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Got My Edition 9's and Denon 5000s

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
Finally, finally, got my Edition 9s today. Wow, I had seen them before but it had been so long I had forgotten how nice they are. Need some burn in though as many have recommended. BTW, for those of you who have them, any hints on how best to "fold" them for portability. It seems like you ought to fully extend them before folding the cups upward.

Also, got my Denon 5000s. Everyone is right; they are base heavy and I may have them modified, but for production headphones, they are remarkable as well. Really getting used to the closed headphone sound.

Thanks to all for the recommendations.
post #2 of 14
Whoa! Some nice portable rigs you've assembled. Congratulations.
post #3 of 14
Thread Starter 
Thanks Lad27.
post #4 of 14
Gratz on teh cans!11!! I'm happy for ya

How are those Ed 9's treating you? SQ?

I lost my bid on one of those a few days ago n0ees <_< rethinking about getting Stax Omega 2 or Ed 9 right now
post #5 of 14
Thread Starter 
Just getting used to the Edition 9's. Interesting change after using open phones for years. They are amazingly comfortable I would say first off. The sound is as good as advertised but with a couple of surprises. They are remarkably even across the range and much more delicate on the bass end than say my Denons. I'm a big believer in closed headphones after Edition 9 and Denon. I still use my K701 especially in balanced mode withh my RS B-52 but I use the closed phones on the road and otherwise around the house (which my wife appreciates as well).
post #6 of 14
What type of music do you listen to? You enjoy the K701 and the ED9 which are quite opposite in the bass region, that really surprises me.
post #7 of 14
Thread Starter 
M3ntal,

You know honestly I'm all over the place. I go from Metal to Miles Davis, and from George Straight to System of a Down.

You make a good point on the bass aspect of the phones. I will say though, I don't always go back and forth depending on the type of music I'm listening too. I probably should be more aware of it.
post #8 of 14
I am kind of like you. Sometimes I am just feeling one can more than another regardless of their pros/cons.
post #9 of 14
you need to add a bal 650 to your collection. 650 + B52 will be wonderful.
post #10 of 14
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Originally Posted by Lad27 View Post
Whoa! Some nice portable rigs you've assembled. Congratulations.
x2. Those are some nice portable rigs. Blows the socks out of my portable rig . Congrats on both cans. I hope they bring you many hours of enjoyment.
post #11 of 14
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Originally Posted by vcoheda View Post
you need to add a bal 650 to your collection. 650 + B52 will be wonderful.
I was going to mention HD650, but didn't want to alter his love for his current collection
post #12 of 14
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Originally Posted by BigEat View Post
Finally, finally, got my Edition 9s today.
That became the reality for me today.

Just as I was jumping into car to do a man's day of work, postal van pulls up in the driveway...

First impressions?

They look nice, mirror like finishes gives them certain bling factor. I give them 8 out of 10 for looks. They feel sturdy and heavy, solidly build. Cable looks average, expected it to be thicker.

I had them on for around 20 minutes, so really cannot comment on comfort too much. Perhaps I can consider myself lucky, my ears fit snugly inside the cups. There is fair amount of clamp, not much more than on ATH-AD2000 though . The leather feels nice, more supple than Beyer leather pads. I don't think I'll have comfort issue with these (have to wait till Aussie summer to see how hot leather gets).

I only had time to listen to my 3 reference tracks. Well, these delivered what I was hoping for by reading numerous posts on this forum.

1. Close to speaker experience. True, very true. Never heard any cans so far coming so close to it. Great.

2. Deep, powerful and clean bass. Big tick in the box there. Tons of good, textured bass, I dare to say bass has more authority than Darth Beyers. Great again. I missed that extension with ATH-AD2000.

3. Detail and resolution, instrument layering. I admire ATH-AD2000 for doing this bit sooo damn good. Ed9 are at least as good from what I briefly heard. More listening will be made, for sure, but it is looking very good.

So very first summary: very dynamic presentation, deep clean bass, high resolution, fast and punchy. Aggressive. Instant toe-tappers.

I'm looking forward for long listening session with these, I'll throw all sort of music on them. Ed9 vs ATH-AD2000 shootout. Lots of fun coming my way .

By the way these should be fully burned in, so no waiting. Yeah!
post #13 of 14
Thread Starter 
Thanks all. You know; I have 650s, but to be honest, they haven't been out of the box. I wanted them balanced to use with my B-52 but I have not used them with my portables. I don't know why, but for the last week, they stayed tucked away in that nice, hinged box they come in. I'll get to them though. Burning in my edition 9's today.
post #14 of 14
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I would be interested in everyone's opinion on the current mix. I've been a longstanding Grado guy, and an old 580 guy. But here is my current collection:

K701 - 2 - balanced and unbalanced
Grado - 2 - balanced and unbalanced
Senn 650
Denon - 2 - 5000
Ultrasone - 1 - Edition 9
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