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post #241 of 1668
Aye..well anyone up for testing this theory?
post #242 of 1668
The driver is housed within a plastic frame which is glued into the wood - I looked hard to see if it could be opened without cutting it out. It is possible that there is some sneaky way but I didn't see it ..dB
post #243 of 1668
Thread Starter 
Be gentle and not to hasty, and rush a mod that might be disasterous...
post #244 of 1668
.....i dont find the 5-7Khz peak.Switched from Cast to XLR valhalla and now its even better.Its like bodybuilding with these headphones and i dont know where its limits are.At this moment i find the frequency curve should be close to HD-800 very well balanced with better bass response and the soundstage should be parallel to Senns-believe it or not.Waiting that others get them balanced.
post #245 of 1668
I definitely do not hear a 5-7kHz peak with the HE-5. This was an area of concern for me with the HD800 (many of which do have a measurable peak in around 6KHz), but I do not hear that from the HE-5. The HE-5 has an exceptionally smooth treble - one of the things I like best about it.
post #246 of 1668
Skylab- you don't hear any sibilance using the Phoenix (I cannot stand sibilance)? The increased power output in balanced mode should only help SQ I would think.
post #247 of 1668
None whatsoever.
post #248 of 1668
Thread Starter 
I've noticed the treble hardness only when an amp runs out of steam. If your system handles the contrasting dynamic swings the mid-band and treble are some of the better available.

All dependent on the dynamic nature of the Music being played. From a Symphony to Jimmy Page and a steam rolling Guitar Riff..battling Bonzo for the lead...it's in there! Just need an amp that can run with it and your in business.

I get the First Watt delivered next Monday (Woo-Hoo-Hoo-Hoo).
post #249 of 1668
To you who have listened to these extensively:

How do you think these display pitches? Are they accurate? Are you able to discern different toms in a drumset from each other and would you be able to write an accurate sheet music from the melody you're hearing?

The mention of the bass being uncontrolled concerns me. I listen to lots of music with acoustic/electrical bass instruments and even though the reproduction is fast and controlled, it doesn't necessarily mean that notes play accurately. (Good example being many studio monitors..) Being uncontrolled doesn't help this either... :/

Any opinions/observations over this matter?
post #250 of 1668
Further impressions post burn-in, or possibly a full blown review
post #251 of 1668
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Originally Posted by tim3320070 View Post
Further impressions post burn-in, or possibly a full blown review
Myself and others are waiting on Cables (I'm waiting on phone and cables). Apuresound has mine! When people start receiving those more posts and someone (Rob) will do a full fledged style review. I'm a week away or more....or more....Has Head-Direct received more shipments of the phone?
post #252 of 1668
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by electropop View Post
To you who have listened to these extensively:

How do you think these display pitches? Are they accurate? Are you able to discern different toms in a drumset from each other and would you be able to write an accurate sheet music from the melody you're hearing?

The mention of the bass being uncontrolled concerns me. I listen to lots of music with acoustic/electrical bass instruments and even though the reproduction is fast and controlled, it doesn't necessarily mean that notes play accurately. (Good example being many studio monitors..) Being uncontrolled doesn't help this either... :/

Any opinions/observations over this matter?
Hey Kasper,

I think I answered most of your queries in a P.M. right?
post #253 of 1668
You did, thanks

This was posted earlier than I noticed your message, I think. If not, I'm on my way to early retirement..

I'll just wait for more detailed opinions once everyone's got their system's up to the task.
post #254 of 1668
can you past the pm here pls
post #255 of 1668
Nothing interesting, yet, if he doesn't mind me saying so

As he has said plenty of times, he's waiting for a new, more powerful amplifier and balanced cables to give full impressions.

What I haven't received an answer for, concerns the pitch-accuracy. It doesn't have to be the latest in transparency or dynamics either if I can only hear notes.
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