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Winnipeg thread: Nov 12, 2017

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    Same as what I do for a living, because what's the point of living otherwise?
    mad science, food, dance, teaching
    Headphone Inventory:
    quick reference: Canadian companies/retailers:

    =Current= (perpetually out of date, I go through so much stuff I can't keep track)

    AKG K240 Sextett (with SFI ortho drivers; transplant in progress)
    Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro (w/Fostex T50rp drivers in them)
    Pioneer HDJ-2000 (modded -
    Fostex T50rp (modded up the wazoo)
    Nuforce 700X / 770X
    HiFiMAN HE-6 (modded: new pads, new grills, added damping in front, removed damping behind)
    Monoprice 8323 (modded)
    Sennheiser PX100-ii
    Sennheiser Amperior (w/600 ohm HD25-13 drivers)
    Sennheiser HD598 - balanced recable -
    Sennheiser HD650
    Sony MDR-Z7
    V-Sonic GR07
    Celsus Sound Gramo One

    (I'm just starting to organize this, I've pobably missed a bunch)


    Alpha & Delta AD01 - (post#83)
    Celsus Sound Gramo One - review:
    Encore RockMaster IE:
    FLC8S: (micro review)
    Nuforce NE-600X -
    Nuforce NE-600X, NE-700X, NE-770X -
    NuForce HEM family: (post #105: shotgun style review)
    Dunu DN-23 Landmine -
    VE Zen & Asura: (post #898)


    Studio/DJ headphone shootout:
    HDJ-2000, M50, SRH 840, Q40 -
    HDJ-2000, DT1350, T50p, HD25-1-ii, HD25-13-ii, M80, TMA-1 -

    Encore RockMaster OE:

    Hifiman HE-560:
    Hifiman HE-X:

    Munitio Pro40 -

    Oppo PM-1 -
    Oppo PM-3 -

    Noontec HammoS -

    Nuforce HP-800:

    Phiaton MS 400 -
    Phiaton MS 300, MS 400, PS 500 -

    Sennheiser Amperior - review:
    Sennheiser PX100-ii -


    Sennheiser PX 100 Red paint job -

    Pioneer HDJ-2000 bass boost/extension -

    Monoprice 8323 bass/general mod-

    Urbanears Plattan recable-

    M-Audio Q40 (post #760) -

    ortho transplant: Fostex T40v1 into Phiaton PS500 -
    ortho transplant: SFI (120 ohm) into AKG K240 Sextett LP -
    ortho transplant: Fostex T50rp into V-Moda Crossfade LP -
    ortho transplant: Fostex T50rp into Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro -

    Alessandro: MS1i x2
    AKG: K701, K702, K612pro, K340 x2 (bass heavy & bass light), K240M, K240 Sextett LP, K240 Sextett MP (NOS)
    Audio Technica: ANC7b, ATH-AD700, ATH-A700 (balanced), ATH-A900, ATH-ESW9A, ATH-M50, ATH-706 electret
    Beyerdynamic: DT48e 25 ohm. DT880/600. DT880-250, DT250-250
    Beta Brainwavz
    Fostex: T10, T40v1 x2. T50rp x way-too-many
    Grado: SR80, SR125, SR325, HF-1
    Hifiman: HE-300, RE252
    JBL: Ref 410
    Koss: KSC75 x3
    Koss Porta Pro
    M-Audio: Studiophile Q40
    Miu Audio: MR2pro
    Munitio: Pro40
    NAD: HP50
    Noontec: HammoS
    Nuforce: NE-600X, NE-700, NE770, HP-800
    Phiaton: MS 300, MS 400, PS 500 (with transplanted Fostex T40v1 drivers (ortho))
    Realistic: Pro30 (ortho, modded)
    Sennheiser: PX 100, PX100-ii, PX 200-ii, HD25-1-ii x4 (modded etc), HD 438, HD 580 w/600 grills & 650 cable x2, HD600, HD555, HD595, HD598, MX680
    Shure: SE 210, SE 215, SRH 440, SRH 840, SRH 940
    Skullcandy: Roc Nation Aviator
    Sony: MDR-V6 x2
    STAX: SR-007 (from a Woo WEE)
    Superlux: HD660
    Ultimate Ears: UE700
    Ultrasone: Pro750
    V-Moda: M80
    Yamaha: RH10ms (rebadged Ultrasone HFi450 - with transplanted SFI ortho drivers), YH-1 (housed in Senn HD600 body and damped, w/HD650 cable), YH-3 (ortho)
    Headphone Amp Inventory:
    =Current= (also likely out of date)
    Focusrite VRMbox - usb dac/amp and speaker/acoustics simulator
    Nuforce HDP
    Nuforce Icon2 - speaker and headphone dac/amp - review:
    CEntrance DacMini PX
    NuPrime uDSD

