My Gear

What follows is a list of my go to gear for daily use.

Beyerdynamic DT 880 (250 Ohms): These are my reference headphones for all things audio, the 880s are brutal in terms of detail retrieval, their treble is a love or hate it kind of thing.

Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro: The 990 Pro are my fun headphones, with a V-Shaped frequency response these are nice references for V-Shaped gear. For most part I use them for background music when I’m doing something on my computer.

Lake People G103-S: The G103 is my reference headphone amplifier. Might be cheap by today standards but drives the Beyerdynamics like no other.

Creative Labs E5: A great portable DAC that I use to drive my 990s and also test IEMs. Sadly its very underrated by the community, because it’s not made by a audiophile niche brand.

Sony Walkman NW-A45: The impressive entry level DAP/DAC from Sony. My go to portable player for daily commutes and also for testing IEMs. My model is unlocked so it’s not limited by the European hearing safety laws.

Swissonic CDMP 1 V2.0 CD Player: A cheap but solid CD player which I often pair with the Lake People G103.

Sony Xperia L1 Smartphone: Again a simple smartphone I use daily for both my networking and reviewing needs, any hard to drive IEMs will be easy to spot because the L1 like most Xperia smartphones has a low power output to comply with the European hearing safety laws.

As for IEM’s, I don’t really have a daily driver because I use what I’m reviewing at the moment.

Last updated on 23 September 2018