Prices are starting to get ALO Audio / RSA-ridiculous.
Too bad, at least the 1st gen was a pretty good amp, overpriced but good. Now they fixed the problems with the first gen and bump it up 135 USD.
For what... A gain switch? HAH.
That's just robbing people.
But the AK100 & AK120 are selling so, people will no doubt buy this 2 gen too.
Harald is a really cool guy! I've mailed with him on numerous occasions, but that was the first time we met (by mistakes... he sat in the chair between while I was a bit disappointed by the Orpheus-system or rather the music playing).He has heard a lot of heaphones but I think both my Anax-modded and ReferenceSounds-modded phones impressed him. :)
I'd say the clamping force is a bit lighter. The big difference is however that the pads and headphone don't have the "roll inwards towards the nose"-feeling. With LCD-2 r2 and LCD-3, the fluffier pads tend to create an inward rotation... the modded HE-5 doesn't have that problem. The HD800 is conciderably lighter and also "aerier". They convey the feeling of not wearing headphones. As good as the Code-X might be, it's close... but no cigar.
I got one of these for sale. Not using it as I like to build my own cables. Original box included of course!
100 USD 80 USD
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