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    Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take...
    ...but by the moments that take our breath away.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Headphone Inventory:
    MY CURRENT INVENTORY
    ~~ Open Over-Ear Headphones ~~
    ♫ Sennheiser HD800S
    ♪ AKG K7xx (s/n: 250)
    ○ Review: http://www.head-fi.org/products/akg-k7xx/reviews/13116
    ♪ Hifiman HE-400i

    ~~ Closed Over-Ear Headphones ~~
    ♪ Oppo PM-3 (white w/ Android remote)
    ○ Review: http://www.head-fi.org/products/oppo-pm-3/reviews/12713

    ⚡️ FOR SALE: Fostex TH-X00 Ebony
    ⚡️ FOR SALE: Meze 99 Classic Gold
    https://www.head-fi.org/threads/fs-new-unopened-fostex-th-x00-ebony-meze-99-classics-gold.888906/

    ~~ Earphones ~~
    ♫ Beyerdynamic Xelento
    ♪ Bose SoundTrue (for Galaxy models)
    ♫ Campfire Andromeda
    ♪ Flare Audio R2Pro
    ♪ Hifiman RE-400a
    ♪ Xiston Piston III

    ~~ Bluetooth Headphones ~~
    ♪ Jabra Elite 65t
    ♫ Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless

    ⚡️ FOR SALE: Jaybird X3 Sport Bluetooth headset
    https://www.head-fi.org/threads/fs-jaybird-x3.890025/

    ~~~ Speakers ~~~
    ♫ Massdrop x JBL LSR30x
    ♪ PreSonus E4.5 Studio Monitors
    ► Studio Monitor Wishlist: Adam A7x, KEF LS50 LE

    ~~~ Headphone History ~~~
    ► Sold: Audio-technica ATH-M50x white, AKG Q701 white, AKG K545 black/turquoise, Audio-technica ATH-ANC7, Hifiman HE400 rev4 (w/ pleather/velour/focus pads), Audeze EL-8 (closed), Flare Audio R2A, AKG K553 (w/ x2 Brainwavz earpads), Hifiman HE-560 (w/ Focus pads & stand), MrSpeakers Alpha Prime, Audeze LCD-X (Leather-free), MrSpeakers Ether (w/ DUM cable), Hifiman HE-1000 v1, Sennheiser CX 5.00G (gifted), Sennheiser HD6xx, Massdrop x Noble Kaiser 10 (K10U), Massdrop x Fostex TH-X00 Purpleheart, Campfire Audio Comet, Massdrop x Hifiman HE-4xx, Massdrop x Fostex TH-X00 Mahogany, 1More Triple Driver, Focal Utopia, Audeze Mobius (Team Blue), Noble Velvet, Massdrop Plus Universal, Dekoni Ear Pads for the TH-X00 (Premium & Sheepskin), 1More Quad Driver, Flare Audio Pro 1 (with bluetooth), Massdrop x Noble X

