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AustinValentine

Location:

Chicago, IL

Forum Post Count:

319

Join Date:

6/11/13

Last Online:

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What I do for a living:

Teaches at an art school in the South Loop

Headphone Inventory

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

*Retired*
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

*Current*
(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.)


*Retired*
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

*Current*
(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

*Retired*
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)


*Retired*
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

*Retired*
Sigma11 PSU for Gamma2
Sigma25 PSU for Gamma2

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ZMF x Vibro & ZMF Blackwood Discussion Thread.
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