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Teaches at an art school in the South Loop

Headphone Inventory

Oppo PM-1 (for shipping to AZ for an Audio Zenith PMx2)
LFF's Paradox
Sennheiser HD650 (Silver Driver, Quarter, Dynamat, and Rear Foam Modded)
Sennheiser Amperior (got a pair with no sibilance or treble peak. Never, ever giving it up.)
V-Moda M-80
Koss KSC-75 (Kramer Mod w/ Portapro Headband)
Sennheiser PMX 685i

Sennheiser HD800 (Anax 2.0 Modded, third time wasn't the charm)
Oppo PM-3
V-Moda M-100 (w/ XL Pads & Bass EQ'd down, bought and resold twice)
Beyerdynamic DT250 - 250 ohm
Sennheiser HD600 (Silver Driver)
Sennheiser HD580 (Black Drivers, w/ Yew Audio OFC Quad Braid Cable & HD600 Grills)
Sennheiser HD650 (Silver Driver, People called this "Veiled"? Really? Will definitely repurchase.)
Beyerdynamic DT1350 (Chocolate Box Beyers ftl Took 5 tries to get a good one. Sold because I got new glasses and couldn't use them :( At least they have a new home. Got another good one on purchase 6, but same problem.)
Audio-Technica M50x
Audio-Technica M50
Sony MDR-1R (Silver/Brown, Japan Import w/ Dynamat & Acoustic Fiber Mods)
Logitech UE6000 (Auditioned from Amazon - returned; repurchased from Best Buy, sold. Bought from TigerDirect - Gave to Friend. Bought a demo from ebay $20 deal - gave away. Again from DealFisher. Far too polite/lacked treble detail on 4 of 5.)
Koss DJ100 (Regifted to Father in Law)
Marley Positive Vibration On-Ear (Stolen By Wife)
Sennheiser HD439 w/ Partial Tape Mod & Acoustic Fiber (Stolen By Wife)
JBL Tempo (Stolen By Wife, then Destroyed by Cat)
Apple Earpods (Wife, then Cat)
HiSoundAudio Paa-1 (Broken Cable, may repair later)
Sennheiser Momentum (Not too bad. Couldn't get a good fit because of tiny pads.)
V-MODA XS (Purchased/Returned, not a large enough upgrade over the M-80. Finally found a good DT1350.)
Sennheiser Amperior (Silver)(Blue) (Sold x 2, Liked these, but the harsh treble region made me switch to 1350s.)
Soul SL150 (Sold, but very enjoyable. Great bargain in the $40 range.)
Sony MDR-7520 (Purchased twice: one pair sibilant, one pair absolutely amazeballs. Amazeballs pair had physical defect in its joint though. Had to return without exchange. /sad)
Shure SHR840 (Headband Modded w/ Stock and 940 Velour Pads, Short Custom Cable)
Sennheiser HD540
NAD Viso HP50
Focal Spirit Pro (Purchased, Traded. Fit issues and concern with build quality.)
Original Apple Earbuds (Died after 7 years of use. Godspeed little doodle.)
Stock Samsung, Galaxy S Captivate + Comply Foam Tips T400 (Don't use, dislike the ear canal pressure!)
HiFiMan RE-400 (Same as above, I don't use IEMs)
HiSound Audio PAA-1 Pro (Left driver crapped out)
Aiwa HP-V151 (sitting in a box unused because of the odd cable)

Headphone Amp Inventory

Schiit Mjolnir 2 (arrives Thursday)
Schiit Valhalla 2
Leckerton Audio UHA-6S MKII (Current: 4627-1B, Formerly: 8610)

Krell KSA-5 Klone (Built by Zashoomin)
Garage1217 Project Ember (Updated for v.2)
HeadAmp Gilmore Lite w/ Astrodyne PSU
Audio-GD NFB-10SE
Geek Out 450
Gustard H10
Schiit Asgard 2
Schiit Magni 2 Über
Schiit Vali
FiiO E17
FiiO E7
iBasso D-Zero (Returned. Too much interference when paired with Note 2)
V-Moda Vamp Versa (No more GS3 with Metallo Case /cry.)
FiiO E11
JDS Labs O2

