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    Retired. Babysit grandchildren.
    Cycling, skiing, photography.
    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.
    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.


    Squeezebox Touch > Burson Conductor SL 9018 > HD 650
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