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brhfl

Location:

DC Metro Area

Forum Post Count:

368

Join Date:

3/20/13

Last Online:

46 minutes ago

Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):

Photography keeps me alive. Writing sometimes contributes. Pining. Jammin' on the one.

What I do for a living:

Webmaster (how is that even still a thing)

Headphone Inventory

Sennheiser HD 650
Sennheiser HD 558 (Uncomfy now that I have the 650s)
Aurisonics Rockets (on the way)
HiFiMan RE-600
HiFiMan RE-400
Yamaha EPH-100
Moshi Keramo
JVC HA-FXD80 (Bit too big)
Ortofon eQ-5 (Too big, too sibilant)
Musical Fidelity EB-50 (Hate)
Some old Shure I don't like

Headphone Amp Inventory

Cassabria stage in RWA Signature 16.
Not in use: Schiit Lyr.

Source Inventory

Mac Pro, mostly ALAC rips, iTunes, Resonessence Labs Concero HD.
Pro-Ject CD Box S.
Not in use: Halide Bridge, Channel Islands VDA-2.

Cable Inventory

Bypassing cable completely, I have hired a fleet of audio fairies to gently suck up, process internally during flight, and then toot out all of my signals. It's not the most transparent process, but the distortion that is present is warm and pleasing.

Power-Related Components

Tripp-Lite Isobars.

Other Audio Equipment

Main/desk system is a pair of Audience Clairaudient The Ones driven by a Red Wine Audio Signature 16 Integrated w/ Cassabria HPA stage.

Loft bed system is a Gallo Micro Nucleus SE driven by a ZVex iMPAMP in parallel mono, fed by iPhone 5, Lightning CCK, Modi.

My pile of equipment from my past that isn't currently seeing use includes Klipsch Heresy IIs (wood ones), a flaky Superphon Revelation II preamp, the rack-width Roku Soundbridge, a busted Luxman PA, and the backup PA - a functional but not particularly pleasant 6 channel Rotel. I've got a weird Sansui linear-tracking TT that plays both sides of an LP, an old B&O TT in need of a cartridge, and my last TT was a Pro-Ject that I sold off for pennies. Next TT will be a Sota Sapphire, hopefully in black acrylic.

Audio-Related Tweaks

Add a martini to the listening experience. Place unlit scented candle on Class A amp. Envelop body in cashmere.

Music Preferences

last.fm/brh0
Winter is largely berlin school & classical.
Spring turns to folk type stuff and the gentler side of indie rock.
Summer brings heavier and/or more electronic-focused indie, as well as heavier/darker experimental electronic (think EN or krautrock).
In autumn I merely listen to the leaves crinkling.

Interests (non-headphone)

Photography. Graphic design & illustration. Poetry. Gender politics. Roses.

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

Pentax MX. Contax T. Leica M2.
HP 16C. HP 71B. HP 41C.
Riedel lead crystal. Barr Hill Gin. Vya extra-dry.

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FLAC to Apple Lossles or AAC?
brhfl posted in this thread in Music 4/15/14 at 8:57pm | 4 replies | 94 views
Best classical recordings...ever!
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The NEW JVC FX850..Woodie perfection?. (A review)
brhfl posted in this thread in Portable Headphones, Earphones and In-Ear... 4/10/14 at 7:07am | 558 replies | 34107 views
MICROSFOT
brhfl posted in this thread in Feedback & Bug Reports 4/8/14 at 12:15pm | 3 replies | 102 views
Converting AIFF to. FLAC?
brhfl posted in this thread in Introductions, Help and Recommendations 4/8/14 at 9:40am | 2 replies | 34 views
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DAP with mono sound?
brhfl posted in this thread in Introductions, Help and Recommendations 4/6/14 at 6:13pm | 4 replies | 47 views
Schlocky Speaker Success Stories
brhfl posted in this thread in Cables, Power, Tweaks, Speakers,... 4/5/14 at 7:40pm | 2 replies | 50 views
best telarc discs
brhfl posted in this thread in Music 4/2/14 at 1:52pm | 52 replies | 2352 views
rip quality dependent on CD drive and/or rip software?
brhfl posted in this thread in Computer Audio 3/28/14 at 5:24am | 10 replies | 356 views

 

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