Failed Engineer
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Failed Engineer

Acquaintance, Male, 40, from Houston

When you find gear that aligns with your hearing preferences...you don't sleep enough Mar 18, 2020

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    1. Failed Engineer
      Failed Engineer
      When you find gear that aligns with your hearing preferences...you don't sleep enough
      1. Hammy, obsiCO, atomicbob and 10 others like this.
      2. purr1n
        purr1n
        It's nice to quit gear search and concentrate on music search
        Mar 18, 2020
      3. Failed Engineer
        Failed Engineer
        Yup exactly. Finding alignment can be difficult though, and that also doesn't account for evolving preferences. But when you get there it's great. Hope it's not too fleeting for me this time around
        Mar 18, 2020
      4. atomicbob
        atomicbob
        This is the ultimate goal. You are fortunate to have become enlightened and achieved a high match between system performance and your personal preference profile.
        Mar 18, 2020
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    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    Aug 12, 1979 (Age: 40)
    Location:
    Houston
    Occupation:
    Forensic Accounting
    Gear List:
    Focal Utopia
    ZMF Verite Closed
    Audio-Technica W3000ANV

    ECP Walnut V DAC

    Audio Alchemy DMP-1 w/PS-5 Power Supply (Roon Endpoint)

    ECP DSHA-3F
    DNA Stellaris
    Headamp GS-1
    Long time Stax owner (SR-007/SR-009 driven by a KGSSHV Carbon) who stumbled upon a listening session with a Utopia a couple months ago which precipitated a re-thinking of what great dynamic headphones do and don't do vs my Stax setup.

    I travel a moderate amount for work and always have had in the back of my mind wanting to travel with my primary headphone and a transportable amp/dac. The Utopia seemed it could do double duty. Then I found out that Doug of ECP was batch producing a Focal optimized DSHA variant and my decision was made.

    I've owned his L-2 and DSHA-1 several years back and his Walnut V DAC currently and have long found him my preferred non-Stax amp and dac designer.

    So I sold all my Stax stuff for the Utopia and inbound DSHA-3F. I also bought a Verite Closed because my wife and I are both home based (when not traveling) and 5 years of subjecting her to the open 007 and 009 made her want to kill me, or worse, divorce me. Life has been much better since I use the VC now when we both are working at home even though I prefer the Utopia. The VC is the first closed headphone I've ever found tolerable aside from the super funky W3000ANV, which I still own and probably will never sell, even though I only listen to it a couple times a year.

    Thanks to the Used Deal thread I also stupidly bought a Stellaris in my town even though I've never listened to a tube amp that I prefer to a solid state in the same performance bracket. I really need to stop browsing that thread.