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A father of two
A husband of one..........

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What I do for a living:

bridge between corporate people and project team

Headphone Inventory

Hifiman HE-6 with HE Adaptor

Audeze LCD-2 Rev 2 Rosewood with DIY balanced silver cable

FAD Pandora Hope VI : why the Japanese put a locking mechanism on the detachable cable? Anyway, sold it after a month. Recently terminated balanced cable for friend

Hifiman HE-500 : why woman cannot stand the sound leaked from it, it was designed like that

AKG K701 : balanced

Shure SE535LTD RED : anything wrong with a guy wearing red? next time I get a red custom cable for it

Yamaha EPH-100 : where I put it?

few old earphones from Sony Walkman : missed those college days

Headphone Amp Inventory

Topping TP22 : takes it balanced output (via speaker taps) for HE-500, but input is still singled end... SOLD

iBasso PB2 : Hirose connector termination is such a pain. However, it powered by Hiflight kits . SOLD

Maverick D1 : takes its tube-out for home Hi Fi, loaded with WE 396A

Topping TP60 : hmmmmmm, SOLD

Audio Space Houston Mini 1998 SE EL84 tube amp : came with headphone out, but only take its speaker out via resistor network

Yulong A28 : balanced out paired very good with LCD 2.2 and HE-500, but its high / low SE out suck SOLD

Schiit Mojo : a lot better than Yulong A28

Matrix HPA-3B class A : required opamps swapping for better sound

Bryston BHA-1

Source Inventory

iBasso DX50 : should I upgrade to DX90?

iBasso DB2 : hopefully can find L shape Hirose connector to replace the straight connector SOLD

Matrix Mini-i Pro (2014) : the driver for 2015 model worked on 2014, add support for DSD256

iFi Nano iDSD SOLD

Korg DS-DAC-100

Cable Inventory

any good cable will do, regardless pure silver, spc, occ, ofc, single core, 7 strands, 19 strands bla bla bla. I don't have golden ear but I definitely got wooden ear

Power-Related Components

cheap power conditioner

Other Audio Equipment

Parasound Halo A21 balanced poweramp
Magnepan 1.6QR planar speaker
6922 Balanced Tube Preamp
Sony WM-FX777 : I still keep it, but rechargeable battery die..
Yamaha CD-N500 : takes it ability to play hi-res audio file and internet radio
Yamaha A-S700 : you do need an amp to drive speaker
Audio Space Houston Mini 1998 SE
Musical Fidelity Typhoon balanced poweramp
KEF Q300 : if no speaker then no point to get player and amp
X-LS Encore : cheaper but better than KEF (SOLD)
Mordaunt Short Mezzo 8 (SOLD)
PSB Alpha LR1 : free out from R.I.P. Z5500
Logitech Z5500 : R.I.P. together with PS3 (SOLD)
Edifier E25 Luna Eclipse : for office use, cute, but sound.......

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

Canon 'L' lens, I changed DSLR but keep the L lens
Fujifilm X100s - those add-on accessories almost the price of the body. Sellers taking advantage of its retro look?

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Introducing the Matrix M-Stage HPA-3U and HPA-3B, review to follow!
burdie posted in this thread in Headphone Amps (full-size) 11/30/16 at 11:02pm | 247 replies | 38033 views
Matrix Mini-i Pro Impressions?
burdie posted in this thread in Dedicated Source Components 4/9/16 at 8:35am | 284 replies | 97178 views
The AKG K712 Pro Support and Impressions Thread
burdie posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 3/3/16 at 4:46pm | 5011 replies | 600238 views
HE-500, LCD2, D5000, DT770, SR80, on a speaker amp (Emotiva mini-X A-100) Project
burdie posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 9/1/15 at 7:39pm | 3792 replies | 267771 views
The Opamp thread
burdie posted in this thread in DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Discussions 9/1/15 at 6:48pm | 5620 replies | 785368 views
iDAC2. Calling 5 Head-Fi'ers. A litte surprise. (page 37)
burdie posted in this thread in Sponsor Announcements and Deals 7/8/15 at 8:17pm | 755 replies | 102599 views
Competition Closed...but what is in the Retro – Stereo 50?
burdie posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 2/20/15 at 7:18am | 492 replies | 74501 views
iFi Audio Nano iDSD discussion + impression
burdie posted in this thread in Dedicated Source Components 1/22/15 at 12:55am | 1771 replies | 241739 views
Schiit Mjolnir headphone amplifier
burdie posted in this thread in Headphone Amps (full-size) 1/21/15 at 10:22pm | 3528 replies | 440399 views
AKG K701 - The best amp money can buy?
burdie posted in this thread in Introductions, Help and Recommendations 12/22/14 at 7:05pm | 14 replies | 8271 views


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