It's tough to say after spending awhile with them. They seem less and less veiled every day, but that may be mental 'burn in'. That being said, I find myself loving them more and more by the day. Maybe a solid state amp on the brighter side would pair very well with them (Schiit Mjolnir, Bryston, etc)? I am running them through a tube amp (albeit very neutral sounding). I've never heard them through anything else.
Initial out of the box impressions: I like them. They seem to be a better, more refined version of my FXZ200. They sound good amped through the E17, but not great. A/B'ing them to my FXZ200 and CKS77, they are the clear winner (not burned in). I've already made some cable inquiries as I feel like these will be keepers until I decide to go CIEM or something like the UM Merlin/Shure SE846. Before that I'm going to go with a better portable AMP/DAC...
What do you guys...
I have enough $1k+ headphones for the time being (both my current ones are w/ sales tax/shipping)! But I definitely want some in the future. I struggle constantly with finding the right IEM so a CIEM will probably be next on my list.
This hobby is most certainly an addiction.
Going on a trip Wednesday morning, so naturally I had to overnight some new FX850 (and a FiiO E17 ). One of these days I'll reign in my audio purchases, but apparently not this week. Very excited for these as I've struggled to find a decent IEM that checked all the boxes (soundstage, COMFORT, bass, etc etc).
I'm perpetually poor! My setup right now with the HE-560 and Enigma is much better than my previous setups. I'm looking to upgrade my DAC, but that's about it. I just can't help myself, but... the LCD2.2 is nowhere near the HE-560, or HD800. If the LCD2.2 went down to $400USD, I'd get another one.
For metal, the HE-560 is amazing. Super fast, tight, etc. Just my .02
A bit smoother than stock IMO. But that could be placebo effect for sure. It's ergonomically superior though, no doubt. Norne does great stuff and if I go balanced (inevitable), I'll go back to them for it. I've mentioned a couple times in this thread, I don't get aftermarket cables for sound, but for useability/ergonomics. Trevor makes very aesthetically pleasing cables to top it off IMO too...
Hey man, it is what it is. Just throwing out what I'm listening to.
I haven't been searching for new music and these guys came up on Spotify. I haven't found anything loseless yet unfortunately. If I find it, I can PM you. Here's a link to the rest of the 'documentary' :
I'm making my way through this thread slowly, but I'm definitely enjoying it thus far.
First time in this thread... Is this a friendly thread?
My go to gym playlist includes a lot of these guys. No idea what 'subgenre' they fall into though.. they consider themselves 'Progressive Metalcore' ...
Oh yeah, this is not an 'official' video. Its a compilation of clips from multiple recording sessions.