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post #481 of 827
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Originally Posted by BournePerfect View Post

Well I usually buy the better stuff first and skip the buyer's remorse step ha. I already made a couple dumb purchases (D1 and uDac) because I was a complete audio newb, but am developing more knowledge by the day! Ideally I would get a Conceto, followed by the Stagedac when I get the funds. I guess I'm just wondering if the Meier has 'synergy' with the 702s like the Matrix and Burson (supposedly) have? I am thinking the Concerto may be the most future-proof of these since I also have some DT990/600 and possibly adding more phones down the line. I know the Meier seems good with almost any 'phone, but comments suggest the same with the M-Stage, and not so much with the Burson. In the mean time my Asgard ships out tomorrow, and will probably ship back next Monday lol.I'm so damn anxious to get my 'dream' system but don't have the funds or knowledge to back it all up yet lol!

 

edit: I can get the Matrix for $250 ahipped, so about $420 less than the Meier.


Well Jan gives you a 6 month grace period to get the combo price on both the Concerto and the Stagedac... not a bad deal.

 

If you would rather have a future proof system, and skip buyers remorse the concerto would be an excellent choice.

 

Synergy is a really personal thing so its hard to use comments like that to make a judgement (especially since you have difference source, music etc). The concerto is about as neutral as things get, so it can make anything sing really.

 

The burson and the matrix would most likely have issues with the DT 990/600. Maybe not issues, but not ideal by any means.

 

Having both a very good 600 ohm headphone, and a 62 ohm, inefficient headphone, to me, logically points to the one amp that can drive both exceedingly well... the Concerto :D.

 

Anyways, before I sound like a shill, I am sure you will enjoy your music a lot with whatever headphone amp you pick. All the ones you mentioned are good in their own way, and their respective price points... Except maybe the burson... not really sure what that 699.99 is buying you...

post #482 of 827

The Matrix handles 600 ohms very very good as that was all I had when I bought the T1. It is also very good with low impedance cans without any gain as I use them for the D7000 and still ocassionaly with the LCD2 and the T1 but mostly use the last two with my Decware. Never   hearing the Concerto i really cant comment but the Matrix shines

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Sorry... But I have to share my joy for the Concerto once again. I have kept my HD650 under my bed for several months and I havn't been using them since I got the Concerto. Back then I had the T1's which are now sold. So yesterday I brought out the HD650 and WOW - how good they are with the Concerto.... So much slam, detail, deep bass and no veil in the sound - pure listening pleasure! 

 

Hmmm... I am starting to wonder if I should postpone buying the HD800.

post #484 of 827
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Originally Posted by rasmushorn View Post

Sorry... But I have to share my joy for the Concerto once again. I have kept my HD650 under my bed for several months and I havn't been using them since I got the Concerto. Back then I had the T1's which are now sold. So yesterday I brought out the HD650 and WOW - how good they are with the Concerto.... So much slam, detail, deep bass and no veil in the sound - pure listening pleasure! 

 

Hmmm... I am starting to wonder if I should postpone buying the HD800.


I had similar revelations with the HD 600, couldn't believe how good they actually sounded when they had proper amping... Truly impressive headphones with the Concerto (and I assume any high end amp)

 

Why did you sell the T1?

post #485 of 827

I have to say.  The Concerto convinced me just how good the HD650's are.  I know they are not in "favor" here any more.  but on the Concerto they will be with me for a long time.

post #486 of 827
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Originally Posted by Frank I View Post

The Matrix handles 600 ohms very very good as that was all I had when I bought the T1. It is also very good with low impedance cans without any gain as I use them for the D7000 and still ocassionaly with the LCD2 and the T1 but mostly use the last two with my Decware. Never   hearing the Concerto i really cant comment but the Matrix shines


Well Frank, if you're ever in Toronto, you'll have to drop by and hear for yourself.

post #487 of 827
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Originally Posted by sokolov91 View Post

I had similar revelations with the HD 600, couldn't believe how good they actually sounded when they had proper amping... Truly impressive headphones with the Concerto (and I assume any high end amp)

 

Why did you sell the T1?


I sold the T1 after having the HD800 at home for two nights. I did nothing but comparing T1 and HD800 on the Concerto. HD800 just sounded better to me and every time I went from the T1 to HD800 it was goose bumping and its sound just suits me better. HD800 had more soundstage, wearing comfort, brightness, pace and openaired sound - as much as I loved the T1 - I just enjoyed the HD800 a bit more.

 

I was starting to wonder if I should get the T1 again because I am able to buy it at a great price - but another comparison at the meet in Berlin convinced me that I have to wait until I can afford the HD800. 

post #488 of 827

Amazing how we can have such different routes to bliss.  I would describe the Senn 800 in roughly the same way and say that's why I couldn't live with them :D

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Amazing how we can have such different routes to bliss.  I would describe the Senn 800 in roughly the same way and say that's why I couldn't live with them " class="bbcode_smiley" height="" src="http://files.head-fi.org/images/smilies//biggrin.gif" title=":D" width="" />


yeah... I am not going for the Hd 800 exactly because of all the K70X-esque and bright commends I have read... 

