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Bay Area

Forum Post Count:

1891

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

In Rotation (In order of Sound Quality):
TH600 (Home Office)
K7XX (Home Office)
DT880-600 (Home Office)

HD800 (Studio)
LCD-2 (Studio)
HE-500 (Studio)
T1 (Studio)
Alpha Dog (Studio)
HD600 (Studio)
HD650 (Studio)
HD25 Amperior Silver (Studio)

SRH1540 (Work)

Momentum (Portable, general usage)
W4 (Portable, when I need absolute isolation or performing with my band)
QC25 (Portable, air plane usage)


Previously Owned (In order of Sound Quality):
AKG:
K1000
K7XX
Q701
K702
K602
K701
K601
K501
K500
K401
K340
K553
K271S
K240S MkII
K240M
K240DF
K81DJ

Audeze:
LCD-3
LCD-2 Rosewood
LCD-2 Bamboo
LCD-X
LCD-XC

Audio-Technica:
ATH-L3000
ATH-W3000ANV
ATH-AD2000X
ATH-AD2000
ATH-W2002
ATH-W11JPN
ATH-W1000X
ATH-W5000
ATH-W1000
ATH-W100
ATH-W11R
ATH-M50x
ATH-M50
ATH-A1000
ATH-A900

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

Denon:
AH-D7000
AH-D5000
AH-D2000

Etymotic:
ER-4P
ER-4S

Fostex:
TH600
T50RP ZMF
T50RP Factory

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

HiFiMAN:
HE-500
HE-6
HE-400

JVC:
JVC HP-DX1000 (Extended Loan - thanks AYT999):

Koss:
ESP-950
PortaPro
KSC35
KSC75
SportaPro

Sennheiser:
HE90 (Extended Loan - thanks AYT999):
HD800
HE60
HD600
HD580 Jubilee
HD650
HD580
HD25 Amperior Silver
HD25-1 II
HD558
HD555
HD380 Pro
HD280 Pro
HD201
PX200
PX100
MX460
MX400

Mad Dog:
Alpha Dog
Mad Dog Pro

Shure:
SRH1540
SRH1840
SRH1440
SRH940
SRH840
SRH440
ES535

Sony:
MDR-R10 (Extended Loan - thanks AYT999):
Qualia 010 (Extended Loan - thanks AYT999):
MDR-SA5000
MDR-SA3000
MDR-CD3000
MDR-7506
MDR-V6
MDR-F1
MDR-V900
MDR-V600

Stax:
Stax SR-007 MkI (Extended Loan - thanks AYT999):
SR-Lambda Signature
SR-404 Limited
SR-404
SR-303

Ultrasone:
Edition 9
PRO 900
HFI-700

Westone:
Westone W4

Headphone Amp Inventory

Home Office:
Benchmark DAC1-USB

Home Studio:
FirstWatt F1 speaker amp
M3 w/OPA627 + STEPS
Musical Fidelity MX-HPA
Schiit Mjolnir
Violectric HPA V181

Office:
JDS Labs O2/ODAC
PIMETA w/AD8620

Portable:
FiiO E11

Source Inventory

Benchmark DAC1-USB
E-MU 1616M
JDS Labs ODAC/O2
Logitech Squeezebox Touch
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 HTS5100 MkII (Family Room)

Other Audio Equipment

Family Room:
Onix Reference 1 MkII

Home Office:
Swans M200

Studio:
Emotiva Stealth 6

Theater:
Emotiva ERD-1
Emotiva XPA-2 & XPA-3
Onkyo PR-SC5509
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 K812
Audeze EL-8, EL-8C
Beyerdynamic T5P, T90
Fostex TH500RP, TH-900
Grado GS-1000e, PS-1000e, PS-500e, RS-1e, RS-2e
HiFi MAN: HE560, HE1000
MrSpeakers Alpha Dog Prime, ETHER, ETHER C
Oppo PM-1, PM-2, PM-3
Sony MDR-7520
Stax SR-009, SR-507
Ultrasone Edition 5, 8, 10, 12

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
My new son!

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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