Audio eclecticist: Monteverdi to Holst, to Mahler, to Genesis, to Asia, to Yaz, to Yes...
Nature, Raptors/Birds in flight
Wedding, Portrait, & Event photography
...to Little Steven, to Stevie Nicks, to Clapton, to The Buggles,...
- Headphone Inventory
So far, only low-end, to mid-grade stuff!
In order of sound quality to MY ears:
Least - Giveaway earbuds with Creative ZEN, Archos 704, Archos 5, Archos 7, & Sansa E270
Bad, but better - Apple earbuds, & Apple earpods
Finally decent - Astro A40, & Photive PH-BTX6 Bluetooth Headset
Good Consumer-grade - VModa Bass Freqs, JVC HA-M55X, Bose QuietComfort 25
Entry-Level Audiophile-grade - Koss Porta Pros, UE Super.Fi 3s, Sennheiser CX300 II, Sony HM755, KZ ZS10 Pro, KZ ZSX, BLON BL-03, GuideRay GR-i18, Tin Hifi T2, T3, T4, Semkarch, & Shuoer Tape
Mid-range Audiophile - Sennheiser HD-650, JVC HA-SZ2000, AKG 545, AKG 550, Thieaudio Phantom, HiFiMan Sundara, Kanas Pro, Etymotic ER4XR, One More "Quad-Driver"
High-end Audiophile - Beyerdynamics T1 2nd version
"Specialty" Audiophile - None Yet
Legendary Audiophile - None Yet
- Headphone Amp Inventory
Fiio e17 portable DAC & Amplifier
iFi iDSD Micro DAC & Amplifier
iFi iCAN Micro Solid State amplifier
Schiit Audio ASGARD 2 Solid State amplifier
MASSDROP LIQUID CARBON X + SDAC DAC/AMP
DROP + THX AAA™ 789 LINEAR AMPLIFIER
- Source Inventory
Tons of "basic players": Creative ZEN, Sansa e270, Archos 7, Samsung YP-P2 (Favorite "Pre-audiophile" player)
Phones: Apple 4S & Apple 5
Audiophile-grade: Opus #1s, iBASSO DX90, JRiver MC21, & Foobar2000
- Cable Inventory
Forza Audio Works (F.A.W.) DIGITAL Coaxial Interconnect 3.5" to RCA custom cable
Too Audiophile illiterate to know about more than "Monster cable", but know enough to know that there is better bang for the buck than "Monster" once you start spending real cash on signal transfer mediums.
- Power-Related Components
PURE SINE UPS Units
EATON 5125 Powerware Pure Sinewave UPS
- Music Preferences
See "about me" I don't really have a musical preference. J-POP, to Jazz, Reggae to Rock, Indie to Industrial, Classical to Contemporary, if it took talent, chances are that I can find some piece that I like in any musical genre.
...to Trans Siberian Orchestra (Remember Savatage?), to Miles Davis, to Boston, to Bowie, to ELO, to ELP, to etc...
Rap... Only if it's FUNNY :-)
- Retired App Specialist, now Mgr. Prof. Srvcs
Win10 PCs/iBASSO DX90/iFi iDSD MICRO/iDSD Micro Black Label/iFi iCAN MICRO/FIIO e17/Drop Cavalli LCX +SDAC/THX AAA SMSL SP200/SCHIIT ASGARD-2 amp: Beyerdynamics T1 ver. 2/Sundara/HD-650/Koss Porta Pros/Thieaudio Legacy 3/Thieaudio Voyager 3/Thieaudio Phantoms/Etymotic ER4XR/Modhouse Argon Mk2/Tin Hifi T2, T2Pro, T3, & T4/JVC HA-SZ2000, HA-M55X/AKG K545, K550 ...A comfy chair to recline in and it's music-time!