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post #676 of 890
I lurked for a month or so, then went out and got myself a Sennheiser HD800, and after another month I had the Stax SR-009 frown.gif
post #677 of 890

^ wow.... talk about fast pace (sry about ur wallet)

post #678 of 890
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Originally Posted by meyner View Post

^ wow.... talk about fast pace (sry about ur wallet)

At least he didn't buy an Orpheus normal_smile%20.gif

post #679 of 890
Couldn't find one in decent condition wink.gif

Correction: one in decent condition that I could audition before buying
Edited by CybDev - 6/25/13 at 2:17am
post #680 of 890

lol. Its just not worth it unless ur a collector if you ask me

post #681 of 890
HD600 + Little Dot Mk III

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post #682 of 890
"worth it" is a very relative term wink.gif

One could argue anything over $100 is probably not worth it, but then again there are a lot of worse things you could spend your hard earned cash on than a hobby you really enjoy smily_headphones1.gif

As for an Orpheus worth it to me?
I don't know, like I said, I was unable to get one to audition properly, and the differences between say the HD800 and SR-009 are pretty marginal, yet represent a pretty steep price jump. I expect there to be even less of a difference between the SR-009 and the HE-90...
post #683 of 890

Shure se310 + Cowon i9

 

Loved them to bits but I don't have any of these now.

post #684 of 890
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Originally Posted by CybDev View Post

"worth it" is a very relative term wink.gif

One could argue anything over $100 is probably not worth it, but then again there are a lot of worse things you could spend your hard earned cash on than a hobby you really enjoy smily_headphones1.gif

As for an Orpheus worth it to me?
I don't know, like I said, I was unable to get one to audition properly, and the differences between say the HD800 and SR-009 are pretty marginal, yet represent a pretty steep price jump. I expect there to be even less of a difference between the SR-009 and the HE-90...


You would most likely actually notice more of a difference (like that difference or not) for the simple fact that the Orpheus doesn't aim for technical perfection as the HD800 and SR-009 do, but more of a musical sound.  The difference is definitely not worth the $15,000 premium over the SR-009, however.

post #685 of 890
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Originally Posted by Sekka View Post


You would most likely actually notice more of a difference (like that difference or not) for the simple fact that the Orpheus doesn't aim for technical perfection as the HD800 and SR-009 do, but more of a musical sound.  The difference is definitely not worth the $15,000 premium over the SR-009, however.

Ah, I find myself not liking those very "musical" cans/amps/dacs since I listen to a lot of various types of music, so that's actually comforting to know smily_headphones1.gif
post #686 of 890
First purchases after coming here: Schiit Bifrost, Lyr and Audeze LCD-2.2
post #687 of 890
AKG K601
post #688 of 890

I didn't even know this place existed until after I had bought almost all my stuff. The only web-site I knew of that had anything to do with headphones was Headphone.com, so the customer comments on there and on amazon were pretty much what I based all my purchases on. To answer the question though, it would be a Grado SR225i headphone and a HiFiman EF2a dac/amp. I already had my HD580/HD600 and Headroom Max before that though.

post #689 of 890

Ulrasone Pro 900. Had to scratch the bass itch. 

post #690 of 890

Grado 325is and hifiman ef2a amp/dac. Very satisfied for $ spent!

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