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About Me:

audioprimate.blog, instagram: audioprimate, twitter: audioprimate. PM with questions/opportunities.

Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):

Headphones, sports, politics, beer, in no particular order.

What I do for a living:

Health Economist

Headphone Inventory

Full Size
Sennheiser HD600 (pantyhose mod)
KRK KNS 8400 (died)
V-Moda XS (sold)
Ausdom M05 AptX Bluetooth headphone
1MORE MK802 aptX HD Bluetooth headphone
Ultrasone 840S (Sold)
Meze 99 Classics

Ultimate Ears Reference Remastered
Noble Kaiser Encore
HiFi Man RE0 (fake Sony Hybrid tips, tamed unruly treble and enhanced bass. I like these more than the RE-600 Songbird)
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 (gifted to a friend)
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 (sold)
Fidue A65
1MORE EO323 Dual Driver
1MORE iBFree Bluetooth IEM
1MORE E1001 Triple Driver
Meze 12 Classic
Meze 11 Neo
LH Labs Vibrato
Hidiz EP-3
HiFiMAN RE? (nameless balanced headphones that come with the SuperMini)
Brainwavz Jive
FiiO F1
Trinity Phantom Master 4 (With proprietary fully detachable cable)
Syllable D700-2017 Bluetooth IEM
Syllable D900S Fully wireless Bluetooth IEM

Extensively Auditioned
HiFiMan HE1000
HiFiMan HE-6
Sennheiser HD800
AKG K1000
oBravo ERIB-2a
oBravo EAMT-3w
MEE Pinnacle
Fidue Sirius A91
Vibro Labs Maya
Effect Audio Arthur w/ Excalibur
Unique Melody Miracle v2

Headphone Amp Inventory

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
Questyle CMA 600i (fabulous, want want want)

Source Inventory

iBasso DX50
LH Labs Geek Out 1000
LH Labs Geek Out V2 (3.5mm balanced)
LH Labs Pulse X-Infinity
LH Labs GO2A Infinity
Questyle CMA 600i
Cyberdrive Clarity Feather DAC
Aune M1S
HiFiMAN SuperMini
HiFiMAN MegaMini
Echobox Explorer
XunSound XS-01
Audio Opus Opus #3
Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (died)

Extensively Auditioned
iFi Micro iDAC2
iFi Micro iDSD Black Label
Chord Mojo (I love love love the Mojo)
Lotoo PAW 5000 (see my review)
Audio-Opus Opus #1
Cayin i5

Cyberdrive Seiun Pro X

Cable Inventory

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

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 2 1m
LH Labs Lightspeed 1 1m USB micro

Power-Related Components

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
29 year old Mordaunt Short Speakers off ebay
Avantree BTTC200 bluetooth transmitter/receiver
Aukey BT-C1 AptX low latency bluetooth transmitter
Avantree Priva II Bluetooth transmitter (friggin' excellent, go get one)

Audio-Related Tweaks

Tip inventory:
Spinfit CP100 (one of my favourites)
Spinfit CP220 biflange (best biflange)
Fake Sony Hybrids (ebay seller from many years ago)
RHA Hybrid Tips
Comply TSX-200, T300, T400, T500, TS600, T600
Trinity Audio Hybrid Tips
Trinity Audio Isolation Tips
JVC Spiral Dots
Sony Isolation Tips
Noble Blue (Best match for Kaiser Encore)
Noble Red
Noble Foam (I really like these)
Unique Melody Foam

Music Preferences

Wide variety from Japanese Garble Pop to 70s hard rock. I frequent just about every genre except EDM. I do like some chillwave and a little bit of electronic music. Same with country. Most of my listening is done with classic rock, indie/alternative, and 90s rock (the time of your musical birth matters). I like intelligent hip-hop and like Jazz that has bite. Classical is always a joy when in the right mood.

Interests (non-headphone)

My darling baby girl
Seattle Seahawks and Seattle Mariners
Irreverent humour
Japanese fiction
The Classics

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

Credit card size and shape bottle opener. Brilliant.

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