Alex sold me a pair of Stax O2 Mk2 recently. A total professional, goods delivered as described and the packing puts the pros to shame.....another example why I prefer to deal with fellow HeadFi members! Thanks for the trade.
Interesting to note that some of your comment about the WES being very revealing of upstream equipments is very similar with Spritzer's observation about the BHSE. Maybe both have more in common than differences?
And I do agree....the WES looks sweet..!
Thanks for the comments. It is interesting to note that some of the very experienced members have gone the BHSE route. Wonder if this is a case of the BHSE being offered first ahead of the WES or for other reasons...
[QUOTE=Asr;6401404]I did not say that I prefer the BHSE over the WES and my post made no such implication either. I said only that the BHSE might make more sense for an OII.
Ok thanks for the clarification.
Originally Posted by vcoheda
i've heard the WES 3 different times - with the O, O2, and O2mkii. each time i thought it sounded very good but that was about it. i have listened to the BHSE only once at a meet with an O2 and i also heard a DIY BHSE with an O2mkii. both times, i was very impressed - there was a definite wow factor. but i would choose neither. the WES didn't impress me enough for the price and the availability of the BHSE is too...
Originally Posted by bada bing
The top of the current BHSE list has been waiting over 18 months. That doesn't predict the wait if you joined now, but it probably is a substantial amount of time.
Ya that is possible, but most who bought it feels it's worth the wait....
Originally Posted by Asr
I've heard both amps (on separate sources) but have heard the WES only in audio show conditions (RMAF 2009) so I won't comment further. For the OII, the BHSE might make more sense though as it was designed for them.
Another equally important factor to consider is the source component that you'll be using in this system. You definitely don't want to lessen either the amp or the OII by using a less than stellar...
Originally Posted by El_Doug
AFAIK, the BHSE was not designed around any headphone. instead, it was simply built to offer extreme voltage swing around a purely dc-coupled signal path. i could be wrong, though...
also may I ask then, which headphones do you suppose the WES was "designed for"?
HI El Doug, I have been following your thread about your WES closely. After having it the past months have your done indepth listening and if so...
Originally Posted by mikeymad
Boomana is correct. My experience has been Meet only.
For me with my O2's I have to give the nod to the WES.
BHSE had a huge sound to me, but the soundstage was not as well defined.
WES had soundstage done right for me. Tons of detail and many layers in the presentation.
Nothing I have heard has made me give up my SP ES-1 yet.
Hi Mikeymad, are you saying that I am better of considering...
Originally Posted by PFKMan23
I'd say a significant (in this case) factor is availability or lack there of. The Woo WES will have a much much shorter lead time if you are looking to get an amp soon, which I would assume you are, given that you just bought the Stax.
This is real useful info. I read somewhere that a member had to wait 18months for his BHSE.... while Jack indicated a leadtime of 4 weeks for the WES, definitely food for...