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Music Alchemist

Pokémon trainer of headphones

Location:

Amestris

Forum Post Count:

7631

Join Date:

12/17/13

About Me:

Musician. Composer. Gamer. Entrepreneur. Alchemist.
Full-time audiophile. Part-time basshead.

Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):

MUSIC! And: anime, video games, photography, science, philosophy, mythology...

What I do for a living:

Music Alchemy

Headphone Inventory

Sony MDR-7506
V-MODA Crossfade LP
Logitech Ultimate Ears 350

[incoming]

Sennheiser HD 650
Sony MDR-10R

[used to own]

Focal Spirit Professional
HIFIMAN HE-400i
Bose QuietComfort 15
Sennheiser HD 700
beyerdynamic DT 880 Edition 600 Ω
Philips SHP9500
Sennheiser HD 590 Prestige
Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
NVX XPT100
Pioneer SE-300
Stellar Labs 35-5960
Apple iPod Earphones
a dozen or so other models I don't recall

Headphone Amp Inventory

Schiit Fulla

[used to own]

Schiit Magni 2 Uber
FiiO FUJIYAMA-E06

Source Inventory

external hard drive array
Buffalo DriveStation Quad 12 TB

laptop computers
Alienware M11x R2 (Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, Intel
Core i7 1.2 GHz quad core, 8 GB RAM)
Sony VAIO VGN-S360P (Windows Vista Home Basic 32-bit, Intel
Pentium M 1.7 GHz, 512 MB RAM)

software
HQPlayer [trial]
JPLAY 6 [trial]
foobar2000
iTunes

some old stereos and portable CD players

[used to own]

DAC
Schiit Modi 2

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

Cable Inventory

Belkin Mini-Stereo Audio Cable
FiiO L9
V-MODA Audio Only Cable (black, 79")

[used to own]

Apple 30-pin to USB Cable
Monoprice RCA (pair, 1.5 ft)
Monoprice USB (A male to B male, 3 ft)

Power-Related Components

Belkin surge protector

Other Audio Equipment

speakers
Diamond Audio Technology GEM2.0-USB

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

headphone stand
Geekria FortuneCat EJJ-0001-01

some cable adapters

software
dBpoweramp Reference R14.4
Exact Audio Copy V1.0 beta 4
Fidelizer 6.4

music collection (including many rare collector's items)
1,000+ CDs
~50 vinyl LPs and EPs
a few hundred digital albums
a few dozen DVDs that came with the CDs
a few cassette tapes

electric guitars
Epiphone Les Paul Classic with flame 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

[used to own]

acoustic guitar
Gibson L-00 (from the 1920s or 1930s)

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

Audio-Related Tweaks

JPLAYmini settings
Playing via: Kernel Streaming
Engine: Xtream
Audio PC: This computer
Bitstream: Native
Bitperfect Volume: OFF
Polarity: Normal
Buffer: DirectLink
Buffer 96 kHz: DirectLink
Buffer 192 kHz: DirectLink
Throttle: ON
Hibernate mode: OFF

Fidelizer settings
core system and resource scheduler optimizations
processor core resource assignment for multi-core
system/network process resource priority optimizations
launch audiophile player with Fidelizer optimizations
stop unnecessary services leaving only audio related ones
networking

Music Preferences

metal: melodic death, black, brutal death, metalcore, neo-thrash, thrash, groove, gothic, symphonic, industrial, progressive, doom, power, folk, nu, alternative

metal bands I like: http://www.head-fi.org/t/397407/l... (post 15221)

electronic: trance, techno, drum and bass, trip hop, electronica, industrial, dark electro, ambient, dance, dubstep, nightcore

...as well as orchestral, neoclassical darkwave, pop, rock, rap, jazz, R&B, folk, opera...nearly everything.

I am slowly collecting every Final Fantasy soundtrack ever made.

Interests (non-headphone)

Listening to music, composing music, recording music, performing music, performing sick, twisted experiments *on* music, collecting music, selling music, teaching music, reading about music, talking about music, thinking about music...

...did I mention I like music?

My Anime List: http://myanimelist.net/animelist/...

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

Pentax K1000 manual SLR camera

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You Know You're an Audiophile When.. Version 2!
Music Alchemist posted in this thread in Members' Lounge (General Discussion) Today at 7:03 pm | 5182 replies | 100458 views
The Answer to $400 Smooth & Warm Headphones
Music Alchemist posted in this thread in Introductions, Help and Recommendations Today at 6:56 pm | 41 replies | 651 views
Who is thinking of buying the Schiit Yggdrasil?
Music Alchemist posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum Today at 6:13 pm | 206 replies | 17988 views
Open Headphones for ~$500
Music Alchemist posted in this thread in Introductions, Help and Recommendations Today at 1:17 pm | 30 replies | 413 views
JVC HA-SZ2000 Headphones
Music Alchemist posted in this thread in Headphones for Sale / Trade Today at 12:37 pm | 1 replies | 24 views
Audeze EL-8: The EL-8 is a must-hear at CES 2015
Music Alchemist posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) Today at 11:48 am | 5188 replies | 454852 views
Help! Choosing Headphones!
Music Alchemist posted in this thread in Introductions, Help and Recommendations Yesterday at 6:23 pm | 7 replies | 76 views
Recommend me an over the ear set $100-250 range
Music Alchemist posted in this thread in Introductions, Help and Recommendations Yesterday at 3:14 pm | 2 replies | 56 views
Hi To all At Head Fi
Music Alchemist posted in this thread in Introductions, Help and Recommendations Yesterday at 7:45 am | 6 replies | 70 views

 

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