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Native Southern Californian

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3 weeks, 3 days ago

About Me:

I hate liars and bullies and cowards who complain, instead of being a man and confronting me.

Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):

Flirting, dining out at good restaurants, watching the latest movies, and Netflix.

What I do for a living:

I put up with my boss.

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 and Nano
Various cheap tablets and bluetooth speakers - do those count?
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

Mostly the Good Kind.

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.

UmustBKidn's Recent Activity

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What Are You Listening To Right Now? -New thread, new rules. Please read them.
UmustBKidn posted in this thread in Music 2/6/15 at 3:29am | 58813 replies | 1823037 views
Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up
UmustBKidn posted in this thread in Jason Stoddard 2/6/15 at 3:19am | 5544 replies | 1141723 views
Schiit Magni Headphone Amplifier
UmustBKidn posted in this thread in Headphone Amps (full-size) 2/2/15 at 1:03am | 2208 replies | 293047 views
Bravo V2 - Review, Tube Rolling, Mods (coming soon)
UmustBKidn posted in this thread in Headphone Amps (full-size) 2/1/15 at 11:03pm | 22 replies | 11460 views
Schiit Owners Unite
UmustBKidn posted in this thread in Headphone Amps (full-size) 1/30/15 at 4:06am | 8980 replies | 464074 views
Explain your avatar
UmustBKidn posted in this thread in Members' Lounge (General Discussion) 1/27/15 at 1:05am | 2844 replies | 97074 views
Crack;Bottlehead OTL
UmustBKidn posted in this thread in Headphone Amps (full-size) 1/27/15 at 1:01am | 6567 replies | 481598 views
Bravo Audio - funny looking little tube amps
UmustBKidn posted in this thread in Headphone Amps (full-size) 1/23/15 at 3:56am | 2636 replies | 369782 views
Pure i-20 iPod/iPhone Dock as a DAC
UmustBKidn posted in this thread in Portable Source Gear 1/23/15 at 3:03am | 524 replies | 119370 views


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