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Rural San Francisco, CA

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on 5/30/14

About Me:

Retired record store manager

Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):

Classical music, HPs & HP amps, protista microscopy (novice), collecting books, Home theater

What I do for a living:

To enjoy life and cultivate my relationship(s)

Headphone Inventory

Gone: MS2i, Senn PX100, AT Woody Clip-on, MSR-SA1000, MSR-SA5000, PK2, IM716
ATH-CK9 (fake), ATH-CM700 (fake)
Reserve: HFI-2200, DTX20, CX300, E888, Eggo, ATH EC700 (fake), AT AL clip-on, SR60, KSC-75, Koss SportaPro, K501 (backup), MDR-F1 (backup), MX400, Panasonic RP-HV280
Benchmark phones: MX400, KSC-75, MS1, PK1, HD600, K501 (K701 pads) K701, MDR-F1, Lambda Pro
Comfort issues:K701, HD600, Lambda Pro
Active: MDR-F1, SR-003, MS1, AD700, SR325i, PK1, K501 (K701 pads), DT880, Ety-4P (S cable)

I like phones with character and contrast so I prefer having many excellent phones rather than just one or two superb ones that cost 2 or 3 times as much as excellent phones like HD600s ($220) and MS1s ($99). If I want to listen to a first class phone, I fire up my Lambada Pros.

Headphone Amp Inventory

Reserve: Presonus HP4, PA2V2, Headphonia (non DAC), Go-Vibe 6, Pany SA-XR55S receiver used only as HP amp
Active: LD 1+, LD MKIV SE, LD MKV, Stax SRM-1/ MK-2, MiniBoX-E+

Source Inventory

Reserve: Kodak portable CDP, Sony X222ES CDP, Sony SCD-CE595
Active: Toshiba HD-XA1 used as CD player

Cable Inventory


Music Preferences

Audiophile classical CDs

Interests (non-headphone)

Politics, religion, science, food, living in San Francisco for 40 years

wae5's Recent Activity

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Is it my ears?! :-p (amp differences)
wae5 posted in this thread in Headphone Amps (full-size) 7/29/11 at 12:56am | 14 replies | 720 views
Differences between Gilmore Lite Versions 1 & 2
wae5 posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 7/25/11 at 10:15pm | 5 replies | 639 views
Consensus on <$500 amp with RS1 synergy?
wae5 posted in this thread in Headphone Amps (full-size) 4/11/11 at 4:52pm | 6 replies | 672 views
Grado RS1i Impressions thread
wae5 posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 2/19/11 at 11:24am | 2101 replies | 142493 views
What are your most comfortable cans for all-day use?
wae5 posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 2/7/11 at 11:40am | 43 replies | 3732 views
Grado Fan Club!
wae5 posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 1/17/11 at 11:28am | 33592 replies | 1319064 views
I have too many phones
wae5 posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 1/15/11 at 1:55am | 8 replies | 540 views
Panasonic SA-XR55,57,etc. class D receivers: Weaknesses?
wae5 posted in this thread in Cables, Power, Tweaks, Speakers,... 1/10/11 at 9:13am | 25 replies | 12255 views
Headphones for Classical (while wearing glasses)
wae5 posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 1/4/11 at 12:24am | 18 replies | 1314 views


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