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Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):

Gaming, listening to music, making music, programming, reading.

What I do for a living:

Dev-ops Engineer in the ethical part of the ad industry (it exists, I swear).

Headphone Inventory

Current headphones -
HD 558
SR 325i
SR 200 w/HP-1000 drivers
TH600 (on loan to a friend)
PS500 (SN 255, needs to be recabled)
HE-500 (Grille mod, damping mod, fuzzor mod)
GS-1000 (SN - 7707)
TH-900 (SN - 02658)
T1 (SN - 21755)
HD800 (SN - 29855)
Stax 404-LE (SN - 0932)
Stax 507
Stax SR-007A (modded by Spritzer)
HE-6 (Grille mod, damping mod, fuzzor mod)

Former -
HE-400 rev. 2
Beyerdynamic DT990 pro 600 ohm

Wishlist -
AKG K1000

Headphone Amp Inventory

Project Ember
The built-in amp in my Creative ZxR
Schiit Ragnarok
Headamp Blue Hawaii SE (On order, part of current batch)
Modded Bottlehead Mainline
A very nice DIY Bijou
Woo Audio WEE
Inspire IHA-1
Decware Taboo Mk3 w/ upgraded caps, and dual 3-pin xlr jacks.
DNA Sonett mk 1
DNA Stratus (on order, due in September)
Cavalli Liquid Crimson (on order)

Wishlist -
ECBA (2A3/45 version)
EC 445
Headamp GS-x Mk. II (Good synergy with some cans)

Source Inventory

Creative Soundblaster ZxR
Schiit Audio Bifrost w/ Uber upgrade
Schiit Yggdrasil

Cable Inventory

Knukoncept Krystal RCA interconnects x2
Amazon Basics TOSLINK cable
Some obscure dual 3-pin female XLR to mini TRS for a mic
ChrisHimself Silver-plated OCC Copper HifiMan cable
Stock HifiMan HE-500 Cable
Norne Audio Draug V.2 and Vanquish terminated for HD-800
Some Straightwire and custom OCC silver speaker cables, and a powercord of some sort

Power-Related Components

The PSU that came with my Project Ember
My PC PSU (1300W 80PLUS Platnium certified)
PS Audio IPC-8000

Other Audio Equipment

Soundblaster ZxR ACM
Blue Yeti Pro
Native Instruments Maschine Studio
Ascent Acoustics Sierra 2 bookshelf speakers.
Inspire "Fire Bottle" 45 by Dennis Had
Inspire LP-27a

Audio-Related Tweaks

Lots of 12au7 tubes for the project ember, a few 12at7's, a single 12ax7
RCA/Cunningham UX-345 matched date code globe type tubes

Music Preferences

Everything except new country, rap for dummies, and anything composed by the second Vienna school. Seriously, the Second Vienna School can go to hell.

Interests (non-headphone)

Learning to curse in obscure languages, yearning really, really REALLY obscure languages.
Translating Philosophy to figure out what my English translations miss out on.
Stats witchcraft, fun to blow peoples minds by using the same data to "prove" opposing viewpoints.

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

My gaming rig - Intel Core i7 4790k, EVGA GTX 780 SC ACX, 32 GB Ballistix Sport ram, 128GB Samsung 840 Pro SSD, 2 x 4TB WD HDD,1TB Samsung 850 Pro, 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (Yes, that is a lot of space. Yes, my games are fast as hell).

Monitor - Samsung UHD 28"

Car - 2015 Subaru Legacy, such a nice car :)

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Inspire IHA-1 tube headphone amp
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Headamp Blue Hawaii Special Edition
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DNA Stratus 2A3 amplifier - first impressions
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