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New Mexico

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Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):

Photography. Researching Audio Equipment. Home Theater. Walking the dogs with my wife.

What I do for a living:

IT guy for a National Lab

Headphone Inventory

Sennheiser PX 100-II (2013)
Grado SR225i
Grado RS2e
Beyerdynamic DT990-pro-250
Beyerdynamic T90
Beyerdynamic DT770-pro-250
Shure SHR1540 (not sure about these)
Sony MDR-V6 (c.1992 :-)
BlueBuds X
T-Peos H-150 (on tour, PM if you are interested)
Sennheiser IE80
VSonic AN16 (never use 'em, but one day this will be worth tens of dollars!)

Former or tried:
AKG 550: poor seal, to big
MDR-Z7: Uncomfortable headband after a while. Bass bloat. Too polite, but smooth and very comfortable pads
Dunu-1000: Just liked the IE80's better
Audeze EL-8 (closed). Bad microphonics. Tin can sound.
NAD VIsio 50: Comfortable, but small earcups. Balanced. Tight bass, not heavy. Not fun. Forward mids. Thin. Probably accurate. Maybe even a litle bright.
HiFiMan HE-400: Need a good amp. Very revealing. Beautiful bass, but not as extended as the DT-770.
Audeze LCD-3 (pre-fazor): need a good amp. Very nice! detail, extended bass. Extended highs. Smooth. Bass thump, but controlled. tight mids.
PM-1: Very good, clear, and balanced. Too expensive
PM-3: Didn't like at first, but after a few days my brain burned in. I ultimately felt they sounded odd with the lower treble and upper mid.

Headphone Amp Inventory

NAD D3020 (Desk)
Peachtree Dac.IT -> BottleHead Crack (desk)
NAD 7020 (Garage)
NuForce Icon 2 (backup)
Schiit Magni (work)

Source Inventory

iPhone and iPad

Cable Inventory

Lots of wires.

Power-Related Components

UPS on the tv and stereo and computer.

Other Audio Equipment

Desk: NAD D3020 and MartinLogan LX16s (DAC.IT feeding a Crack, which is still being built)
Family room: Yamaha Rx-A820, Chane A5rcx fronts, Aerial CC3 center, NHT heights, Infinity sub, DefTech surrounds
Bedroom: DefTech SM350, Topping T20
Garage: NAD 7020, Bose 101
Apple Express Modems all over the place for AirPlay

Audio-Related Tweaks

Pad Inventory beyond stock pads (Pad rolling!):
- Alpha Pads
- J$
- Brainwavz Angled Velour
- HD414
- EDT 250 Velour
- Earzonk L Cushion

Music Preferences


Interests (non-headphone)

what? I don't understand the question.

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

Sony A77 sDLR

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