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Sweet Mac!

 

Thanks! Its sound feels totally at home to me. It has the best balance of grace and power and transparency that I've gotten out of a vintage receiver.

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What flagship were you thinking? 

 

Also, you'll like the Paradox and it's pretty damn legit as both a portable and a home headphone (although I use it portably more).


Not to sure yet. All I've read about Fostex's offering is appealing. I've also always been a Grado fan and Audeze an Hifiman impressed me when I had a chance to hear the LCD 2 and HE- 6. If I go Audeze or Hifiman it will probably be the LCD 2 rev2 or the HE500. I'm not convinced its worth investing an extra 1000 bones on the LCD 3 and the HE 6 is way to demanding to get the full 100% of its capabilities rig wise. I mulled over Sennheiser but I really don't think the HD800 would be my cup of tea. If you have any suggestions for me to research I'm all ears.


Edited by DigitalFreak - 2/17/13 at 3:44pm
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And from there you're just a stone's throw away from going Stax... 

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Not to sure yet. All I've read about Fostex's offering is appealing. I've also always been a Grado fan and Audeze an Hifiman impressed me when I had a chance to hear the LCD 2 and HE- 6. If I go Audeze or Hifiman it will probably be the LCD 2 rev2 or the HE500. I'm not convinced its worth investing an extra 1000 bones on the LCD 3 and the HE 6 is way to demanding to get the full 100% of its capabilities rig wise. I mulled over Sennheiser but I really don't think the HD800 would be my cup of tea. If you have any suggestions for me to research I'm all ears.
You should hear the HD800 somehow before you decide. They don't sound how a lot of people describe them (ear piercing treble monsters with zero bass), they actually have really hard hitting bass with good, proper volume and have some of the best detail short of high end stats.

I'll be working on my own comparison of the HD800 and LCD-2 soon.
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You should hear the HD800 somehow before you decide. They don't sound how a lot of people describe them (ear piercing treble monsters with zero bass), they actually have really hard hitting bass with good, proper volume and have some of the best detail short of high end stats.

I'll be working on my own comparison of the HD800 and LCD-2 soon.


I can vouch for this statement. I got to demo the HD800 for a good amount of time and they are really fabulous. The amount of detail was amazing. I did feel they were a tad source reliant, but even through the headphone amp of the FiiO E10, they were amazing! 

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DigitalFreak very nice stuff! I think Ghetto-fi would be a series of sloppy DIY projects and unbranded Chinese gear bought off of eBay :P

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You should hear the HD800 somehow before you decide. They don't sound how a lot of people describe them (ear piercing treble monsters with zero bass), they actually have really hard hitting bass with good, proper volume and have some of the best detail short of high end stats.

I'll be working on my own comparison of the HD800 and LCD-2 soon.

 

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I can vouch for this statement. I got to demo the HD800 for a good amount of time and they are really fabulous. The amount of detail was amazing. I did feel they were a tad source reliant, but even through the headphone amp of the FiiO E10, they were amazing! 



The HD800's bass in a word is "unremarkable" and I mean that in a good way. The HD600 for example has really nice bass when your pads are new, the nit starts to get it deeper which is usually nice, then at some point it just bloats. It's not totally inarticulate but it's noticeably less nimble. On the opposite side of the spectrum I've heard cans like ATs and AKG's K70x cans on some amps and sources where the percussion sounds "hollow" - it was loud enough to be audible but the notes just lacked the deeper frequencies. It was like putting a mic near the drum then slapping it mildly with your hand vs just hitting it hard with the sticks - they can be perceived to be the same loudness but they just don't sound the same.

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 but even through the headphone amp of the FiiO E10, they were amazing! 

o_O I actually have heard of someone driving them off of their iPod... that or the HD 650. Either way, it's possible, just not ideal. I am still on the side of having sufficient amps and sources before upgrading cans though. Not to say what you did was bad, I'd rather hear them off an E10 than not hear them at all.

