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mhoopes
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Location:
Campbell, CA
Occupation:
Engineer

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100+ Head-Fier, Male, from Campbell, CA

Still disconcerted over the lack of concern for interconnect durability in the consumer electronics industry. Oct 18, 2017

mhoopes was last seen:
Jun 13, 2019 at 2:15 PM
  • About

    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Campbell, CA
    Occupation:
    Engineer
    Headphone Inventory:
    (ascending, chronologically)
    Koss HV/1A (1974)*
    Koss Porta Pro (1984)
    Sony MDR-V6 (1985)*
    Sennheiser HD 545 [2 - right & left ear] (1998)
    Shure E2c (2002)
    Sennheiser PX 100 (2003)
    JAYS d-JAYS (2011)
    Phiaton PS 200 [1 - left ear] (2012)
    Fostex T50RP (2013)
    Sony XBA-30ip [1 - mic/control] (2013)
    Om Audio Inearpeace [1 - plug, twice] (2014)
    FiiO F9 [2 - plug] (2017)
    FiiO FH1 (2018)
    FiiO FH5 (2018)
    Sennheiser HD 650 (Massdrop HD 6XX) (2018)
    FiiO FA7 (2018)
    FiiO FA1 (2019)

    [1] permanently out of commission due to interconnect failure
    [2] still alive, but solely due to replaceable cables
    * no longer in possession
    Headphone Amp Inventory:
    Penguin Caffeine Ultra* (2008)
    FiiO E10* [1 - jack solder joint] (2011)
    Schiit Magni* (2012)
    FiiO E10K (2018)
    FiiO μBTR (2018)
    Radsone EarStudio ES100 (2018)
    Schiit Magni 3 (2018)
    Topping DX3Pro (2018)
    Source Inventory:
    FiiO E10K (2018)
    FiiO μBTR (2018)
    EarStudio ES100 (2018)
    Topping D10 (2018)
    Topping DX3Pro (2018)
    Cable Inventory:
    Three kinds: (1) working cables with graduated strain reliefs, (2) non-working cables with non-graduated strain reliefs, (3) working cables with non-graduated strain reliefs that make me nervous.
    Power-Related Components:
    Various Panamax products.
    Other Audio Equipment:
    Denon AVRs, Monsoon planar magnetic speakers, KEF bookshelf speakers, Waves MaxxBass processors.
    Audio-Related Tweaks:
    Shrink tubing compensating for interconnect design shortcomings.
    Music Preferences:
    Classical, rock, jazz, bluegrass, and most things concurrently good and earnest.
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