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What I do for a living:

Attorney (employment law and commercial litigation)

Headphone Inventory

-Sennheiser HD800 (reterminated to 4pin xlr with Neutrik NC4MXX)
-Audio Technica ATH-ES10
-Westone 4
-Sennheiser HD650
-Beyerdynamic DT 880 (250 ohm) (reterminated with Neutrik NP3X-B)
-Sennheiser IE8
-Martin Logan Mikros 90
-Fostex T50RP (diymods)
-NuForce Ne-7m
-Koss KSC75

-Alpha Dogs
-Etymotic Er-6i
-Yuin PK3

Headphone Amp Inventory

-diy Bottlehead Mainline (with RTI teflon coupling caps)
-Firstwatt F3 Clone
-diy Bottlehead Crack (with Speedball, TKD 2511 pot, 100uf Obbligato coupling caps, 2.2uf Axon bypass cap, and running a 1959 tung sol 12bh7a and gec 6as7g)
-diy O2 with AGDR booster board (v.3.0) and dual LME49990 adaptor in gain stage.
-diy Mini^3
-diy The Wire SE-SE (build in progress)

-Woo Audio WA3 (running 2x Amperex 7308 PQ's and Tung Sol 5998/7236)

Source Inventory

-Keces 131 DAC
-Pico DAC
-Arcam DV78
-Blue Circle Thingee
-Xmos Asynch USB converter w/ PSU
-iPad4 -> CCK
-iPhone 6+ -> CCK
-Topping tp30 with Pyramid PS
-Synology ds211j
-Fire TV/Apple TV

Cable Inventory

-Various diy'd cables/interconnects
-Bottlehead Power Cable
-BJC-LC1 stereo audio
-Belden 1505F high flex digital coax

Power-Related Components

Belkin PF60

Other Audio Equipment

Marantz SR6003
Klipsch Legend KLF-20's (diy modded with Crites x-overs and ti tweeters)
Boston CR85's
Wharfedale PI-10's
Klipsch KLF-C5
Martin Logan Encore TL

Music Preferences

Folk, Indie, Choral/Classical, HipHop, Bluegrass, Jazz, Pop, Blues

Interests (non-headphone)

My wife and daughter, computers and related gadgetry, food, espresso, DIY, gaming and fiction

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

Canon 5d mkii; Rancilio Silva; Mazzer Mini

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Thoughts on a bunch of DACs (and why delta-sigma sucks)
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HD800 "Anaxilus" Mod
skeptic posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) Today at 11:45 am | 245 replies | 36812 views
The (new) HD800 Impressions Thread
skeptic posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum Today at 11:44 am | 18303 replies | 870819 views
Bottlehead Amplifier Discussion / Comparison Thread: Crack, SEX & Mainline
skeptic posted in this thread in Headphone Amps (full-size) Yesterday at 3:07 pm | 1160 replies | 72009 views
New Schiit! Ragnarok and Yggdrasil
skeptic posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum Yesterday at 10:19 am | 5891 replies | 627626 views
Crack;Bottlehead OTL
skeptic posted in this thread in Headphone Amps (full-size) 4/22/15 at 5:50pm | 6856 replies | 506748 views
skeptic posted in this thread in Source Components For Sale / Trade 4/14/15 at 4:56pm | 7 replies | 485 views
The Soekris R-2R DAC: Technical Details
skeptic posted in this thread in Dedicated Source Components 4/11/15 at 11:24am | 55 replies | 5366 views
What's the best amp for HD800
skeptic posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 4/1/15 at 11:31am | 306 replies | 47245 views
THE best female vocals? (your favorite female singers)
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