Mmh.. Was me that guy thinking no amp can sound good weighting less than 25kg and no speakers smaller than the size of a fridge can cheat physics? So it couldn't possibly me spending most of the night listening music with a GM 8.300 plugged to a Samsung Alpha... I couldn't even find the will to do the usual break in with pink noise and simply waited until, after a couple of hrs, they started to come to life.
Hard to tell this HP is from this planet. I owned an LCD2 in the past and the 8.300 makes it look like a wannabe. Still need to check how it scales up but somebody needs first to stop me changing flacs.
Have had a few pricey dynamic and ortho HPs in the past and always resold them as they invariably had some unacceptable compromise for the cost (either lacking balance, ringing HF, to which I am very sensible, or uncontroled enough LF) but the 8.300 is closer to my Stax rig more than anything I have tried so far and it is way more practical than a Stax. The look is more Bauhaus than Brutalist and I like it, but I would leave with this HP even if was the shape of a frog. Also for the first time I feel the need to don't change anything; even the plug is so well done an bullet proof than I am in trouble, as I don't want to change it for another one fitting my phone case's hole (I think portable HP deigners should start thinking about this limit).
Need to get rid of all my orthos and other dyamic HPs now and buy another 8.300 for the office before GM realise they can sell this for 5 times what it costs. And maybe build a new tube amp for thes jewels.
Not tried the 8.35 yet but if it even so slightly changes the balance respect the 8.300 i don't feel any need for it.
Wow, a lot of compliments for the GMP 8.300
There is a GM impression thread, perhaps you will share your thoughts there as well: http://www.head-fi.org/t/644378/german-maestro-impressions-thread