markbrauer
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Retired. Babysit grandchildren.

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  • About

    Occupation:
    Retired. Babysit grandchildren.
    Interests:
    Cycling, skiing, photography.
    Reading
    Headphone Inventory:
    Sennheiser HD 650, Thinksound On2, RHA MA750, Noontec Zoro II HD, Sennheiser HD 555, Audio Technica AHD-A700, HiFiMan RE-400
    Headphone Amp Inventory:
    Burson Conductor SL 9018, Purity Audio K.I.C.A.S., Chromecast Audio
    Source Inventory:
    Logitech Media Server running on Windows 7 PC, Squeezebox Touch, Chromecast Audio, Squeezebox Receiver, Nexus 5X, Motorola Moto E
    Cable Inventory:
    Wireworld Chroma 2.0 USB cable, ZY-005 cable for HD 650.
    Power-Related Components:
    12,000 mAh USB battery to power Squeezebox Touch and 6,000 mAh USB battery to power Chromecast Audio, iFi iPower 5v as an alternative to batteries.
    Other Audio Equipment:
    Previously had an audiophile setup built around Magnaplanar speakers but now just a consumer-grade living room system with small speakers on a bookshelf. After experience with headphones I find the living room system is only suitable for very casual, low volume listening.
    Audio-Related Tweaks:
    -Was surprised with the difference the ZY headphone cable made on the HD650.
    -The Wireworld USB cable lessened harshness in loud solo piano passages.
    -Tried the HD555 foam mod and did not like it. Caused harshness on female vocals. Undid it.
    Music Preferences:
    Vocal standards, small combo jazz, big band jazz, chamber music, acoustic blues, killer blues guitar.
    Gear-Fi:
    Google Nexus 5X, Dell Chromebook 13, Dell Precision T3500
    Addicted to music for over 60 years. Made the switch from speakers to headphones in 2010.

    Signature

    Squeezebox Touch > Burson Conductor SL 9018 > HD 650
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