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I've transitioned from my Omega to the HD 800 for general-purpose and I think the 800s get pretty close in resolution. Although the soundstage is more vast it doesn't have the ethereal qualities of the Stax -- that ethereality contributes greatly to perceived transparency and air IMHO. The 800s are also much harsher in the treble but I'm heavily biased against electrodynamics in this area.
beyerdynamic T90 Jubilee for $499: http://www.ebay.com/itm/301259820982
Maybe for a new-in-box one.I've seen several go for the triple digits over the past six months or so. They're not really worth over $1200 or so, rarity included.
Can we attribute lack of bass control to any particular deficiencies of the amplifier (e.g. slew rate, although this is just as an example and obviously wouldn't be involved)?   Not trying to be argumentative, just genuinely curious. I hear tubby bass being a complaint against lesser amplifiers for certain earspeakers but I'm not aware of why this would be the case versus other units.
Don't some brofessionals allege that the LNB and SNB sound better than their Pro bias counterparts?
Pop songs? More likely midbass.The older Denons have more subbass amplitude (relative to the midbass).Not really neutral -- there's too much of a dip in the midrange.All-rounder is subjective, but the TH600 is hardly ultimate in any respect.
Nope. Maybe the TH900 though.
Indeed. It's incredibly exhausting to back out of what's been done at the recording-level (especially since different records and even tracks might be subject to different approaches) and it's an experiment I don't have the patience for. I would agree that recordings are oft crude facsimiles of reality and I'm okay with that.Oh, relax. You must know that I respect your opinion and approach. I have a different philosophy that might be considered less artistic and more...
How gratifying it must feel to discredit decades of research and developed knowledge on the topic of hearing with a few fallacies of inductive reasoning.   I find it amusing that subjective anecdotal experience (prone to all forms of cognitive and confirmation biases) might be sufficient to dismiss a wealth of evidence suggesting contrariwise as "BS", at least for some people.    
Reasonably stated. The transformer-coupling topology of the Audio Note DACs likely act as a filter surrogate though (don't they allege this themselves?). Given the differences in recording fidelity (from the microphones to the ADC to the master and beyond), I don't believe the pursuit of venue fidelity (e.g. emulating the real-life sound of the material) suits me personally. I listen to a wide variety of genres with substandard to exemplary master quality, and I am not...
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