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Join Date:

6/17/03

Last Online:

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About Me:

Nerd

Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):

Art, Live Music, Film, Outdoors, Technology

What I do for a living:

Engineer at aerospace company

Headphone Inventory

Heavy Rotation:
ATH-M50 (Work)
D7000 (Home Office)
ATH-M50 (Studio)
DT250-250 (Studio)
HD580 Jubilee w/HD600 drivers (Studio)
HD800 (Studio)
K271S (Studio)
LCD-2 v3 Rosewood (Studio)
Mad Dog Balanced (Studio)
HD25 Amperior Silver (Portable)
Momentum (Portable)
Westone 4 (Portable)

Ranking of Top 15 ‘Phones I currently own:
HD800
LCD-3
LCD-2
HE-6
K1000
HE-500
T1
D7000
HD600
HD650
Q701
DT880-600
K702
Momentum
DT990-600

Previously Owned:
AKG:
K1000
Q701
K702
K701
K601
K501
K500
K401
K340
K271S
K240S MkII
K240M
K240DF
K81DJ

Audeze:
LCD-3
LCD-2 v3 Rosewood
LCD-2 v3 Bamboo

Audio-Technica:
ATH-L3000
ATH-W5000
ATH-W3000ANV
ATH-W2002
ATH-W1000X
ATH-W1000
ATH-W100
ATH-W11JPN
ATH-W11R
ATH-AD2000X
ATH-AD2000
ATH-A1000
ATH-A900
ATH-M50

Beyerdynamic:
T1
DT990-600
DT990-2003
DT880-600
DT880-2003
DT770-600
DT770-2003
DT770-80
DT250-250
DT250-80
DT235
DT231

Denon:
AH-D7000
AH-D5000
AH-D2000

Etymotic:
ER-4P
ER-4S

Fostex:
T50RP Factory
T50RP Mad Dog
T50RP ZMF

Grado:
HP-1
HP-2
PS-1
GS-1000i
MS-Pro
RS-1 Vintage
RS-1i
RS-1
RS-2
MS-2
SR-325i
SR-225
MS-1
SR-125
SR-80
SR-60i
SR-60
HF-2
HF-1

HiFiMAN:
HE-6
HE-500
HE-400
HE-300

Koss:
ESP-950
KSC75
KSC35
PortaPro
SportaPro

Sennheiser:
HD800
HE60
HD650
HD600
HD580 Jubilee
HD580
HD558
HD555
HD380 Pro
HD280 Pro
HD201
HD25 Amperior Silver
HD25-1 II
PX200
PX100
MX460
MX400

Shure:
SRH1840
SRH1440
SRH940
SRH840
SRH440
ES535

Sony:
MDR-SA5000
MDR-SA3000
MDR-CD3000
MDR-F1
MDR-7506
MDR-V900
MDR-V600
MDR-V6

Stax:
SR-Lambda Signature
SR-404 Limited
SR-404
SR-303

Ultrasone:
Edition 9
PRO 900
HFI-700

Extended Loan (thanks AYT999):
JVC HP-DX1000
Sennheiser HE90
Sony MDR-R10, Qualia 010
Stax SR-007 MkI

Headphone Amp Inventory

Home Office:
Benchmark DAC1-USB (D7000)

Home Studio:
FirstWatt F1 speaker amp (K1000 and HE-6)
M3 w/OPA627 + STEPS (ATH-M50, DT250 and K271S)
Schiit Mjolnir (HD800, HD600, HE-500, LCD-2, T50RP Mad Dog)

Office
PIMETA w/AD8620 (ATH-M50)

Portable:
FiiO E11 (K81DJ, HD25 Amperior, Momentum and Westone 4)

Source Inventory

Benchmark DAC1-USB
E-MU 1616M
Logitech Squeezebox Touch (enhanced digital output supports 192kHz)
M-Audio Transit
Music Hall MMF-5 w/Grado Platinum
Oppo BDP-105

Cable Inventory

Belden and Canare wiring made by Blue Jeans Cable
14AWG Volex shielded power cables

Power-Related Components

Monster HTPS7000 MkII (Home Theater)
Monster HTPS7000 MkII (Home Studio)
Monster HTS3500 MkII (Family Room)

Other Audio Equipment

Family Room:
Onix Reference 1 MkII

Home Studio:
Emotiva Stealth 6

Home Office:
Swans M200

Theater:
Emotiva ERD-1
Emotiva XPA-2 & XPA-3
Onkyo PR-SC885P
Thiel CS2.3

Audio-Related Tweaks

Hockey pucks
Vibrapods
Well-placed rugs and bookshelves (with actual books!)

Music Preferences

Everything (yes, even hip hop and country)
Bach-Bjork-Daft Punk-Dre-John Coltrane-Joni Mitchell-Mahler-Miles Davis-Opeth-Porcupine Tree-Zappa
Everything in between: if it sounds good - it is good!

Top Systems I've Heard:
1. Sennheiser HE90 + Headamp Aristaeus/Singlepower ES-2/Sennheiser HEV90
2. Sennheiser HD800 + Schiit Mjolnir/Beta22
3. Sony MDR-R10 + Singlepower SDS-XLR/Cary CAD-300SEI
4. Stax SR-Ω + Headamp Blue Hawaii SE/SRM-T2 (DIY)
5. Audeze LCD-3 + Schiit Mjolnir
6. Audeze LCD-2 + Schiit Mjolnir
7. Sennheiser HE60 + Headamp Aristaeus/Singlepower ES-2/Sennheiser HEV90
8. HiFiMAN HE-500 + Schiit Mjolnir/FirstWatt F1
9. HiFiMAN HE-6 + FirstWatt F1
10. Stax SR-007 MkI + Headamp Blue Hawaii SE
11. AKG K1000 + First Watt F1
12. Grado HP-2 + Melos SHA-Gold/Grado HPA-2
13. Audio Technica ATH-L3000 + ATH-DHA3000
14. Grado PS-1 + EAR HP4/Singlepower SDS-XLR
15. Sony Qualia 010 + Dynamight

Notable cans I haven't heard:
Abyss AB-1266
AKG K712 Pro
Audeze LCD-X
Audeze LCD-XC
Beyerdynamic T5P
Beyerdynamic T90
Fostex TH-900
Fostex TH-600
Grado PS-1000
Grado PS-500
MrSpeakers Alpha Dog
Oppo PM-1
Sony MDR-7520
Stax SR-009
Stax SR-507
Ultrasone Edition 8
Ultrasone Edition 10

Interests (non-headphone)

Backpacking/Hiking/Outdoors
Live Music/Live Art/Bad Poetry Tolerating
Painting/Drawing/Bad Sculpting
Jamming/Recording/Bad Singing
Reading/Film Watching/Bad TV Appreciating

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

Film Watching (Pioneer Kuro Elite PRO-101FD, Sony KD-34XS955)
Fountain Pens (Lamy, Pelican, Pilot, Waterman)
Photography (nice collection of Nikkor lenses)
Watches (variety of Citizen, Seiko, Tag)

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