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Member of the Trade: Headphones.com

Location:

Bronx NY

Forum Post Count:

4081

Join Date:

7/8/07

About Me:

I'm a collector of CDs (classical, jazz, rock) I have an audio engineering degree + I'm a musician

Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):

Listening to music

What I do for a living:

Audio Engineer / Headphones.com

Headphone Inventory

FULLSIZE HEADPHONES & IEMs:

AKG: K1000 (early-run pair)
AKG: K1000 (later-run pair)
AKG: K702
AKG: K501

ALESSANDRO: MS Pro

AUDEO: PFE-232

AUDEZ'E: LCD-2 Rev. 1
AUDEZ'E: LCD-2 Rev. 2
AUDEZ'E: LCD-3

AUDIO-TECHNICA: ATH-W3000ANV
AUDIO-TECHNICA: ATH-W5000
AUDIO-TECHNICA: ATH-AD900

BEYERDYNAMIC: T1
BEYERDYANMIC: DT880 (600 Ohm)
BEYERDYNAMIC: DT770 (250 Ohm)
BEYERDYNAMIC: DT660

DENON: AH-D7000
DENON: AH-D950

FOSTEX: TH900

GRADO: HP1000 (HP2)
GRADO: PS1000
GRADO: RS1 (balanced)
GRADO: RS1i
GRADO: RS2i

HE AUDIO: Jade

HIFIMAN: HE-6 (early run pair)
HIFIMAN: HE-6 (later run pair)
HIFIMAN: HE-400
HIFIMAN: HE-500
HIFIMAN: RE-400

JH AUDIO: JH16
JH AUDIO: JH13

KAM: HP1

SENNHEISER: HE60 Baby Orpheus
SENNHEISER: HE90 Orpheus
SENNHEISER: HD800 (early-run pair)
SENNHEISER: HD800 (later-run pair)
SENNHEISER: HD700
SENNHEISER: HD650
SENNHEISER: HD600
SENNHEISER: IE8

SENSAPHONICS: 2XS

SHURE: SE530
SHURE: SE535
SHURE: SRH1840

SONY: MDR-R10 bass heavy
SONY: MDR-R10 bass light
SONY: Qualia 010
SONY: MDR-SA5000
SONY: XBA-4

STAX: SR 009
STAX: SR Omega
STAX: SR Sigma
STAX: SR 007 Omega 2 MK1
STAX: SR 007 Omega 2 MK2.5
STAX: SR 507 Lambda

ULTIMATE EARS: UE Reference Monitor
ULTIMATE EARS: UE10 Pro

ULTRASONE: Edition 8 Limited Edition
ULTRASONE: Edition 10
ULTRASONE: HFI 700

WESTONE: ES5
WESTONE: Westone 4
WESTONE: UM3X
WESTONE: Westone 3

HAVE OWNED: HiFiMan HE-5; Beyerdynamic DT880 (2005 250 Ohm); Beyerdyamic DT990 (2005 250 Ohm); Ultrasone Proline 650; Ultrasone Proline 750; Denon D5000; Grado SR60; Sennheiser HD595; Sennheiser HD 25; Bose QC2; Bose QC3; Sony MDR 7509; Sony MDR 7506; Sony MDR-EX700LP; Ultimate Triple Fi 10 Pro; Shure SE420

IN CONSIDERATION:
AKG: K3003
AUDIO-TECHNICA: ATH-L3000
KOSS: ESP950
STAX: Sigma Pro
TAKET: H2

Headphone Amp Inventory

CURRENTLY OWN:
HEADAMP: Aristaeus
HEADAMP: Blue Hawaii Special Edition
HEADROOM: Balanced Ultra Desktop Amp
HEADROOM: Total Bithead
LAROCCO AUDIO: PRII MK2
MANLEY: Classic Neo 300b
MEIER AUDIO: Corda Move (Original)
RAY SAMUELS AUDIO: Hornet
RAY SAMUELS AUDIO: Tomahawk
SPL: Phonitor
TTVJ: Millett 307A
WOO AUDIO: Woo Audio 5

HAVE OWNED:
SINGLE POWER SDS XLR (for however brief before it broke)
RAY SAMUELS AUDIO: Raptor; HR2
MEIER AUDIO: Corda Opera

Source Inventory

CURRENTLY OWN:
MSB: Diamond DAC IV with FemtoSecond Galaxy Clock & Diamond Power Base; Universal Media Transport

HAVE OWNED:
MSB Platinum DAC III
BEL CANTO DAC III
STELLO DA100

PORTABLE: iPod 5Generation 240 GB

HAVE OWNED: RED WINE AUDIO iMod and ALO iMOD Wooden Dock

Cable Inventory

R10 is balanced stock
HD800 is balance via APureSound V3
LCD2 is balanced via APureSound V3
T1 is balanced Stock
K1000 is balanced via Stefan Audio Art Equinox
HD600 / 650 are balanced via Moon Audio Silver Dragon
HE-6 APS cable

All other headphones original stock cable Singled Ended

Interconnects custom made by Single Power

Other Audio Equipment

A bunch of great microphones :)

Music Preferences

Classical, Jazz, Rock

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