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    Home Page:
    http://audioprimate.blog
    Location:
    Southampton, UK
    Occupation:
    Health Economist
    Interests:
    Headphones, sports, politics, beer, in no particular order.
    My darling baby girl
    Beer
    Coffee
    Gelato
    Seattle Seahawks and Seattle Mariners
    Irreverent humour
    Japanese fiction
    Mythology
    Anthropology
    The Classics
    Headphone Inventory:
    Full Size
    Sennheiser HD600 (pantyhose mod)
    KRK KNS 8400 (died)
    V-Moda XS (sold)
    Ausdom M05 AptX Bluetooth headphone
    1MORE MK801
    1MORE MK802 aptX HD Bluetooth headphone
    Ultrasone 840S (Sold)
    Meze 99 Classics

    IEMs
    Ultimate Ears Reference Remastered
    Noble Kaiser Encore
    HiFi Man RE0 (fake Sony Hybrid tips, tamed unruly treble and enhanced bass. I like these more than the RE-600 Songbird)
    SoundMAGIC PL30
    LH Labs Verb (a cautionary tale)
    Monoprice 9927 Enhanced Bass Hi-Fi Noise Isolating Earphones
    Havit I8 bluetooth IEM (gifted to sister-in-law)
    Havit HV-H911BT (gifted to a friend)
    RHA Audio s500i
    RHA Audio ma750
    RHA CL1
    RHA CL750
    Forte Audio Impact Bass (Cyberdrive now, with flat cable)
    Trinity Audio Atlas
    64Audio X2
    Echobox Audio Finder X1
    Final Audio Design Heaven V (sold)
    Fidue A65
    1MORE EO323 Dual Driver
    1MORE iBFree Bluetooth IEM
    1MORE E1001 Triple Driver
    Meze 12 Classic
    Meze 11 Neo
    LH Labs Vibrato
    Hidiz EP-3
    HiFiMAN RE? (nameless balanced headphones that come with the SuperMini)
    Brainwavz Jive
    FiiO F1
    Trinity Phantom Master 4 (With proprietary fully detachable cable)
    Syllable D700-2017 Bluetooth IEM
    Syllable D900S Fully wireless Bluetooth IEM

    Extensively Auditioned
    HiFiMan HE1000
    HiFiMan HE-6
    Sennheiser HD800
    AKG K1000
    oBravo ERIB-2a
    oBravo EAMT-3w
    MEE Pinnacle
    Fidue Sirius A91
    Vibro Labs Maya
    Effect Audio Arthur w/ Excalibur
    Unique Melody Miracle v2
    Headphone Amp Inventory:
    Own[ed]
    LH Labs Pulse X-Infinity (3W)
    Feliks Audio Elise (with C3g driver tubes)(Sold December 2015)
    Airist Audio Heron 5 (5W of smooth detailed bliss)
    RHA DACAMP L1

    Extensively Auditioned
    Schiit Ragnarok
    iFi Micro iCAN SE
    Questyle CMA 600i (fabulous, want want want)
    Source Inventory:
    Owned
    iBasso DX50
    LH Labs Geek Out 1000
    LH Labs Geek Out V2 (3.5mm balanced)
    LH Labs Pulse X-Infinity
    LH Labs GO2A Infinity
    Questyle CMA 600i
    Cyberdrive Clarity Feather DAC
    Aune M1S
    HiFiMAN SuperMini
    HiFiMAN MegaMini
    Echobox Explorer
    RHA DACAMP L1
    XunSound XS-01
    Audio Opus Opus #3
    Shanling M2s
    Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (died)

    Extensively Auditioned
    iFi Micro iDAC2
    iFi Micro iDSD Black Label
    Chord Mojo (I love the Mojo)
    Lotoo PAW 5000 (see my review)
    Audio-Opus Opus #1
    Cayin i5
    FiiO X5iii

    Upcoming:
    Cyberdrive Seiun Pro X
    Cable Inventory:
    Interconnects
    Van Den Hul D102 Mk 3 0.5m RCA interconnect (smooth)
    Atlas Element Integra Analogue 1m RCA Interconnect (sparkly and clear)
    AudioQuest EVERGREEN Audio Interconnect 3.5mm - 2 RCA (smooth, not nearly as sparkly as Atlas)
    QED Reference Optical Quartz 1m toslink cable

    USB
    Supra USB Cable A-B 1m (made a big difference in clarity vs. slacker cable that came with GO 1000)
    LH Labs Lightspeed 2 2m (still need to head to head Supra and properly, it was a little clearer before burn in)
    LH Labs Lightspeed 2 1m
    LH Labs Lightspeed 1 1m USB micro
    Power-Related Components:
    Own[ed]
    Mains Cables R Us Shielded Mains Cable 1.5m (non-audiophile wife could hear the difference, not too subtle)
    Tacima CS929 6 Way UK Mains Conditioner and Radio Frequency Interference Filter (it works)

    iFi Micro iUSB3.0 (blacker background, richer notes, more depth and width to soundstage)

    Extensively Auditioned
    iFi iPurifier2
    Other Audio Equipment:
    Cambridge Audio azur 540a Integrated Amplifier
    29 year old Mordaunt Short Speakers off ebay
    Avantree BTTC200 bluetooth transmitter/receiver
    Aukey BT-C1 AptX low latency bluetooth transmitter
    Avantree Priva II Bluetooth transmitter (friggin' excellent, go get one)
    Audio-Related Tweaks:
    Tip inventory:
    Spinfit CP100 (one of my favourites)
    Spinfit CP220 biflange (best biflange)
    Fake Sony Hybrids (ebay seller from many years ago)
    RHA Hybrid Tips
    Comply TSX-200, T300, T400, T500, TS600, T600
    Trinity Audio Hybrid Tips
    Trinity Audio Isolation Tips
    JVC Spiral Dots
    Sony Isolation Tips
    Noble Blue (Best match for Kaiser Encore)
    Noble Red
    Noble Foam (I really like these)
    Unique Melody Foam
    Music Preferences:
    Wide variety from Japanese Garble Pop to 70s hard rock. I frequent just about every genre except EDM. I do like some chillwave and a little bit of electronic music. Same with country. Most of my listening is done with classic rock, indie/alternative, and 90s rock (the time of your musical birth matters). I like intelligent hip-hop and like Jazz that has bite. Classical is always a joy when in the right mood.
    Gear-Fi:
    Credit card size and shape bottle opener. Brilliant.
    audioprimate.blog, instagram: audioprimate, twitter: audioprimate. PM with questions/opportunities.

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