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Music, History, Art, Chinese low end DAC's, amps, and cans

What I do for a living:

As little as possible

Headphone Inventory

PreSonus HD7, JVC HA-S500, Takstar Pro80, CAL! Classic Version 1, SuperLux 662b, 668b, 681B, 681F, Koss KC75, Sony MH750 IEM, SoundMagic ES18 IEM, Logitech UE 500 IEM, Edifier H840 (a re-branded CAL! clone), Bingle "Denmark" B-850-M (a re-branded Monoprice 839 Clone), Evo Plextor D500, Sennic ST-80, Somic MH432i (which is nothing like the Somic MH463
and not recommended), Salar DJ A100, Liberalism IR-S21, Logitech H530 gamer headset, Sony MDR-NC6, UCOO 800 Phone OEM IEM's.

Headphone Amp Inventory

Valve 6jN Amp, SS PCM192, SS DAC 8 192, Tube Mercator 6J1, Edifier HA11 SS

Source Inventory

Source: CD, MP3, FLAC or WAV>PC>Generic Card>ODAC

ODAC: DAC2 4398, PCM 192, DAC 8 192, PAM2704, ZD-TECH PCM2704, PCM 2706, 8416CZZ Fiios E3 Clone ELE 2704

All have USB Type B inputs, most have a 3.5mm output and can be used to drive phones directly, some have optical and coax inputs, a few have outputs so that it is possible to chain the ZD-Tech into the 8416 clone and direct the output to the Edifier HA11 SS headfi amp. Some are USB passively powered, some use 5v, 9v, 12v, 24 dc.

Power-Related Components

2 x SS S-GUIDE UCA-1050 50W USB PA Mono 110V Constant Voltage Amplifier in a quick and dirty monoblock, Tube Mercator 6J1 preamp, HA11 SS headfi desktop/portable amp, NobSound MS-10D valve headfi amp, NobSound PM1 SS stereo speaker / headfi amp.

Audio-Related Tweaks

Open Baffle DIY speakers

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HiFiMAN HE-500 = Waste of Money (and general discussion)
marone posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 1/10/15 at 9:51am | 277 replies | 28917 views
What is the rational behind FLAC rips from vinyl ?
marone posted in this thread in Computer Audio 11/12/14 at 1:11am | 32 replies | 62049 views
For 6AS7G tube rollers here .....
marone posted in this thread in Cables, Power, Tweaks, Speakers,... 9/8/14 at 7:24pm | 3830 replies | 269482 views
The Hardest hitting Headphones are.. ( "The EXTREME BASS Club")
marone posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 8/24/14 at 12:13am | 9146 replies | 643360 views
Q701 impressions thread
marone posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 8/21/14 at 9:13pm | 9513 replies | 649606 views
Logitech UE6000
marone posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 8/16/14 at 5:50am | 360 replies | 47055 views
Non-audiophile reactions to high-end headphones Part II
marone posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 8/16/14 at 5:46am | 4644 replies | 369081 views
Hi I'm new and would love some recommendations
marone posted in this thread in Introductions, Help and Recommendations 8/2/14 at 10:16pm | 14 replies | 258 views


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