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Sweet, thanks treal. Sorry to hear about the M-Stage. Hopefully they take care of it quickly/efficiently.

post #842 of 2992

I've been playing around with the pad, and to my ears at least there's no difference in sound (like I said before, probably because the inner surface of both sets are lined with the same material)... but there is a noticeable difference in isolation, and leather pads clearly block more noise.

post #843 of 2992

Artist - Donald Fagen

Song - Mary Shut the Garden Door (live)

Album - Morph the Cat

 

Sounding quite nice...good stuff

 

Now to keep myself from posting up random thoughts (couldn't help myself on this one.) I will let these continue to break in...

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Would the FA-003 be considered as the best bang for the buck HP on the market at this price-point right now?

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Senn HD-600 but IMHO, it sounds worse than the FA-003.


I concur!


Dang, that's what I feared... and once I shell out for a decent amp, my estimate of 3-4x cost over the FA-003 looks about right. From the few reviews I've read, I was hoping the HD558 would be similar enough... Anyways, thanks for the suggestion.

 

 


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I'll be ordering either the FA-003 or an FA-002w today, and I'm looking for some insight on a good AMP to drive these with. I assume any amp know to drive low impedance cans would work fairly well - but I'm interested in your experiences. FA-00* users - what amps have you used and how did they perform? Thanks in advance for your response.

 

I don't have much experience with amps, but I can say the Mini3 opens up the soundstage, gives instruments more separation, and clears up the slight muddiness when unamped. It's not a night and day difference, but considering how minimal most source upgrades tend to be, I'd say it's very noticeable.

post #846 of 2992

I have tried some of the bigger names in the headphone market (senns, denon, shure grado) at the same price range and one or two levels higher. The FA-003 was definitely the best bang for buck
 

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Would the FA-003 be considered as the best bang for the buck HP on the market at this price-point right now?

post #847 of 2992

Thanks spaceconvoy, I'll check out the Mini3. Ordered a Beech FA-002W today. Ordering an Music Streamer II+ and just need to lock in o a good amp for my work rig. I have an Asgard driving some Denon's (D2000) fed by a MSII+ at home, and I'm quite happy with it. If what I've read about the FA-00* series is true, I may have to 'flip it' and use this setup at home. I suspect the Asgard would drive the FA cans quite well - but I want to try out different amps to get a better sense for what I prefer.

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So... I just changed wood cups to plastic cups. And I can immediately say that paying $50 for LBR cups is really worth it.

 

With plastic FA-003 cups sound is less holographic, soundstage lost some deepness. Also these cups do something to midrange. Vocals sound less realistic.... 

 

With wood cups sound is much more enjoyable for me.

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Thanks spaceconvoy, I'll check out the Mini3. Ordered a Beech FA-002W today. Ordering an Music Streamer II+ and just need to lock in o a good amp for my work rig. I have an Asgard driving some Denon's (D2000) fed by a MSII+ at home, and I'm quite happy with it. If what I've read about the FA-00* series is true, I may have to 'flip it' and use this setup at home. I suspect the Asgard would drive the FA cans quite well - but I want to try out different amps to get a better sense for what I prefer.


Haha, forget about the Mini3 then - it's the best portable option for cheapskates, but there's no reason to even look at it if you can make space for a desktop amp.

post #850 of 2992

Finally I finished new cable for woodies.

 

Removed that holder:

 

Couldn't resist....

 

Neutrik NYS226 fits perfectly:

 

 

 

 

Parts used: Canare Star Quad L-4E6S wire, Neutrik NP3X 1/4" plug, Neutrik NYS226 1/8 mono plugs, Cardas Quad Eutectic Silver Solder, 1/8" Carbon Techflex (I think 1/8" is too small....)

 

I'm very satisfied with these headphones.


Edited by eimis - 10/18/12 at 7:59am
post #851 of 2992

Very nice, makes the headphones stand out and seems to add an image of prestige! Wish I had the balls to do that to mine!, I'm still deciding whether I prefer the Velour or Leather pads hahahaha wink.gif

post #852 of 2992

or rather I wish I had the ability to do something like that :)

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Thanks. It gives me a place to start looking for some pads. I'm hoping to be able to find a ruler somewhere as I did like the J money pads for Denon but not sure if they will fit so I'll measure and then send a message.

 

Did you or has anyone gotten to try J$ pads on the FA003?

post #854 of 2992

Just ordered a pair.

 

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post #855 of 2992

About to drop the fifty bucks on Beech cups, are they worth the wait?

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