    SOLD: Campfire Comet (withOUT original stock cable)
    https://www.head-fi.org/threads/fs-campfire-comet-no-cable.889229/
    SOLD: Dekoni Ear Pads for the TH-X00 (Premium & Sheepskin)
    https://www.head-fi.org/threads/fs-dekoni-ear-pads-for-fostex-th-x00-premium-sheepskin.892874/
    SOLD: 1More Quad Driver
    https://www.head-fi.org/threads/fs-1more-quad-driver-in-ear-headphones-w-mic-remote-unopened.888953/
    SOLD: Flare Audio Pro (bluetooth version)
    https://www.head-fi.org/threads/fs-flare-audio-pro-iem-with-bluetooth.877906/
    SOLD: Massdrop x Noble X
    https://www.head-fi.org/threads/fs-massdrop-x-noble-x-universal-iems.888965/
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    ○ Review of AKG K7xx: http://www.head-fi.org/products/akg-k7xx/reviews/13116
    ○ Review of Hifiman HE-1000 (rev1): https://www.head-fi.org/threads/official-hifiman-he1000-impressions-thread.767883/page-8#post_11633299
    ○ Review of Hifiman HE-400S: https://www.head-fi.org/threads/new-2015-hifiman-he400s.766529/page-113#post-12008061
    ○ Review of MrSpeakers Ether (Open Original): http://www.head-fi.org/products/mrspeakers-ether-planar-magnetic-headphones/reviews/13783
    ○ Review of Oppo PM-3: http://www.head-fi.org/products/oppo-pm-3/reviews/12713
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    ○ Andromeda vs Xelento: https://www.head-fi.org/threads/beyerdynamic-xelento.827372/page-51#post-14008255
    ○ Beyerdynamic Xelento FR discussion: https://www.head-fi.org/threads/beyerdynamic-xelento.827372/page-77#post-14479002
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    ► Forwarded: AKG K7xx http://www.head-fi.org/t/752663/akg-k7xx-international-forwarding-service
    ► Previously Owned: HS500, MX560, ATH-ANC7, KSC75, MDR-G45LP, MDR-G75LW, MDR-Q68, XP500, S4A, HF2, C5, EP-630, K550, Momentum v1 (over-ear), MDR-1R, M100, LP, MIE2, Q701, ATH-M50x, K545, PM-1, HE-400, EL-8c, R2A, K553, HE-560, HE-400S, Alpha Prime, LCD-X, R2Pro IEM, Momentum IEM, RHA S500, AYL BT IEM, QuietComfort 20, QuietComfort 35, X7 Plus BT IEM, X2 BT IEM, Flare Audio R2S IEM (broke), HD820
    ► Toured: HE-400S (review http://www.head-fi.org/products/hifiman-he400s/reviews/14292), Torque t096z, ZMF Omni, Grado GH-1

    ► Headphone Wishlist: none at the moment
    ► Checklist to Demo: none at the moment

    ~~ Demoed ~~
    ► Flagships: AKG K812 Pro, Audeze LCD-X, Audeze LCD-3, Audeze LCD-4, Audio Zenith, Beyerdynamic T1v2, Campfire Andromeda, EnigmAcoustics Dharma, Final Audio Sonorus VIII, Final Audio Sonorus X, Fostex TH900, Hifiman HE-560, Hifiman HE-X, Hifiman HE-1000, JPS Abyss ‎AB-1266, Kennerton Audio Odin, Lyrus Audio Model Nine, MrSpeakers Alpha Prime, MrSpeakers Ether, MrSpeakers Ether Closed, MrSpeakers Ether Flow, Oppo PM-1, Pioneer SE-Master1, Sennheiser HD800, Sennheiser HD800S, Sennheiser HD820, Stax SR-007mk1, Stax SR-009
    ► Other: ATH-M50, DT770/DT800/DT990, T90, P3/P5/P7, AHD2000, Spirit One S, Spirit Pro, UE6000, MH40, Momentum (gen 1 over-ear), Urbanite XL, HD598, HD600, HD650, HD700, PXC450, MDR-XB700, MDR-1A, MDR-XB950BT/B, MDR-Z7, Performance 860, Pro900, M80, XS, Pro500, QC2/QC15 & lots of consumer brand (beats, skullcandy etc) headphones that no one here would be interested in =P
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    ► Useful link for testing headphones:
    http://www.audiocheck.net/soundtests_headphones.php

