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SF Bay Area, CA

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on 7/14/16

About Me:

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

Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):

Moving, watching, 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')
Meze 99 Classics (incredibly fun)
ATH-W1000 (for strings and woodwinds)
Koss Porta Pro (3 pair - all modified)
Koss KSC35 (2 pair - stock)
AKG K3003i (90% of my mobile use)
Etymotic ER-6i with custom ear molds (for camping)
Etymotic HF3 with custom ear molds (in the glovebox)
ACS Evolve Studio Custom IEMs (for long flights)

Gone: Mr. Speakers Ether C (came and went twice - that's how good they are), Beyerdynamic DT 1770 Pro, Shure SRH1540, 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, Philips Fidelio X2, 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, Black and Red

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 at home
Wharfedale Diamond 10.2 as A/V conference room monitors at my office

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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FS: Mr. Speakers Ether C - Mint Condition
khatch posted in this thread in Headphones for Sale / Trade 6/24/16 at 2:05pm | 3 replies | 388 views
Lehmann Linear D
khatch posted in this thread in Headphone Amps (full-size) 6/13/16 at 4:21pm | 1 replies | 141 views
Audeze EL-8 Closed Version Impressions Thread
khatch posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 5/26/16 at 11:20am | 444 replies | 36911 views
Philips Fidelio X2 - Fantastic value
khatch posted in this thread in Headphones for Sale / Trade 5/9/16 at 2:59pm | 0 replies | 87 views
FS: Sennheiser IE800 - Like New
khatch posted in this thread in Headphones for Sale / Trade 5/9/16 at 2:18pm | 0 replies | 334 views
Philips Fidelio X2?!
khatch posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 4/7/16 at 9:18am | 11349 replies | 1052915 views
Meze 99 Classics Discussion + Impressions Thread
khatch posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 3/25/16 at 5:09pm | 859 replies | 55533 views
khatch posted in this thread in Headphones for Sale / Trade 10/28/15 at 12:27pm | 1 replies | 209 views
Full blown addiction
khatch posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 5/10/15 at 4:16pm | 7 replies | 342 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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