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post #2506 of 2542
I think the point is that if two pieces of gear are transparent, they both sound the same. As you go up in price, the goal of gear is to be transparent, so highest end gears sound similar(the same)
post #2507 of 2542
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Originally Posted by razor5cl View Post

I think the point is that if two pieces of gear are transparent, they both sound the same. As you go up in price, the goal of gear is to be transparent, so highest end gears sound similar(the same)

 

The goal is to neutral and natural to original source as possible. 

post #2508 of 2542
Yeah, so its kinda impossible for two pieces of (measurably)transparent gear to sound different.
post #2509 of 2542
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Originally Posted by razor5cl View Post

Yeah, so its kinda impossible for two pieces of (measurably)transparent gear to sound different.

 

Measurement of transparency and subjectivity (sound impression) of transparency are very two different things. It's like the XO I'm drinking now to the scotch that I would be skulling down later.

post #2510 of 2542
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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post
 

 

The goal is to neutral and natural to original source as possible. 

That certainly can apply if the original recording is well engineered and produced. However, I have several classical recordings that sound awful through 'neutral' headphones with decent equipment, and have been independently reviewed as being poorly produced. For instance, remastered violins can sound bright and grating with DT880's but fantastic with HD650's.

On the other hand, some classical vocals can sound over warm and poorly projected, lacking depth, with HD650's yet are just perfect with DT880's. I am only saying these as examples where the recording is badly managed. They are both excellent headphones.

Balance can also be a problem. I have just bought a recently produced and well received recording for voice and piano where both are far to the right of the sound-stage on all my, and my friend's, equipment. Probably the recording engineer had a blocked right ear that day!


Edited by HOWIE13 - 2/22/14 at 5:11am
post #2511 of 2542

Drink more alcohol. Music sounds better this way.

post #2512 of 2542
Energy drinks work too.
post #2513 of 2542

I'll give them a try sometime.:beyersmile:

post #2514 of 2542

Another budget tube ap for you guys to take a look at, XDuoo TA-02 (MSRP $112) stock tubes are terrible, but i put some mullards in and it sounds great. Also looks sweet :) will test against my Ocean when the new one arrives.

post #2515 of 2542
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Originally Posted by razor5cl View Post

I think the point is that if two pieces of gear are transparent, they both sound the same. As you go up in price, the goal of gear is to be transparent, so highest end gears sound similar(the same)

 

Well actually, I just figured he was pulling my leg, so I added some humor ;)

post #2516 of 2542
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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post
 

Drink more alcohol. Music sounds better this way.

 

post #2517 of 2542

They have released their Solid State amp, the Rock:

 

http://www.bravoaudio.com/Rock.html

 

Also got my replacement Ocean, put a mullard tube in and having lots of listening pleasure.

post #2518 of 2542
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Originally Posted by ostewart View Post
 

They have released their Solid State amp, the Rock:

 

http://www.bravoaudio.com/Rock.html

 

Also got my replacement Ocean, put a mullard tube in and having lots of listening pleasure.

 

Wow. $199. Someone should show that to Jason ;)

post #2519 of 2542

I hope to get one for review at some point soon.

post #2520 of 2542

Actually just found out the Rock is an old end of line product.

 

New solid state coming next week guys.

 

Will be getting one to review.

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