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SF Bay Area, CA

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3 weeks, 3 days ago

About Me:

Picky.......very picky (or so I'm told...repeatedly)

Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):

Watching and listening

What I do for a living:

Bean counter to the rich and nutty

Headphone Inventory

Sennheiser HD-800 (for the whole picture)
Sennheiser HD-650 (for relaxed, soulful chillin')
Sennheiser HD-595 (for the kids)
Meze 99 Classics (for blocking out the world)
Philips Fidelio X2 (for fun)
ATH-W1000 (for strings and woodwinds)
Koss Porta Pro x3 (all modified)
Koss KSC35 (stock)
Koss KSC75 x3 (sacrificed for parts)
Sennheiser IE800 (wow)
AKG K3003i (even better than the IE 800)
Etymotic ER-6i with custom ear molds (for travel)
Etymotic HF3 with custom ear molds (for travel)

Gone: Sennheiser Momentum 2, Sennheiser Momentum In-Ear, Sennheiser CX5, Klipsch x20i, Oppo PM-1, Oppo PM-3, Sennheiser Momentum v. 1 & 2, Audio Technica ATH-AD2000, Sennheiser HD700, Audio Technica ATH-W5000, Sony MDR-Z1000, Ultrasone Ed 8, Beyer Tesla T1, Audeze LCD-2 & 3, Sennheiser HD650 (old version), Sennheiser HD600, ATH-W1000X, ATH-M50, ATH-A900, ATH-AD700, Beyer DT-880, Ultrasone Pro 900, Ultrasone HFI 2400, Grado SR225i, Grado SR325i, Grado RS-1, Grado PS-1000, Denon AH-D7000, Denon AH-D5000, Denon AH-D2000 (broken on delivery), Denon AH-D1001, AKG K701, Shure SE 530,Yuin G2A, Yuin G1A

Headphone Amp Inventory

Peachtree iNova (home)
Wyred4Sound Mini-Integrated (office)
Lehmann Black Cube Linear (office)
Audioquest Dragonfly 1.2 (mobile)

Gone: Centrance DACMini PX, Audiolab M-DAC, Cambridge Audio DacMagic Plus, Schiit Valhalla, Schiit Asgard, HeadAmp GS-1 w/DACT, Brocksieper EarMax Pro, Centrance DACMini, Violectric V200, Burson Audio HA-160, Headroom Balanced Desktop with DPS, NuForce HDP, Lovely Cube, Matrix M-Stage, Ortofon Hd-Q7

Source Inventory

Peachtree iNova + 160GB iPod with lossless files (home)
Wyred4Sound Mini-Integrated + 160GB iPod with lossless files (office)
Pure i-20 + 160GB of iPod lossless files (office)

Gone: Centrance DACMini PX, Metrum Octave, Audiolab M-DAC, Schiit Bifrost, Cambridge Audio DacMagic Plus, Anedio D2, Centrance DACMini, PeachtreeAudio iDac, Cambridge Audio 840c CDP, Shanling CDP3000, Shanling PCD3000, TEAC PD-H300 Mk II CD player

Cable Inventory

Blue Jeans Cable Interconnects

Power-Related Components

Acoustic Research and Monster Power Conditioners

Other Audio Equipment

Anthony Gallo Strada 2 as nearfield monitors on the desktop

Audio-Related Tweaks

Any half-decent single-malt will improve the listening experience orders of magnitude more than a set of $500 interconnects. A very understanding spouse doesnt hurt either.

Music Preferences

Classical baroque and chamber music, jazz, blues guitar, folk, anthem rock (yes, the corny stuff)

Interests (non-headphone)

Retro coffee bikes, simple rucksacks, photography, pop psychology, swimming, hiking, fishing, single-malt scotch

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

Sony A7R ii

khatch's Recent Activity

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Philips Fidelio X2?!
khatch posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 4/7/16 at 9:18am | 10786 replies | 928499 views
Meze 99 Classics Discussion + Impressions Thread
khatch posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 3/25/16 at 5:09pm | 453 replies | 18193 views
khatch posted in this thread in Headphones for Sale / Trade 10/28/15 at 12:27pm | 1 replies | 195 views
Full blown addiction
khatch posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 5/10/15 at 4:16pm | 7 replies | 334 views
Advice on Extension Cable - Sennheiser IE800
khatch posted in this thread in Portable Headphones, Earphones and In-Ear... 5/21/14 at 11:52am | 1 replies | 953 views
Are top line headphones wasted on a portable system?
khatch posted in this thread in Introductions, Help and Recommendations 5/10/14 at 5:22pm | 10 replies | 466 views
worth trading my Shure SRH1540 for Audio Technica W1000x
khatch posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 5/6/14 at 4:50pm | 5 replies | 460 views
Oppo PM-1 Planar Magnetic Headphone Impressions Thread
khatch posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 4/23/14 at 9:02pm | 3381 replies | 342505 views


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Gone 22 Headphones
Last Updated 7/28/11
Own 9 Headphones
Last Updated 7/28/11
Sources 8 Source Components
Last Updated 6/25/11
Amps 10 Headphone Amps
Last Updated 6/25/11

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