Making music, reading up on the latest tech, small electronics projects, and cars.
Playing a lot of music: Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Contrabass clarinet, Alto Sax, Bari Sax, Pipe Organ, Blues Harp.
Senn HD600, iGrado, Grado HF-1, Grado HF-2, A/L iM716, Shure E2, Shure E3, Head-Direct RE1, Head-Direct RE0, Head-Direct RE252
Headphone Amp Inventory:
Head-Direct EF1 (RCA cleartop 12AU7).
EMU 0404 USB, iAudio X5L, Sony MZ-S1 (two), Denon DP-790
The "nice" cables I have were made by a guy named John firstname.lastname@example.org. I don't believe cables make a difference in sound quality (unless they're acting as a restriction), but I can appreciate good workmanship and believe that oxidation-resistant gold plating is worth the money.
Other Audio Equipment:
Klipsch Forte II, Klipsch B-3, Harman/Kardon 430 twin-powered receiver, some other vintage receivers.
I have 414 pads on my HF-1's.
Classic Rock, Progressive Rock/Metal, Classical, Pipe Organ, Blues (I play blues harmonica), others