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    Interests:
    Not very active on this website anymore. Apologies for any delay in responses to PMs.

    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 ~~
    Focal Utopia
    Sennheiser HD800S
    AKG K7xx (s/n: 250)
    http://www.head-fi.org/products/akg-k7xx/reviews/13116
    Hifiman HE-400i
    Hifiman HE-4xx
    Sennheiser HD6xx

    ~~ Closed Over-Ear Headphones ~~
    Fostex TH-X00
    Fostex TH-X00 Purpleheart
    Fostex TH-X00 Ebony
    Oppo PM-3 (white w/ Android remote)
    http://www.head-fi.org/products/oppo-pm-3/reviews/12713

    ~~ Earphones ~~
    Massdrop x Noble Kaiser 10 (K10U)
    1More QuadDriver IEM
    1More Triple Driver IEM
    Bose SoundTrue IEM (for Galaxy models)
    Flare Audio R2Pro IEM
    Hifiman RE-400a IEM
    Xiston Piston III IEM

    ~~ Bluetooth Headphones ~~
    Jaybird X3 Sport Bluetooth headset

    ~~~ Speakers ~~~
    PreSonus E4.5 Studio Monitors
    Studio Monitor Wishlist: Adam A7x, KEF LS50 LE

    ~~~ Headphone History ~~~
    For Sale: considering selling Focal Utopia and all my closed Fostexs (PM me)
    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 (check my sig for review), Sennheiser CX 5.00G (gifted)

    Review of Ether (Open Original): http://www.head-fi.org/products/mrspeakers-ether-planar-magnetic-headphones/reviews/13783
    Review of HE-1000 (rev1): https://www.head-fi.org/threads/official-hifiman-he1000-impressions-thread.767883/page-8#post_11633299

    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)
    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: EnigmAcoustics Dharma (heard), Campfire Andromeda (heard), MrSpeakers Ether Flow

    ~~ Demoed ~~
    Flagships: AKG K812 Pro, Audeze LCD-X, Audeze LCD-3, Audeze LCD-4, Audio Zenith, Beyerdynamic T1v2, 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, Oppo PM-1, Pioneer SE-Master1, Sennheiser HD800, Sennheiser HD800S, 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 ~~~
    Mjolnir 2 (LISST & stock 6BZ7 tubes)

    ~~~ Portable Amps ~~~~
    ⚡️ Oppo HA-2 portable dac/amp
    ⚡️ Aune B1 portable amp http://www.head-fi.org/products/aune-b1/reviews/13281
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    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)
    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: Schiit Gungnir Multibit
    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

    ~~~ Utopia ~ HD800S ~ HE-400i ~ K7xx
    TH-X00 ~ ​
    PM-3 ~~ R2Pro & RE-400a & Piston III IEMs ~~~​
    ~~~ Schiit Gungnir Multibit > Schiit Mjolnir 2 ~ Aune B1 & Cozoy Astrapi & Oppo HA-2 ~~~​
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