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About Me:

Curate the " Audiophile Headphones " stream on flipboard app.

Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):

Designing headphone wood cups/leather accessories 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 -

solid slice of micro-detail,
rich/slightly darker tonality,
controlled textured bottomless full & tight low-end,
lush/liquid balanced mids,
smooth marathon listening session non-fatiguing treble,
a balance of musicality and technicality.

Equipment with 'muscle and finesse' basically.

OWN


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

****FOSTEX T20-RP Mk2 - Exotic wood DIY custom modification. (Tuning style - bass enhanced from stock tuning, mids neither forward or back with HM5 pads, 10-11khz treble spike tamed a bit)

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


WTB 2017

1) Shanling M2 (Black)
2) Audeze iSine 10



IEMs



****LZ A4 hybrid IEMs (The amazing dialable chameleon)

****Rock Zircon (the daily beater for TV on Macbook Air)





OWNED


****SOLD*** Sony MDR-7550 EQs amazingly like they all say, just the tonality was not for my taste.Tonality is my starting point before anything else.

***GIFTED*** Senfer 4in1 Hybrid IEM + OCC MMCX IEM upgrade cable.

****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 Balanced out - w. LME49990/OPA604 + BUF634P WP.
Transportable, but 5 watts desktop class amp.
PLUS LPS 16 volt battery-powered clean linear discharge power solution.

***RETURNED*** 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.Too cold and analytic.

Source Inventory

OWN

1) ASUS ZENFONE 2 Laser 6" + UAPP

2) MACBOOK AIR (Internal Cirrus Logic 4208-CRZ DAC/amp)
with
Audirvana Plus 2.x.x


3) HRT microStreamer (segmented current source TI PCM 1793 chip).

4) iFi iPurifier 2 - like what is doing.
Blacker background/tighter timing/better imaging/resolution and 3D layering.

OWNED

5) 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 MOJO price.

6) ***TRADED*** BERESFORD BUSHMASTER MKII DAC/AMP - amazing little DAC/amp.Treble slightly ragged with some mastering.

7) 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 LINE-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 custom front/rear suspension mountain bike converted for single-speed city road thrashing.

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