    ► Useful interactive frequency response curve:
    http://www.independentrecording.net/irn/resources/freqchart/main_display.htm
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Headphone Amp Inventory:
    ~~~ Desktop Amp ~~~
    ♫ RME ADI-2 DAC
    ♪ Massdrop x Grace M9xx
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    ⚡️ FOR SALE: Oppo HA-2 portable dac/amp
    ⚡️ FOR SALE: Aune B1 portable amp
    https://www.head-fi.org/threads/fs-oppo-ha-2-portable-dac-amp-aune-b1-portable-amp.895006/
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    ► Owned & gifted: Bravo V3 tube amp
    ► Sold: Woo Audio WA7+Wa7tp (stock 6C45 & 12AU7 tubes) in black, Schiit Lyr 2 (stock 6BZ7 tubes, '60s NOS Amperex Orange Globes, '70s NOS Voskhod Rockets)
    ⚡️ SOLD: Schiit Mjolnir 2 (LISST & stock 6BZ7 tubes)
    https://www.head-fi.org/threads/fs-schiit-mjolnir-2-stock-6bz7-tubes-and-lisst.894999/
    ► Demoed: ALO Audio Studio Six, Audeze Deckhard, Audeze King, Auralic Taurus MKII, Beyerdynamic A20, Beyerdynamic A2, Cavalli Audio Portable, Cavalli Audio Carbon, Cavalli Audio Liquid Crimson, Cavalli Audio Liquid Glass, Cavalli Audio Liquid Gold, Creative Sound Blaster X7, Headamp Blue Hawaii, Headamp GS-X MK2, Hifiman EF100, Hifiman EF-6, Hifiman EF1000, iFi Audio micro iCAN, iFi Audio nano iCAN, iFi Audio Pro (prototype), iFi Audio Retro, McIntosh MHA1000, JDS Element, Oppo HA-1, Schiit Ragnarok, Questyle CMA800i, Questyle CMA800R, Woo Audio WA5 (fully upgraded)
    ► Toured: Cozoy Astrapi (https://www.head-fi.org/showcase/cozoy-astrapi.20608/reviews#review-13393), Aune B1 (https://www.head-fi.org/showcase/aune-b1.20563/reviews?page=2#review-13281), Cayin C5DAC (http://www.head-fi.org/products/cayin-spark-c5-dac-portable-usb-dac-headphone-amplifier/reviews/13603), Aune X1S (https://www.head-fi.org/showcase/aune-x1s-32bit-384khz-dsd-dac-headphone-amplifier.20896/reviews?page=2#review-14013)
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    ► Amplifier Wishlist: Cavalli Audio Liquid Gold, Garage1217 Project Ember v2, Headamp GS-X MK2, McIntosh MHA100 (pick one hahah)
    http://www.garage1217.com/garage1217_diy_tube_headphone_amplifiers_004.htm
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    ► Useful resources for matching headphones & amplifiers:
    http://www.audiobot9000.com/
    http://auditry.blogspot.com/2014/02/headphone-amp-power-calculator.html
    http://www.apexhifi.com/specs.html

    ► Reference chart for the volume levels:
    http://www.gcaudio.com/resources/howtos/loudness.html

    ► Information about amplifier scaling:
    http://www.audioholics.com/audio-amplifier/the-sound-of-an-amplifier
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Source Inventory:
    ~~~ DAC ~~~
    ♫ RME ADI-2 DAC
    ♪ Massdrop x Grace M9xx
    ~~~~~~~~~~~
    ⚡️ FOR SALE: Schiit Gungnir Multibit
    https://www.head-fi.org/threads/fs-schiit-gungnir-multibit.895004/
    ⚡️ FOR SALE: Cozoy Astrapi
    ⚡️ FOR SALE: Oppo HA-2 portable dac/amp
    https://www.head-fi.org/threads/fs-cozoy-astrapi-portable-dac-amp-oppo-ha-2-portable-dac-amp.895155/#post-14649322

    ~~~ Audio Interface ~~~
    Steinberg UR22
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    ► Wishlist: Schiit Yggdrasil, but honestly perfectly happy with the Gumby
    ► Sold: Resonessence Herus (ES9010-2M), Stoner Acoustic UD110v2 (PCM5102A), Schiit Bifrost Uber w/ USB Gen2 (AKM4399)
    http://www.head-fi.org/products/stoner-acoustics-ud110-v2/reviews/12785
    http://stoneracoustics.blogspot.com/
    ► Extensively demoed: Audioquest Dragonfly v1.2 , Auralic Vega, Cayin C5DAC , Centrance Mini-M8, Chord Hugo, Cozoy Astrapi, Creative Sound Blaster E5, JDS C5D, Oppo HA-1, Schiit Bifrost Multibit, Schiit Yggdrasil

