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I'm restructuring the ranking of my headphones. With some surprising results... Mar 23, 2018

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    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Where it's at...
    Occupation:
    Retired Musician/Teacher
    Interests:
    Personal/Computer Audio
    Audio/Recording gear/Hi-Fi
    Restoring Vintage Hi-Fi
    Restoring Vintage Audio and Musical Instruments (Brass)
    Photography
    Astronomy
    Good Music/ Movies/Television (Harder to find than it used to be)
    Reading
    Headphone Inventory:
    Fostex TH-x00E
    Ultrasone Pro 900
    JVC HA-SZ2000
    V-MODA M-100
    Beyerdynamic DT-990
    Beyerdynamic DT-770
    Monoprice M1060
    Sony MDR-XB950b
    Sennheiser 600
    Sennheiser 650 (2)
    Beyerlux HD330 (on its way)
    Stellar Labs 35-5985 (several)
    Stellar Labs 35-5960 (several)
    Superlux 668b
    Pioneer Monitor 10
    Pioneer SE-Q404 (2-Quad Nostalgia)
    Homemade Kludge: Double set of Koss Portapros used to construct makeshift quad phones
    Past:
    Sennheiser 497 (disintegrating)
    Koss Portapro '80's (worn out)
    Sennheiser 560 (worn out, but I probably should've sent them back to Sennheiser)
    Several pairs of '80's Pioneer's (worn out/failed)
    Several Pairs of '80's Koss' (worn out)
    Several Pairs of '80's Sony's (worn out/failed)
    Headphone Amp Inventory:
    DACs:
    Lynx Hilo AD/DA
    Topping D50
    Fiio E-17k Alpen 2/K5
    FiiO E-17 Alpen/E09K
    Alesis Multimix8 USB 2.0 Audio Interface
    Amps:
    Schiit Lyr 2/Schiit Loki
    Gustard H20
    Schiit Magni 3/Schiit Loki
    FiiO E12 Mont Blanc
    RSA P-51
    Electric Avenues PA2V2
    Vintage Pioneer SA-9500 II Integrated Amp
    Vintage Pioneer SX-1980's, 1280, 1080's, and a couple of 980's, 880's and 780's
    Source Inventory:
    Portable:
    FiiO X5
    FiiO X5 II (2)
    Ipod Classic 160gb
    Home:
    Denon DCD-A100 SACD/CD Player
    Marantz SA-8004 SACD/CD Player
    Oppo BDP-105 SACD/Blu-Ray player
    Denon DVD-2800 II SACD Player
    California Audio Labs Tercet Mk. III CD Player
    Sony SACD players (and a non-ES portable)
    A couple of early '90's Denon CD players that need that hideously expensive Laser
    Pioneer CT-93, CT-F1250 (several, all restored) Cassette Decks
    Nakamichi Dragon, RX-505, DR-1, BX-300 Cassette Decks (restored)
    Pioneer RTR Tape Decks (ALL of the post-1973, except the RT-1011, also all self-restored)
    Technics by Panasonic RS-858USD (2) Deceptively good Quad 8 track machines
    Cable Inventory:
    Hundreds. None terrifically expensive. But they're not "giveaways", either...
    Power-Related Components:
    5 PS Audio Noise Harvesters
    Various Power Strips Tripplite, IBM, Belkin, Monster, all surge protected.
    Various 20 amp dedicated AC lines for amplification
    No fancy AC cords. Just homely little jobbies that are the same gauge as what's in my walls.
    Other Audio Equipment:
    Too many to list. Lots of vintage pieces.
    Oppo BDP-105/UDP 205 (DAC/Streamers/Blu-Ray)
    Denon DCD-A100 SACD/CD
    VPI, Sumiko, AT, Shure, Denon, Stanton, TOTL Pioneer SPEC Era TT's
    Sunfire Signature amplification (Two Stereo Sigs and One Cinema Grand)
    Various Carver A-series Amps (Lightstar derived)
    2 Adcom GFA-555 Amps
    McGear (various)
    Classic FM TOTL Stereo Tuners (a bunch....they follow me home....)
    Polk SDA 's and Monitor Series Speakers, Carver Plat Amazing Loudspeakers (main system)
    Various Pioneer HPM's (more sets than I can justify really, but they're just THAT good)
    Six pairs of dual 15" custom designed Hsu/SVS cylindrical design variant SW's. (Four loaded with Stereo Integrity D4 15" and two loaded with Diamond Audio 15" SW's.) 4 in the main system, 2 in Den System. All ran in Stereo (not dual mono) pairs.
    Audio-Related Tweaks:
    Caig Industries D5, G5
    Two VERY old bottles of Cramolin
    Many cans of various Contact cleaners.
    Do Soldering/Desoldering Irons and various Fluke meters count?
    Fluke 1953a Frequency Counters (2)
    Hewlett-Packard 8903a Audio Analyzer
    Panasonic VP-8174a AM/FM Stereo Signal Generator
    Panasonic VP-8175 AM/FM Stereo Signal Generator
    Leader LPM 39a Wow & Flutter meter
    Leader Distortion LDM-171 Distortion meter
    Rigol DS-1054 50 Mhz Oscilloscope
    Tenma 72-895 Wow & Flutter meter
    Tenma 20Mhz Oscilloscope
    Pioneer SD-1000 Test Instrument (restored)
    Pioneer SD-1100 Test Instrument (restored)
    Music Preferences:
    Classical, Jazz & Contemporary Popular...Well, maybe not SO contemporary popular anymore.
    Jazz: Maynard Ferguson, Stan Kenton, Woody Herman, Buddy Rich, GG&Phat Band, Ellington, Basie, B,S&T, (Horn bands in general,if they're good and don't over-rely on Beach Music) and pretty much any Trumpet player if they don't over-rely on "stocks" (not a good thing). Also (non-Brass) Bill Evans, Chick Corea/RTF (The last one especially)
    Classical: RCA Living Stereo/Mercury Living Presence/London Blueback/Lyrita/Mo-Fi/Sheffield/Analogue Productions, etc. Empire Brass, Canadian Brass,Boston Brass, PJBE, Reiner, Mehta, Various
    Popular: Zappa, Steely Dan, Bruce Hornsby, Sting/Police, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Chase, Ten Wheel Drive, APP, AWB, Dreams, Brecker Brothers, etc.
    I like anything as long as it's not exclusively a culture war bludgeon.
    Gear-Fi:
    Computer technology (non-programming)
    SW Radio/Ham (non-broadcasting)
    Radar Detectors (Valentines mainly)
    Philco Model 20 Tube Chapel Radio
    Console Victorola
    Retired Professional Musician/Teacher
    Husband/Father/Grandfather

    Signature

    Portable: Schiit Lyr 2/Gustard H20/Magni 3/A couple of Loki Minis/Topping D50 DAC
    Fostex TH-x00 Ebony/Ultrasone Pro 900/Sennheiser 650's/600/Beyer DT-990/770/660
    Home: Sunfire Signatures/Carver Amazing Plat III's/Polk SDA's
    Vintage Silver Pioneer. All Pre-1981 (or post-1991 Elite)
    Oppo BDP-105/UDP-205/Denon DCD-A100/Analog: VPI/Pioneer/Nak/Elite Tape
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