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Location:

USA

Forum Post Count:

5910

Join Date:

1/27/13

About Me:

"L'illusion est le premier plaisir"

Headphone Inventory

~~ Open Headphones ~~
Hifiman HE-1000 (check my sig for review)
Hifiman HE-560 + Focus pads
Audeze LCD-X (Leather-free)
AKG K7xx (s/n: 250)
http://www.head-fi.org/products/a...
MrSpeakers Ether
http://www.head-fi.org/products/m...

~~ Closed Headphones ~~
AKG K553 Pro
Mr. Speakers Alpha Prime

~~ Portable Headphones ~~
Oppo PM-3 (white w/ Android remote)
http://www.head-fi.org/products/o...
Bose SoundTrue IEM (for Galaxy models)
Flare Audio R2PRO
Xiston Piston III

Interested in trying: RE-400

sold: Audio-technica ATH-M50x white, AKG Q701 white, AKG K545 black/turquoise, Audio-technica ATH-ANC7, Hifiman HE400 rev4 (w/ pleather/velour/focus pads), Audeze EL-8 (closed), Flare Audio R2A
forwarded: AKG K7xx http://www.head-fi.org/t/752663/a...

owned: HS500, MX560, ATH-ANC7, KSC75, MDR-G45LP, MDR-G75LW, MDR-Q68, XP500, S4A, HF2, C5, EP-630, K550, Momentum v1 (over-ear), MDR-1R, M100, LP, MIE2, Q701, ATH-M50x, K545, PM-1, HE-400, EL-8c

~~ Demoed ~~
flagships: AKG K812 Pro, Audeze LCD-3, Audeze LCD-X, Fostex TH900, Hifiman HE-1000, Hifiman HE-560, Oppo PM-1, Sennheiser HD800
other: ATH-M50, DT770/DT800/DT990, T90, P3/P5/P7, AHD2000, Spirit One S, Spirit Pro, UE6000, MH40, Momentum (gen 1 over-ear), Urbanite XL, HD598, HD600, HD650, HD700, PXC450, MDR-XB700, MDR-1A, MDR-XB950BT/B, MDR-Z7, Performance 860, Pro900, M80, XS, Pro500, QC2/QC15 & lots of consumer brand (beats, skullcandy etc) headphones that no one here would be interested in =P

useful link for testing headphones:
http://www.audiocheck.net/soundte...

useful interactive frequency response curve:
http://www.independentrecording.n...

Headphone Amp Inventory

Schiit Lyr 2 (stock 6BZ7 tubes, '60s NOS Amperex Orange Globes, '70s NOS Voskhod Rockets)
Oppo HA-2 portable dac/amp
Aune B1 http://www.head-fi.org/products/a...

** pre-ordered Cavalli Liquid Carbon **

owned & gifted: Bravo V3 tube amp
sold: Woo Audio WA7+Wa7tp (stock 6C45 & 12AU7 tubes) in black
demoed: Audeze Deckhard, Auralic Taurus MKII, Beyerdynamic A20, Hifiman EF100, Hifiman EF1000, McIntosh MHA1000, Oppo HA-1
toured: Cayin C5DAC http://www.head-fi.org/products/c...

~ Wishlist: Garage1217 Project Ember v2 ~
http://www.garage1217.com/garage1...

useful resources for matching headphones & amplifiers:
http://www.audiobot9000.com/
http://auditry.blogspot.com/2014/...
http://www.apexhifi.com/specs.html

Reference chart for the volume levels:
http://www.gcaudio.com/resources/...

information about amplifier scaling:
http://www.audioholics.com/audio-...

Source Inventory

DAC: Schiit Bifrost Uber w/ USB Gen2

Audio Interface: Steinberg UR22

~ Wishlist: Schiit Yggdrasil ~

sold: Resonessence Herus (ES9010-2M), Stoner Acoustic UD110v2 (PCM5102A)
http://www.head-fi.org/products/s...
http://stoneracoustics.blogspot.com/

extensively demoed: Audioquest Dragonfly v1.2, Auralic Vega, Chord Hugo, Cozoy Astrapi

Source Files: Spotify Premium (320kbps) w/ Equalify, FLAC, Fidelify beta player
http://fidelify.net/

Previously Used Streaming Subscriptions: Amazon Prime Music, Beats Music, Grooveshark (discontinued), Last.fm (discontinued), MOG, Pandora, Rdio, Rhapsody, Samsung Milk Music, Slacker, Sony Music Unlimited, Tidal Hi-fi, Zune Music Pass (discontinued)

Cable Inventory

ordered some custom cables from http://www.mimic-cables.com/

expensive cables are silly
http://sound.westhost.com/cables.htm
http://www.roger-russell.com/wire...
http://www.audioholics.com/gadget...
http://consumerist.com/2008/03/03...

Other Audio Equipment

Great deal websites for headphones & audio equipment:
https://www.buysonic.com/
http://www.hifishark.com/
https://www.massdrop.com
http://www.razordogaudio.com/
***I am NOT affiliated with any of these websites, I have just found the best deals here in my personal experience. Do note that not every deal offered will be the best price, so don't forget to do your own research!!***

Useful tool for checking price history on amazon:
http://camelcamelcamel.com/

Audio-Related Tweaks

good resource for human hearing:
http://www.audioholics.com/room-a...

fun links on popular audiophile myths:
http://eandt.theiet.org/magazine/...
http://ethanwiner.com/myths.html
http://sound.westhost.com/article...
https://teksyndicate.com/videos/a...
http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Audi...

burn-in:
http://headphonebreakin.blogspot....
http://www.wired.com/2013/11/tnhy...
http://www.tested.com/tech/access...

sampling rates:
http://www.trustmeimascientist.co...
http://xiph.org/~xiphmont/demo/ne...

great story about perspective:
http://www.reddit.com/r/headphone...

Music Preferences

Anything that makes you want to dance! :)
Current favorite genres include Classical (Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Impressionist, Orchestral, Modern) & Electronic, EDM (Dubstep, Hardstyle, House, Techno, Trance, Trap) & Female Vocals & Jazz & Hip Hop, Rap, R&B & Pop & Rock, Metal & Solo Piano (Classical, Modern, New Age)

Interests (non-headphone)

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take...
...but by the moments that take our breath away.

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

love all gadgets!! :)

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