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||I have a closed mind. I don't want my thoughts to leak out like sound does from open headphones.
|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
T1 (sn 25xx) - with EDT770 pads
Audio Zenith PMx2
SennGrado w/cups from 7keys
Fostex TH600 / Alpha Pads (Lawton tune-up mod applied)
Grado RS2e with Doggie Treats
Sony MDR-V6 (c.1992. Never use em, but they are sentimental :-)
T-Peos H-150 (on tour, PM if you are interested)
VSonic AN16 (never use 'em, but one day this will be worth tens of dollars!)
Former or tried:
Traded: beyerdynamic DT1770 - sound a little warm/dark for me.
Traded: beyerdynamic T5p - I could not get a good seal, so no bass
Sold: beyerdynamic T90
Sold: AKG 550: poor seal, to big - sold
Sold: MDR-Z7: Uncomfortable headband after a while. Bass bloat. Too polite, but smooth and very comfortable pads
Sold: Dunu-1000: Just liked the IE80's better
Sold: HifiMan RE400: too warm for my taste
Sold: Shure SHR1540 - Pretty darn good, but not enough something for me. Poor headband
Sold: Grado SR225i - upgraded
Heard: Audeze EL-8 (closed). Bad microphonics. Tin can sound. - just heard
Heard: NAD VIsio 50: Comfortable, but small earcups. Balanced. Tight bass, not heavy. Not fun. Forward mids. Thin. Probably accurate. Maybe even a litle bright.
Heard: HiFiMan HE-400: Need a good amp. Very revealing. Beautiful bass, but not as extended as the DT-770.
Heard: Audeze LCD-3 (pre-fazor): need a good amp. Very nice! detail, extended bass. Extended highs. Smooth. Bass thump, but controlled. tight mids.
Heard: PM-1: Very good, clear, and balanced. Too expensive
Heard: 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.
beyerdynamic DT990-pro-250 - upgraded
|Headphone Amp Inventory
ifi iCan Nano
Schiit Magni (work)
NuForce Icon 2 (guest room)
iPhone and iPad
Corda DACCord (why are DACs "sources")
OS X 10.11, iTunes ALAC
Sold: Peachtree DAC-IT (shoulda kept it)
||Lots of wires. Many home made cables.
||UPS on the tv and stereo and computer.
|Other Audio Equipment
||Desk: NAD D3020 and MartinLogan LX16s
Family room: Yamaha Rx-A2050, Monitor Audio Gold GX100 fronts, Aerial CC3 center, NHT heights, Infinity sub, DefTech surrounds
Bedroom: DefTech SM350, Topping T20
Garage: NAD 7020, Bose 101
NuForce Icon 2 (backup)
Apple Express Modems all over the place for AirPlay
||Pad Inventory beyond stock pads (Pad rolling!):
- Alpha Pads - on TH600
- Lawton Angled pads
- Brainwavz Angled Velour (for T90) for sale
- EDT 250 Velour (MDRv6)
- Earzonk L Cushion (one pair of SennGrados)
- Grade L - (one pair of SennGrados)
||what? I don't understand the question.
|Gear-Fi (Favorite Non-Audio Gear & Gadgets)
||Sony A77 sDLR
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