    ► Source Files: Spotify Premium (320kbps) w/ Equalify, Fidelify beta player (http://fidelify.net/), Tidal Hi-Fi, FLAC files

    ► Previously Used Streaming Subscriptions: Amazon Prime Music, Beats Music, Grooveshark (discontinued), Last.fm (discontinued), MOG, Pandora, Rdio, Rhapsody, Samsung Milk Music, Slacker, Sony Music Unlimited, Tidal Hi-fi, Zune Music Pass (discontinued)
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Cable Inventory:
    Ordered some custom cables from http://www.mimic-cables.com/

    ► Expensive cables are silly
    http://sound.westhost.com/cables.htm
    http://www.roger-russell.com/wire/wire.htm
    http://www.audioholics.com/gadget-reviews/speaker-cable-and-audio-interconnects
    http://consumerist.com/2008/03/03/do-coat-hangers-sound-as-good-monster-cables/
    http://en.goldenears.net/index.php?mid=KB_Columns&document_srl=1414&m=0
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Other Audio Equipment:
    ► Great deal websites for headphones & audio equipment:
    https://www.buysonic.com/
    http://www.hifishark.com/
    https://www.massdrop.com
    http://www.razordogaudio.com/
    ***I am NOT affiliated with any of these websites, I have just found the best deals here in my personal experience. Do note that not every deal offered will be the best price, so don't forget to do your own research!!***

    ► Useful tool for checking price history on amazon:
    http://camelcamelcamel.com/
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Audio-Related Tweaks:
    ► Good resource for human hearing:
    http://www.audioholics.com/room-acoustics/human-hearing-amplitude-sensitivity-part-1

    ► Resource on the potential measurable FR difference of different components in your chain: http://en.goldenears.net/1921

    ► Fun links on popular audiophile myths:
    http://eandt.theiet.org/magazine/2011/11/believe-in-better.cfm
    http://ethanwiner.com/myths.html
    http://sound.westhost.com/articles/myths.html
    https://teksyndicate.com/videos/audiophile-myths-part-1-mp3-vs-flac-cables-sample-rates-tube-amps-etc
    http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Audio_woo

    ► Burn-in:
    http://headphonebreakin.blogspot.com/
    http://www.wired.com/2013/11/tnhyui-earphone-burn-in/
    http://www.tested.com/tech/accessories/459117-science-and-myth-burning-headphones/

    ► Sampling rates:
    http://www.trustmeimascientist.com/2013/02/04/the-science-of-sample-rates-when-higher-is-better-and-when-it-isnt/
    http://xiph.org/~xiphmont/demo/neil-young.html

    ► Great story about perspective:
    http://www.reddit.com/r/headphones/comments/37pdef/a_response_to_the_am_i_doing_the_listening_thing/
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Music Preferences:
    Anything that makes you want to dance! :)
    Current favorite genres include Classical (Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Impressionist, Orchestral, Modern) & Electronic, EDM (Dubstep, Hardstyle, House, Techno, Trance, Trap) & Female Vocals & Jazz & Hip Hop, Rap, R&B & Pop & Rock, Metal & Solo Piano (Classical, Modern, New Age)
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Gear-Fi:
    ❤️ Love all gadgets!! :)

    ► My RMAF 2015 Impressions: https://www.head-fi.org/threads/2015-canjam-rmaf-impressions-thread-october-2-4-2015.782818/page-8#post_11970701
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    "L'illusion est le premier plaisir"

    Signature

    DAC/Amp: RME ADI-2 DAC ~ Grace m9xx | Headphones: HD800S ~ HE-400i ~ K7xx ~ PM-3 | IEMs: Andromeda ~ R2Pro ~ RE-400a ~ Xelento | Speakers: JBL LSR30x | FS: Schiit Gungnir Multibit ~ Cozoy Astrapi ~ Oppo HA-2 ~ Aune B1 ~ Fostex TH-00 Ebony ~ Meze 99 Classics Gold | RMAF 2015 Impressions
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