Photography. Researching Audio Equipment. Home Theater. Walking the dogs with my wife.
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Audio Zenith PMx2
Koss ESP/950 w/custom pads
SennGrado w/cups from 7keys
Fostex TH900 MkII (MrSpeakers doggie treats and ZMF Cowhide pads)
Sony MDR-V6 (c.1992. Never use em, but they are sentimental :-)
Former or tried:
Traded: beyerdynamic DT1770 - sound a little warm/dark for me.
Traded: beyerdynamic T5p - I could not get a good seal, so no bass
T1 (sn 25xx)
Sennheiser HD800 with SuperDupont Resonator
Sennheiser HD650 with all sorts of mods
Grado RS2e with Doggie Treats
Fostex TH600 (Lawton tune-up mod applied)
AKG 550: poor seal, to big - sold
MDR-Z7: Uncomfortable headband after a while. Bass bloat. Too polite, but smooth and very comfortable pads
Dunu-1000: Just liked the IE80's better
HifiMan RE400: too warm for my taste
Shure SHR1540 - Pretty darn good, but not enough something for me. Poor headband
Grado SR225i - upgraded
VSonic AN16 (never use 'em, but one day this will be worth tens of dollars!)
Heard: Audeze EL-8 (closed). Bad microphonics. Tin can sound. - just heard
Heard: NAD VIsio 50: Comfortable, but small earcups. Balanced. Tight bass, not heavy. Not fun. Forward mids. Thin. Probably accurate. Maybe even a litle bright.
Heard: HiFiMan HE-400: Need a good amp. Very revealing. Beautiful bass, but not as extended as the DT-770.
Heard: Audeze LCD-3 (pre-fazor): need a good amp. Very nice! detail, extended bass. Extended highs. Smooth. Bass thump, but controlled. tight mids.
Heard: PM-1: Very good, clear, and balanced. Too expensive
Heard: PM-3: Didn't like at first, but after a few days my brain burned in. I ultimately felt they sounded odd with the lower treble and upper mid.
beyerdynamic DT990-pro-250 - upgraded
Headphone Amp Inventory:
Schiit Mjolnir 2 with WE396a tubes (home)
Eddie Current Black Widow 2
ifi iCan Nano (travel)
Schiit Magn Uber 2 (work)
Sold: AURALiC TAURUS MKII
Sold: BottleHead Crack - Mullard 12AU7 (Blackburn, Great Britain, code Gf1 84DX), Catham 6080
Sold: Lake People G109-A
Sold: Corda Classic
Sold: Schiit Magn gen 1 (work)
NuForce Icon 2 and NHT zeros
NAD D3020 and DefTech SM350
Sony UDA-1 and MartinLogan LX16s
Family room: Yamaha Rx-A2050, Monitor Audio Gold GX100 fronts, Aerial CC3 center, orb surrounds and Atmos, SVS ultra 13 sub
Garage: NAD 7020, Bose 101 and 301
Apple Express Modems all over the place for AirPlay
Pad Inventory beyond stock pads (Pad rolling!):
- EDT 250 Velour (MDRv6)
- Grado L - (one pair of SennGrados)
- ZMF Cowhide
- Brainwavez Hybrid (flat)