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Headphoneus Supremus, from The Laboratory

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    The Laboratory
    I don't understand this section...
    (cuz this used to read "Other Interests" :P
    Headphone Inventory:
    HiFiMAN HE-560, HE-5LE & HE-500
    Philips X2
    AKG K550
    AKG Q701
    Grado SR225

    Briefly owned:
    Sennheiser HD 650
    AKG K712 Pro
    Headphone Amp Inventory:
    Schiit Lyr
    JDS Labs C5
    Source Inventory:
    Schiit Bifrost Multibit + Gen 2 USB
    HiFimeDIY Sabre U2 Asynchronous USB DAC + USB Isolator
    Schiit Wyrd
    Schiit SYS
    Emotiva XPS-1
    JVC AL-FQ5 turntable with "AT92DSH AT92E Cartridge w/Shibata JICO Brand Needle" from
    Rockbox'd iPod 160 GB Classic
    Cable Inventory:
    DIY cables for both HiFiMAN cans and Q701 using 100/46 type 2 Litz wire in paracord and braided

    DIY interconnects for Stack o' Schiit + XPS-1: 3 pairs using 100/46 type 2 Litz wire in generic tubing with Platinum Grey Techflex covera and Rean RCA plugs

    PC-to-Wyrd: A purtty Amazon USB that glows blue at the ends ;-)
    Wyrd-to-Bifrost: Ziotek 1-ft. USB Shortys™ USB 2.0

    Old Stuff in a Basket:
    Redco Mogami mini-quad cable for Q701 - chopped up for DIY interconnects
    More Mogami W2799
    PYST RCA for Brifrost to Lyr x 2, since first pair was defective; fixed first, got a second for free
    AudioQuest Golden Gate 3.5mm-to-RCA
    Bits & Pieces

    plusSound Echo Series cable (Cryo Treated Type 2 Litz Copper) for HiFiMAN - SOLD
    Audio-Related Tweaks:
    jerg's grill, pad and felt mods for HE-500s; pads not used much

    jerg's HE-560s Enhancements, except the pads

    Badass acrylic PC fan grills on HE-560s and HE-500s

    Bass port mod (port covered with spongy foam squares) and wool felt driver rings for Q701s
    Music Preferences:
    Stuff that makes my ears drool.


    Cans: HE-5LE | HE-560 | HE-500 | Fidelio X2 | Q701 | K550 | SR225 | Phiaton PS 210 & PS 20
    Amps: Schiit Lyr | Emotiva Fusion Flex | JDS Labs C5
    DACs: Schiit MultiFrost upgrade + Gen 2 USB | M-Audio AP192 | HiFimeDIY Sabre U2 + USB Isolator

    Rangy still loves his K550s!​
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