My bad. NEW flagship to compete with what's been out in the recent years.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 9/26/13 at 10:23pm
Just as Sennheiser needed to bring out the HD800 after discontinuing the Orpheus systems, huh? And speaking of which:
Prior to the HD800 there wasn't a whole lot of choice out there. Never liked the R10 all that much (too bloody colored), the HP1000 is a one trick pony and the comfort is horrible, HD600 is astounding for the price but a bit dull and that was it really. A SR-Lambda or LNS more than holds its own against all of those.
This kind of surprised me, really. The don of the Stax Mafia himself, actually giving praise to a dynamic driver headphone? Now I really have to try the HD800...but what constitutes a good amp for it, anyway?
When it comes time for me to move on from the T90s (which will be when I can spring for the HD800s) I can send you them before I sell them. They have a whole lot of air, detail, and soundstage.
Which would be...HD800?
No, I saw it.
I would guess either the X1 or K712 (If I don't have to sell them ALL to afford it). I don't suppose you've heard either?
I think the K712 would have more overlap with the HD800 while the X1 would sound less like the HD800, with its more emphasized bass. But I really like the K712. :\
I posted some X1 gaming impressions here, sometime at the beginning of the year when the amazon.it offer started the craze. For the price I found it really good but the one-noty bass put me off in the end (+non-removable pads) and the highs while thankfull non-fatiguing aren't very detailed. It was 200€ though and that's still unbeatable imo.
The green Q701 I had a few days ago brought me back to the K701 memories (which I had for more than a year). While the AKG Soundstage is wide, it's pretty oval with not much depth and phantom center is lacking/diffuse. So in in terms of "huge", yes, they will overlap. Personally I would get something closed or special like the Fostex to complement rather than something "similar". Maybe Alpha Dogs turn out to be pretty good.
Imo multiple headphones should complement each or contrast more.