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EvShrug and the DROP Audiophile Community

Hey Everyone Drop! I’m pleased to announce that I have just started consulting for Drop (! I hope to be a bridge to connect audio enthusiasts with the people at Drop to answer your product questions, give them feedback about your sonic desires, and hopefully provide some education and entertainment for our happy little niche! For those of you who don’t know me, I joined the Head-Fi forums back in 2008-9 looking for solutions to hook up headphones to my game consoles, so I wouldn’t bother people in the dorms. I’ve spent many fun years writing reviews and guides there and here, consulting for Sennheiser, Dekoni, grell audio, and starting now, Drop! I hope some of you remember me trying to help out with your audio journey, as well as sharing my own! I appreciate and even learned how to do frequency response, square wave, distortion, and other headphone measurements… but also have an appreciation for how the squiggles vary from rig to rig and even just the weather of the day, and how we still need human impressions to describe the character of a headphone. What can you expect me to do at Drop and here on First of all, sharing product knowledge. Let me say right off the bat that I don’t believe one-size fits all, and there are many considerations in choosing audio products. Anyone shopping needs the right info to be empowered and decide what is most beneficial for them. I don’t believe entertainment and art should be ranked, what I like is going to be what you like, or that audio has one right answer. Sometimes there are hidden gems or something that will just hit YOUR tastes just perfectly! Conversely, I also believe it’s important to know up-front if certain traits might be sticking points for some people. Long term, it’s in everyone’s interests to reduce disappointment and returns. Fortunately Drop has agreed with this condition – that’s why they serve up a variety! In addition to product descriptions and audio knowledge, I’ve also heard talk of more cool products and Drop Collaborations coming in the near future (insider info is fun! Maybe you’ll get some teases ;), I’ll share some general audio guides and audiophile love, and maybe even starting a podcast with Mechanical Keys community manager Hoffman to banter about what’s new!

Dec 8, 2022
It's nice having someone who I genuinely respect helping out. Interested to see what's to come in the future!
postwarscarsThanks so much!! 🙏 That helps make me more confident. I know I can bring my knowledge and share my perspective, but I can only hope it is received well so that things can pick up momentum and DROP feels like a cool place to enjoy the audio hobby! Glad to hear from you!
Nice to meet you! We hope you enjoy your stay <3
erickongHaha, good to see you Eric! Feel free to tap me if I might be able to help you, but you’ve been doing amazing job moderating!
EvshrugThanks c:
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