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Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):

golf; sports; photography; guitars; hiking; cooking

What I do for a living:

evolutionary biologist

Headphone Inventory

massdrop akg-k7xx
grado sr60 (L-pads, recabled w/mogami)
ultimate buds (iphone/er6i hybrid)
livewires custom iem
denon d7000 (stock cable, balanced w/neutrik 4-pin)
senn HD800 (stock and balanced DIY BTG cable)
fostex th900 (cable shortened and terminated with oyaide 1/4" plug)

past (in no particular order):
grado sr225 woodied (Lignum vitae cups and DIY mogami cable, TTVJ flat pads, 1/8" viablue plug)
hifiman HE-500 (DIY mogami balanced and SE cables)
etymotic er4p/s
westone UM2
sennheiser momentum
grado rs1 (balanced)
grado hf1
grado sr200
grado sr325
grado sr80
grado hf2 (#27, balanced)
koss ksc75
sennheiser hd280
ath w5000
ath w100
ath esw9
koss ksc75
koa darth beyers
akg k1000
akg k701
akg k601
akg k501 (balanced)
mr speakers alpha dog (balanced)
b&w p5
ue triple.fi 10
etymotic er6i

Headphone Amp Inventory

asl wave 8W monoblocks, connected to Robinette headphone adapter box w/neutrik 4-pin plug (DIY)
geek pulse X on order (w/amp and femto clock upgrade)
geek out 720
iFi micro iDSD

diy millet hybrid maxed (boutique)
diy millet hybrid mini max (boutique)
yulong A28
yamamoto ha-02
headamp gs-x
headamp gs-1
headamp pico
rsa sr71
go vibe v.3
larocco signature
rwa signature 30
perreaux sxh1
ci audio vhp-1
meier corda headfive
MAD ear+ HD
RSA hornet
supermini IV
lite dac-ah
iFi nano iDSD

Source Inventory

intel imac; mmf 5.1; TCC TC-760LC phono; technics PCDP; kenwood minidisc player/recorder; geek pulse X on order; a few apple airport expresses and appleTVs;
ifi micro iDSD
geek out 720
geek pulse x (w/femto and amp upgrades)
iphone 6 plus
ipad mini retina

rotel 855
stello da100
opus dac
aos piccolo
alien dac
gamma 1 dac
CEC cd-3300
zhaolu d2.5 dac
iFi nano iDSD

Cable Inventory

headphile coax, rca; heartland rca; glass toslink; grado extension cable; grado mini-1/4" adapter; balanced->1/4" adapter w/grado hf2 cable/plug; custom XLR interconnects (canare star quad, neutrik); outlaw rca; custom balanced->1/8" adapter; custom balanced -> 1/4" adapter; custom headphone extension cable

HD800 cable using BTG cable, litz braid, 4-pin neutrik XLR;
HE-500 cable using mogami, 4-pin neutrik XLR;

Power-Related Components

monster ht1000 power conditioner

Other Audio Equipment

audioengine a2 desktop monitors; wharfedale 8.2/8.1;

Music Preferences

jazz; hawaiian; j-pop; vocal jazz; theatre/musicals; 80s rock/pop; 70s acoustic; alternative; classical

Interests (non-headphone)

motorcycles; cycling; golf; tennis; (almost all sports); cooking; travel; sushi

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

behmor coffee roaster;
baratza virtuoso w grinder (replaced a mazzer mini);
able coffee kone drip coffee system, limited edition red;

olympus omd em5 micro 4/3 camera;
- olympus 12-40mm f2.8
- olympus 75mm f1.8
- panasonic 20mm f1.8 mk.ii
- olympus 40-150mm f3.5-5.6

goodall acoustic guitar - concert jumbo, mahogany/spruce/ebony
felt f65 road bike

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