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1/9/03

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About Me:

GA Tech Comp Sci 2K1

What I do for a living:

Computer programmer

Headphone Inventory

Current:
Stax 009 (two)
Stax L700
Stax 007 Mk I (71xxx serial)
Audio Technica ATH-L3000
Sennheiser HD650-ish (2012 HD650 replacement drivers in rare HD580 Jubilee body) w/ 2004 Equinox XLR cable
Sennheiser HD650 (2003 model; darker smoother sound) w/ Zu Mobius XLR cable

Past:
Sony MDR-R10 (nice for classical, but totally not worth insane prices. awful headphone for rock)

Sony Qualia 010 (awesome headphone with a kinda awful midrange and fit issues...still somehow sounds awesome when the stars aligned. HD800 is a cheap knockoff of this.)

Grado HP-2 (three times! nice headphone, except for the complete lack of soundstage and horrific comfort)

Audio-Technica L3000 Leatherhead (3 times!)
Audio-Technica ATH-W2002 (w/ matching amp; pretty!! nice sounding but not stellar overall)

Audio-Technica ATH-W5000 (truly awful)
Audio-Technica ATH-W10VTG? (I may have got the model # a bit wrong, but it was the first wood headphone they did)

JVC HP-DX1000 (fun listen; lots of bass)
Ultrasone Edition 9 (sounds decent overall, but a very mediocre $1500 headphone)
AKG K-1000 (meh)
AKG K340 (meh)
Sennheiser HD600 (awesome, but I liked HD650 better)
Sennheiser HD580 (deal of the century in headphones)

Grado RS-1 (twice: really vintage w/ wood box and less vintage w/ pizza box. not worth the price when you can get HD600/650)

Grado HF-1 (Serial #15! Should have kept; probably enjoyed this more than any other non-HP1000 Grado)

Grado RS-2 (meh++, maybe a better choice than RS-1 if you want a Grado for some reason)

Grado SR-225 (ugh - way too bright with bowl pads; way too muddy with flats; OK with old vwap pads but never gonna get to where you want it)

Headphone Amp Inventory

BHSE
Balanced hev90 (DIY build from someone else)
KGSShv Carbon
KGSShv 500V
KGSShv 450V
KGST
Head-amp Gilmore Reference Balanced
Singlepower SDS (original toaster style...the ORIGINAL SDS)

Source Inventory

Shiit Yggdrasil
Eximus DP1
Clearaudio Innovation Wood, Graham Phantom Supreme, Koetsu Onyx Platinum, Jade Platinum, Ortofon Cadenza Bronze, Rogue Ares, Sonic Frontiers Phono 1 SE+

Cable Inventory

wires everywhere

Power-Related Components

bigger gauge wires, poorly concealed

Other Audio Equipment

Tannoy Canterbury SE speakers
Rogue Audio Apollo monoblocks
Rogue Hera II preamp

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The Stax Thread III
mulveling posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 8/26/16 at 8:01am | 9683 replies | 570103 views
Question about amps for the Stax SR-009
mulveling posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 8/23/16 at 6:14pm | 862 replies | 119810 views
At which price point do loudspeakers outperform the best headphones?
mulveling posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 8/17/16 at 12:19pm | 9 replies | 322 views
Buying Stax SR-009 From PriceJapan.com??
mulveling posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 8/15/16 at 4:01pm | 37 replies | 10348 views
Geek Pulse: Geek desktop DAC/AMP by Light Harmonics
mulveling posted in this thread in Dedicated Source Components 8/14/16 at 6:31pm | 11662 replies | 761011 views
Schiit Yggdrasil Impressions thread
mulveling posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 8/8/16 at 8:12pm | 3068 replies | 358698 views
Life after Yggdrasil?
mulveling posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 7/11/16 at 4:03pm | 776 replies | 57025 views
Mrspeakers electrostatic ether - video
mulveling posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 7/3/16 at 9:51pm | 11 replies | 826 views
Sennheiser HD650 Impressions Thread
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