The Laboratory
I don't understand this section...
(cuz this used to read "Other Interests" :P
Headphone Inventory
HiFiMAN HE-560, HE-5LE & HE-500
Philips X2
AKG K550
AKG Q701
Grado SR225

Briefly owned:
Sennheiser HD 650
AKG K712 Pro
Headphone Amp Inventory
Schiit Lyr
JDS Labs C5
Source Inventory
Schiit Bifrost Multibit + Gen 2 USB
HiFimeDIY Sabre U2 Asynchronous USB DAC + USB Isolator
Schiit Wyrd
Schiit SYS
Emotiva XPS-1
JVC AL-FQ5 turntable with "AT92DSH AT92E Cartridge w/Shibata JICO Brand Needle" from
Rockbox'd iPod 160 GB Classic
Cable Inventory
DIY cables for both HiFiMAN cans and Q701 using 100/46 type 2 Litz wire in paracord and braided

DIY interconnects for Stack o' Schiit + XPS-1: 3 pairs using 100/46 type 2 Litz wire in generic tubing with Platinum Grey Techflex covera and Rean RCA plugs

PC-to-Wyrd: A purtty Amazon USB that glows blue at the ends ;-)
Wyrd-to-Bifrost: Ziotek 1-ft. USB Shortys™ USB 2.0

Old Stuff in a Basket:
Redco Mogami mini-quad cable for Q701 - chopped up for DIY interconnects
More Mogami W2799
PYST RCA for Brifrost to Lyr x 2, since first pair was defective; fixed first, got a second for free
AudioQuest Golden Gate 3.5mm-to-RCA
Bits & Pieces

plusSound Echo Series cable (Cryo Treated Type 2 Litz Copper) for HiFiMAN - SOLD
Audio-Related Tweaks
jerg's grill, pad and felt mods for HE-500s; pads not used much

jerg's HE-560s Enhancements, except the pads

Badass acrylic PC fan grills on HE-560s and HE-500s

Bass port mod (port covered with spongy foam squares) and wool felt driver rings for Q701s
Music Preferences
Stuff that makes my ears drool.


"On this roof I play this riff
Playin' till my hands are hollow
Music is the antidote
To the world of pain and sorrow"

-- R.Hitchcock "The Museum of Sex"​