I really enjoy the sound signature of my Sony SA5000's. What other cans have a similar sound?
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3/5/07 at 6:29pm
I think it's the addictive nature of this forum. I'm always looking for the next headphone in the horizon so that I can research it, look at it, and lust after it for a while. Although, having said that, I can't see myself ever affording the Qualia's. And, for whatever reason, I don't like to go used in headphones. It's not that it grosses me out or anything like that. I think it has to do more with the curiosity of actually hearing (if any) the sound change as the headphones get broken in. I kind of want to be around for the evolution of the sound, I guess.
The Stax SR-404 and other Lambdas are the natural place to look for someone who likes the SA5k's basic sound. Personally, I think the Lambdas sound closer to the SA5k than the Qualia 010. I've done various shootouts between Lambda and the SA5k. The Lambdas, especially the Pros, are capable of much greater air and a sense of space - the SA5k, while having insane separation, aren't actually as airy of a headphone as they can be. A lot of this has to do with just the imaging ability, which again masters separation better than they do imaging. The Lambdas also are able to have a much more natural timbre and tonal quality than the SA5k can.