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|Forum Post Count:
||2 days, 2 hours ago
|Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):
||Music, computers, technology, anime, games, etc
||Sennheiser HD555s with the soundstage mod (and the metal grill replaced with a soft speaker grill cloth) and a recable
Sennheiser HD280 Pros with "BlueTak mod" (mostly for in public. IEMs get tiresome sometimes.)
Lawton Audio modded Denon AH-D2000s with Canare cables
Ultimate Ears Super.Fi 5 Pro
|Headphone Amp Inventory
||CMoy w/ AD8620 (in adapter)
iBasso D3 "Python"
||Fiio D3 connected to PCs via optical. Cheap USB soundcard on the EeePC with an optical output (so the D3 does the real DAC work since the soundcard is more just a digital data conversion tool.)
Archos 43 "Internet Tablet" (aka cheap PDA) w/ surprisingly good output for an Archos device (actually Cowon-like)
Cowon D2 (wonderful little player with great quality all around and able to drive a few surprisingly high end headphones directly) flashed to D2+ firmware
||Mogami W2534 on the Sennheiser HD555s
Canare L-4E6S on the Denons
Westone ES cable (clear) for the Super.Fis
|Other Audio Equipment
||HEAVILY modified Klipsch Promedia 2.1 system with Tang Band neodymium mid-range drivers, fiberglassed and damped satellites, and a new subwoofer driver with larger enclosure and good damping. Mids are just amazing now and the bass is extremely accurate and clear. Anyone looking at this system would not believe me for even a moment if I told them it was originally a Klipsch Promedia 2.1 however as it's just about the ugliest modification ever, lol.
Custom built semi-portable mono speaker utilizing a fairly small class "T" amp (though really based on its real life efficiency and noise I guess it's really just class D IRL) and the same Tang Band 3" driver (and appropriate tweeters) because I liked it so much. Mostly used for portable devices such as my PSP where the absolute highest sound quality isn't needed, but where even this cheaply made speaker's sound is still incredibly nice. Despite its small size and the fact that it uses a 3" driver, it still has amazing bass and overall a very good clear and accurate sound for a cheaply built speaker. (Plus I think it surprises people to find out this thing is efficient and powerful enough for that tiny amp to play it loud enough to be clearly heard across a house from a bunch of AA batteries.)
Altec Lansing iM237 for where absolute portability is a necessity. I did at least add some damping to the inside to somewhat help with the sound, but in the end not much can be done with a ~2" driver inside such a tiny enclosure. (In particular, not surprisingly, the bass is just pitiful.) Rarely used, but excellent for when it's necessary.
||Soundstage modification on the HD555s involving removal of plastic grill and replacing the metal grill with cloth to hopefully prevent all reflections and vibrations for a wide open design.
Bluetak mod on the HD280 Pros to get their sound more under control and tolerable. Bluetak also added to the outer cups to decrease effects from the vents as well.
Adapted Markl-mod on the Denons (still helps a lot even with the 1000/1001s and I wouldn't do without it on the 2000s) and recabling.
Switched cable on the Super.Fi 5 Pros mostly for convenience of a more flexible, nicer cable rather than changes in sound.
Speaker system that isn't even recognizable anymore.
||Primarily Japanese music (though I find that my tastes even in this differ from the norm by a lot) and game music. I do also listen to some game and game related music however. Ironically I probably like natural instruments best, but don't really listen to classical or similar music (though I certainly don't hate it.)
||Music! I do also like anime and the occasional j-dorama. I also read quite a bit. One of my favorite things to do is to combine listening to music with reading. d-: Also, I'm no stranger to gaming and have been gaming for most of my life. It's probably a given, but I like a lot of technological things (I really wouldn't be here if I didn't!) in general and computers especially. Like many here, building audio equipment like speaker systems can actually be fun for me (which may sound ordinary from the point of view of those here, but how many "normal" people can build a speaker system?)
|Gear-Fi (Favorite Non-Audio Gear & Gadgets)
||My Archos 43 is technically an "Internet Tablet" which basically means it's like a PDA running on Android. However, it does do surprisingly good sound quality for an Archos device and of course Android has some decent audio players available that can make it act just like a MP3 player. It also can play videos, surf the web, play games, be used to read books, and so on like any other PDA, all while fitting in a pocket.
My 8.9" EeePC is still among my favorite toys of all time. It doesn't fit in a pocket, but, wherever I do carry it it is one of the most versatile devices I've ever had between its extremely convenient size and weight and the fact that it is a standard PC architecture making it possible to run just about anything I need on it.
Nazo's Recent Activity
DETAILED Instructions for Soundstage Mod HD555 Headphones
Nazo posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 6/15/13 at 10:19am | 74 replies | 18006 views
Super.Fi 5 Pro (Pearl White) w/Westone Cable (Clear)
Nazo posted in this thread in Headphones for Sale / Trade 5/8/13 at 8:59pm | 4 replies | 388 views
Curious about the 3DS sound system (specifically the DAC)
Nazo posted in this thread in Gear-Fi: Non-Audio Gear and Gadgets 4/26/13 at 1:40am | 0 replies | 77 views
How do I deal with the HORRIBLE volume control in Android?
Nazo posted in this thread in Portable Source Gear 2/13/13 at 9:07pm | 4 replies | 247 views
Wolfson DAC confirmed for Galaxy S3!
Nazo posted in this thread in Portable Source Gear 9/29/12 at 1:03am | 942 replies | 131612 views
Android phones and USB DACs
Nazo posted in this thread in Portable Source Gear 9/29/12 at 12:15am | 2530 replies | 347367 views
Are modified HD280 Pros safe in a car?
Nazo posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 7/3/12 at 4:01pm | 0 replies | 120 views
Any idea at all how the AD8656 OPAMP compares to the AD8620?
Nazo posted in this thread in Portable Headphone Amps 6/5/12 at 9:40pm | 22 replies | 1165 views
CMoy with 2x AD8610 or 1x AD8620
Nazo posted in this thread in Amplification For Sale / Trade 5/11/12 at 7:47pm | 0 replies | 337 views
Better place to buy cables like Canare? Neutrik (or Rean really) connectors?
Nazo posted in this thread in Cables, Power, Tweaks, Speakers,... 1/10/12 at 11:43am | 3 replies | 374 views
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