Source Inventory

(On Preorder - 1st Batch: Geek Out V2+)
1. Macbook Pro Retina > ALAC > Audirvana Pro/JRMC > Schiit Wyrd > Schiit Multibit Gungnir > Valhalla 2
" " " Schiit Wyrd > AMB Gamma2 > ALO RX MK3-B
2. Portable: Galaxy Note 4
3. Workout: Rockboxed Sansa Clip Zip + Sennheiser PMX 685i

Uptone Regen Amber
Sonic Frontiers TransDAC (x2)
Ciúnas Converter (Too close to an OR5 for comfort, that's for sure)
Gustard U12
Theta DS Pro Progeny
AMB Labs Gamma2 (x3 at one point)
Audio-GD NFB-10SE
Geek Out 450
Adcom GDA-600 (Vintage DAC, 2x PCM63P-J)
Denon DA-500 (Vintage DAC, 2x PCM1702)
Samsung Galaxy S3 (International 4G, GT-i9305 with Metallo Case)
Rockboxed iPod Video 5.5g 80GB
Audioengine D1 & A2
Galaxy S Captivate (Cyanogen Mod, Semaphore Kernel + Voodoo Sound)
ODAC (Retired for Geek Out 450, which is far better.)
Galaxy Note II (CleanROM ACE 4.9, Perseus Kernel + Headphone Amp Control)

Cable Inventory

Oppo OEM PM-1/2 Balanced Cable
Black, braided Arthmis Cable (Audeze to 4 pin XLR)
Mogami Cable w/ Neutrik Satin Finish (Audeze to 1/4" plug)
Lunashop ALO/RSA (Kobiconn) to 2x 3 pin XLR interconnect
Lunashop 3.5 TRRS to XLR adapter
ALO/RSA (Kobiconn) to 4 pin XLR female adapter
Yew Audio Quad Braided Cable (for HD580/6XX series)
Stock Sennheiser HD650 cable, 4 pin XLR reterminated
Black V-Moda Audio Only Cable
Black & Gray V-MODA Audio Only Cable
Black & Violet V-MODA Audio Only Cable (included with Paradox)

4' Norne Audio (silver sleeve, Eidolic XLR plug, no wood splitter, silver right/left channel logo)
ZY Audio HD800 Balanced Cable
CustomCables UK Balanced HD800 Cable
Moon Audio Black Dragon v2 Cable for HD800 (4 pin XLR terminated)
One meter extension cable for my Amperiors (purchased from: http://www.ebay.com/itm/380637583... with Amperiors, liked the cable though.)
NuForce Transient Cable (Broke due to lack of a proper strain relief)
Sonic Sound DT250-250 cable

Power-Related Components

Sigma11 PSU for Gamma2
Sigma25 PSU for Gamma2

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LH Labs Geek Out v2+ Discussion Thread
AustinValentine posted in this thread in Portable Headphone Amps 7/31/16 at 12:53pm | 1782 replies | 124958 views
FS: Schiit Bifrost Multibit
AustinValentine posted in this thread in Source Components For Sale / Trade 6/11/16 at 6:53am | 0 replies | 227 views
FS: Chord Mojo
AustinValentine posted in this thread in Source Components For Sale / Trade 6/5/16 at 8:03am | 0 replies | 207 views
LFF Paradox Slants - Free worldwide shipping
AustinValentine posted in this thread in Headphones for Sale / Trade 5/29/16 at 3:01pm | 5 replies | 247 views
FS: Project Sunrise III
AustinValentine posted in this thread in Amplification For Sale / Trade 4/22/16 at 7:10am | 0 replies | 131 views
SOLD: Oppo PM-3 (Black, Android Cable)
AustinValentine posted in this thread in Headphones for Sale / Trade 4/22/16 at 7:05am | 0 replies | 145 views
FS: Audeze Sine (Like New)
AustinValentine posted in this thread in Headphones for Sale / Trade 4/5/16 at 6:04pm | 2 replies | 312 views


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