DBaldock9
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    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    January 6
    Location:
    Houston, TX USA
    Occupation:
    Electronics Technician (20+ years experience)
    Interests:
    01.) Computers
    02.) Home Audio / Video
    03.) Photography
    04.) Walking for Fitness
    05.) Sci-Fi Conventions
    06.) Renaissance Festivals
    07.) Travel
    08.) Reading Sci-Fi & British Mysteries
    Headphone Inventory:
    My first headphones were some Zenith Stereo Headphones (Model: 839-43), from the early 1970s, that my Dad bought along with a Zenith console stereo. We don't have them any longer, but this is what they looked like - http://future-forms.com/portfolio-item/zenith-839-43-headphones/

    ##### Listed by descending #####
    ##### price, within type #####
    ##### (Mfg Specs, not measured) #####
    *** Headphones - Begin ***
    01.) Beyerdynamic DT-831 - Headphone, 250Ω, 96dB/mW, 5Hz-32KHz, Sealed back, 1x Dynamic, Tethered cable [~$200]

    02.) MEE Audio Matrix2 AF62 - Bluetooth 4.0 aptX Wireless Headphone w/Mic, can also be used wired, 64Ω, 103db/mW, 15Hz-20KHz, Sealed back, 1x Dynamic [$94.99]
    *** Headphones - End ***

    *** Earphones - Begin ***
    03.) Hotfi HM1 (2016) - Earphone, 32Ω, 112dB/mW, 18Hz-22KHz, Plastic housing, 2x Dynamic & 2x Balanced Armature, MMCX cable [$166.50]

    04.) LZ A4 - Earphone, 16Ω, 120dB/mW, 20Hz-25KHz, Metal housing, 1x Dynamic & 2x Balanced Armature, MMCX cable [$150.00, promo discount from $195]

    05.) TingJie R4 (4in1) - Earphone, 16Ω, 110dB/mW, 20Hz-20KHz, Ebony wood housing, 1x Dynamic & 1x Balanced Armature, MMCX cable [$89.60]

    06.) Rose Aurora - Earphone, 18Ω, 112dB/mW, 10Hz-24KHz, Plastic housing, 1x Dynamic, MMCX cable [$69.00, Received as Gift, with TY Hi-Z 650 & BHOBuds MAG-7 purchase]

    07.) VE Biggie - Earphone, 80Ω, 114dB/mW, 17Hz-22KHz, Plastic housing, 1x Dynamic, 0.78mm cable [$60.00 - Promotional price, included Biggie, Smalls, & Monk Plus Espresso (2.5TRRS)]

    08.) VE Smalls - Earphone, 24Ω, 117dB/mW, 17Hz-22KHz, Plastic housing, 1x Dynamic, 0.78mm cable [$60.00 - Promotional price, included Biggie, Smalls, & Monk Plus Espresso (2.5TRRS)]

    09.) Tennmak Crazy Cello - Earphone, 28Ω, 105dB/mW, 5Hz-70KHz, Metal housing, 1x Dynamic, Tethered cable [$49.23]

    10.) NiceHCK W1 - Earphone, 16Ω, 125dB/mW, 10Hz-24KHz, Ebony wood housing, 1x Dynamic, MMCX cable [$38.76]

    11.) AK Light (2016) - Earphone, 32Ω, 90dB/mW, 12Hz-24KHz, Metal housing, 1x Dynamic, Tethered cable [$36.34]

    12.) HLSX Magaosi MGS-BK50 - Earphone, 32Ω, 101dB/mW, 20Hz-20KHz, Wood housing, 1x Dynamic & 1x Balanced Armature, Tethered cable w/Mic [$34.35]

    13.) Senfer 4in1 (2016) - Earphone, 32Ω, 108dB/mW, 10Hz-30KHz, Metal housing, 1x Dynamic & 1x Balanced Armature, MMCX cable [$28.86]

    14.) BossHiFi B3 - Earphone, 16Ω, 123dB/mW, 20Hz-20KHz, Ebony wood housing, 1x Dynamic & 1x Balanced Armature, Tethered cable [$28.49]