    For my HE-6: Bryston B60R-DA or NuPrime IDA-8


    Apex Butte:
    iFi Pro iCAN:
    Nuforce HAP-100:
    Nuforce HA-200 monoblocks:
    Neurochrome HP-1:
    Oppo HA-1:
    Ortofon HD-Q7:
    Wolf Ear Makoyi:

    mini shootout - amp for the HE-6: NuForce Icon2 vs STA-100 vs CEntrance DacMini PX:

    Bottlehead Crack - tube amp (x3)
    iBasso D10 Cobra w/tons of opamps- usb dac/amp
    Nuforce uDac2 - usb dac/amp
    Ortofon HD-Q7
    G&W T2.6F - tube amp
    FiiO: e5, e10, e09k, e17
    Centrance Dacport
    Fanmusic RA1
    Digizoid ZO2
    Nuforce HAP-100
    Meier Corda Aria
    Source Inventory:

    Prism Lyra
    Schiit Modi Multibit
    Sansa Clip, Clip+, Fuze (v1, rockbox)
    laptop & J.River Media Center
    Native Instruments Traktor 2 (usb, 4 out)
    Focusrite VRMbox - usb dac/amp and speaker/acoustics simulator
    Hot Audio USB DAC Destroyer
    NuPrime uDSD
    Turtle Beach Audio Advantage Micro II
    Echo2 USB

    iRiver iHP-120 (sold)
    iBasso D10 w/tons of opamps
    Nuforce uDac2 (sold, gifted)
    Nuforce DAC-100
    Nuforce HDP
    Focusrite Saffire 6 USB (usb, 2 in, 4 out, balanced)
    Echo Indigo DJ (pcmcia, sold)
    M-Audio Firewire Solo (sold)
    Behringer UCA202 - for usb to optical conversion (sold)
    Wadia121 Decoding Computer - review:
    FiiO: E10, E17
    FiiO X1 review:

    ==review ==
    Focusrite Saffire 6 USB -
    Nuforce uDac-3:
    Nuforce DAC-100:
    NuPrime uDSD -
    Encore mDSD -
    SoundAware M1Pro - (post #1025)
    Prism Lyra vs Calia vs RME ADI-2 Pro vs Schiit Yggdrasil vs Forssell MDAC-2A -

    my iBasso D10 opamp rolling experience so far: (post #3984)
    Cable Inventory:
    some Furutech, Neutrik, too many DIY to list, etc
    Burson Cable+ review:

    well over 1000' of various pro audio cabling
    Power-Related Components:
    Nuforce LPS2-192k (power supply and usb to coax/optical converter 192k) - review:

    Furman Elite 20 PFi
    APC SurgeArrest power strips
    several Tripp Lite products
    Other Audio Equipment:
    John Blue JB3
    Centrance Masterclass 2504
    Celsus Sound SP One actives
    review/shootout of the above three speakers:
    Paradigm 5se & Monitors
    B&W DM11
    Cambridge Soundworks 2.1
    Cambridge Soundworks Model Twelve Monitors x 2
    M-Audio AV40 (traded)
    NuForce Cube - review:
    Nuforce Icon2 + S-X + W1 (speaker amp/dac, speakers and subwoofer)
    Gigaworks T40 (sold)
    various PA systems
    various sound docks
    power amps: Brystons, Carver, Yorkville, etc.
    several vintage receivers

    Radio Shack ground loop isolator
    Audio-Related Tweaks:
    radio shack ground loop isolator, cheater plugs
    DIY cables
    Music Preferences:
    classical, swing/big band jazz, chillout, acoustic/folk, classic rock, etc
    I'm always interested in trades to try out new gear; doesn't even have to be audio related.


    archived feedback link
    building an active balanced ground: link
    ortho transplants: Fostex T40v1/Phiaton PS500,  SFI-120/Sextett,  Fostex T50rp/V-Moda Crossfade, Fostex T50rp/Beyer COP
    Winnipeg headfi community:
         next meet - Sunday Feb 19
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