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glassmonkey

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544

Join Date:

1/26/13

Last Online:

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About Me:

I've got an about me in my latest reviews. Have a read, they are decently entertaining.

Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):

Head-Fi is so much fun! I love experiencing and reviewing gear.

What I do for a living:

Health Economist

Headphone Inventory

Full Size
Sennheiser HD600 (pantyhose mod)
KRK KNS 8400 (good monitoring headphone at a very reasonable price)
V-Moda XS
Ausdom M05 AptX Bluetooth headphone

HiFi Man RE0 (fake Sony Hybrid tips, tamed unruly treble and enhanced bass. I like these more than the RE-600 Songbird)
SoundMAGIC PL30
LH Labs Verb (a cautionary tale)
Monoprice 9927 Enhanced Bass Hi-Fi Noise Isolating Earphones
Havit I8 bluetooth IEM (gifted to sister-in-law)
Havit HV-H911BT (to be gifted in future)
RHA Audio s500i
RHA Audio ma750
Forte Audio Impact Bass (Cyberdrive now, with flat cable)
Trinity Audio Atlas
64Audio X2
Echobox Audio Finder X1
Final Audio Design Heaven V (just for a little bit, selling these off)

Extensively Auditioned
HiFiMan HE1000
HiFiMan HE-6
Sennheiser HD800
AKG K1000
Meze Audio 99 Classics
oBravo ERIB 2A

Headphone Amp Inventory

Own[ed]
LH Labs Pulse X-Infinity (3W)
Feliks Audio Elise (with C3g driver tubes)(Sold December 2015)
Airist Audio Heron 5 (5W of smooth detailed bliss)

Extensively Auditioned
Schiit Ragnarok
iFi Micro iCAN SE

Source Inventory

Owned
iBasso DX50
LH Labs Geek Out 1000
LH Labs Geek Out V2 (3.5mm balanced)
LH Labs Pulse X-Infinity
Cyberdrive Clarity Feather DAC
Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (GT7500)

Extensively Auditioned
iFi Micro iDAC2
Chord Mojo (I love love love the Mojo)
Lotoo PAW 5000 (see my review)

Upcoming:
Seiun Pro X
Echobox Audio Explorer

Cable Inventory

Interconnects
Van Den Hul D102 Mk 3 0.5m RCA interconnect (smooth)
Atlas Element Integra Analogue 1m RCA Interconnect (sparkly and clear)
AudioQuest EVERGREEN Audio Interconnect 3.5mm - 2 RCA (smooth, not nearly as sparkly as Atlas)
QED Reference Optical Quartz 1m toslink cable

USB
Supra USB Cable A-B 1m (made a big difference in clarity vs. slacker cable that came with GO 1000)
LH Labs Lightspeed 2 2m (still need to head to head Supra and properly, it was a little clearer before burn in)
LH Labs Lightspeed 1 1m USB micro

Power-Related Components

Own[ed]
Mains Cables R Us Shielded Mains Cable 1.5m (non-audiophile wife could hear the difference, not too subtle)
Tacima CS929 6 Way UK Mains Conditioner and Radio Frequency Interference Filter (it works)

iFi Micro iUSB3.0 (blacker background, richer notes, more depth and width to soundstage)

Extensively Auditioned
iFi iPurifier2

Other Audio Equipment

Cambridge Audio azur 540a Integrated Amplifier
28 year old Mordaunt Short Speakers off ebay
Avantree BTTC200X bluetooth transmitter/receiver
Aukey BT-C1 AptX low latency bluetooth transmitter

Audio-Related Tweaks

Tip inventory:
Spinfit
Fake Sony Hybrids
RHA Hybrid Tips
Comply T400
Trinity Audio Hybrid Tips
JVC Spiral Dots
Sony Isolation Tips

Interests (non-headphone)

My darling baby girl
Beer
Coffee
Gelato
Seattle Seahawks and Seattle Mariners
Irreverent humour
Japanese fiction
Mythology
Anthropology
The Classics

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

Credit card size and shape bottle opener. Brilliant.

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Jerry Harvey Granted Dual High Frequency Canalphone Patent
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Seiun player, $150 player with monster spec. Too good to be true?
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Lotoo PAW 5000: Impressions Thread
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Obravo ERIB2a UK Tour
glassmonkey posted in this thread in Portable Headphones, Earphones and In-Ear... 4/26/16 at 4:33pm | 59 replies | 1528 views
Light Harmonic Geek Wave
glassmonkey posted in this thread in Portable Source Gear 4/26/16 at 3:21pm | 3366 replies | 216502 views
CanJam London 2016 (August 13-14, 2016)
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oBravo Planar Magnetic Earphones Land in UK
glassmonkey posted in this thread in Sponsor Announcements and Deals 4/26/16 at 9:16am | 117 replies | 5062 views
Echobox: The Unveiling @ CES 2015
glassmonkey posted in this thread in Sponsor Announcements and Deals 4/25/16 at 12:07pm | 899 replies | 42889 views

 

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glassmonkey's Lists

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Headphones 12 Headphones
Last Updated 4/14/16
Sources 7 Source Components
Last Updated 2/9/16
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