My name is Dan Gheorghe.  I used to be a Software Engineer. Now I help run a Product Dev Center.


I am also a Phd. student and a teaching assistant at Politehnica University of Bucharest . (drop out now :)) )

I think that we are visual “animals”, so we appreciate high quality video/images more. This is why some times the hearing / audio and some of the hobbies related to it are treated with less importance.

My mission is to make people appreciate and understand this hobby better.

I want to share the joy that this hobby brought me, highlight the strong points of good headphones and related audio gear and why they should give them a chance!

Read more about what this hobby means here:


And a guide of how to get into this hobby and what to look for:


You can contact me or start a new discussion / post your findings on my subreddit: AudiophileGoneWild

Please, don’t forget to like the Facebook Page.

This blog will be about my journey into one of my dearest hobbies. Few years ago I became a headphone & related gear enthusiast.

Everything started when I bought my first pair of headphones, the Sennheiser HD595, because they did not have the HD555 in stock and I had no idea what I was getting myself into.

I love listening to music, discovering different nuances and presentations from different headphones and related gear that make you rediscover your music every time,  also like discussing all of the above with my audiophile friends, reading reviews and other opinions on different related gear and contribute to the community.

Something I learned about this hobby, these years, is that it can get very subjective. Every person may perceive the sound from a headphone/dac/amp/etc in a different way. This is why it is very important to listen for yourself before buying something.

You can also find the story on headfi.

The first posts contain the story of how I got into this hobby.


  1. The Hobby: An Unexpected Journey
  2. The Hobby: The Desolation of my wallet
  3. The Hobby: There and Back Again
  4. The Fellowship of the Broken Wallets
  5. The Fellowship of the Broken wallets part II
  6. The two Titans: Sennheiser HD800 & Audeze LCD2
  7. The Return of The King: Audeze LCD-2
  8. Burson Conductor: Ambush of The Wallet
  9. The end of wallet: AKG K550, Creative Aurvana Live and FIIO E17
  10. InToxicated Mind: Headphones, USB & Power Cables and Conditioning
  11. Wrath of the Titans: Audeze LCD2 vs LCD3 & Burson Conductor vs M2Tech Vaughan
  12. From Hobby to Obsession and back to Hobby
  13. The ambush of the combos: AudioQuest Dragonfly vs FIIO E17 & Dragonfly with Burson Soloist, Dragonfly vs Conductors’ DAC
  14. The Ambush Continues: AKG K550 vs Sennheiser Momentum
  15. The Audiophile USB Cable Surprise: Wireworld Starlight Red vs Chord USB Silver Plus
  16. The Titans are Back: Sennheiser HD800 vs Audeze LCD2 & Burson Conductor
  17. A Nice Surprise: Focal Spirit One
  18. Martin Logan ElectroMotion ESL & Piega Premium 5.2
  19. Audiophile Power Cables Shootout
  20. Focal Spirit One vs Sennheiser Amperior
  21. Audeze LCD2 aftermarket cable: Toxic Silver Widow
  22. Sennheiser IE800, Sennheiser IE80, AudioTehnica ATH CKS 90 & Martin Logan Mikros 70 comparison
  23. The Amazing Sennheiser IE800
  24. The Spectacular Sennheiser HD800
  25. A Wonderful trip down memory lane
  26. Focal Spirit One Headphone Contest
  27. The Little Black Box: Arcam rPac
  28. The King of Musicality: Audeze LCD3
  29. Audiobyte Hydra: High-End USB Interface
  30. Naim DAC-V1 Review
  31. Bakoon HPA-21
  32. The Sexy Martin Logan Mikros 90
  33. The Extinct Denon D7000
  34. MSB Analog Dac – Review
  35. New Burson 1793 DAC PCB Review
  36. Power Inspired AG500 Power Regenerator Review
  37. Creek OBH-21 Review
  38. Simaudio Moon Evolution 650D – Review
  39. FiiO E12 Mont Blanc – Review
  40. FiiO X3 – Review
  41. Martin Logan Electromotion ESL – Review
  42. Chord Signature USB – Review
  43. Indiana Line Nota 250, Nota 550 – Review – More than meets the wallet
  44. Audeze LCD-X Review
  45. Audeze LCD-X vs Sennheiser HD800
  46. Audiophile and Proud
  47. Noisy USB Problem
  48. Toxic Cables Budget Silver
  49. Focal Spirit Classic & Spirit Professional – Review
  50. Simaudio Moon 300D V2
  51. Headphones and related gear buying guide
  52. What are DACS and their importance
  53. Why do I need a headphone amplifier ?
  54. Creek OBH-21 MK2 – Review
  55. Decware Taboo MK3 – Review
  56. Creative Aurvana Live 2 – Review
  57. Chord Hugo – Review
  58. Chordette Qute Ex Dac – Review
  59. FiiO X5 – Review
  60. Rockna – Wavedream DAC – Review
  61. Audiophilleo 1 with PurePower – Review
  62. Asus Xonar Essence STU – Review
  63. 1/8 Million Dollar Stereo Sound System
  64. Asus Xonar Essence One Muses Edition – Review
  65. Asus Xonar Essence III – Review
  66. Audiobyte Black Dragon – Review
  67. The most important part of any sound system: your ears and brain. Hearing explained
  68. Once upon a time in Romania
  69. Hearing Safety and Noise Induced Hearing Loss
  70. Aftermarket Cables for Sennheiser HD800
  71. Focal Spirit One S – Review
  72. Audio-gd Master 9 – Review
  73. NAD VISO HP50 – Review
  74. AKG 545 – Review
  75. SOtM sHP-100 DAC /Headphone Amplifier – Review
  76. SOtM sMS-100 Network Streamer – Review
  77. Pinna Zigmahornet Speakers – Review
  78. Sony MDR-1R – Review
  79. HRT microStreamer – Review
  80. Arcam FMJ D33 DAC – Review
  81. FiiO X1 – Review
  82. Forza Hybrid Series Twin USB Cable – Review
  83. Simaudio Moon Neo 380D DSD DAC – Review
  84. Audio-gd Precision 2 – Review
  85. HiFiMAN HE-560 – Review
  86. iFi iDSD Micro – Review
  87. FiiO E12A – Review
  88. Fostex TH-900 – Review
  89. Shure 535 LTD – Review
  90. Simaudio Moon 430HA Headphone Amplifier – Review
  91. Let’s help a friend in need
  92. Piega Premium 3 Speakers – Review