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About Me:

Just your average sad middle aged bloke who never fulfilled even his limited potential

Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):

Diecast models
Classic British comedy

What I do for a living:

As little as I can by on

Headphone Inventory

Full Size;
Focal Spirit Classic, Beyerdynamic DT990pro, Grado SR80e

Sennheiser HD25-1 II (with 'HD25 Aluminium' pads), B&O Form2, Koss PortaPro

In Ear:
Musical Fidelity EB50, Denon AH-C751, Sony MDR-NC31E & MH1C for mobile, Atomic Floyd Airjax Titanium 2 & AKG k319 earbuds.

Littles used but not worth selling:-
Earbuds:Sennheiser MX760, Philips SHE2105 (mobile), AKG K311, K317, Various free Sansa, Sony/Sony Ericsson and (unused) Apple earbuds.
In ear: Denon AH-C560R, Goldring GX200, Shure SE102, Sennheiser CX6 & CX275s

Previously owned among others: Beyer DT440 x 2, DT150, DT860, DT990 pro, DT231 Galactic, Goldring DR50 & DR150, Grado SR80, PS500 & iGrado, Denon AH-C551 Koss KSC75, Sony ex90 & ex082, MDR570, PFR-V1, Shure SE210 (broke), RHA MA350( broke) Sennheiser MX880, MX980, OMX90, MX400,HD25 BA and fake cx500. Yamaha HPH200, Griffin Woodtones on-ear. My dad's old 70's Koss.

Would like to own/try one day: Audele VK1. German Maestro 8,35, Beyer DT250, T1 ! Grado RS2e, SR325e
Sennheiser HD250, HD600, PX100, Audio Technica A900x, Musical Fidelity MF100/200, Yamaha Pro500, Stax (any, of course), Final Audio Design Pandore Hope & Heaven series, Etymotic ER4 earphones maybe

Headphone Amp Inventory

Graham Slee Voyager, Musical Fidelity V-Can II, Bravo Audio Ocean

Source Inventory

CD receiver: Marantz CR502DAB

CD player: classic Marantz CD 50 (brought down from hibernation in loft) using headphone out plus MF VCAN 2 via variable output.

DAPS: iPod Classic 160gb (x2), iPod Shuffle, Sony B163, Sansa Clip+

PCDP: Sony D33 and D-E220

Mobile phone: Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

Portable cassette: Aiwa, Motorola Moto X (2013) phone for internet radio Spotify, Roberts Robi DAB/FM radio and remote control adaptor for iPod

Returned Fiio x3 (unimpressed), Sold Sansa Clip+, Sony NWZ A818, Nwz A15, Samsung U6

Cable Inventory

QED Quinex & Thor interconnects
Fiio L5 line out cable, Fiio L2
Fisual extension cable
QED Performance 3.5mm to Phono cable

Power-Related Components


Other Audio Equipment

Bedroom system: Marantz M-CR 502 mini system with Tannoy Mercury V speakers.

Also own (but now consigned to the loft) Musical Fidelity A1 integrated amp and matching Reference 2 speakers, Marantz CD50 CD player and Pioneer tape deck, now replaced by Bose Wave CD ! Also Denon DM30 system in storage replaced by Marantz/ Tannoy. Previously owned Garrard 501 record deck. SME tone arm.

Audio-Related Tweaks

Experimenting with different pads/ tips

Music Preferences

70's Progressive Rock (lots inc Pink Floyd, VDGG, Peter Hammill, Hatfield and the North, Caravan, Camel, King Crimson, Gentle Giant, early Genesis etc)
Classic Rock (Rolling Stones, Jethro Tull, Supertramp, Moody Blues, Procol Harum, Deep Purple, Rush and many others).
Folk Rock (Fotheringay, Sandy Denny, Fairport Convention, Pentangle etc),
Singer-songwriter (Roy Harper, Nick Drake, Tom Waits, Bob Dylan, Simon & Garfunkel, Cat Stevens, Robert Wyatt etc)
The Fall !!!!
Alternative/Post Rock (Radiohead , Sigur Ros, Talk Talk etc),
Some Ambient/ New age (Eno, Vangelis, Mike Oldfield) & 'Krautrock' (Tangerine Dream especially)
Jazz {especially modern; Neil Cowley Trio, E.S.T etc.},
Classical (Beethoven, Mahler, Sibelius especially, also Russian and 20th century music)

Interests (non-headphone)


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

Pentax Q with standard lens and fisheye, Minox 35MF cameras

Sony VAIO C laptop

Watches including Braun BN0076, 2 x Skagen.

Kindle Paperwhite

Fiat Panda

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