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Jun 22, 1963 (Age: 53)
Los Alamos, New Mexico
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Happy Holidays Nov 25, 2016

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    1. AllanMarcus
      Happy Holidays
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    2. Ryu
      What was the name of that little 3.5mm adapter that removed the static from the IEMs? It was silver.
      1. SoupRKnowva
        It's the ifi iematch
        Nov 7, 2016
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    3. AllanMarcus
      Off to California!
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      2. Ryu
        See you on Saturday! Maybe Friday afternoon/evening if we get something together.
        Nov 1, 2016
    4. AllanMarcus
      I can stop any time.
    5. AllanMarcus
      Please. make me stop buying headphones
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      3. thegunner100
        Step 1. Buy HD650
        Step 2. Mod HD650
        Step 3. Buy UERMs

        There, that's all you need :P
        Jan 7, 2016
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      4. Pyruvate
        no HD650, no care.
        Jan 7, 2016
      5. OJneg
        Build speakers instead
        Jan 7, 2016
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    Jun 22, 1963 (Age: 53)
    Los Alamos, New Mexico
    IT Guy
    Gear List:
    Headphone Inventory

    Focal Utopia
    MrSpeakers Ether-C
    T1 (sn 25xx)
    Audio Zenith PMx2
    Koss ESP/950 w/custom pads
    SennGrado w/cups from 7keys
    Fostex TH900 MkII (MrSpeakers doggie treats and ZMF Cowhide pads)
    Sennheiser HD800 with SuperDupont Resonator and SuperBAF mods
    Sennheiser HD650 with all sorts of mods
    Sony MDR-V6 (c.1992. Never use em, but they are sentimental :-)

    BlueBuds X
    Sennheiser IE80
    VSonic AN16 (never use 'em, but one day this will be worth tens of dollars!)

    Former or tried:
    Traded: beyerdynamic DT1770 - sound a little warm/dark for me.
    Traded: beyerdynamic T5p - I could not get a good seal, so no bass

    Sold: Grado RS2e with Doggie Treats
    Sold Fostex TH600 (Lawton tune-up mod applied)
    Sold: Sennheiser HD700
    Sold: beyerdynamic T90
    Sold: AKG 550: poor seal, to big - sold
    Sold: MDR-Z7: Uncomfortable headband after a while. Bass bloat. Too polite, but smooth and very comfortable pads
    Sold: Dunu-1000: Just liked the IE80's better
    Sold: HifiMan RE400: too warm for my taste
    Sold: Shure SHR1540 - Pretty darn good, but not enough something for me. Poor headband
    Sold: Grado SR225i - upgraded

    Heard: Audeze EL-8 (closed). Bad microphonics. Tin can sound. - just heard
    Heard: NAD VIsio 50: Comfortable, but small earcups. Balanced. Tight bass, not heavy. Not fun. Forward mids. Thin. Probably accurate. Maybe even a litle bright.
    Heard: HiFiMan HE-400: Need a good amp. Very revealing. Beautiful bass, but not as extended as the DT-770.
    Heard: Audeze LCD-3 (pre-fazor): need a good amp. Very nice! detail, extended bass. Extended highs. Smooth. Bass thump, but controlled. tight mids.
    Heard: PM-1: Very good, clear, and balanced. Too expensive
    Heard: PM-3: Didn't like at first, but after a few days my brain burned in. I ultimately felt they sounded odd with the lower treble and upper mid.
    beyerdynamic DT990-pro-250 - upgraded

    Headphone Amp Inventory

    BottleHead Crack - Mullard 12AU7 (Blackburn, Great Britain, code Gf1 84DX), Catham 6080
    ifi iCan Nano
    Schiit Magn Uber 2 (work)

    Sold: Lake People G109-A
    Sold: Corda Classic
    Sold: Schiit Magn gen 1 (work)

    Source Inventory

    iPhone and iPad

    Sony UDA-1
    Black Bimby

    OS X 10.11, iTunes ALAC

    Sold: Mimby
    Sold: Peachtree DAC-IT (shoulda kept it)
    Sold: Corda DACCord (why are DACs "sources")
    Sold: Chord Mojo
    Sold: Liquid Carbon
    Sold: Oppo HA-1

    Cable Inventory

    Lots of wires. Many home made cables.

    Power-Related Components

    UPS on the TV and stereo and computer.

    Other Audio Equipment

    NuForce Icon 2 and NHT zeros
    NAD D3020 and DefTech SM350
    Sony UDA-1 and MartinLogan LX16s

    Family room: Yamaha Rx-A2050, Monitor Audio Gold GX100 fronts, Aerial CC3 center, NHT heights, Infinity sub, DefTech surrounds
    Garage: NAD 7020, Bose 101 and 301
    Apple Express Modems all over the place for AirPlay

    Audio-Related Tweaks

    Pad Inventory beyond stock pads (Pad rolling!):
    - EDT 250 Velour (MDRv6)
    - Grado L - (one pair of SennGrados)
    - ZMF Cowhide
    - Brainwavez Hybrid (flat)

    Sold: iFi-Audio iTube Buffer
    IT Solutions Architect for the Los Alamos Lab. Been doing IT since 1984.


    Hackintosh -> Amber Regen -> Bimby -> Taurus Mk II-> Utopia/HD800-SDR/PMx2/TH900.2/Ether C 1.1/T1.1 (also a BH Crack w/SB)