    15.) Senfer DT2 IE800 v2 - Earphone, 16Ω, 118dB/mW, 6Hz-23.5KHz, Ceramic housing, 1x Dynamic & 1x Balanced Armature, MMCX cable [$25.62]

    16.) Remax RM-600M - Earphone, 16Ω, 97dB/mW, 18Hz-22KHz, Metal housing, 1x Balanced Armature, Tethered cable w/Mic [$25.19]

    17.) Tennmak Pro - Earphone, 16Ω, 100dB/mW, 10Hz-20KHz, Plastic housing, 2x Dynamic, MMCX cable [$22.68]

    18.) DZAT DF-10 - Earphone, 16Ω, 90dB/mW, 6Hz-20KHz, Red Ebony wood housing, 1x Dynamic, Tethered cable w/Mic [$19.99]

    19.) MEMT X5 - Earphone, 16Ω, 100dB/mW, 20Hz-20KHz, Metal housing, 1x Dynamic, Tethered cable w/Mic [$19.90]

    20.) Kinera BA05 (2016) - Earphone, 12Ω, 103dB/mW, 20Hz-20KHz, Plastic housing, 1x Dynamic & 1x Balanced Armature, MMCX cable [$19.59]

    21.) ZhiYin Z2000 - Earphone, 16Ω, 108dB/mW, 20Hz-20KHz, Metal housing, 1x Dynamic, MMCX cable [$18.79]

    22.) TTLIFE 3C00H10 (2016) - Earphone, 16Ω, 113dB/mW, 20Hz-20KHz, Plastic & metal housing, 1x Dynamic, Tethered cable w/Mic [$6.57]
    *** Earphones - End ***

    *** Earbuds - Begin ***
    23.) Wong Kuan Wae "Blur 魔音" (2.5TRRS) - Earbud 300Ω, Plastic housing, 1x Dynamic, Tethered cable

    24.) K's 500-Ohm v2 (2.5TRRS) - Earbud, 500Ω, 110dB/mW, 10Hz-35KHz, Plastic housing, 1x Dynamic, Tethered cable [$106.65]

    25.) ToneKing MusicMaker TY2 - Earbud, 16Ω, 100dB/mW, 20Hz-25KHz, Metal housing, 2x Dynamic, Tethered cable [$88.01]

    26.) VE Asura 2.0 (2.5TRRS) - Earbud, 150Ω, 120dB/mW, 8Hz-25KHz, Plastic housing, 1x Dynamic, Tethered cable [$88.00]

    27.) TY Hi-Z HP650 (2.5mm TRRS) - Earbud, 650Ω, 120dB/mW, 12Hz-24KHz, Plastic housing, 1x Dynamic, Tethered cable [$75.00, used +$1.23 (Ranko 2.5mm TRRS plug)]

    28.) BHOBuds MAG-7 (2.5mm TRRS) - Earbud, 32Ω, Plastic housing, 1x Dynamic, Tethered cable [$67.00 + $8.00 (wire & Ranko 2.5mm TRRS plug)]

    29.) OurArt Ti7 - Earbud, 32Ω, 118dB/mW, 20Hz-25KHz, Metal housing, 1x Dynamic, MMCX cable [$59.00]

    30.) Svara-L - Earbud, 115Ω, 98dB/mW, 8Hz-25KHz, Metal housing, 1x Dynamic, MMCX cable [$54.00]

    31.) MusicMaker ToneKing TO200 - Earbud, 200Ω, 113dB/mW, 12Hz-33KHz, Metal housing, 1x Dynamic, MMCX cable [$50.00]

    32.) Daik DK-Song - Earbud, 16Ω, 108dB/mW, 20Hz-24KHz, Wood housing, 1x Dynamic, MMCX cable [$46.95]

    33.) VE Monk Plus (2.5TRRS) - Earbud, 64Ω, 122dB/mW, 20Hz-20KHz, Plastic housing, 1x Dynamic, Tethered cable [$30.00] (Second set Free with VE Biggie / Smalls purchase)

    34.) [on order] NICEHCK DIY Graphene (2017) - Earbud, 20Ω, 108dB/mW, 15Hz-30KHz, Plastic housing, 1x Dynamic, Tethered cable [$29.53]

