exsomnis
Trying to live with my headphone and hi-fi habit...
Interests
Sci-Fi, computing, PC gaming, music, writing, photography
Headphone Inventory
Audeze LCD 3F 282XXXX 2016
Audeze LCD 2F 2016
Audeze Sine with Cipher and standard cable - Cipher is twinkly and has bumped up bass
Sennheiser HD6XX
Sony WH-1000XM3 - highly competent sound & balanced signature despite noise cancelling circuitry and Bluetooth, best wireless SQ for iDevice users
Sony WF-1000XM3 - SQ preferred over Airpod Pros

Oppo PM-3 - utter and complete loss to the Audeze Sine

Final E5000 - my favourite IEMs of all time, balanced, organic and with a coherency and ease of presentation I have not yet found in any other IEM, even in TOTL universals that I've heard

JH Audio Astell & Kern Billie Jean - Impulse audition & purchase, seemed great at first, punchy and dynamic but well beaten by the E5000 later
Audio Technica E70 - with solid bass and more refinement than my FLC8S
FLC Technology FLC8S - blue nozzle, grey bass filter and red sub bass filter, sounds like an LCD 2.2, absolutely gorgeous, previously top of my IEM pile
Vsonic VC1000 - Absolutely fantastic balanced and neutral sound...RIP,..fixed with super glue!


NAD Viso HP50...sold
Beyerdynamic DT880/250
Audio-Technica ATH-IM70
Westone W30
Fischer Audio TBA-04...lost
Fischer Audio DBA-02 MKII...RIP
Steel Series Flux
Ultimate Ears 600VI
Sennheiser PMX 100
Headphone Amp Inventory
Cayin iHA-6
Audio-gd Precision 1S
iBasso DX150
Alo Pan Am + Passport
Nwavguy Objective 2 amp
iFi iDSD Nano...sold
Venturecraft GoDap X Red (MUSE9820)...sold
Fiio E17 Alpen...turned into gaming PC soundcard
PA2V2
Source Inventory
Audio-gd R7 2020
RME ADI-2 DAC FS
Audio-gd DAC-19...just...wow but intermittently terrible after 4 years
Denafrips Ares II - a let down, inferior to DAC-19 and very low resolution for the money
JDS Labs ODAC
iPod Classic 160GB
iPhone 6+/5/iPad Air 2 Onkyo player (FLAC/DSD/WAV)
Foobar WASAPI OUT
Cable Inventory
Custom Canare Audeze to 4pin XLR
Custom 4pin XLR female to 6.3mm plug
Custom Canare RCA interconnect
Power-Related Components
Wired 4 Audio Recovery USB Reclocker
Ifi iPurifier...seemed to help but started causing PC disconnects. Removal stopped PC disconnects.
Other Audio Equipment
Speakers
Harbeth Super HL5+
SB Acoustics Rinjani
Harbeth P3ESR
Elac Unifi UB5
Elac Debut B6
Pioneer BS22-LR
Pioneer FS52
Audio-Related Tweaks
Guilty pleasure - occasionally playing with Foobar DSPs and EQ.
Music Preferences
Orchestral, classical, jazz, indie, alternative, hip hop/rap, folk, electronic, anything that strikes my fancy that particular moment
Gender
Male
Occupation
Enterprise IT

Signature

Stuff actively used
Source: Audio-gd R7 2020, RME ADI-2 DAC FS, iBasso DX150
Amp: Cayin iHA-6, Hegel H90, Audio-gd Precision 1, PS Audio Sprout
Headphones: Audeze LCD-3 2016 Fazor, Sony WF-1000XM3, Final Audio E5000
Speakers: Harbeth Super HL5+, Harbeth P3ESR, SB Acoustics Rinjani

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