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Jan 23, 2013
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Member of the Trade: Wood Audio Accessories & Modifications, Male, from Estonia

Found my sound-bliss! ;P Mar 22, 2018

  • About

    Designer, Teacher, Woodwork, Melomaniac.
    Headphone Inventory:
    Sound signature preference:
    Neutral sided, slightly warm, slight U or L-shaped FR, out-of-headstage imaging, slightly distant vocals presentation (not recessed in mids), large open airy soundstage, great frontal depth and layering, great decay/reverb (not enhanced), overall even micro-details in FR, no mid-bass elevation.
    NB! I`m quite sensitive to highs (especially around 6.2-7.5kHz).

    Full-size over-ear headphone:
    Fidelio X1 + custom low impedance copper Litz cable (DIY CC1HP)
    Pic: https://cdn.head-fi.org/g/9940537_l.jpg

    1) Moondrop Kanas Pro (modified nozzle grills + nozzle vent tape mod + Spinfit CP100-S + stock Lyre cable with upgraded NTP3RC jack and 2-pin connectors)
    2) KZ ZS5v1 (open back mod + low impedance cable)
    3) BLON BL-03 (dark gunmetal)
    4) iBasso IT01 (open-back/open nozzle/wood mod)
    5) Sony MH755 (original legit drivers inside KZ ZS4 shells)


    VE Asura 2.0
    VE Monk+
    Headphone Amp Inventory:
    Opamps: Burson V5i-D / OPA2228PA / OPA1612AID / NE5322A / AD8599 / NE5322PA / ADA4084-2ARZ / OPA1692IDR / LM4562MAXNOPB
    Source Inventory:
    iBasso DX5X:
    Firmware: Sound Unlocked 1.3.3 (FLAC only/ IIR off / CPU default)
    Hardware upgrades:
    HO decoupling cap - Panasonic POSCAP # 10TPE220MIL (7343 case)
    DAC differential amp decoupling cap - Panasonic POSCAP # 6TPE100MI (7343 case)
    DAC analog power supply decoupling caps - Panasonic POSCAP # 6TPE100MI (7343 case)
    HO coupling capacitors - 4x Panasonic FC 220uF 10V # EEUFC1A221S
    LO capacitors - 2x Panasonic FC 100uF 10V # EEUFC1A101S
    HO opamps - 2x ADA4897-1ARZ (80mA per channel!)
    LO differential opamp - ADA4841-2YRZ (30mA output)
    Specs: <0.5 Ohm output impedance | Gain output L/M/H >= 1,2/1,7/3,1V
    Mods post: https://www.head-fi.org/threads/ibasso-dx50-mods.720776/page-20#post-12652071
    Aune T1 (hardware modified):
    Main power supply capacitors - Panasonic FR
    Secondary power supply capacitors - ELNA SilmicII (black/gold)
    Headphone amplifier coupling capacitors - ELNA SilmicII (black/gold)
    Headphone amplifier rail voltage capacitors - ELNA SilmicII (black/gold)
    HO opamp upgrade (roll-able): OPA2228PA
    DAC differential opamp upgrade (roll-able): OPA1692IDR
    CMC gold plated OFC pins ceramic socket
    Main tube - Siemens/Halske E88CC goldpin
    USB data cable +5V power rail disabled
    Software - ASIO4ALL > Musicbee/VLC
    QNGEE X2
    Other Audio Equipment:
    IEM measurement rig: Dayton Audio iMM-6 > AudioTool (android)
    Graphs: https://www.head-fi.org/gallery/album/frequency-response-graphs.994563/
    Audio-Related Tweaks:
    Workshop gallery (modifications, re-builds, woodwork etc.): https://www.head-fi.org/f/gallery/album/workshop.871146/
    Music Preferences:
    The Physics House Band, Poly-Math, Twelve Foot Ninja, Seven Impale, The Mars Volta, TOOL, A Perfect Circle, Omar Rodríguez-López, Karnivool, Opeth, Eidola, Steven Wilson, Lucid Planet, Porcupine Tree, Gazpacho, Pink Floyd, King Crimson, Puscifer, Dead Letter Circus, Tesseract, Sanguine Hum, Kingcrow, Frontstreet, David Barrett Trio, Ampacity, Djam Karet, Cosmograf, Sons of Apollo, Nemrud, Disperse, Alt-J, Lunatic Soul, Devin Townsend, ELP, Glass Hammer, IT, Leprous, Lifesigns, Long Distance Calling, Perfect Beings, Resistor, Fever Ray, Riverside, Nine Inch Nails, The Pineapple Thief, Animals as Leaders, The Dear Hunter, Klone, Periphery, Closure in Moscow, Caligula`s Horse, The Sea Within, Destiny Potato, Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble, Katatonia, Tiger Moth Tales, Deftones, Bloc Party, Radiohead, The Olivia Tremor Control, Indukti, Temple of Thieves, Mutemath, Sigur Ros, Monuments, Opus of A Machine, Beardfish, Estas Tonne, Silversun Pickups, Thank You Scientist, 10 Years, Leprous, Failure, GoGo Penguin, Eivind Aarset, Atoms for Peace, Between buried and Me, Sunset in The 12th House, Uneven structure, The Joy Formidable, Mushroomhead, Heilung, Kaya Project, Depeche Mode, Massive Attack, Martin Grech, The Circulatory System, Crosses, Lamb, Curve, Ganesh Rao, Chris Isaak, Wye Oak, Wardruna, Evaline, Jericco, Yoav, Thom Yorke, Klaxons, M83, DubFX, Ez3kiel, Skyharbor, Eleven Tigers, Korn, Eskmo, Filter, Finley Quaye, O. Children, Nick Drake, Pantha Du Prince, Rammstein, Caribou, Moderat, Metallica, Bonobo, Dream Theater, 65 days of static, Anathema, Bahamas, Audioslave, Bat for Lashes, Type O Negative, Burial, PJ Harvey, Apparat, Blood Command, Boards of Canada, Cinematic Orchestra, Effigy, Friendly Fires, Hooverphonic, How to Destroy Angles, Ital Tek, Arvo Pärt, TV on The Radio, Paolo Nutini, Glass Animals, Blood Red Shoes, Big Red Panda etc.


    Desk: PC >> ASIO >> Aune T1 DAC/Amp (hardware modified) >> Siemens E88CC goldpin >> Fidelio X1 (custom low-impedance cable)
    Portable: iBasso DX5X (hardware modified, SU 1.3.3 FW) >> Moondrop Kanas Pro (modified nozzle grills & upgraded cable plug+2-pin connectors)
    IEM measurements
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