    35.) NiceHCK DIY PK2 (White) - Earbud, 16Ω, 106dB/mW, 10Hz-22KHz, Plastic housing, 1x Dynamic, Tethered cable [$21.63]

    36.) 1More Piston (EO303) - Earbud, 32Ω, 98dB/mW, 20Hz-24KHz, Metal housing, 1x Dynamic, Tethered cable w/Mic [$17.79]

    37.) MusicMaker ToneKing TP16 - Earbud, 32Ω, 118dB/mW, 15Hz-25KHz, Plastic housing, 1x Dynamic, Tethered cable [$16.90]

    38.) Senfer PT15 v2 - Earbud, 32Ω, 120dB/mW, 10Hz-25KHz, Metal housing, 1x Dynamic, MMCX cable [$16.28] (2 additional sets ordered, for $7.90/ea, in Nov, 2017)

    39.) Celebrat Mantis C7 - Earbud, 16Ω, 100dB/mW, 20Hz-20KHz, Metal housing, 1x Dynamic, tethered cable w/Mic [$12.99]

    40.) VE Monk Plus (Coffee Gold) - Earbud, 64Ω, 120dB/mW, 20Hz-20KHz, Plastic housing, 1x Dynamic, Tethered Android 3-button cable [$10.00]

    41.) QianYun Qian39 (2.5mm TRRS) - Earbud, 22Ω, 106dB/mW, 40Hz-20KHz, Plastic housing, 1x Dynamic, Tethered cable [$6.13 + $46.23 (wire & Ranko 2.5mm TRRS plug)]

    42.) QianYun Qian39 (3.5mm TRS) - Earbud, 22Ω, 106dB/mW, 40Hz-20KHz, Plastic housing, 1x Dynamic, Tethered cable [$6.13]

    43.) QianYun Qian25 (2.5mm TRRS) - Earbud, 32Ω, 108dB/mW, 20Hz-20KHz, Plastic housing, 1x Dynamic, Tethered cable [$5.91 + $8.00 (wire & Ranko 2.5mm TRRS plug)]

    44.) QianYun Qian25 - Earbud, 32Ω, 108dB/mW, 20Hz-20KHz, Plastic housing, 1x Dynamic, Tethered cable [$5.91]

    45.) VE Monk Plus (Smoke) - Earbud, 64Ω, 120dB/mW, 20Hz-20KHz, Plastic housing, 1x Dynamic, Tethered cable [$5.00] (purchased to use as loaner)

    46.) Vido (Blue) - Earbud, 16Ω, 108dB/mW, 20Hz-20KHz, Plastic housing, 1x Dynamic, Tethered cable w/Mic [$4.99]

    47.) Vido (Blue) (2.5mm TRRS) - Earbud, 16Ω, 108dB/mW, 20Hz-20KHz, Plastic housing, 1x Dynamic, Tethered cable [$3.99 + $8.00 (wire & Ranko 2.5mm TRRS Plug)]
    *** Earbuds - End ***

    ~~~
    ~~~ Next 3 came with specific equipment ~~~
    48.) Samsung EHS44 (with 2011 Galaxy Tablet) - Earphone, 16Ω, Plastic housing, 1x Dynamic, Tethered cable

    49.) Roku Premium (with Roku 4 Net Streamer) - Earphone, 16Ω, Plastic housing, 1x Dynamic, Tethered cable

    50.) Panasonic EAH-Z31 (with 1988 CD Walkman) - Earbud, 16Ω, Plastic housing, 1x Dynamic, Tethered cable
    ~~~
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    51.) [given to me, I gave to co-worker] HiSoundAudio PAA-1 - Earbud, 32Ω, 105dB/mW, 20Hz-21KHz, Plastic housing, 1x Dynamic, Tethered cable [$19.90]

    52.) [sold to co-worker] VE Monk Plus (Royal Purple) - Earbud, 64Ω, 120dB/mW, 20Hz-20KHz, Plastic housing, 1x Dynamic, Tethered 1-button cable [$7.00]

