Feb 9, 20181268 views

What audio equipment do you bring to work?

Most of my headphone use is at a workstation/desktop/laptop in a public office setting.
Do you set up your work desktop or laptop with the same equipment you have at home? If you have separate setups, what's the distinction?

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For office I'm using closed cans so that I don't disturb my co-workers

iMac > Matrix DAC Mini Pro (2014) > Cavalli Liquid Carbon X > MrSpeaker Aeon Flow Closed.
Requires some space, but if there's sufficient space, I like how it's setup :)

For home, open cans ftw!

PC > Schiit Bifrost USB > Bottlehead Crack > HD600
Got the HD600 for cheap at a used item store, and that started my spending spree on audio items haha!
Just starting to get into better sounding equipment, graduating from the usual skullcandy/JBL.sol amps in ear stuff. I am a cheapskate, so currently I am using a pair of Focal Spirit One S (90 bucks) that sound wonderful, and an Audioquest dragonfly black v1.5 for desktop listening. Also I have a pair of KZ ZS6 that have 2BA, and 2DD that sound pretty good, I am able to deal with the treble spike. Prefer the bigger cans at work so that coworkers know why I am not responding .
Not very noisy office but it's an open plan. I use Oppo PM-3 driven by JDS The Element and music from external drive through JRiver software on a MacBook Pro
My office is a noisy one so I usually have a pair of IEMs:

Schiit Fulla 2 -> Oppo HA-2-SE -> Campfire Andromedas / Fitear Togo 334 / Sony XBA-Z5 depending on the mood. I don't use the amp directly on the Fulla 2 since there is quite some channel imbalance on it at lower volumes.
Office setup
(Macbook Pro (via usb)/Linux Workstation (via optical) ->
Audio GD R2R11 -> (JBL 305s/HD 6XX)
The RHA MA750s are my go-to whenever I'm not at home. I really love them; comfortable, look great, sound amazing, and are very rugged. At home I use a pair of Sennheiser HD 600s with a Schiit Modi 2 and Magni 2.
Audio Technica M50x + Fiio Q1 mark 2
I have my own office, so I use the JBL LSR305s I got here on Massdrop for the office, but my door is always open, and people that I supervise are always dropping by asking this or that questions, so I think it's easier to talk with a little background music than it is to constanly be taking headphones on and off. Plus, I hope it makes me seem a little more approachable as a boss that I, 1)am not trying to block them out with headphones and 2) don't care if they know what kind of music I like.
I use a Schiit Fulla 2 with a pair of KZ ZS5's, which I can then plug into my LG V30 if I go for a walk or take public transit. The Fulla and the ZS5s provide quite a bit of value (120 total) and portability for the price, and I can stuff them in my desk at the end of the day or throw them in my bag.

This setup also allows me to use Tidal on my Mac or V30 and access the MQA enabled tracks. The Fulla 2 is not MQA enabled, and for good reason, so the Tidal app handles the decoding.

The whole setup is a bit warm, but for me that's a positive. There have been some comments about the Fulla distorting when the volume pot hits over halfway, but I rarely go that high.

The Fulla will even decently power my HD 6XXs in a pinch.
Meze 11 Neo and topping NX1S + LG V20. Also there is a Yamaha HPH200 as alternative :)

For work: I use my JH Audio Angie's and an iBasso DX200 with the AMP4 module. I switch out the Angie's every other day with iBasso IT04's.

At home: Audeze LCD2's with the PC off an ICON DAC or the DX200 again.
i leave my jds elements and hd650s at work.
I work in multiple places: Home office, libraries/archives, and on campus.

Home office:
Schiit Modi 2/Magni 2 (both Uber)
MacBook Pro
Sennheiser HD630VB
(on the way from Massdrop HD6XX and HD58X)

HD630VB or Grado iGe
iPad Air 2

i carry my fiio x5 mk2 and pinnacle px. sometimes i carry nuforce edc. depending whether its a rock day or classical or edm day.
Currently using m50x's with a Schiit Fulla 2 connected to an otherwise unused mac mini. The allow me to drown out the office noise.
When there's people around, KZ ZS5 v1 w/ foam tips for great isolation and 0 leak. When I'm alone, HD6XX for long relaxed listening sessions.
Fun for the whole office...

Work set up...SMSL Sanskrit DAC with SMSL T2 tube amp (waiting for Little Dot MKII) into a Blu-ray player for digital out. Headphones, Sony MDR1A and Beyerdynamics DT770 pro 80. Also have Ath-M40x with angled pads for backups.
Office Setup:
AudioGd R2R11
HeadAmp Gilmore Lite MK2
G1217 Project Ember 2
Office Headphones/IEMs:
MrSpeakers Aeon Flow Closed (carry between home and office)
FLC 8S (carry between home and office)
Hifiman RE600S V2
Hifiman RE400
Fidue A73
Ultimate Ears UE500vi
Zolo Liberty+

Other DAC/Amps I commonly bring to/use at work:
iFi micro iDSD Black Label
FiiO Q5
Chord Mojo
Oppo HA2-SE
BlueWave GET
My lawd. Let me borrow that Q5!