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    Interests:
    Not very active on this website anymore. Apologies for any delay in responses to PMs.
    Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take...
    ...but by the moments that take our breath away.
    Headphone Inventory:
    ~~ Open Headphones ~~
    :headphones: Focal Utopia
    :headphones: Sennheiser HD800S
    :headphones: Hifiman HE-400i
    :headphones: AKG K7xx (s/n: 250)
    http://www.head-fi.org/products/akg-k7xx/reviews/13116

    ~~ Closed Headphones ~~
    :headphones: Fostex TH-X00
    :headphones: Fostex TH-X00 Purpleheart
    :headphones: Fostex TH-X00 Ebony

    ~~ Portable Headphones ~~
    :headphones: Oppo PM-3 (white w/ Android remote)
    http://www.head-fi.org/products/oppo-pm-3/reviews/12713
    :ear: 1More Triple Driver IEM
    :ear: Bose SoundTrue IEM (for Galaxy models)
    :ear: Flare Audio R2Pro IEM
    :ear: Flare Audio R2S IEM
    :ear: Hifiman RE-400a IEM
    :ear: Sennheiser CX 5.00G
    for sale: http://www.head-fi.org/t/812800/fs-sennheiser-cx-5-00g-black-in-ear-canal-headset)
    :ear: Xiston Piston III IEM

    ~~~ Speakers ~~~
    :loud_sound: PreSonus E4.5 Studio Monitors
    :stars: Studio Monitor Wishlist: Adam A7x, Kef LS50 LE

    ~~~ Headphone History ~~~

    :moneybag:For Sale: Sennheiser CX 5.00G IEM
    :money_with_wings: Sold: Audio-technica ATH-M50x white, AKG Q701 white, AKG K545 black/turquoise, Audio-technica ATH-ANC7, Hifiman HE400 rev4 (w/ pleather/velour/focus pads), Audeze EL-8 (closed), Flare Audio R2A, AKG K553 (w/ x2 Brainwavz earpads), Hifiman HE-560 (w/ Focus pads & stand), MrSpeakers Alpha Prime, Audeze LCD-X (Leather-free), :headphones: MrSpeakers Ether (w/ DUM cable), :headphones: Hifiman HE-1000 v1 (check my sig for review)

    Review of Ether: http://www.head-fi.org/products/mrspeakers-ether-planar-magnetic-headphones/reviews/13783
    Review of HE-1000 v1: in my signature

    :package: Forwarded: AKG K7xx http://www.head-fi.org/t/752663/akg-k7xx-international-forwarding-service
    :leaves: Owned: HS500, MX560, ATH-ANC7, KSC75, MDR-G45LP, MDR-G75LW, MDR-Q68, XP500, S4A, HF2, C5, EP-630, K550, Momentum v1 (over-ear), MDR-1R, M100, LP, MIE2, Q701, ATH-M50x, K545, PM-1, HE-400, EL-8c, R2A, K553, HE-560, HE-400S, Alpha Prime, LCD-X, R2Pro IEM, Mommentum IEM, RHA S500, AYL BT IEM, QuietComfort 20, QuietComfort 35, X7 Plus BT IEM, X2 BT IEM
    HE-400S review: http://www.head-fi.org/products/hifiman-he400s/reviews/14292
    :mag: Interested in purchasing/demoing: EnigmAcoustics Dharma, Campfire Andromeda, MrSpeakers Ether Flow

