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post #8431 of 27047
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Originally Posted by whirlwind View Post

Hey Jay....another  PS500 has been posted in the buy/sell/trade

 

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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post

Thanks, I'll check it out, as soon as the daughter and I get finished getting her locker for her freshman year in high school!

 

They're mine. I've got a lot of headphones in house right now. With a major home renovation, I've had my main rig mostly put away (though I do put it together for weekend use) so I've been listening to portable headphones mostly over the summer:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/672743/comparisons-psb-m4u2-senn-momentum-sony-mdr-1r-bose-qc15-beats-executive-dt1350-ue9000

 

Now with the renovations nearing their end (next week...fingers crossed), I'm looking at clearing out some headphones and with the SR-009s, LCD-3s, HD800s and TH-900s (plus some of the portable headphones...though some are gone and some will be gone), the PS500s didn't get the listening time they deserved. So I guess its time that they found a new home. smile.gif

post #8432 of 27047
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

 

 

 

just bought PS1000s, should get them friday brand new!!!

 

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im curious as to how they compare to my T1, which is still my fav headphone (maybe not best, but favorite)

 

Nice!!! That was fast! lol

post #8433 of 27047

This is pulled out of the blue, and does not sound like it would go well with what the specs of the Crack are. But did I hear that the Crack + Speedball goes with Grado's very well?

post #8434 of 27047

If I were going to pick up a used pair, I'd buy from MH for sure. Those 500s will be gone in a flash. 

post #8435 of 27047
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Originally Posted by Focker View Post

If I were going to pick up a used pair, I'd buy from MH for sure. Those 500s will be gone in a flash. 

Thanks man. BTW, they just sold. smile.gif  The new owner will give them the attention that they deserve!

post #8436 of 27047
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Originally Posted by Focker View Post

If I were going to pick up a used pair, I'd buy from MH for sure. Those 500s will be gone in a flash. 


and the 500's are coming to alabama !! just did the deal, MH said they'd be in the mail tomorrow !

post #8437 of 27047
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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post

Thanks man. BTW, they just sold. smile.gif  The new owner will give them the attention that they deserve!


i'll take good care of them for sure

post #8438 of 27047
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post


i'll take good care of them for sure

Excellent! They're all packed up and ready to go.

 

They'll be at the Post Office before I have my morning coffee at work. smile.gif

post #8439 of 27047

That transaction was just meant to happen, methinks :)

 

I can definitely understand how the 500s would be a bit lonely among all those beautiful toys that MH has....I still drool over those LCD-3s every time I see them

 

 

 

Jaywillin: Congrats!! That worked out great for you!

post #8440 of 27047
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post


and the 500's are coming to alabama !! just did the deal, MH said they'd be in the mail tomorrow !

Congratulations, hope you enjoy them, I cant wait until you get them so you can describe the differences between the MS2i and the PS500, now that you will own the both of them. Good luck!

post #8441 of 27047

Just got my PS1000 delivered:) Second hand, but really like new.

I'm listening to them right now, itunes (24/96 m4a) -> audirvana plus -> M2tech-> Burson audio dac -Burson Audio HA160 (QED silver genesis cable, supra power cable).

 

the bass and medium are fantastic, same goes for the very well defined high, but they are a bit on the bright side, at least with my setup. it's not a surprise though, everything that i've read pointed my in that direction, the burson audio HA160 are not perfect for them, they tend to give a quite agressive high frequency.

 

though, one thing I can already see if how wide the scene is, that's really gorgeous.
 

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on the tracks I use to test my stuff with, though, some shows some details I never heard, even on my hifi setup (not high end, rotel RB1080, waterfall victoria EVO).

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So soon I'm going for a quest, to find the perfect amp matching the PS1000, or dac amp. Maybe the new soloist, or something totally different, to cancel this "brightness".

post #8444 of 27047
The PS1000 is a really bright headphone out of almost any amp (bright with the upper treble only, not with upper mids like the RS1). You would need to either use aggressive EQ or get an amp that’s kind of sloppy and syrupy to reduce the brightness.

I suggest you try some EQ first to see how much you need to adjust the treble to make it not bright for you. If it’s more than, say, 2 or 3 dB of EQ, then your ears/brain may not be the best match for the PS1000.

I know, I know, this is the “fan club” but the PS1000 is a divisive headphone that does not mesh with everyone because of its frequency response. So that’s why I suggest trying some EQ before spending money on an amp that might need to seriously warp the FR to make the PS1000 sound the way you want.
post #8445 of 27047
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Originally Posted by LCfiner View Post

The PS1000 is a really bright headphone out of almost any amp (bright with the upper treble only, not with upper mids like the RS1). You would need to either use aggressive EQ or get an amp that’s kind of sloppy and syrupy to reduce the brightness.

I suggest you try some EQ first to see how much you need to adjust the treble to make it not bright for you. If it’s more than, say, 2 or 3 dB of EQ, then your ears/brain may not be the best match for the PS1000.

I know, I know, this is the “fan club” but the PS1000 is a divisive headphone that does not mesh with everyone because of its frequency response. So that’s why I suggest trying some EQ before spending money on an amp that might need to seriously warp the FR to make the PS1000 sound the way you want.

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Originally Posted by deanorthk View Post

So soon I'm going for a quest, to find the perfect amp matching the PS1000, or dac amp. Maybe the new soloist, or something totally different, to cancel this "brightness".

On a less expensive note, a Little Dot 1+ with some Voshkod tubes might do the trick for cheap... Cheap I know, BUT it worked well when I auditioned the PS1000 and I run it daily now with a number of low impedance cans.
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