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Oct 18, 2010
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Chestertucky, MI

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Head-Fi's third most long-winded poster., from Chestertucky, MI


I just realized that Jeff Lynne wrote songs titled both "Starlight" and "Twilight". And ELO singles sometimes came on purple vinyl. HE KNEW! May 22, 2017

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    Chestertucky, MI
    -Cooking (I make a MEAN stir fry!)
    -Electronics / Computers / Software
    -The occasional video game
    -Playing / making music (keyboards + vocals)
    Headphone Inventory:
    Current Stable:
    -*Sennheiser HD 600 w/ HD 650 headband pad
    -*Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
    -*Koss KSC75 + PortaPro headband
    -*Etymotic MC5
    -Beyerdynamic DT880/250 ('05)
    -Koss PortaPro
    -Koss SP330 (re-purchased)
    -Koss UR55
    -MEElectronics S6
    -Shure SRH440

    *Preferred members of my rotation

    Lost somewhere:
    -FiiO EX1 (aka Dunu Titan 1) (Well there's $70 I'll never see again)

    -RHA MA-350 (strain relief on right side failed, leading to a short)

    -Audio-Technica ATH-M50S (bought the hype, mistake)

    -Grado SR225i (too colored, limited genre coverage)

    -MEElectronics A161P (too much midrange, too warm + lacking treble)

    -NAD VISO HP50 (Good sound, TERRIBLE comfort)

    -Koss SP330 (Pretty good sound, though not my preferred signature; unfortunate comfort and fit issues) UPDATE: Tried again, not as bad this time--left this line for full disclosure

    -Sennheiser HD 569 (Great comfort, kind of boring sound, but the killer was the angled drivers, which, in common with the M50(x) for me, make the soundstage uncomfortably placed in the middle of my head with no forward projection)

    Would love to hear/try:
    -Phonak PFE 111/112
    -Brainwavz B2/Fischer Audio DBA-02
    -Philips Fidelio S2
    -V-MODA XS
    -Vintage (80s) DT880
    -Beyer DT531
    Headphone Amp Inventory:
    -Native Instruments Komplete Audio 6
    -Focusrite Scarlett Solo
    -FiiO Q1
    -Behringer Xenyx 802 preamp/mixer
    Source Inventory:
    -Nexus 5X
    -Nexus 7 (2013)
    -Rockboxed Sansa Clip Zip + 64 GB microSD
    -13-inch MacBook Pro (Late 2016, non-Touch Bar)
    -Various other computers and CDP

    Retired (after seven years of dedicated service):

    -Rockboxed 60GB 5G iPod Video
    Other Audio Equipment:
    Receivers, Amps and Speakers:
    -Kenwood KR-6030 (circa 1978)
    -Cambridge Audio Model 2500 (circa 1978)
    -Lepai LP-2020A+ Class-T amp
    -Insignia NS-B2111 speakers (two pairs)

    Keys + VSTi:
    -Kawai ES3 Digital Piano
    -Garritan Yamaha CFX Concert Grand
    -VI Labs Ravenscroft 275
    -NI Definitive Piano Collection (Grandeur, Maverick, Gentleman)
    -Galaxy Vintage D
    -Synthogy Ivory American Concert D
    -Addictive Keys Electric Grand (Yamaha CP-80)
    -GForce Software M-Tron Pro Virtual Mellotron + all expansion packs
    Audio-Related Tweaks:
    I've placed felt circles over the drivers of my SRH440 to tame the highs and make the headphone comfortable, as well as stuck a bit of foam onto the headband with adhesive velcro strips.
    Music Preferences:
    Pretty eclectic really
    Sometimes I'm on Head-Fi. Often times I'm not. At all times, music comes first.


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