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I have been passionate about portable audio since the days of the Walkman and cassette tapes but more importantly I can’t spend a day without music! I have an inclination for Blues, Jazz, Folk and everything Indie but while I rarely spend a lot of time listening to Metal or EDM, I do appreciate a wide area of genres and artists.

Audio gear is just a means to an end but I developed a picky ear very early on and pushed to higher end portable setup quite quickly. I was always looking for the best sonic experiences, buying high quality sources, earphones and tapes (oh, Sony ceramic tapes, then Philips DCC and Sony Minidisc).

Over time I have kept growing my listening skills and sharing on audio forums like head-fi.org and tellementnomade.

I ventured into my first reviews last year with RHA CL2 and Campfire Solaris and was surprised to gather some attention with several head-fi frontpages from the get go.

I decided to keep on reviewing although this has been a bit limited as I could only review what I could afford and not as many different sources as I’d like.

Being included in Review Tours with StealthSonics (U2, U4, U9), Cayin (N6ii, YB04, T01) certainly helps.

Inspiration

Gravity is like madness, all it takes is a little push

The Joker

Without music, life would be a mistake.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.

Plato

I have owned quite a few IEMs, headphone and DAPs over time :

IEM

CIEM
Custom Art FIBAE 7, Itsfit Lab Fusion, Earsonics EM10, Earsonics EM64, FIBAE Black

UIEM
StealthSonics U9

Previous
Vision Ears VE8, FIBAE 4, Empire Ears Phantom (CIEM), Campfire Solaris, RHA CL2, Final E5000, Piano Forte VIII, LCD i4, IE800 S, Campfire Vega, 64 Audio U12 – Earsonics S-EM9 – Velvet – IE800 – SE846. Sony XBA-Z5 – PFE232 – Ultimate Ears Triple Fi 10.

Headphones

Focal Elear, Shure SH1840, Final Audio Pandora Hope VI, Audioquest NightHawk

DAP

Current
Cayin N6ii + A01 +T01
iBasso DX160

Previous
iBasso DX220 + AMP8 + AMP9
Hiby R6 Pro
Sony WM1Z
iBasso DX200 Ti + AMP2+ AMP3 + AMP4 + AMP5 + AMP7 + AMP8
Sony WM1-A
Onkyo DP-X1
Sony NW-ZX2


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