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khatch

Location:

SF Bay Area, CA

Forum Post Count:

159

Join Date:

4/17/08

Last Online:

8 hours, 51 minutes 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)
ATH-W1000 (for strings and texture)
ATH-AD2000 (audio xray - where Grado meets detail)
Koss Porta Pro x3 (all modified)
Koss KSC35 (stock)
Koss KSC75 x3 (sacrificed for parts)
Etymotic ER-6i with custom ear molds (for travel)
Etymotic HF3 with custom ear molds (for travel)

Gone: Sennheiser HD700, Audio Technica ATH-W5000, Sony MDR-Z1000, Ultrasone Ed 8, Beyer Tesla T1, Audeze LCD-2, 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 Audio iNova (home)
Wyred4Sound Mini-Integrated (office)
Lehmann Black Cube Linear (office)


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 Audio 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, pop psychology

khatch's Recent Activity

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Why is Amazon (and other vendors) screwing Canadian headphone buyers?
khatch posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) Yesterday at 3:37 pm | 11 replies | 461 views
Oppo PM-1: A New Planar Magnetic Headphone!
khatch posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 4/17/14 at 7:35am | 1599 replies | 175768 views
Oppo PM-1 Planar Magnetic Headphone Impressions Thread
khatch posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 4/17/14 at 7:32am | 882 replies | 69595 views
Big Thumbs Up for Anthony Gallo Acoustics
khatch posted in this thread in Cables, Power, Tweaks, Speakers,... 1/22/13 at 11:45am | 1 replies | 294 views
Is Schiit Customer Service Schiit?
khatch posted in this thread in Headphone Amps (full-size) 10/12/12 at 11:32am | 23 replies | 1902 views
New Audiolab DAC
khatch posted in this thread in Dedicated Source Components 9/14/12 at 10:00am | 850 replies | 188723 views
Anedio D2 DAC
khatch posted in this thread in Source Components For Sale / Trade 7/13/12 at 4:51pm | 0 replies | 252 views
Pure i-20 iPod/iPhone Dock as a DAC
khatch posted in this thread in Portable Source Gear 7/13/12 at 9:14am | 504 replies | 106060 views
Anedio D2 DAC release
khatch posted in this thread in Dedicated Source Components 7/5/12 at 1:14pm | 1346 replies | 168873 views
Sennheiser HD 700 Appreciation Thread
khatch posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 6/9/12 at 10:34pm | 1632 replies | 106895 views

 

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