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500+ Head-Fier, Male, from Connecticut

MohawkUS was last seen:
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    Headphone Inventory:
    Audio Technica R70x
    Beyerdynamic T70
    HiFiMan Edition XX
    AKG K81 DJ
    AKG Y40
    Audio Technica A900
    Audio Technica AD900
    Beyerdynamic T90
    Grado SR-80i
    Hifiman Sundara
    Hifiman HE-6
    Marshall Mid BT
    MrSpeakers Aeon Flow Open
    Sennheiser HD598
    Sennheiser HD700
    Ultrasone PRO2900
    Ultrasone ED12
    Headphone Amp Inventory:
    JDS Atom
    Schiit Ragnarok
    Apex Sangaku
    Apex Teton
    Bakoon HPA-01
    Burson 160DS
    Phonitor e
    STAX T1
    Triode Lab EL84 Custom Speaker Amp
    Sherwood S-6000 Receiver 1969
    Sherwood S-7210A Reciever 1974
    Source Inventory:
    JDS Labs OL DAC
    ASUS Essence STX
    SOTA Satellite Turntable w Magnepan Unitrac I & Nagaoka MP150
    Rockbox'd Sansa Fuze
    Soekris DAC1321
    UltraFi Dac41
    Questyle CAS192D
    Exogal Comet +
    Metrum Flint
    Schiit Bifrost OG
    Ressonessence Labs Herus
    Tanberg TCD-300 Cass Deck
    Harmon-Kardon TD4400 Cass Deck
    Cable Inventory:
    Blue Jeans RCA
    DH Labs USB
    Audio-Related Tweaks:
    Music Preferences:
    Black Metal
    Intel Skylake 6600K
    GTX2060 Super
    My interest in audio was spurred as my way of coping through disability & illness. Became overly important to me where I was spending all my disposable income on gear and over time less and less on new music. I've owned some nice gear but have since hit the reset switch after realizing I couldn't adequately explain what I wanted out of my system. I'm making a point to take things slower, own/experience common references, and get back to focusing my support to the artists over the gear makers.

    I prefer crisp, lively, and clean sound. I've flirted with tubes enough to state that their magic wears on me over time. I end up missing the low noise floor & transients of transistors. I feel the same about analog, a fun trip but once the spell breaks its charm becomes nuisance.

    To any newbies who stumble upon this, my advice after a decade is to experience audio through the lens of the used. The largest expenses in this hobby are shipping & depreciation. You can play with high-end gear if you make the right buys + break even on the sell. Just be careful about getting stuck with niche, unknown, or expensive components that may not align with your taste.


    The source paints the picture, the amp colors it in, and the headphones serves as the canvas on which the picture is painted.
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