Designer, CAD (work), 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:
1) Home:
Fidelio X1 + custom low impedance copper Litz cable (DIY CC1HP)

2) Work: Behringer BH-470 (modified)

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) VE Bonus IE (modified)
3) BLON BL-03 (dark gunmetal)
4) KZ ZS5v1 (open back mod + low impedance cable)
5) Sony MH755 (original legit drivers inside KZ ZS4 shells)

VE Asura 2.0
VE Monk+

Thieaudio Legacy 3
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:
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 (crap battery and lousy UI), otherwise good SQ
Other Audio Equipment
IEM measurement rig: Dayton Audio iMM-6 > AudioTool (android)
Audio-Related Tweaks
Workshop gallery (modifications, re-builds, woodwork etc.):
Music Preferences
Polyphia, The Physics House Band, Poly-Math, Plini, Omnerod, 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