Intros: If you just joined the community this is the spot to introduce yourself


#426

@pennstac Oh, I know. Consider me thoroughly chastised. Cheers


#427

Repping New York! Hola


#428

Possibly a new alternative to ??
You can find me by the same username elsewhere : )


#429

Johnie from Austin,TX here. My first purchase from headphone.com was around 15 years ago. I became an audiophile while living in Germany in 1998 (my Dad was stationed there in the military). I saved my money and bought a pair of B&W 804’s and soon found that parents and neighbors don’t appreciate late night listening as much as I do. Go figure. So I bought a set of Beyer Dynamics. I can’t remember the model, but I loved them. They were my first non crappy headphones.

Also, I really appreciate all the honest and unbiased reviews. I’ve told friends over the years to check out the site because whether it’s a $20 or $2000 pair of cans you’ll hear if they are worth the money or not.


#430

Nice seeing a fellow Austinite. Willkommen!


#431

Hello headphone audiophiles. I’m new to the group. I recently lost a pair of Shure SE425’s at the gym. :sleepy: I’m looking for a replacement set of IEM’s under $400. Any advice. The Shure’s were fine, a little bulky, sound was perfectly fine but didn’t WOW me. I’m considering another pair unless there is something better. I’m considering Westone W20’s, Etymotic ER-4XR’s as well. I listen to mostly jazz, classic rock, blues, with some hip hop, pop, classical in pretty much that order. Like many audiophiles I listen to a bit of everything. Would be interested in everyone’s opinions.


#432

I really love Airbag and Bjorn Riis’ Solo albums a lot. Bjorn is from Norway and used to be in a Pink Floyd cover band. Airbag’s style is very similar.


#433

I joined a while ago but never introduced myself. I am a long time audiophile (over 50 years) and have always enjoyed headphone listening.

I am 65 years old and have been working in the computer industry since 1974. I have over 35 years in software development and over 10 years of software security experience. Currently I work as an application security engineer and provide static code analysis for a big US government agency.

I work from home 100% of the time and get to listen to music under my headphones with my dog around my feet every day. I collect vinyl records and have recorded thousands of tracks from those LPs and stored that work in 24/192 FLACs. The rest of my music comes from downloaded high resolution files or some Redbook stuff ripped from CDs.

I have all of those files on a NAS box on my home network and play it all back via Foobar 2000 with kernel direct support and use the following on my work setup:

  1. Toshiba 17 inch laptop w/24GB RAM and 1.5TB SDD internal storage.
  2. Schiit Audio Wyrd USB filtering box
  3. Schiit Audio Modi Multibit DAC
  4. Schiit Audio Loki tone controls
  5. Schiit Audio Lyr 2 headphone amp w/Philips 7DJ8 tunes
  6. USB cables are 0.5 meter Pangea Silver USB
  7. All ICs are Kimber Heros w/WBT connectors
  8. Headphones are Focal Clears

Yeah I am hopelessly stuck in audiophile land. The Kimber Hero ICs cost more than some of the Schiit Audio boxes. It is a screwy hobby.

Downstairs I have my main stereo rig that is focused on playback of LPs.

You can find my stuff at http://www.edsstuff.org

I am divorced after 26 years of marriage and have 3 kids. They are all grown and on their own but my oldest son made me a grandfather this past month. Pretty cool.

Ed


#434

Welcome Ed.

-Paul-


#435

Welcome jfour.

-Paul-


#436

Welcome to you Jfour. Look forward to learning about your headphones and equipment. :wink:


#437

hi Jfour, welcome to you …


#438

Will need to check this out. Thanks for sharing. :grinning:


#439

Bjorn, the guitarist for Airbag, has a website called Gilmourish.com as well. He’s like a freaking Gilmour historian. It’s amazing. Talks about gear, and technique to get that Gilmour sound.


#440

Hi all.

Found the forum through another site @Torq is on. Thought I’d hop over here and see what is going on.

Looking forward to some good discussions.

Thx


#441

What? @Torq has time for another site? We will have to look into this.


#442

I’ve posted, at length, on many sites over the years. Most of my time is here now - participation other sites is mostly just chatting with people I know there that aren’t here.


#443

Torq mentioned on this other site that he pays some street kids to do his posts here so he can read sailboat magazines all day. It’s true. I have pictures.

(Not true. =P I have no pictures.)


#444

So, that’s how he manages it. :stuck_out_tongue:


#445

Hi everyone, just like @ProfFalkin, I stumbled in from SBAF. I mainly lurk and enjoy reading Torq’s reviews, which is why I joined here. The more I’ve been around and the more (expensive) gear I hear, I realize I still have a lot to learn. I like reading posts that offer contrasting opinions and may not necessarily follow the mainstream.
I look forward to interacting with everyone.