    ~~ Demoed ~~
    :musical_note: Flagships: AKG K812 Pro, Audeze LCD-X, Audeze LCD-3, Audeze LCD-4, Audio Zenith, Beyerdynamic T1v2, EnigmAcoustics Dharma, Final Audio Sonorus VIII, Final Audio Sonorus X, Fostex TH900, Hifiman HE-560, Hifiman HE-X, Hifiman HE-1000, JPS Abyss ‎AB-1266, Kennerton Audio Odin, Lyrus Audio Model Nine, MrSpeakers Alpha Prime, MrSpeakers Ether, MrSpeakers Ether Closed, Oppo PM-1, Pioneer SE-Master1, Sennheiser HD800, Sennheiser HD800S, Stax SR-007mk1, Stax SR-009
    :musical_note: Other: ATH-M50, DT770/DT800/DT990, T90, P3/P5/P7, AHD2000, Spirit One S, Spirit Pro, UE6000, MH40, Momentum (gen 1 over-ear), Urbanite XL, HD598, HD600, HD650, HD700, PXC450, MDR-XB700, MDR-1A, MDR-XB950BT/B, MDR-Z7, Performance 860, Pro900, M80, XS, Pro500, QC2/QC15 & lots of consumer brand (beats, skullcandy etc) headphones that no one here would be interested in =P

    :microscope: Useful link for testing headphones:
    http://www.audiocheck.net/soundtests_headphones.php

    :chart_with_downwards_trend: Useful interactive frequency response curve:
    http://www.independentrecording.net/irn/resources/freqchart/main_display.htm
    Headphone Amp Inventory:
    Amp: Mjolnir 2 (LISST & stock 6BZ7 tubes)

    ~~~ Portable Amps ~~~~
    ⚡️ Oppo HA-2 portable dac/amp
    ⚡️ Aune B1 portable amp http://www.head-fi.org/products/aune-b1/reviews/13281
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    :package: Owned & gifted: Bravo V3 tube amp
    :money_with_wings: Sold: Woo Audio WA7+Wa7tp (stock 6C45 & 12AU7 tubes) in black, Schiit Lyr 2 (stock 6BZ7 tubes, '60s NOS Amperex Orange Globes, '70s NOS Voskhod Rockets)
    :musical_note:Demoed: ALO Audio Studio Six, Audeze Deckhard, Audeze King, Auralic Taurus MKII, Beyerdynamic A20, Beyerdynamic A2, Cavalli Audio Portable, Cavalli Audio Carbon, Cavalli Audio Liquid Crimson, Cavalli Audio Liquid Glass, Cavalli Audio Liquid Gold, Creative Sound Blaster X7, Headamp Blue Hawaii, Headamp GS-X MK2, Hifiman EF100, Hifiman EF-6, Hifiman EF1000, iFi Audio micro iCAN, iFi Audio nano iCAN, iFi Audio Pro (prototype), iFi Audio Retro, McIntosh MHA1000, JDS Element, Oppo HA-1, Schiit Ragnarok, Questyle CMA800i, Questyle CMA800R, Woo Audio WA5 (fully upgraded)
    :notes: Toured: Cozoy Astrapi, Aune B1, Cayin C5DAC http://www.head-fi.org/products/cayin-spark-c5-dac-portable-usb-dac-headphone-amplifier/reviews/13603

    :stars: Wishlist: Cavalli Audio Liquid Gold, Garage1217 Project Ember v2, Headamp GS-X MK2, McIntosh MHA100 (pick one hahah)
    http://www.garage1217.com/garage1217_diy_tube_headphone_amplifiers_004.htm

    :dizzy: Useful resources for matching headphones & amplifiers:
    http://www.audiobot9000.com/
    http://auditry.blogspot.com/2014/02/headphone-amp-power-calculator.html
    http://www.apexhifi.com/specs.html

    :loud_sound: Reference chart for the volume levels:
    http://www.gcaudio.com/resources/howtos/loudness.html

    :chart_with_upwards_trend: Information about amplifier scaling:
    http://www.audioholics.com/audio-amplifier/the-sound-of-an-amplifier
    Source Inventory:
    DAC: Schiit Gungnir Multibit
    Audio Interface: Steinberg UR22

    :stars: Wishlist: Schiit Yggdrasil, but honestly perfectly happy with the Gumby
    :money_with_wings: Sold: Resonessence Herus (ES9010-2M), Stoner Acoustic UD110v2 (PCM5102A), Schiit Bifrost Uber w/ USB Gen2 (AKM4399)
    http://www.head-fi.org/products/stoner-acoustics-ud110-v2/reviews/12785
    http://stoneracoustics.blogspot.com/
    :notes: Extensively demoed: Audioquest Dragonfly v1.2, Auralic Vega, Cayin C5DAC, Centrance Mini-M8, Chord Hugo, Cozoy Astrapi, Creative Sound Blaster E5, JDS C5D, Oppo HA-1, Schiit Bifrost Multibit, Schiit Yggdrasil

