone in a sling.

4) Power strip with built-in noise suppression.

5) (WTB) 16-volt DC desktop LPS for iBasso PB2 + better/more caps for it.

Gear-Fi (Favorite Non-Audio Gear & Gadgets)

My Trek front/rear suspension mountain bike converted for single-speed city road pounding.

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Review of Audioquest JitterBug - USB Data & Power Noise Filter.
Lohb posted in this thread in Computer Audio Today at 1:20 am | 265 replies | 83490 views
Sonic Satori - HRT Levels the Field with the MicroStreamer
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LZ-A2S impressions thread
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Head-Fi Basshead IEM thread (lists page 1)
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Amp recommendations for Audeze LCD-2
Lohb posted in this thread in Headphone Amps (full-size) Yesterday at 12:55 am | 8698 replies | 898842 views
Audeze LCD-2 Impressions Thread
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iFi iPurifier 2 - Reviews, Impressions and Discussion Thread
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