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Originally Posted by Iron_Dreamer View Post
True, my last few main headphones have leaned to the side of clean, tight, punchy bass over big bass.

The reason I got excited about the Ed9 when I first heard it is that it has big bass, but it is still tight and punchy, even with fast material. Sloppy bass is the enemy My first though upon hearing the Ed9 was "shoot, this is almost like an L3000." True, the L3000 does have slightly more impressive bass, but it's also a lot more expensive and discontinued.

To date, I've not heard any headphone, other than those two, which could provide a very powerful bass without sounding overly bloated, flabby, sloppy, slow, etc. The Qualia in the right system has the best bass quality of any headphone I've heard, but simply due to frequency balance, it just doesn't quite reach the punch level of the aforementioned pair.

So I'm looking at the Ed9 to provide the "sick bass" as an alternative to the more open, airy W5000. I bought the W11 thinking they might have had a chance to do it, but I the Ed9 will give me a higher degree of contrast.
Did you listen to the Denon5000? They had decent bass but it could have been a little tighter IMO.
post #47 of 78
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Originally Posted by wakeride74 View Post
Did you listen to the Denon5000? They had decent bass but it could have been a little tighter IMO.
Yep, that was my take. The low bass was quite strong, but the mid-upper bass lacked a bit of punch; in this regard the bass was "rounder" as some like to say, and more towards the Sennheiser side of things. I think it's definitely a headphone worth what it costs, but the bass is looser than I would strive for.
post #48 of 78
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Originally Posted by Icarium View Post
Haha modest list Aaron, you must move out to San Diego faster! If you aren't already there... wasn't sure of your time line.
Dan,

It is only the starter list! In Japan having fun now but will be in San Diego soon enough. BTW, you need to update your signature line, only one set of Qualia listed! I'll be excited to see how high the count goes!
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Did you listen to the Denon5000? They had decent bass but it could have been a little tighter IMO.
That was my impression as well. I got to hear agile_ones out of the Yammi. The bass wasn't as controlled as I would have liked. I got some of the same from the Edition 9's. I had a couple of days between listening to the two cans and didn't listen long enough to compare the two.

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Dan,

It is only the starter list! In Japan having fun now but will be in San Diego soon enough. BTW, you need to update your signature line, only one set of Qualia listed! I'll be excited to see how high the count goes!
Aaron, it was great meeting you. I wish you could have hung out with us a bit more. We managed to drag poor Dan with us. He didn't seem to suffer any ill effects.
post #50 of 78
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the benchmark dac I won will also fit in my second rig nicely..really needed!
pff, if you have a second rig you didn't need it

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And it's got sleek looks and it's black! Everything on my stack of components needs to be black!
If anyone saw his setup you would know this is true

correct me if I am wrong stacked in this order from top to bottom
(2) Black HeadAmp AE-2 one with a black knob one with a gold knob
Black HeadAmp Gilmore Lite with DPS
Black Gilmore GS-1
Black GS-X
Black NAD CDP ( not sure on model )

If anyone has a picture of this post it
post #51 of 78
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Originally Posted by tyrion View Post
That was my impression as well. I got to hear agile_ones out of the Yammi. The bass wasn't as controlled as I would have liked. I got some of the same from the Edition 9's. I had a couple of days between listening to the two cans and didn't listen long enough to compare the two.
I would try the Denon with another amp, the Edition 9s were they through the Rudi at his table or the other pair I saw at the high end room? I only say that as the yammy works great with AT cans and Audio Techs but did not control the bass of the PS1 I auditioned. I switched to solid state Rudi and it was all better. It may be an impedance thing?
post #52 of 78
Open Bloodwood 2.0m BlackMax recabled V3 Darth Beyers with Covers

-_-

the only thing at the meet that was bassy enough for me were the HD650s on tubes and the stock DT770 Pro...
post #53 of 78
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I would try the Denon with another amp, the Edition 9s were they through the Rudi at his table or the other pair I saw at the high end room? I only say that as the yammy works great with AT cans and Audio Techs but did not control the bass of the PS1 I auditioned. I switched to solid state Rudi and it was all better. It may be an impedance thing?
Yeah, I'd like to have taken those Denon's over to the Apache or Raptor or something from Singlepower to see how they change. I think they have a lot of potential with the propper synergy.
post #54 of 78
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Originally Posted by Iron_Dreamer View Post
So I'm looking at the Ed9 to provide the "sick bass" as an alternative to the more open, airy W5000. I bought the W11 thinking they might have had a chance to do it, but I the Ed9 will give me a higher degree of contrast.
When you get the UE9, let me know how it compares with the JPN. I'm extremely interested. Haha.

Cheers,
Venio
post #55 of 78
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Originally Posted by tyrion View Post
That was my impression as well. I got to hear agile_ones out of the Yammi. The bass wasn't as controlled as I would have liked. I got some of the same from the Edition 9's. I had a couple of days between listening to the two cans and didn't listen long enough to compare the two.



Aaron, it was great meeting you. I wish you could have hung out with us a bit more. We managed to drag poor Dan with us. He didn't seem to suffer any ill effects.
Mike, I don't know how I missed out on the all nighters that you guys had! Next time (at HF3 Florida) I'll bring an extra tap for the kegs!
post #56 of 78
Dang, people were doing all nighters? Where was this going on? o.O
post #57 of 78
List to buy:
1. EMM labs
2. Orpheus
3. Bel Canto Dac-3
4. Triple fi pro
5. Audio Art 3 cable
post #58 of 78
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Dang, people were doing all nighters? Where was this going on? o.O
K1000 room,Headroom room,High end room,TTVJ room,5th floor lounge where members where playing guitar hero,other spots in the Hotel.
post #59 of 78
Hahaha, wow I took a totally different direction from all of you here.
Sell...everything except for ksc75 (cause its stupid to sell these).
so
Sell:
Larocco PRII
FEEL HP200SE
Stax sr-84 + T-Amp
Westone UM2
Micro DAC
ATH-W5000 (I love these but can't afford the amp/source I would feel I respect them with).

Buy:
(can't not have a rig, but going minimal + sexy)
Trekstor Vibez
ATH-EW9
More Music.
MAYBE Tomahawk (if I actually need it, Vibez is a quiet player).

Keep:
Meier Porta Corda mkII (just because).

Buy Outside of Head-Fi:
Vox AC30CCH (Guitar amplifier), why have music on my head if I can have it streaming
from my fingers =]
post #60 of 78
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Originally Posted by johnsonad View Post
Dan,

It is only the starter list! In Japan having fun now but will be in San Diego soon enough. BTW, you need to update your signature line, only one set of Qualia listed! I'll be excited to see how high the count goes!
Lucky bastard! I should have foisted my cd shopping list on you not on some other poor member!
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