 

I went with the LCD-2 because they were supposed to be just like the T1, if not a fair bit better and 400$ cheaper.

 

Very funny indeed.

 

Then we have Peter who is lucky enough to enjoy all three ahah!

post #490 of 827
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Then we have Peter who is lucky enough to enjoy all three ahah!


That's nuts ain't it.

 

(and I'm listening to my D7000s w/J$ pads right now... Robert Plant: Band of Joy and they are great in their own right).

post #491 of 827
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That's nuts ain't it.

 

(and I'm listening to my D7000s w/J$ pads right now... Robert Plant: Band of Joy and they are great in their own right).


I still listen to the D7000 every now and then. They really are great for what they are, and super comfy.

 

To me, the looks are about as perfect as a headphone can get.

 

however, the LCD-2 just give me so much of everything I would want in a headphone it is hard to not listen to them. I never crave to listen to another headphone anymore where in the past I would never go to long listening to only one headphone.

 

I see myself selling my D7000 soon, as much as it will pain me, because I simply no longer need multiple phones and it will be a waste.

 

Still blows my mind how well my concerto will drive any headphone I throw at it.

post #492 of 827
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Originally Posted by sokolov91 View Post




I still listen to the D7000 every now and then. They really are great for what they are, and super comfy.

 

To me, the looks are about as perfect as a headphone can get.

 

however, the LCD-2 just give me so much of everything I would want in a headphone it is hard to not listen to them. I never crave to listen to another headphone anymore where in the past I would never go to long listening to only one headphone.

 

I see myself selling my D7000 soon, as much as it will pain me, because I simply no longer need multiple phones and it will be a waste.

 

Still blows my mind how well my concerto will drive any headphone I throw at it.


I've been happily married for going on to 15 years now. But with headphones I am far from monogamous.

post #493 of 827
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I've been happily married for going on to 15 years now. But with headphones I am far from monogamous.

 

Haha well I would have no qualms owning tons of headphones... if it wasn't for the cost and my income. For my age I make good and constant money, but these products are marketed to people 2 and 3 times my age with much more in terms of financial power (and you could argue some companies are going after people with 1/2 the intellect lololol)


I use the metro frequently and am planning on sinking a lot of the money I had in headphones on maybe a stepdance and a pair of JH-13/16

 

So its not like I will have nothing else to turn to, just with my budget, I gotta start being more selective if I am going to have the kind of quality I desire.

 

And if the LCD-2/T1 are an "island" headphone... I really can't complain.

 

So, if it means only having the LCD-2 and a sick pair of IEMs... I wouldn't mind being monogamous in 2 aspects of my life :P

post #494 of 827
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Originally Posted by sokolov91 View Post



 

Haha well I would have no qualms owning tons of headphones... if it wasn't for the cost and my income. For my age I make good and constant money, but these products are marketed to people 2 and 3 times my age with much more in terms of financial power (and you could argue some companies are going after people with 1/2 the intellect lololol)


I use the metro frequently and am planning on sinking a lot of the money I had in headphones on maybe a stepdance and a pair of JH-13/16

 

So its not like I will have nothing else to turn to, just with my budget, I gotta start being more selective if I am going to have the kind of quality I desire.

 

And if the LCD-2/T1 are an "island" headphone... I really can't complain.

 

So, if it means only having the LCD-2 and a sick pair of IEMs... I wouldn't mind being monogamous in 2 aspects of my life :P


Only 20 and a set of LCD-2s/Concerto combo and JH-13s is very impressive. All I had was engineering homework and 45 hours of classes/tutorials/labs a week.

 

For that matter, one can consider the Concerto as the "on an island" SS amp. It is one impressive wonder! Hats off to Jan.


Edited by MacedonianHero - 9/21/10 at 7:58pm
post #495 of 827
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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post




Only 20 and a set of LCD-2s/Concerto combo and JH-13s is very impressive. All I had was engineering homework and 45 hours of classes/tutorials/labs a week.

 

For the matter, one can consider the Concerto as the "on an island" SS amp. It is one impressive wonder! Hats off to Jan.

19!... 20 soon lol... too soon -_-

 

I do wish I was doing EE though instead of psych right now... but sciences are just not my thing. Conceptually I love learning about it. Doing all the calculations and nitty gritty... not so much. I see myself staying in college for a while. Once I finish up my cegep degree in psych I might do sciences so I can later do EE or pharmacology.

 

It is too time inefficient to get a lot of money in psych... to get a lot of money you pretty much HAVE to have a doctorate or pioneer something crazy.

 

So, while I am ahead now for my age, I am sure all of your hard work has paid off in spades!
 

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