    53.) [sold to co-worker] VE Monk Plus (Smoke) - Earbud, 64Ω, 120dB/mW, 20Hz-20KHz, Plastic housing, 1x Dynamic, Tethered cable [$5.00]
    %%%
    %%%
    ***
    *** Next 5 were given to my Dad, to use with his Phone & Shanling M1 DAP ***
    54.) Penon IEM - Earphone, 32Ω, 108dB/mW, 5Hz-28KHz, Metal housing, 1x Dynamic, Tethered cable [$99.90, Free Gift, w/LZ A4 purchase]

    55.) DIY Handmade PHEB01 - Earbud, 24Ω, 107dB/mW, 10Hz-20KHz, Metal housing, Dual Diaphragm / CCAW Dynamic, Tethered cable [$29.90]

    56.) OKCSC DD3 (2016) - Earphone, 12Ω, 103dB/mW, 20Hz-20KHz, Plastic housing, 1x Dynamic & 1x Balanced Armature, MMCX cable [$23.23]

    57.) 1More Piston (EO303) - Earbud, 32Ω, 98dB/mW, 20Hz-24KHz, Metal housing, 1x Dynamic, Tethered cable w/Mic [$16.13]

    58.) Langsdom T16 - Earbud, 32Ω, 107dB/mW, 20Hz-20KHz, Metal housing, 1x Balanced Armature, Tethered cable w/Mic [$10.20]
    ***
    Headphone Amp Inventory:
    01.) iFi Micro iDSD - Portable DAC/Amp (home)

    02.) XRK Audio Pocket Class A NHB (No Holds Barred - hand-tuned) Amp (portable)

    03.) Walnut F1 - 3.5mm TRS & 2.5mm TRRS (Balanced) Amp (portable)

    04.) Walnut v2 - DAP/Amp (portable)

    05.) S.M.S.L. sAp VI (modded/upgraded) - Desktop Amp (work)

    06.) BoomCloud360 BoomStick - Portable Amp (with Nexus 7)

    *** Op-Amps to use in Zishan Z1 & Z2 / Walnut F1 & v2 ***
    01.) ADA4627-1BRZ 2x Mono Op-Amps on DIP-8 header [1x, $46.39 ea]
    02.) NJR MUSES02 Dual Op-Amp [2x, $46.25 ea]
    03.) Burson V5i Dual Op-Amp [2x, $34.50 ea]
    04.) LME49720HA Dual Op-Amp (TO-99 round metal case) [2x, $14.50 ea]
    05.) LME49720NA Dual Op-Amp [2x, $7.90 ea]
    06.) LME49710HA Mono Op-Amp (TO-99 round metal case) [10x, $7.67 ea]
    07.) AD825AR V3 2x Mono Op-Amps on DIP-8 header [2x, $7.00 ea]
    08.) OPA2604AP Dual Op-Amp [2x, $5.99 ea]
    09.) PHILIPS NE5532N Dual Op-Amp (Vintage - mid-90s) [3x, $3.95 ea]
    10.) OPA2134PA Dual Op-Amp [2x, $2.30 ea]
    11.) LM4562NA Dual Op-Amp (stock in Z2) [1x]
    12.) TI NE5532P Dual Op-Amp (stock in Z1 & v2) [2x]
    13.) LF353N Dual Op-Amp (purchased in the mid-80s) [3x]
    ### BrownDog Adapters for LME49710HA to DIP-8 header [4x] ###
    ***
    Source Inventory:
    01.) Onkyo DP-X1B DAP

    02.) Shanling M3s DAP/DAC

    03.) Cayin N3 DAP/DAC

    04.) Shanling M1 DAP/DAC

    05.) Zishan Z2 DAP/DAC

    06.) Zishan Z1 DAP/DAC

    07.) Walnut v2 DAP/Amp

    08.) Nexus 5 phone (can be used with any of the Amps)

    09.) Nexus 7 tablet (can be used with any of the Amps)

    10.) Win7 PC w/JRiver MC23 (TOSLINK to iFi Micro iDSD or Fiio Taishan D03K DAC; or USB to DACs)

    11.) Linux Laptop (can be used with any of the Amps or USB DACs)

    12.) Roku 4 Net Streamer (TOSLINK to iFi Micro iDSD or Fiio Taishan D03K DAC)
    Cable Inventory:
    01.) Impact Audio Cables - Custom Balanced 4-ft 2-strand Type 6 Copper Litz cable, 2.5mm TRRS Plug -to- MMCX

