HD650 2nd buy. made in early 2007, silver mesh, new pads. Love them EQd
T50RP Mk. III Mayflower V1
Sony MDR-MA900 - resistor bypass mod
Beyerdynamic DT-990 Pro Limited Edition [250 Ω]
Beyerdynamic DT-150 + brainwavz angled pleather pads
Beyerdynamic DT-250 [250 Ω, silverstone foam mod]
Fostex T50RP + silverstone Dampening material + plasticine + shure pads + some cotton. not in use
AKG Q701 [Austrian + Bass mod]
RHA MA750i, given away
HD650 stock. Listened to HD600 as well. There's something very wrong with HD6X0 low end IMO and the veil is kinda unbearable
Denon AH-D1001K (recabled with mogami neglex 2534 + 6.3mm neutrik)
Koss DJ100 + ath-m50 pads, lost
Fischer Audio FA-003 + silverstone Dampening material. Had wood cups, disliked them. lost
Headphone Amp Inventory:
Heed CanAmp clone
Schiit Magni 2 Uber
Custom build of the O2 amp.
The Wire (DIY ultra low distortion, not my design)
Yulong D100. Yes, it did work as a stand-alone amp.
Zero DAC 09 LT1364 + 2x LM4562. mleh
Sony CDP-X303ES (galvanically isolated USB DAC mod with I2S reclocking)
Technics SL-7 turntable -> Grado Gold1 t4p cartridge -> Little Bear T8 SS discrete MM/MC preamp [back to vinyl :( ]
Schiit Modi Multibit (2019) - outperformed by CDP-X303ES
Aiwa AD-F770 - because vinyl isn't stupid enough
ODAC: Sounded like crap even with ferrite filter and galvanic isolator, the ancient CDP-X303ES completely destroyed it.
Yulong D100 (ODAC+O2 either beat it in SQ or are at least equivalent)
Technics SL-1210MK2 > Shure m97xe > Angle Audio phonostage — I eventually found vinyl too much of a pain in the arse.
Zero DAC 09 LT1364 + 2x LM4562
I don't believe in cables. Anything beyond the scientific/physical properties like capacitance, resistance and inductance is snake oil/Imagination/BS/Someone's profitable business.
The Doors, XTC, Alina Orlova, Pink Floyd, Frank Zappa, White Stripes, Simon & Garfunkel, Nouvelle Vague...wherever Spotify takes me. Jazz, Psychedelic, sung poetry, slow, shoegaze
Arch Linux > Sony CDP-X303ES USB mod > The Wire > HD650 || MDR-MA900 resistor mod|| T50RP Mk. III Mayflower V1||DT-990 Pro LE 250 Ω|| MDR-1000X || DT-250 250 Ω acoustic dampening foam mod|| DT-150 angled pads|| T50RP Mk. II plasticine mod Gone: AH-D1001K, ATH-R70x, MA750i...