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Jan 31, 2014
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    philosopher and procurer
    gargling, greco-roman wrestling, gladiator movies, various mental illnesses
    Headphone Inventory:
    too many to list without embarrassment. some current faves, with brief comments (in no particular order):
    nicehck nx7--something of a breakthrough at the $70 price point, with exceptional detail and a holgraphic stage. not for the treble sensitive.
    toneking 9tail--perhaps the best around a hundo--warm, coherent and enveloping
    simgot em2--transparent and refined; a go-to for critical listening. tip sensitive.
    kz zs7--warm, energetic and enveloping, if not a paragon of accuracy
    nice hck hk6--giant stage; ruthlessly revealing, with a prominent midbass focus
    senfer ues--balanced and remarkably refined for a cheap piece, with particularly noteworthy instrument placement.
    bosshifi b3s--more v-shaped than the (excellent) original b3, while retaining the same great overall clarity
    pioneer sech9t--excellent daily driver--refined without compromising on the fun factor. layering/imaging are exceptional.
    simgot en700 bass--beautifully built and more balanced than touted, with lush, full-bodied mids and highs and wide, uncongested stage. very natural sounding.
    fidue a73--warmish and generally balanced, but with deep enhanced low end; loud, immersive and a real live-in-concert feel.
    focal sphear--well-rounded mainstream player; thick-textured with a smooth non-fatiguing signature.
    pmv a01 mk2--nicely balanced and extremely "analog" sounding; big immersive soundstage, although bass isn't quite as well etched as some
    tennmak dulcimer--crystal clear throughout the spectrum, with deep tight bass
    music maker tk13--more refined and less aggressive/bassy than the tk12, with similarly large stage and clarity.
    trinity delta--big and warm sounding, with wide stage and particularly accurate instrument placement
    meelec a161p--considerable punch for a single BA; lush sounding and very forgiving of source
    kz edr1--when suitably powered, these are remarkably good for $5.

    over ear/on ear
    sennheiser momentum
    beyerdynamic t51i
    philips m1
    beats solo
    velodyne vleve
    aiaiai tracks
    kef m500

    faael snow lotus (really, really good)
    he 150 pro (good)
    yinman 150 (lacks some sparkle/detail)
    seafh f64

    currently under evaluation:

    hisenior b5+
    nicehck hk6
    Source Inventory:
    i do most of my listening to tidal or amazon hd on the go from a lg v30, occasionally with a topping nx1s, which obviously skews my preferences
    Music Preferences:
    shoegaze, power pop, hard bop, jangly guitars, classic soul
    former two channel junkie; current iem junkie


    check out reviews, opinions and thoughts at large at: www.audioreviews.org ...our word counts!
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