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Headphone Inventory

Philips Fidelio X2
Sennheiser HD600
Fostex TH-X00
Beyerdynamic T51i

Alphabetically gone: AKG K702, Denon AH-D2000, HiFiMan HE-400i and HE-300, iGrado, NAD HP50, Phiaton MS400, Master & Dynamic MH-40, Senn Momentum on-ear, and X100-ll. Enjoyed them all but moved on.

Headphone Amp Inventory

Schiit Valhalla2
Schiit Vali
Aune X1S
Schiit Fulla

Gone: NuForce uDAC-2, Schiit Magni

Source Inventory

Music room: Schitt Bifrost Multibit hoovers up the bits from Macbook Air/Amarra (USB), Onkyo CD transport (coax), & Airplay (optical). Goes to main stereo preamp/amp/speakers/subwoofer, and Valhalla2.
Pro-Ject 1 Xpression III turntable, Sumiko Blue Point 2, Pro-Ject Phono Box S. Oppo BDP-103 w/ Tidal. And JVC double cassette deck (eat your heart out).

Home office: Aune X1S fed by iMac/Amarra; outputs to headphones - and via Emotiva Control Freak volume control to desktop speakers & sub. The iMac also wi-fi's the music library to Apple TV box into another room/stereo.

Chill room: Schiit Vali fed by iPods/line out dock.

Portable: iPhone, or the macbook air w/ Schiit Fulla.

Other Audio Equipment

Amps and speakers

Audio-Related Tweaks

3rd rear "ambient" speaker in main 2 channel system, a la Hafler and Brian Eno. Driven by the 2 POSITIVE speaker amp output terminals, to extract the difference signal. Subtle, but when you disconnect it you miss it.

Music Preferences

Rock and classical and blues and rock and soul and rock and hip-hop and indie and punk and rock and trip-hop and rock and r'n'b and freak and metal and folk and psychedelic rock and jazz and rock and funk and chamber and dance and ragas and piano sonatas and string quartets and space and dub and country and rock. No bluegrass. If I had a single bullet? Can't decide whether to use it on Billy Joel or the Eagles. Or Rush. Dang I need a full magazine.

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Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up
Billheiser posted in this thread in Jason Stoddard 5/29/16 at 7:21pm | 10900 replies | 2172893 views
DC area mini-meet - Sunday, June 5, 1-5 p.m.
Billheiser posted in this thread in Local / Regional Head-Fi Meets, Parties,... 5/27/16 at 4:16pm | 9 replies | 82 views
Tidal Lossless Streaming
Billheiser posted in this thread in Music 5/24/16 at 1:32pm | 2561 replies | 267234 views
DC Area Head-Fi Minimeet Impressions 05/07/2016
Billheiser posted in this thread in Head-Fi Meet Impressions, Trade Show... 5/22/16 at 12:37pm | 45 replies | 885 views
New Loaner Program - Moon Neo 230 Headphone amp and DAC
Billheiser posted in this thread in Sponsor Announcements and Deals 5/18/16 at 1:34pm | 33 replies | 2075 views
Fostex x Massdrop TH-X00 Review
Billheiser posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 5/18/16 at 9:51am | 6690 replies | 561330 views
Sennheiser HD 600 Impressions Thread
Billheiser posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 5/11/16 at 4:40pm | 14794 replies | 872748 views
Philips Fidelio X2?!
Billheiser posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 5/10/16 at 12:07pm | 10905 replies | 952168 views


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