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    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    danceengineermetallurgistteachermusic
    Interests:
    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: http://www.head-fi.org/t/548624/listing-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    =Current= (perpetually out of date, I go through so much stuff I can't keep track)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 - http://www.head-fi.org/t/570868/)
    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 - http://www.head-fi.org/t/719661/
    Sennheiser HD650
    Sony MDR-Z7
    V-Sonic GR07
    Celsus Sound Gramo One

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

    **IEMs**

    Alpha & Delta AD01 - http://www.head-fi.org/t/773148/alpha-delta-ad01/75#post_11824251 (post#83)
    Celsus Sound Gramo One - review: http://www.head-fi.org/t/761288/
    Encore RockMaster IE: http://www.head-fi.org/t/775812/
    FLC8S: http://www.head-fi.org/t/777158/flc-technology-flc8-and-flc8s-impressions-thread/2940#post_12472573 (micro review)
    Nuforce NE-600X - http://www.head-fi.org/products/nuforce-ne600x-black-in-ear-headphones/reviews/7107
    Nuforce NE-600X, NE-700X, NE-770X - http://www.head-fi.org/t/623137
    NuForce HEM family: http://www.head-fi.org/t/802247/nuforce-hem-discussion-impressions/90 (post #105: shotgun style review)
    Dunu DN-23 Landmine - http://www.head-fi.org/products/dunu-dn-23-landmine-headphones-earphones/reviews/9249
    VE Zen & Asura: http://www.head-fi.org/t/759219/ve-a-new-and-impressive-earbuds-brand/885#post_11750116 (post #898)


    **HEADPHONES**

    Studio/DJ headphone shootout:
    HDJ-2000, M50, SRH 840, Q40 - http://www.head-fi.org/f/threads/512762
    HDJ-2000, DT1350, T50p, HD25-1-ii, HD25-13-ii, M80, TMA-1 - http://www.head-fi.org/t/574617/

    Encore RockMaster OE: http://www.head-fi.org/t/775541/

    Hifiman HE-560: http://www.head-fi.org/products/hifiman-he-560/reviews/11606
    Hifiman HE-X: http://www.head-fi.org/products/hifiman-edition-x-over-ear-planar-magnetic-headphones/reviews/15659

    Munitio Pro40 - http://www.head-fi.org/products/munitio-pro40-high-performance-headphones/reviews/9889

    Oppo PM-1 - http://www.head-fi.org/products/oppo-pm-1/reviews/12525
    Oppo PM-3 - http://www.head-fi.org/products/oppo-pm-3/reviews/13172

    Noontec HammoS - http://www.head-fi.org/t/771679/

    Nuforce HP-800: http://www.head-fi.org/t/647966

    Phiaton MS 400 - http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/495667/
    Phiaton MS 300, MS 400, PS 500 - http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/523079/

    Sennheiser Amperior - review: http://www.head-fi.org/products/sennheiser-amperior-on-ear-headphones/reviews/11047
    Sennheiser PX100-ii - http://www.head-fi.org/products/sennheiser-px-100-ii-supra-aural-mini-headphones-black/reviews/4498



    ==Mods/Transplants==

    Sennheiser PX 100 Red paint job - http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/513293/

    Pioneer HDJ-2000 bass boost/extension - http://www.head-fi.org/t/570868/pioneer-hdj-2000-bass-boost-extension-mod

    Monoprice 8323 bass/general mod- http://www.head-fi.org/t/610542/

    Urbanears Plattan recable- http://www.head-fi.org/t/607380/modded-urbanears-plattan-surprisingly-competent-and-bass-heavy

    M-Audio Q40 (post #760) - http://www.head-fi.org/t/275459/m-audio-q40-impressions-long-w-pics/750#post_8560192

    ortho transplant: Fostex T40v1 into Phiaton PS500 - http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/554183/
    ortho transplant: SFI (120 ohm) into AKG K240 Sextett LP - http://www.head-fi.org/t/569510/
    ortho transplant: Fostex T50rp into V-Moda Crossfade LP - http://www.head-fi.org/t/648893/
    ortho transplant: Fostex T50rp into Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro - http://www.head-fi.org/t/656644/


    ==Gone=
    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: http://www.head-fi.org/t/626851/
    CEntrance DacMini PX
    NuPrime uDSD

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

    ==Reviews==

    Apex Butte: http://www.head-fi.org/t/573883/butte-review#post_7816533
    iFi Pro iCAN: http://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=150183.0
    Nuforce HAP-100: http://www.head-fi.org/t/659934/
    Nuforce HA-200 monoblocks: http://www.head-fi.org/t/724153/
    Neurochrome HP-1: http://www.head-fi.org/t/830987/
    Oppo HA-1: http://www.head-fi.org/products/oppo-ha-1-integrated-headphone-dac-and-amplifier/reviews/12944
    Ortofon HD-Q7: http://www.head-fi.org/t/511217/
    Wolf Ear Makoyi: http://www.head-fi.org/t/834149/

    mini shootout - amp for the HE-6: NuForce Icon2 vs STA-100 vs CEntrance DacMini PX: http://www.head-fi.org/t/666077/


    =Gone=
    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:
    =Current=

    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

    =Gone=
    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: http://www.head-fi.org/products/wadia-121-decoding-computer-digital-to-analog-converter/reviews/11284
    FiiO: E10, E17
    FiiO X1 review: http://www.head-fi.org/products/fiio-x1-ultraportable-hi-res-dap/reviews/11708


    ==review ==
    Focusrite Saffire 6 USB - http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f46/review-focusrite-saffire-6-usb-472484/
    Nuforce uDac-3: http://www.head-fi.org/t/693047/
    Nuforce DAC-100: http://www.head-fi.org/t/645068/
    NuPrime uDSD - http://www.head-fi.org/t/765642/
    Encore mDSD - http://www.head-fi.org/t/797668/
    SoundAware M1Pro - http://www.head-fi.org/t/750875/soundaware-m1-pro-portable-player-with-proprietary-fpga-architecture/1020#post_13171671 (post #1025)

    my iBasso D10 opamp rolling experience so far: http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/399315/ibasso-d10-updates-1st-page-with-current-opamp-choices-by-hiflight-images-page-1-12-13-14-15-21-71/3975 (post #3984)
    Cable Inventory:
    some Furutech, Neutrik, too many DIY to list, etc
    Burson Cable+ review: http://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=150423

    well over 1000' of various pro audio cabling
    Power-Related Components:
    Nuforce LPS2-192k (power supply and usb to coax/optical converter 192k) - review: http://www.head-fi.org/t/626851/review-nuforce-icon2-s-x-speakers-w-1-sub-lps-power-supply#post_9011780

    Furman Elite 20 PFi
    SurgeX
    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: http://www.head-fi.org/t/844096/
    Paradigm 5se & Monitors
    B&W DM11
    Cambridge Soundworks 2.1
    Cambridge Soundworks Model Twelve Monitors x 2
    M-Audio AV40 (traded)
    NuForce Cube - review: http://www.head-fi.org/t/618638/review-nuforce-cube-portable-speaker-usb-dac-headphone-amp
    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.

    Signature

    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: http://www.head-fi.org/t/429399
         next meet - Sunday Feb 19
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