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Teaches at an art school in the South Loop

Headphone Inventory

LFF's Paradox
Modded Sennheiser HD650 (Silver Driver)
V-Moda M-80
Koss KSC-75 (Kramer Mod w/ Portapro Headband)
Sennheiser PMX 685i

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.)
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

(On Preorder: Cavalli Liquid Carbon)
Schiit Valhalla 2
Leckerton Audio UHA-6S MKII (Current: 4627-1B, Formerly: 8610) (Sold and quickly repurchased. Never selling again.)

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 Gungnir > Valhalla 2
" " " Schiit Wyrd > Gamma2 > Leckerton UHA-6S MKII
2. Portable: Galaxy Note 4 w/ Leckerton UHA-6S MKII
3. Workout: Rockboxed Sansa Clip Zip + Sennheiser PMX 685i

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

Yew Audio Quad Braided Cable (for HD580/6XX series)
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)

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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