no offense, but you are most definitely wrong. The gains that the 3A's give are in total phase alignment. The entire real soundstage of a recording is in the phase. This is not just equalization being done in the DSP. though i guess you can keep telling yourself that its just equalization. but what i learned at canjam, is that FR of any given headphone doesnt really matter to me, i can listen to bass lite, treble rolloff, any of it, doesnt change my appreciation of a headphone. What does matter to me is technical ability, which the 13's, the 3A's and the LCD-2's have in spades. i realized this when i told people that the LCD-2 reminded me of the 13's and they looked at me like i was crazy because the FR's of them both are different.
And i know that people argue that the amps inside the box, or the dacs inside the box arent as good as they could be. And you would be right, they could probably get much better. but that doesnt change the fact that that little box is already better than anything else ive heard. anomolouscode, you're correct, it really isnt even another league, its nuts is what it is.
anyways, enough derailing of this thread back to the em3pro talk
Also no offense, but I doubt you understand the gimcrackery of what "total phase alignment" means inside the minuscule space of the ear canal and with non-vented balanced armature transducers.
Anyway, back to the EM3pro. For those of you that were wondering about the solid acrylic built of them, they can be re-molded but only by EarSonics and it shouldnt be that expensive, of course, a bit more than fisher and all the others.....
Edited by GuyDebord - 7/15/10 at 3:57am