Originally Posted by mikeg
... I suppose that some of these decisions will wait until we have some head-to-head comparisons of the ES-1 to the HEV90, and until Wayne does some direct comparisons of his forthcoming balanced SDS-XLR system to his HE90/HEV90 system.
Of course I'll be happy to help out by chipping in my opinion as I can, but your ears are the only ones that count. Hirsch may be in a position to do some of these comparisons soon as it seems that he's on track for an ES-1 (based on his earlier posts) and already has quite a bit of listening time with the SDS-XLR. But it's your ears that count! (Or did I already say that?
And seriously, the K1000/Ear V20 is an awesome combo to my ears but based on your impressions of the K1000's they may not ever "do it" for you. I hope I'm not "touting" the V20 too much because there is always the "new toy syndrome" that we all suffer from at times, which tends to cause a temporary loss of objectivity no matter how we might think we're fighting it. If 3 months or 6 months later I'm still blown away then that will be a different matter. But by then I'll be on to my new vinyl rig!
|I hope that these answers will also follow from listening sessions at the forthcoming National Head-Fi Meet in April.
I think we're ALL looking forward to the AWESOME listening opportunities that the National Meet will provide! There should be a TON of opinions floating around afterwards. I can't even begin to imagine how long that "meet impressions" thread will be! We probably should break it down into seperate threads by major categories, although that may prove to be impossible to administer (i.e., portables, dynamic, electrostatic). I think we'll have to go into that event with our individual listening game plans in mind and have notebooks handy to record our impressions as accurately as possible. You want to talk about a bunch of kids in a candy store! There will be WAY too much gear on hand to even come close to listening to it all. Only the "great" agile_one could pull something like that off!!!