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Nazo

Location:

USA

Forum Post Count:

154

Join Date:

8/24/08

Last Online:

on 5/17/14

Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):

Music, computers, technology, anime, games, etc

Headphone Inventory

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.)
Ultimate Ears Super.Fi 5 Pro

Headphone Amp Inventory

CMoy w/ AD8620 (in adapter)
Fiio E5

Source Inventory

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.)
Samsung Galaxy SIII (it may not have the Wolfson DAC, but it actually sounds excellent on higher impedances than typical IEMs.)

Cable Inventory

Mogami W2534 on the Sennheiser HD555s
Westone ES cable (clear) for the Super.Fis

Audio-Related Tweaks

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.
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.

Music Preferences

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.)

Interests (non-headphone)

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?)

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Android phones and USB DACs
Nazo posted in this thread in Portable Source Gear 10/6/13 at 3:06pm | 5373 replies | 970848 views
DETAILED Instructions for Soundstage Mod HD555 Headphones
Nazo posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 6/15/13 at 10:19am | 75 replies | 22666 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 | 542 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 | 465 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 | 2494 views
Wolfson DAC confirmed for Galaxy S3!
Nazo posted in this thread in Portable Source Gear 9/29/12 at 1:03am | 946 replies | 166330 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 | 182 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 | 2206 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 | 589 views

 

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