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Ann Arbor, MI

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Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):

* Piano performance
* Writing
* Signal processing

What I do for a living:

* Creative director, signal processing research (ret)

Headphone Inventory

Over Ear Open
* Grado PS1000
* Grado GS1000e
* HiFiMAN HE1000
* Sennheiser HD 800
* Sennheiser HD 598
Over Ear Closed
* Beyerdynamic T 5 p
On Ear Closed
* Sony MDR-V400
* Sony MDR G051
* Sony MDR-026
On Ear Open
* Grado HP1000 HP1
* Grado RS1 (w/ buttons)
* Grado RS1i
* Grado RS2i
* Grado RS2e
* Grado PS500
* Grado GH-1
* Grado SR60i
* Grado SR80
* Grado SR125
* Grado SR225i
* Grado SR325e
* Grado SR325i
* Grado SR325is
* Grado SR325
* Grado iGrado
* Sony MDR-006
* Koss KTS-1
* Sony MDR-201LP
On Ear Semi Closed
* Grado Bushmills X
On Ear Noise Canceling
* Sony MDR-NC6
Wireless Noise Cancelling
* Parrot Zik
* Parrot Zik 2.0
* AKG K845BT
Ear Buds
* Apple OEM Ear Buds (4 pr)
* Apple Ear Pods (2 pr)
In Ear
* AKG K3003i
* Klipsch S4i
* Apple In-Ear with Remote and Mic
In Ear Noise Cancelling
* Sony MDR-NC033L2
* Sony MDR-NC021
In Ear Wireless
* Jaybird Bluebuds X

DANG! That's 41 pairs, not counting multiple copies of the Apple earbuds and Ear Pods!

Headphone Amp Inventory

Grado HPA1
Grado RA1
Sennheiser HDVD 800
CEntrance HiFI M8
Sony PHA-1 DAC/amp for iPhone
FiiO E6
Beyerdynamic A 200 p

Source Inventory

FiiO X3
iPod Touch 5G
iPod Touch 4G
iPhone 5S
iPhone 4
iPad Air
iPad Mini
iPad 1 (original)
iPod Classic 7th Gen
iPod Shuffle
Sony Discman D-25
Technics SU-V98
Sansa Clip Zip

Cable Inventory

zabzaf custom red-and-black balanced cable for Sennheiser HD 800
Schiit Pyst

Audio-Related Tweaks

Custom Grado-logo blue chambray long-sleeved shirt
Custom Grado-logo apron with pockets for source, amp, and excess cable

Music Preferences

Hip Hop

Interests (non-headphone)

FIAT automobiles

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

Sony VAIO computers (any)
Apple products (any)

kayandjohn's Recent Activity

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Grado e Series
kayandjohn posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) Yesterday at 12:30 pm | 5497 replies | 374904 views
Grado Fan Club!
kayandjohn posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 8/29/15 at 8:48pm | 27734 replies | 1000369 views
PS1000 Impressions Thread
kayandjohn posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 8/27/15 at 4:19pm | 2270 replies | 130153 views
HiFiMAN HE-500 = Waste of Money (and general discussion)
kayandjohn posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 8/27/15 at 5:03am | 267 replies | 15564 views
Grado GH-1 Discussion
kayandjohn posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 8/26/15 at 6:12pm | 228 replies | 6127 views
Official HIFIMAN HE1000 Impressions Thread
kayandjohn posted in this thread in Head-Direct Premier Sponsor Forum 8/26/15 at 3:24pm | 1389 replies | 109127 views
Hifiman HE1000 Planar Dynamic Flagship
kayandjohn posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 8/26/15 at 7:51am | 5811 replies | 411283 views
beyerdynamic T5p: Photos and first impressions.
kayandjohn posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 8/25/15 at 3:31am | 1782 replies | 168429 views
The (new) HD800 Impressions Thread
kayandjohn posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 8/24/15 at 7:17pm | 19880 replies | 986235 views


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