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Member of the Trade: Audio Dopamine


Tokyo / Bangkok

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Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):

Hurtling and Torpor

What I do for a living:

Consider buying STAX

Headphone Inventory

New for 2017: iBasso`s remarkable IT03 IEM
New for 2017: Phil Jones Bass headphones for bass
Hifiman HE-400i
Surprisingly Necessary : Bang&Olufsen Beoplay H6
Insane Lust/This One`s Forever: Unique Melody Maverick
Absolutely Loving : Dunu DN-2000J, Zero Audio Carbo Singolo
Loving :
Gym duty: JVC ha-fxz200 ; Tenore;

Panasonic RP-HDE10-S
Dunu DN-2000
I guess nothing lasts forever: HD800
Modded, and lovied, and lusted, and yet, still sold : HE-6
B&W P7
Cardas EM5813 2.5balanced
Fitear Parterre
Beyerdynamic T5p 2.5balanced
Shure SE 846
Beyerdynamic T51p
Denon AH D2000
Denon MM400
Ortofon e-Q7
Ortofon e-Q5
Fostex T0-05

Headphone Amp Inventory

Ratoc Audio Labs KEB-03 dual mono portable ESS dac/amp

Andix HPA45 3w tube headphone amp http://www.andix.co.jp/

Denon PMA-S1 balanced integrated amplifier with Zynsonix Rhodium Spades - XLR4 adaptor

Source Inventory

Mobile: Shanling M1
Immobile : MBPr 13" optical out, running AudirvanaPlus; Fidelia
Dedicated Mac mini DIY music server with 480gb firewire SSD, USB out, running AudirvanaPlus; Fidelia to TEAC UD-301
And more and more to AK120ii in DAC mode.

AK120ii (for two wonderful years)
iBasso dx50
iBasso DB2+PB2 balanced portable DAC+AMP
Luxman DA-06 dsd DAC (yes, I sold it)
Denon DCD1650 CD player

Cable Inventory


Linum BAX 2-pin

ADL USB and Viablue optical for Mac

Zynsonix Rhodium Spades speaker taps - XLR4
Van Den Hul XLR interconnects
Van Den Hul speaker cables
Bispa 2.5 TRRS balanced cable for AK120ii
Spiral 2.5balanced and Linum Bax for UM Maverick

Power-Related Components

Currently nuclear free . . .

Other Audio Equipment

Denon PMA-S1 ampliifer; Fostex GX250 speakers, aka, TheEndoftheWorldCanComeandIDon`tCare Speakers
Fostex G1300 speakers and Fostex cw200 subwoofer
A wide array of acoustic room conditioning panels that seriously work

Denon PMA2000 amplifier + JBL 4312B Speakers : FOR 14 YEARS

Audio-Related Tweaks

Working on DIY room conditioning . . . .

Music Preferences

All day, every day, and everywhere.

Interests (non-headphone)

Photography (architectural interiors, abstract macro, portraiture)
Music (guitar and bass)

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

Canon 5d3
Canon ts-e 24ii Canon ts-e 17 Canon 135 f2.0 Canon 85L f1.2
Sigma 50 f1.4 Sigma 12-24ii Samyang 8mm fisheye
Kenko 800mm mirror lens

Fuji X-E2 with Zhonggi focal reducer/speed booster for EF lenses

-Taylor 818 2014 Japan Limited Grand Orchestra - Cocobolo
-Taylor Barritone 8 string guitar, 2012 Limited Edition
-Taylor Jumbo acoustic 6 string, all walnut construction, one-off custom build for the 2010 NAMM
Taylor booth
-Martin OMXAE Black acoustic steel string: the plastic Martin
-NS Designs NXT 5-string electric upright bass
-Ibanez BTB-868SC 6-string electric bass

Dopaminer's Recent Activity

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Andix Audio HPA-VT25 tube headphone DAC/AMP
Dopaminer posted in this thread in Amplification For Sale / Trade 3/13/17 at 9:03pm | 0 replies | 108 views
Hifiman HE400i + Audeze Vegan pads
Dopaminer posted in this thread in Headphones for Sale / Trade 3/13/17 at 8:14pm | 0 replies | 141 views
Astell&Kern AK380
Dopaminer posted in this thread in Portable Source Gear 1/22/17 at 1:03am | 8199 replies | 708816 views
IBasso Audio IT03
Dopaminer posted in this thread in Portable Headphones, Earphones and In-Ear... 1/21/17 at 6:49pm | 2276 replies | 163994 views
Hifiman he-400i Impressions and Discussion
Dopaminer posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 1/17/17 at 3:53am | 11988 replies | 863727 views
Hifiman Edition X
Dopaminer posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 1/17/17 at 3:38am | 2690 replies | 229444 views
SpinFit Eartips Thread - The cheapest audio upgrade
Dopaminer posted in this thread in Portable Headphones, Earphones and In-Ear... 1/15/17 at 8:36pm | 864 replies | 181412 views
HifiMAN HE-6 Planar Magnetic Headphone
Dopaminer posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 1/13/17 at 2:41am | 19803 replies | 1134932 views
Technics EAH-T700 - An Impressive High-End 2-Way Headphone
Dopaminer posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 1/7/17 at 5:56pm | 133 replies | 39757 views


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