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post #6136 of 8603

I'm just amused that the discussion was initially about what amps pair well with the HD600.  I know the question was asked about neutrality - and for me both the NFB-12 & LD MKIV (while both having a touch of warmth) are still relatively neutral/natural sounding (depending of course on which tubes you have in the LD).

 

The next thing - the remarks start coming about neutrality for studio use - and that was never introduced or asked about.

 

AFAIK - we were discussing what was best simply for listening.

 

I also am really amazed at some of the snide remarks toward peoples preference.  I personally like both SS and Tube.  I'd never belittle anyone though that had a preference one way or the other.  It's all about sharing experiences - even if you don't agree with other's perspective.  Live and let live.

post #6137 of 8603
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Originally Posted by Brooko View Post
 

I'm just amused that the discussion was initially about what amps pair well with the HD600.  I know the question was asked about neutrality - and for me both the NFB-12 & LD MKIV (while both having a touch of warmth) are still relatively neutral/natural sounding (depending of course on which tubes you have in the LD).

 

The next thing - the remarks start coming about neutrality for studio use - and that was never introduced or asked about.

 

AFAIK - we were discussing what was best simply for listening.

 

I also am really amazed at some of the snide remarks toward peoples preference.  I personally like both SS and Tube.  I'd never belittle anyone though that had a preference one way or the other.  It's all about sharing experiences - even if you don't agree with other's perspective.  Live and let live.

 

Round of applause, finally a rare, intelligent post. :o

post #6138 of 8603
^^ Well said..
post #6139 of 8603

Audio GD products have 10 years warranty

 

UN-believable :atsmile:

post #6140 of 8603
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Originally Posted by PTom View Post
 

I was under the impression that the use of tube amps was to distort the sound in a pleasant manner, i.e. total harmonic distortion compensates for certain qualities lost in the process of recording music making it sound more like real life. Also changing tubes is a easy way to change the sound signature without changing headphones. In other words faithful reproduction of what was recorded is not the goal?

 

I have also read that some of the sonic character of tube amps could possibly be achieved by careful equalising and attaching resistances to a solid state amp.

Adding THD is not going to compensate for what is lost in the recording process. Nor can you add the sonic character of tubes with equalization and resistors as there are many much more complex elements to that sound.

Faithful reproduction is not always the goal, that's why we have tone controls and EQ, or if you want to get to bad extremes - Beats. Some folks prefer altering the sound by adding even order harmonics, etc by way of tubes, this is a listening preference, just like EQ might be to another person. Unfortunately many people not truly understanding this are swayed by all the chatter rather than doing a comparative listening session and determine this for themselves. I prefer the sound of clean SS another might not. I suspect that most people might prefer a clean sound, just  my guess.

post #6141 of 8603
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Originally Posted by Shaffer View Post


To add, tube amps are often used in the mastering process, as well.

 

Edit: Never mind.


Edited by perhapss - 2/8/14 at 9:48am
post #6142 of 8603

What, no Bottlehead Crack love here?

post #6143 of 8603
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What, no Bottlehead Crack love here?

There's always MadMike. :D

post #6144 of 8603

Sure, will get mine in a few days. Have to collect it from the customs office "Zollamt" first (not delivered straight to my address) :\

post #6145 of 8603
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Sure, will get mine in a few days. Have to collect it from the customs office "Zollamt" first (not delivered straight to my address) :\

Why customs? Isn't Sennheiser a German company?

post #6146 of 8603
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Why customs? Isn't Sennheiser a German company?

The 600s are assembled in Ireland

post #6147 of 8603
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Originally Posted by StanD View Post
 

Why customs? Isn't Sennheiser a German company?

 

 

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The 600s are assembled in Ireland

So was mine but I bought in New York near where I live. I thought that one could get a good deal on a Sennheiser in Germany.

post #6148 of 8603

I mean the Crack. (in response to "What, no Bottlehead Crack love here?")

post #6149 of 8603
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I mean the Crack. (in response to "What, no Bottlehead Crack love here?")

I thought that you were referring to the context of the thread. I would never imaging that you might have a substance abuse problem, headphone problem, yes.:D

post #6150 of 8603
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Sure, will get mine in a few days. Have to collect it from the customs office "Zollamt" first (not delivered straight to my address) :\

I assume you are referring to the Crack, correct? Very easy to build and the HD600s sound great on it. They weren't kidding when they named it "Crack"- can't get enough of it! No Speedball upgrade for now- maybe later.

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