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Music Alchemist

Pokémon trainer of headphones

Location:

Michigan, USA

Forum Post Count:

13907

Join Date:

12/17/13

Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):

Music, anime, video games, photography, science, philosophy, mythology...

Headphone Inventory

Koss KTXPRO1 — ☆ Ultra-budget starship destroyer! ☆
JVC HA-RX700 — For sale/trade. PM me.

Headphone Amp Inventory

Creative Sound Blaster E1

Source Inventory

DAC/amp
Creative Sound Blaster E1

laptop computer
Alienware M11x R2 (Windows 10 Home 64-bit, Intel Core i7-640UM 1.2 GHz quad-core, 8 GB RAM)

software
Signalyst HQPlayer Desktop
SoftPerfect RAM Disk
Bitsum Process Lasso
Fidelizer

hard drive array (currently used only for storage)
Buffalo DriveStation Quad 12 TB (HD-QL12TU3R5)

Cable Inventory

3.5mm stereo plug / 2 RCA plug
Monoprice 665 (6')
another, not sure of the brand

mini-stereo
Belkin F8V203tt06-E3-P (6')

headphone
V-MODA Audio Only Cable (black, 79")

LOD (line out dock)
FiiO L9

Power-Related Components

surge protectors
RCA SCTV90
Belkin BE106000-06R

Other Audio Equipment

speakers
Diamond Audio Technology GEM2.0-USB

CD-RW/DVD±RW drive
LG GP10NB20 Portable Super Multi Drive

headphone stand
Geekria FortuneCat EJJ-0001-01

some old stereos and portable CD players

some cable adapters

software
dBpoweramp Reference R14.4
Exact Audio Copy V1.0 beta 4

music collection
tons of CDs
~50 DVDs
~50 vinyl LPs and EPs
a few hundred digital albums
a few cassette tapes

electric guitars
Epiphone Les Paul Classic with flame maple top
Epiphone Les Paul Classic with quilt maple top
two others that are so rare, I don't even know their names

guitar pickups
Gibson 500T Super Ceramic Humbucker

guitar amp
Fender Frontman 25R

three or four electronic keyboards

a trombone

[had]

headphones
Apple iPod Earphones
Audio-Technica ATH-AD700
Audio-Technica ATH-M30x
Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x (two pairs)
beyerdynamic DT 880 Edition 600 Ω
Bose QuietComfort 15
Focal Spirit Professional (two pairs)
HIFIMAN HE400i
JVC HA-M55X
Koss KSC75
Koss UR40
Logitech Ultimate Ears 350
MartinLogan Mikros 90
Monoprice 8323
NVX XPT100 (two pairs)
PENDULUMIC STANCE S1+
Philips SHP9500
Pioneer SE-300
Sennheiser HD 280 PRO
Sennheiser HD 590 Prestige
Sennheiser HD 650
Sennheiser HD 700
Sennheiser MOMENTUM
Sony MDR-7506
Sony MDR-V6
STAX SR-30
STAX SR-207
Stellar Labs 35-5960
Ultrasone HFI 780
V-MODA Crossfade LP
Yamaha HPH-MT220
many others

headphone amps
FiiO FUJIYAMA-E06
Pyle PHA40
Schiit Magni 2 Uber
STAX SRM-212

electret converter
STAX SRD-4

speaker amp
Lepai LP-2020A+

DAC/amp
Schiit Fulla

DAC
Schiit Modi 2

DAPs
Apple iPod classic 160 GB
Creative NOMAD Jukebox Zen
Creative NOMAD Jukebox Zen Xtra 60 GB

headphone filter
Synergistic Research HOT

2 RCA plug/2 RCA plug male/male cable
Monoprice 5346 (1.5')

USB 2.0 A male / B male cable
Monoprice 5437 (3')

acoustic guitar
Gibson L-00 (from the 1930s)

trombone
Bach Professional Bb/F Tenor Model 42B Stradivarius with F attachment

[heard]

headphones
Abyss AB-1266
Bose QuietComfort 25
Bose QuietComfort 35
Bose SoundTrue II
Bowers & Wilkins P7
HIFIMAN HE6
HIFIMAN HE1000
Sennheiser HD 558
Sennheiser HD 800
Sennheiser MOMENTUM On-Ear
Skullcandy Crusher
V-MODA Crossfade M-100
various others

DAC/amps
Sennheiser HDVD 800
Simaudio MOON Neo 430HAD

DAP
FiiO X3

Music Preferences

Metal, electronic, classical, pop, rock, rap, jazz, R&B, folk, ambient...nearly everything. I particularly love anything with dramatic choirs!

Interests (non-headphone)

I have been in orchestras, wind ensembles, marching bands, a jazz band, metal band, etc., and have done vocals practically my entire life, piano since ~1993, and trombone and guitar since ~1996.

I wanna hear the very best, like no one ever heard. To catch them is my real test, to review them is my cause. I will travel across Head-Fi, searching far and wide. Each headphone to understand the power that's inside. Gotta catch 'em all!

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

manual SLR camera
Pentax K1000

countless video game consoles

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