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post #1426 of 2066
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Originally Posted by MorbidToaster View Post

According to Tone Imports there's only one option / model as far as the headphone out goes right now. 

 

 

Nice to hear that you actually received a response from Jonathan! Brian knows his speakers, (not quite up to speed on headphones) and the Leben/Harbeth synergy is well known amongst certain audiophiles. I use the CS-600 with the 40.1's.

post #1427 of 2066
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Originally Posted by Skylab View Post

The US Leben importer is difficult to deal with, to put it bluntly.

 

+1

post #1428 of 2066
The R10 was fantastic out of the CS300. That was my main rig for a year. But then when I got the W3000ANV I decided I liked them about as well (very different though they are) and I sold the R10.
post #1429 of 2066
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Originally Posted by Skylab View Post

The R10 was fantastic out of the CS300. That was my main rig for a year. But then when I got the W3000ANV I decided I liked them about as well (very different though they are) and I sold the R10.

 

Are the W3000ANV even more "musical" and euphonic than the R10? 

post #1430 of 2066
Definitely. I didn't think of the R10 as particularly euphonic. The W3000ANV are, but not in a way that makes them seem the least bit cloudy or mushy.
post #1431 of 2066
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Originally Posted by Skylab View Post

Definitely. I didn't think of the R10 as particularly euphonic. The W3000ANV are, but not in a way that makes them seem the least bit cloudy or mushy.

 

Have you heard the Fostex TH-900?

post #1432 of 2066
I listened to a pair of R10s with my Leben and not only were they the best sounding phones I had ever hear, but they were also the most comfortable.
post #1433 of 2066

My Leben CS300 is completely quiet with HD800 and Westone 4. The amp

does not do well with the 4, but I tried it just to check for noise.  Haven't

tried any other cans. I have nothing else that will get close to HD800.

 

Several years ago I was having trouble with bad AC, including hearing

radio stations in some language I did not understand (probably eastern 

European), and I put in a power conditioner.  It is on a bottom shelf of

the closet that has the old G5 I use as a server, and I do not even

remember what it is, but it has don't the job.

post #1434 of 2066
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Have you heard the Fostex TH-900?

Yes, but only at a meet and not with the Leben. Didn't love them though.
post #1435 of 2066
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Originally Posted by Skylab View Post

Definitely. I didn't think of the R10 as particularly euphonic. The W3000ANV are, but not in a way that makes them seem the least bit cloudy or mushy.

 

Hi Skylab,

 

I thought that the better combination to CS300 for you were the LCD-3.

Do you say that the W3000ANV are better combination  than LCD-3 to CS300?

post #1436 of 2066
That's just not the way I see the world. The W3000ANV and LCD-3 are very different headphones. I think the Leben does well with both of them. But the those two headphones are so different it's not really a question of which is the better combination.
post #1437 of 2066
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Originally Posted by MorbidToaster View Post

I'm hoping to hear these soon with the 300XS...and the TH900.

 

 

Has "soon" arrived yet? tongue_smile.gif

Very interested on how you found this pairing.

post #1438 of 2066
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Has "soon" arrived yet? tongue_smile.gif

Very interested on how you found this pairing.

Not yet. Still waiting on my 300XS. Hoping it'll show in under a week now.
post #1439 of 2066
I would love to buy a used Leben but they seldom are up for sale. Are there dealers who are good to work with?
post #1440 of 2066

I've gotten recommendations for In Living Stereo (NYC) and Pitch Perfect (West Coast).

 

I of course use my local guy (who is great), Brian at Whetstone Audio in Austin, Texas. He doesn't really deal in much used gear though. Although depending on when you want to buy I'll be trading my 300XS in for a 600 later this year.

 

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I would love to buy a used Leben but they seldom are up for sale. Are there dealers who are good to work with?
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