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Not to sure yet. All I've read about Fostex's offering is appealing. I've also always been a Grado fan and Audeze an Hifiman impressed me when I had a chance to hear the LCD 2 and HE- 6. If I go Audeze or Hifiman it will probably be the LCD 2 rev2 or the HE500. I'm not convinced its worth investing an extra 1000 bones on the LCD 3 and the HE 6 is way to demanding to get the full 100% of its capabilities rig wise. I mulled over Sennheiser but I really don't think the HD800 would be my cup of tea. If you have any suggestions for me to research I'm all ears.
You should hear the HD800 somehow before you decide. They don't sound how a lot of people describe them (ear piercing treble monsters with zero bass), they actually have really hard hitting bass with good, proper volume and have some of the best detail short of high end stats.

I'll be working on my own comparison of the HD800 and LCD-2 soon.

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DigitalFreak very nice stuff! I think Ghetto-fi would be a series of sloppy DIY projects and unbranded Chinese gear bought off of eBay :P

Thanks man you're very kind.

 

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And from there you're just a stone's throw away from going Stax... 

Shhhhhh you Hifiman HE6 owner. You're just as bad a influence on me as head-fi. By the way how did the party go? A good time was had by all I trust.

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You should hear the HD800 somehow before you decide. They don't sound how a lot of people describe them (ear piercing treble monsters with zero bass), they actually have really hard hitting bass with good, proper volume and have some of the best detail short of high end stats.

I'll be working on my own comparison of the HD800 and LCD-2 soon.

I'm sure it's a great can it's just so many people have commented it sounds it's best depending on source. The truth is my gear won't do the job. Unless I'm willing to further invest in gear such as Bryston, Schiit, PSAudio, Eddie Current, Antelope Audio etc that can won't shine to it's true potential. Down the road I can see it happening and I would love to hear for myself what the fuss is about but for now it's not in the cards. The other stuff I've named from my research don't seem to source finicky and seem easy enough to drive. Once you get your review up please do message me I would love to read your comparisons.


Edited by DigitalFreak - 2/17/13 at 8:42pm
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o_O I actually have heard of someone driving them off of their iPod... that or the HD 650. Either way, it's possible, just not ideal. I am still on the side of having sufficient amps and sources before upgrading cans though. Not to say what you did was bad, I'd rather hear them off an E10 than not hear them at all.


I've heard the HD800 through many more amplifiers other than the E10, including the Leben CS300X. The E10 may not be an "ideal" pairing, but it didn't demonstrate any large faults. I find the headphone amplifier of the E10 to be very neutral in addition to the given warmth of the DAC portion of the unit. Paired with the HD800, I found it made for a nice listening experience.


Edited by Destroysall - 2/17/13 at 9:27pm
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Shhhhhh you Hifiman HE6 owner. You're just as bad a influence on me as head-fi. By the way how did the party go? A good time was had by all I trust.

 

 

I think my heart may have skipped a beat when I took a bite of the homemade marshmallows and caramel... because I thought about it: I was eating maple syrup whipped with gelatin and icing sugar, dipped into sugar dissolved in corn syrup, butter and cream.

 

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My first rig:

 

 

 

More pics down in my sig:

I almost completely missed that Purdue University seal. Go Boilers!

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That's a GORGEOUS headphone stand Mad Dude!! I absolutely love the grain and how the coloring matches the amplifier. Nice rig man! and I, among MANY others (MT) will tell you that vinyl is love on a black platter.

I'm curious about this. What about vinyl is so appealing? I have not heard enough high-end TTs to make a blanket statement but the TTs I have heard lacked any real bass extension. Is that normal?
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Once again my Squeezebox Touch needs to make way for the good old Compact Disc... The SBT is a great device but there's so much work involved in ripping and tagging everything properly, I'm getting a bit tired of it. The simplicity of small silver discs is rather appealing to me at this moment. And now I'm seriously contemplating adding a turntable to this setup - decisions, decisions...

Quite curious - which headphone stand is that?

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