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Madison, WI

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About Me:

I've had good vision and hearing since forever.

Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):

Music, Writing, Fantasizing, Sleeping, Thinking deep thoughts about life, Packers

What I do for a living:

Gambling, not really working out for me though :(
Test technician

Headphone Inventory

Brainwavz R1 (free with order of Fiio X3!)
Dr. Dre Beats Studio ($300)
Hifiman HE-400 ($400)
JH Audio JH16 Pro with FP ($1260)
Maximo IM-390 ($30)
Sony DREX61p ($27)
Sony MDREX58v ($20)
Sony MDREX510LP ($70)
Sony XBA 40 ($260)
Sol Republic Tracks HD ($110)

Headphone Amp Inventory

Fiio E11 ($60)
JDS Labs C5 ($190)
Digizoid Z02 ($115)

Source Inventory

Ipod Nano 7th gen (I̶ ̶l̶i̶k̶e̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶i̶n̶t̶e̶r̶f̶a̶c̶e̶ ̶s̶o̶ ̶I̶'̶m̶ ̶s̶t̶i̶c̶k̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶w̶i̶t̶h̶ ̶i̶t̶), sandisk clip zip, Fiio X3 (More detailed than clip zip!), Fiio x5 (more detailed than x3 but lacking that satisfying bass kick).

Cable Inventory

Custom 3 foot 24 awg silver occ cable with a wood y connect and an L shaped acrolink plug, made by Ted Allen (Chris himself's cable). ($120)
4" 99.99etc% silver 3.5mm interconnect ($40)

Power-Related Components

Rockford fosgate 1000 watt car amplifier --gave away

Other Audio Equipment

San andreas 18" subwoofer x2 --closet

Music Preferences

Techno, trance, pop, hiphop, jpop, soundtrack, vocals, classical, oldies, rock, metal, fantasy metal, speed metal, death metal, goth metal. Pretty much everything, even polka, and songs with bagpipes/accordians!

Actually, everything but Jazz, hillbilly-type country, and unintelligible-growling type metal, Yuck!

Interests (non-headphone)

Building computers from scratch.
Stock market trading
Forex trading
Telescoping the universe and skies
Scifi movies (hate startrek for some reason though)

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

Asus VG278H 3D Monitor
GTX 680 gfx card
Virtual reality head set 'Oculus Rift'
Hand cranked charging emergency LED flashlight!

chengsta's Recent Activity

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X5 firmware 2.36beta--folder jump, true random shuffle, more custom EQs
chengsta posted in this thread in FiiO 12/16/14 at 8:10pm | 217 replies | 7185 views
Sony announces the "Just ear" brand of custom IEMs
chengsta posted in this thread in Head-Fi Network & Industry News 10/26/14 at 4:49pm | 117 replies | 30980 views
Fiio X5 Thread - info updated on Jan 17th 2014
chengsta posted in this thread in Portable Source Gear 9/20/14 at 9:30pm | 14306 replies | 1253738 views
**Hifiman HE-400 Impressions and Discussion Thread**
chengsta posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 8/28/14 at 8:23pm | 18614 replies | 803535 views
FiiO X5 firmware 2.20 download and discussion
chengsta posted in this thread in FiiO 8/25/14 at 2:37pm | 250 replies | 47632 views
JDS Labs C5/C5D (pg96) portable amp/amp+DAC appreciation + discussion thread
chengsta posted in this thread in Portable Headphone Amps 8/13/14 at 6:27pm | 2901 replies | 281186 views
= HiFiMAN HE-560 Impressions & Discussion Thread =
chengsta posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 7/19/14 at 8:32pm | 10870 replies | 675666 views
Noble K10 vs JH Roxannes
chengsta posted in this thread in Portable Headphones, Earphones and In-Ear... 7/15/14 at 11:08pm | 380 replies | 42653 views


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My current rig
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Latest upload: Jun 11, 2013
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