NA Blur
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Design and test lasers for the scientific and industrial sectors, make positive change

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NA Blur

Headphoneus Supremus

NA Blur was last seen:
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    Occupation:
    Design and test lasers for the scientific and industrial sectors, make positive change
    Interests:
    Music, Gaming, Golf, Hiking, Photography, Movies, Playing Flutes
    Headphone Inventory:
    * Marks an excellent and highly recommended headphone for general listening

    Audeze LCD-2 Rev 1
    AKG K712 Pro ( replaced by the HE-400i )
    AKG Q701
    Audio Technica: ATH-M50
    Audio Technica: ATH-R70x
    Beyerdynamic DT990 ( 250 Ohm )
    Bowers and Wilkins P5
    *Brainwavz B150
    Brainwavz HM2
    Brainwavz Jive IEM
    Brainwavz KIDWAVZ KV100
    Brainwavz M1 IEM
    Brainwavz M2 IEM
    Brainwavz Omega IEM
    *Brainwavz S3 IEM
    Brainwavz S5 IEM
    *Denon: AH-D2000
    Edifier P293 IEM
    Etymotic Research ER6i
    GlenVela KZ ATE IEM
    Grado Labs: SR-225i, RS-1i
    *JH Audio JH 10 x3 Pro ( Custom IEM )
    Klipsch Image S4i
    Maximo iMetal iM590
    MEElectronics CX21 IEM
    Monster TurbinePro Copper
    *noontec ZORO II HD
    *noontec ZORO II Wireless
    Philips Cityscape Downtown
    Philips: SBC HP910 ( sold )
    Sennheiser: *HD-650, HD-555, EH-150, EH-250, EH-350
    Shure SRH1540
    Telos Acoustics Fujisan

    Headphones I am very familiar with:
    HiFiMAN HE-300,*HE-400i, HE-500

    Gaming Headsets:
    Logitech G430
    *Razer Blackshark
    Turtle Beach X12

    Current Setup:
    Amp: Headroom's Balanced Ultra Desktop Amp using balanced TRS to XLR cables
    DAC: Grace Design m903 running in balanced mode
    Source: Low compression mp3 / AAC ( 198 kbps or better ) via Foobar2000
    Headphones: HiFiMAN HE-400i, and JH Audio 10 x3 Pro

    Looking for sound quality improvement?
    1.) Better source material ( well recorded music )
    2.) Better headphone ( go from the Koss Porta Pro and end near the LCD-3 )
    3.) Better DAC ( especially if you do computer listening )
    4.) Better Amp ( some amps deliver less noise and a cleaner low end while extending the treble )
    5.) Lastly let your brain filter have time to understand the new sound signature

    Need a budget IEM? Look here:

    $28
    VSonic GR99

    $36
    VSonic GR02 Bass Edition

    $40
    VSonic VC02

    $44
    Astrotec AM-90

    $45
    $Brainwavz M1

    $45
    Xears Nature N3i
    Bass Heavy

    $65 ( $85 with Comply T-400 Foam Tips )
    ViSang R03 / Brainwavz M2

    $75
    MEElectronics A151

    Things I have learned:

    There is no perfect headphone.
    Asking "What is the best headphone for..." is subjective so expect many answers possibly disagreeing.
    Using the words " noob" and " lurker" only make you look stupid.
    Objective measurements tell at least half the story.
    Price has little to do with performance.
    In business...money is king.
    Comparing headphones all day takes the fun out of listening to music.
    For most of us headphone listening is more of a hobby so enjoy it!

    'Hey, what was your first headphone? Answer: Koss Nova Pro circa 1980.

    Secret advice. Always ground your quarter before putting into the MS Pac-Man machine
    Headphone Amp Inventory:
    Beyerdynamic A20
    Headroom Total BitHead ( Sold, outdated by current technology )
    Headroom Balanced Ultra Desktop Amp ( BUDA )
    Grace Design m903 reference headphone amplifier / DAC ( running USB 2.0 )
    Music Hall 25.3
    Pro-Ject Box E USB DAC
    Pro-Ject Box S USB DAC
    Schiit Bifrost 4490 DAC
    SMSL SD793II DAC / amp
    SMSL VA2 amp
    SMSL M8 DAC
    Topping AX-2 DAC/amp
    Cable Inventory:
    PBJ Kimber Cables ( RCA )
    Seismic Audio XLR to TRS Patch Cables
    Other Audio Equipment:
    EQUALIZER: JVC SEA-10, CLASS D AMPS: Pioneer SA-8100, TEAC_AG10D, SPEAKERS: Vintage Polk Audio 5A Monitors, Wharfdale Diamond 10.2 Bookshelf Speakers, SMSL Linear Power Supply for the VA2 and M8
    Audio-Related Tweaks:
    Denon Replacement Parts

    http://www.head-fi.org/t/607330/how-to-repair-your-denon-d-2000-d-5000-and-d-7000-headphones-if-your-cup-has-fallen-off-the-gimbal
    Music Preferences:
    Ali Farka Toure, Ani DiFranco, Beck, Benni Chawes, Cake, Emiliana Torrini, Glenn Zervas, Karsh Kale, Patrica Barber, Slaid Cleaves, Yoshida Brothers

    Jazz, Rock, Hip-Hop, Blues, Electronic, World, Classical

    Need something new to check out? Try Pedrito Martinez's Volando Voy from the Rumba de la Isla Album
    Graduated from MSU Bozeman in Physics
    Here to help if I can

    Signature

    Time keeps everything from happening at once.
    There are only two types of headphones; those you like and those you do not.
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