    :musical_score: Source Files: Spotify Premium (320kbps) w/ Equalify, Fidelify beta player (http://fidelify.net/), Tidal Hi-Fi, FLAC files

    Previously Used Streaming Subscriptions: Amazon Prime Music, Beats Music, Grooveshark (discontinued), Last.fm (discontinued), MOG, Pandora, Rdio, Rhapsody, Samsung Milk Music, Slacker, Sony Music Unlimited, Tidal Hi-fi, Zune Music Pass (discontinued)
    Cable Inventory:
    Ordered some custom cables from http://www.mimic-cables.com/

    :snake: Expensive cables are silly
    http://sound.westhost.com/cables.htm
    http://www.roger-russell.com/wire/wire.htm
    http://www.audioholics.com/gadget-reviews/speaker-cable-and-audio-interconnects
    http://consumerist.com/2008/03/03/do-coat-hangers-sound-as-good-monster-cables/
    http://en.goldenears.net/index.php?mid=KB_Columns&document_srl=1414&m=0
    Other Audio Equipment:
    :moneybag: Great deal websites for headphones & audio equipment:
    https://www.buysonic.com/
    http://www.hifishark.com/
    https://www.massdrop.com
    http://www.razordogaudio.com/
    ***I am NOT affiliated with any of these websites, I have just found the best deals here in my personal experience. Do note that not every deal offered will be the best price, so don't forget to do your own research!!***

    :chart_with_downwards_trend: Useful tool for checking price history on amazon:
    http://camelcamelcamel.com/
    Audio-Related Tweaks:
    :alien: Good resource for human hearing:
    http://www.audioholics.com/room-acoustics/human-hearing-amplitude-sensitivity-part-1

    :link: Resource on the potential measurable FR difference of different components in your chain: http://en.goldenears.net/1921

    :crystal_ball: Fun links on popular audiophile myths:
    http://eandt.theiet.org/magazine/2011/11/believe-in-better.cfm
    http://ethanwiner.com/myths.html
    http://sound.westhost.com/articles/myths.html
    https://teksyndicate.com/videos/audiophile-myths-part-1-mp3-vs-flac-cables-sample-rates-tube-amps-etc
    http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Audio_woo

    :fire: Burn-in:
    http://headphonebreakin.blogspot.com/
    http://www.wired.com/2013/11/tnhyui-earphone-burn-in/
    http://www.tested.com/tech/accessories/459117-science-and-myth-burning-headphones/

    :boom: Sampling rates:
    http://www.trustmeimascientist.com/2013/02/04/the-science-of-sample-rates-when-higher-is-better-and-when-it-isnt/
    http://xiph.org/~xiphmont/demo/neil-young.html

    :rocket: Great story about perspective:
    http://www.reddit.com/r/headphones/comments/37pdef/a_response_to_the_am_i_doing_the_listening_thing/
    Music Preferences:
    :notes::dancer::notes: Anything that makes you want to dance! :)
    Current favorite genres include Classical (Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Impressionist, Orchestral, Modern) & Electronic, EDM (Dubstep, Hardstyle, House, Techno, Trance, Trap) & Female Vocals & Jazz & Hip Hop, Rap, R&B & Pop & Rock, Metal & Solo Piano (Classical, Modern, New Age)
    Gear-Fi:
    ❤️ Love all gadgets!! :)
    "L'illusion est le premier plaisir"

    Signature

    ~~~ Utopia ~ HD800S ~ HE-400i ~ K7xx
    TH-X00 ~ ​
    PM-3 ~~ R2Pro & RE-400a & Piston III IEMs ~~~​
    ~~~ Schiit Gungnir Multibit > Schiit Mjolnir 2 ~ Aune B1 & Cozoy Astrapi & Oppo HA-2 ~~~​
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