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Native Southern Californian

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on 12/4/16

About Me:

Trying to make a difference in the world since the 70's.

Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):

I like New Stuff.

What I do for a living:

I try to put in an honest day's work for an honest day's pay.

Headphone Inventory

Grado SR80e (wow, and I mean, wow)
Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro (250)
Sony MDR 7506 w/Beyer earpad mod (Grado's kick these in the teeth)
Audio Technica ATH M40FS (Seems to need extended break-in to be listenable)
Koss KSC75 clip ons (amazing for $15 bucks, great for workouts)

Monoprice 108323 (Ear piece broke after < 1 yr of use, head band uncomfortable - don't buy these)
Razer Carcharias (broke after 6 yrs, nice while they lasted)
Sony MDR NC-40's (earpiece connection broke after 6-odd yrs)
Superlux HD 681 (broke after < 6 months of use, junk)

Headphone Amp Inventory

Schiit Magni
Bravo Audio V2 (one stock, one modified)
(I'm not cheap, I'm frugal.)

Fiio E6 (these are junk IMO)

Source Inventory

Schiit Modi DAC
Pure i-20 iPod DAC (no longer sounds harsh - but I wonder why?)

Cable Inventory

Monoprice RCA cable (this was a mistake)
Auvio RCA cable
Mediabridge USB cable (this is pretty nice)

Other Audio Equipment

iPod shuffle (my Nano finally broke)
Sandisk Clip for bike riding
A growing inventory of Bluetooth speakers
Sony DEJ011 Portable CD Player (these are becoming rare)
A JVC home theater system that I want to replace
A pair of speakers I built myself 25 years ago, complete with a passive crossover I designed myself.
My cell phone has a radio in it.
A nice Boston Acoustics HD radio with a flaky on-off volume knob, that I can't fix. Sounds great when I can get it to turn on.

Audio-Related Tweaks

Does Tinnitus count?

Music Preferences

Fusion Jazz, Alt Rock, A Capella.
Former musician, enjoy almost any genre sans Rap, etc.

Interests (non-headphone)

I like going out to eat with my kids at every restaurant known to mankind.

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

I have computers. Too many computers.

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Bravo Audio - funny looking little tube amps
UmustBKidn posted in this thread in Headphone Amps (full-size) 12/3/16 at 4:28pm | 2707 replies | 448714 views
CanJam SoCal 2017 (April 8-9, 2017)
UmustBKidn posted in this thread in Local / Regional Head-Fi Meets, Parties,... 12/3/16 at 4:12pm | 526 replies | 53688 views
🌅 CanJam SoCal 2016 (March 19-20, 2016)
UmustBKidn posted in this thread in Local / Regional Head-Fi Meets, Parties,... 12/21/15 at 2:06pm | 1118 replies | 82582 views
What Are You Listening To Right Now? -New thread, new rules. Please read them.
UmustBKidn posted in this thread in Music 12/21/15 at 1:43pm | 73118 replies | 2357220 views
CanJam SoCal 2015 Impressions Thread
UmustBKidn posted in this thread in Head-Fi Meet Impressions, Trade Show... 4/6/15 at 9:25pm | 954 replies | 187597 views
Explain your avatar
UmustBKidn posted in this thread in Members' Lounge (General Discussion) 4/6/15 at 9:03pm | 3006 replies | 135354 views
CanJam Music Appreciation Contest
UmustBKidn posted in this thread in Head-Direct Premier Sponsor Forum 4/2/15 at 1:05am | 294 replies | 12615 views
CanJam SoCal 2015, March 28-29, 2015
UmustBKidn posted in this thread in Local / Regional Head-Fi Meets, Parties,... 3/3/15 at 12:04am | 1338 replies | 139080 views
Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up
UmustBKidn posted in this thread in Jason Stoddard 3/2/15 at 11:11pm | 19455 replies | 3468767 views


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