Music, technology, life, art, nature, cycling, hiking, classic cars, photography, everything.
Digital sources and DACs. Tube amps.
Grado SR80i (modded) and 325i (modded). 325e.
Soundmagic E30 IEMs - Looking to upgrade to VSONIC R07 GR07 (when I can find some).
AKG K550 (modded for better fit / seal)
Headphone Amp Inventory:
DIY balanced tube amp (ongoing project)
Little Dot 1+ currently w/ Mullard M8161 / CV4016 tubes and MUSES 02 op-amp.
Fiio X3 Gen 1
Sansa Clip+ 8GB (My first DAP)
Laptop w/ iRiver.
DIY dual mono DAC with XMOS USB.
Nothing special yet. Research needed, as there is a lot of "snake oil" in the cable market.
Modded Grado SR80i : Vented diaphragm (4-holes), removed plastic grille and button with wire mesh grille, damped chambers with adhesive felt. Same treatment on SR325 except griille mod.
AKG K550 headpohone earpad re-profiling for better fit and seal.
Some tube and op-amp rolling on LD1+ amp. Vbe mod adding 2 more capacitors to eliminate transients at around 10KHz.
Constantly evolving DIY DAC, mods include digital power supply regs and caps, audio power supply regs and caps. Discrete op-amps (Burson). Experimenting with different resistors and caps in digital and audio sections. Experimenting with tube and transformer output stages
Really, a but of everything if it is well played and recorded.
Various synths and keyboards.
Nikon D800 + D810 and various lenses and accessories.
PC (for photography)
Laptop (for everything else)