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Lohb
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Headphoneus Supremus, Male, from .

Still active on Head-fi - mostly reading these days.. Mar 16, 2019

  • About

    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
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    Interests:
    Producing headphone wood cups/leather accessories in my spare time.

    You can contact me at - lohb777@gmail.com
    Headphone Inventory:
    Love to find underdog audio equipment good for electronic music that punches above its weight/price class.

    Signature I'm seeking -

    solid slice of micro-detail
    rich/slightly darker tonality
    controlled textured bottomless full & tight low-end
    lush/liquid balanced mids
    smooth marathon listening session non-fatiguing treble.

    A balance of musicality and technicalities basically.....










    OWN

    (CANS)

    *** SONY MDR-Z7

    ****AUDEZE LCD-2CB

    ****FOSTEX Tx0-RP Mk3 - Exotic wood DIY custom modification.
    Tuning style - bass enhanced from stock tuning, mids neither forward or back with HM5 pads, treble spike (10-11Khz or so) tamed a bit

    ****DENON D2k - torn down/disassembled for ages.



    OWNED

    ****SOLD*** AUDEZE LCD-2C (sold to try 2CB)...prefer mellower 2C.

    ****SOLD*** MODIFIED HiFiMAN HE-400

    ****SOLD*** MODIFIED NAD VISO HP-50

    ****SOLD*** AUDEZE LCD-2.1

    ****SOLD*** SONY XBA-N1/N3 Owned 2 sets of each. (Will buy N3 again)

    ****SOLD*** Many Hybrid IEMs. Found Sony XBA-N3 best for my taste.
    Headphone Amp Inventory:
    1) CAYIN C5 - excellent budget level bass boost feature portable amp.
    Organic tubey presentation....bit wooly with imaging though.

    ***SOLD*** iBasso PB2.
    Transportable, but 5 watts desktop class amp. Great opamp rollers dream amp. LME49990/high current buffers best for my planars.
    PLUS LPS 16 volt battery-powered clean linear discharge power solution.


    ***SOLD*** LIGHT HARMONIC GO1000 - transparent and dynamic, but lacking soul.Too cold and analytic.
    Source Inventory:
    OWN

    1) MACBOOK AIR (Internal Cirrus Logic 4208-CRZ DAC/amp)
    with Audirvana Plus 3.x.x

    2) AliX basic USB ES9038Q2M DAC/amp + Looking for an R2R DAC now

    3) ASUS ZENFONE 6" + UAPP


    OWNED

    HFM SuperMini - super transparent. Annoying basic GUI and various design issues. But sound way beyond its price.

    4) iFi iPurifier 2 - liked what it was doing.
    Blacker background/tighter timing/better imaging/resolution and 3D layering. This thing is not hype.

    5) HRT microStreamer - (PCM1793 segemented current dac) lovely balance of naturalness/detail.

    6) CHORD MOJO - nice to try while I owned it. HRT microStreamer comes pretty close in SQ, like 95% close (last 5% is resolution/3D placement. Internal peak power I view separately from the DAC itself). Battery life short for the MOJO price....= power management inefficient code issues.

    7) ***TRADED*** BERESFORD BUSHMASTER MKII DAC/AMP - amazing little DAC/amp.Treble slightly ragged with some mastering.

    8) AQ Jitterbug - did not work well with my audio chain ultimately. Bright/brittle metallic edginess was added to upper end which was shown with transparent opamps down the chain.
    Cable Inventory:
    "Cable cautious" rather than "all out cable improvements believer".
    I buy high quality DIY parts built for close to standard cable prices.


    ANTI-CABLES 0.2M RCA-RCA
    DIY 3-line 24AWG UP-OCC USB Cable (Data LINE-Only Modification)
    +
    TERADAK USB Data+Power Y-Merger Cable

    PSA TYPE 6 LITZ INTERCONNECT with CRYO'd 3.5's
    8-line balanced Sterling Silver IEM cable
    Power-Related Components:
    1) Power strip with built-in noise suppression.

    2) Ferrite clip-on barrels here-and-there
    Gear-Fi:
    My custom front/rear suspension mountain bike converted for single-speed city road thrashing madness.

    Signature

    MacOS→ Audirvana 3.2.16→ Khadas Generic Tone Board ES9038Q2M DAC→ Anticables RCA IC→ Dorado LPS + Capella Amp→ Audeze LCD2CB

    Asus Zenfone→ Hiby→"E+" ES9038Q2M DAC/OPA1622 x2 amp→ Sony XBA-N3/Tin HiFi P1 (Incoming)
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