    02.) Impact Audio Cables - Custom 1-ft 2-strand Type 6 Copper Litz Adapter cable (3.5mm TRS Plug -to- 2.5mm TRRS Jack)

    03.) Venture Electronics Espresso Balanced cable, 2.5mm TRRS Plug -to- MMCX

    04.) Trinity Audio Bluetooth (v4.0, aptX) Lanyard, for MMCX

    05.) Lunashops - Balanced 4-ft Soft OFC, 2.5mm TRRS Plug -to- MMCX

    06.) Lunashops - Unbalanced 4-ft (Blue, Black, & Brown) w/Mic & Remote Volume, 3.5mm TRRS Plug -to- MMCX

    07.) FiiO RC-SE1B, Balanced 4-ft Silver-plated Copper w/Teflon insulation, 2.5mm TRRS Plug -to- MMCX (this one is fairly microphonic)

    08.) Various 2.5mm TRRS & 3.5mm TRS cables and adapters that I've custom assembled

    09.) Various 3.5mm TRS Plug -to- MMCX cables that came with the Earphones I've purchased
    Other Audio Equipment:
    *** Home A/V system is currently pretty simple ***
    --- Sources ---
    01.) Roku 4 Net Streamer (HDMI & Toslink output)
    02.) Panasonic DMR-EZ475V - VCR / DVD R/W (HDMI & Toslink output)
    03.) Core-i7 PC w/Blu-Ray R/W (DisplayPort, Toslink, & USB output)
    04.) Asus Eee PC (Mint Linux) Laptop (HDMI, USB, & Analog output)
    05.) AR The Turntable (1984) - Not currently in use

    --- Adapters / Converters ---
    01.) DisplayPort to HDMI (for PC output)
    02.) Specialty-AV ADC-58 - 48-KHz/192-KHz Analog to Digital Converter
    03.) Fiio Taishan D03K - 24-Bit / 192-KHz (Cirrus 4344) Digital to Analog Converter
    04.) Miccus MHTX4-PRO - Long Range Bluetooth 4.2 Transmitter

    --- Switches ---
    01.) J-Tech HDMI 4x4 Matrix
    02.) J-Tech Toslink 4x4 Matrix

    --- Displays ---
    01.) Dell U2415b - 24" 1920x1200 / 16:10 Video Monitor
    02.) Dell 2408WFP - 24" 1920x1200 / 16:10 Video Monitor

    --- Speakers ---
    01.) PreSonus Eris 4.5 - Powered Studio Monitors
    02.) Polk PSW110 - Powered Subwoofer

    --- Amplifier ---
    01.) NAD 2100 - 50W/Ch (for when I build some more passive speakers)

    - I also still have an old analog (CRT) 32" Quasar TV, which can be used with the S-Video / Analog Audio outputs from the DMR-EZ475V.
    Music Preferences:
    01.) Christian
    02.) Celtic
    03.) Renaissance (RenFest)
    04.) Classical / Medieval / Renaissance
    05.) Jazz
    06.) Big Band
    07.) Classic Rock ('50s - '70s)
    Gear-Fi:
    01.) Nikon D7200 DSLR
    02.) Nikon D7100 DSLR
    03.) Nikon D90 DSLR [this is For Sale]
    04.) Various Nikon lenses, from 10.5mm Fisheye to 18-300mm Zoom, and a Tamron 500mm f/8 SP BBAR MC macro
    From Little Rock, AR, now working at NASA in Houston, TX

    Signature

    Full list of my -> Audio Gear ][ Useful Earphone Tests -> AudioCheck.net
    Sources: Onkyo DP-X1B, Cayin N3, Shanling M3s & M1, Zishan Z2 & Z1, Walnut v2, Nexus 5 & 7, PCs
    Amps: iFi Micro iDSD, XRK Pocket Class A NHB, Walnut F1 ][ Headphones: Beyer DT-831
    Earphone Favs: LZ A4, HotFi HM1, NiceHCK W1, BossHiFi B3
    Earbud Favs: "Blur 魔音", K's 500, VE Asura 2.0, ToneKing TO200
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