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post #166 of 214
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post #167 of 214

I tried them a number of times at the CanJam in San Jose, CA in 2008.  I did like them but for the money the Stax SR007 at the time was just as good.  The Orpheus had a closer sound stage than the Stax; but for the difference in price, you really couldn't beat the Stax.

post #168 of 214
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Originally Posted by Scottsmrnyc View Post
I tried them a number of times at the CanJam in San Jose, CA in 2008.  I did like them but for the money the Stax SR007 at the time was just as good.  The Orpheus had a closer sound stage than the Stax; but for the difference in price, you really couldn't beat the Stax.

 

Not to be the CanJam police, but the San Jose one was in 2007 (and not actually called "CanJam" either), and the Ft Lauderdale one was in 2008. So you might want to clarify which one you meant.

post #169 of 214

I've seen photos of the Momentum which I think is a new headphone from Sennheiser.  Sennheiser bring back the HE-60 and HE-90, and start doing a dynamic that looks similar to the HE-90.

post #170 of 214

Where are these photos???
 

post #171 of 214

On the homepage.  The momentum is just a new dynamic, they have yet to release a new stat model.

post #172 of 214
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On the homepage.  The momentum is just a new dynamic, they have yet to release a new stat model.


Oh.

 

I thought it was the new stat already.

post #173 of 214

Music on the Orpheus, when well recorded, sounds real. That's the best way I can describe it to thos who never had the chance to listen to it.
 

post #174 of 214
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Ten days ago I've tried the Orpheus system at the Munich High End Show. The creator of HEV90 Julius Futterman demonstrated it alongside with the new flagship headamp of his company Eternal Arts - KHV. The new amp feeded recabled HD-800s and both systems were connected to one CDP for comparison (BTW this year in Munich Sennheiser also showed HD-700 and HD-800 with KHV OTL headphone amps).

It was a big mistake to put the Orpheus next to HD-800. What a HUGE step back! A catastrophe for the Sennheiser's top product HD-800... at least in my ears. The HE-90+HEV90 smashed it and all other headphones at this show. It was a revelation to me to hear this system next to all other dynamic pretenders... It's difficult to describe the perfection and I can't. But it's the perfect headphone sound for me - perfect dynamics, focus, headstage and neutrality... The A/B comparison with HD-800 showed veiled and flat mediocre sound...

Do not understand me wrong: I used to have HD-800, I have LCD-2 and Stax SR-007 but all these are far, far away from what I heard with the HE-90s on my head... I'm sorry that I cound't listen to Stax SR-009 at this show but so far the Orpheus is the best headphone system I've ever heard.

Exactly my impression.

 

I hoped to find the Orpheus at the Sennheiser Stand (at the High End 2013) and was surprised that Eternal Arts had it instead. I couldn't resist to try it and was blown away, like you. It sounded as if I did not wear headphones, but empty frames and the music came from far beyond. The stage was so large and the sound so natural. Impressive.

 

The sound of the EternalArts OTL amp with the HD800 seemed to be colored by direct comparison. Absolutely embarrassing and certainly helps me to resist the purchase of a HD800 in the near future (not to speak of the amp).

I also listened to the Stax 009, but wasn't nearly as impressed as with the Orpheus.

 

This all has to be taken with a grain of salt, though. A fair is no place to listen to music, because it is so loud. And there is not enough listening time to come to a final statement. But the elegant looks of the Orpheus Amp and the really good performance was stunning, given that this is 20 year old technology. 


Edited by mironathetin - 8/2/13 at 4:24am
post #175 of 214

The definition of Orpheus..."A legendary Thracian poet and musician whose music had the power to move even inanimate objects and who almost succeeded in rescuing his wife Eurydice from Hades." gs1000.gif

post #176 of 214

Tried them for the third time a few days ago at CES. LOVE them, but they are SILLY for the money. Not even close to worth that much for the sound.

 

post #177 of 214

I could be wrong, but earlier on in this thread there was discussion about the original production numbers and I *believe* I heard from someone at Sennheiser at a CES that 301 were made - 300 for retail and one set for the company to keep; the set they bring to shows (and so many here have heard).  I would be interesting to see if the SN is indeed 301...

 

Does anyone know if this is true?

post #178 of 214
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I could be wrong, but earlier on in this thread there was discussion about the original production numbers and I *believe* I heard from someone at Sennheiser at a CES that 301 were made - 300 for retail and one set for the company to keep; the set they bring to shows (and so many here have heard).  I would be interesting to see if the SN is indeed 301...

 

Does anyone know if this is true?


Well I mean, it could be any serial number between 1 and 301 if thats true right? But I didnt get a chance to check for a serial number while I was with them as I was too busy enjoying a some Pink Floyd on SACD :)

post #179 of 214

Yes, it could be, but if it was 301, it would be strong evidence that 301 do indeed exist.

post #180 of 214

There are about 330 I think.  Jan Meier had a group buy here years back for Sennheiser to sell them HE90s without the amp.  Not sure if those had serial numbers though.

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