I don't know how I have held off so long on Superlux. So clean and new, fancy boxes, the thrill of the mailbox wait, it's painful holding off. Have my eye on the 662F, the HD381 iem's and the 668B. This is hard. I haven't even got my Stax sr-5 in the mail yet and I have 3 things in a checkout as I type. ( where's the little wallet with flying money emoticon/smiley? )
Wanted to clear something up about the 330, 440 and 660 models. Not sure how accurate it is.
I ran across these comments from others when following from an earlier link ( italics mine ):
The HD-660, 330 & 440 are the Older Tenlux manufactured headphones, I liked my HD-660 but you always have to press them to your ears to hear the beauty of them and that is just to much work, for us with a non godzilla head, and after receiving the HD-662F in the studio… it not only blows the 660 away in sound but the isolation and contort and fit along with the thick pads, will make the HD-662F a studio standard. I see no use to consider the older models… (i sold all my old stock and used ones on eBay) when you have the like’s of the much better isolation and sound of the Closed Ear HD-662F, also try the darker HD-669 sure to please bass freaks. Doyen AudioHipster
and a follow up regarding the pad fit:
i did not say you had to press the 660 to your ears for sound to work… but does not fit tight against my ears, and have to press them to hear the lovely low end the can exhibits… and I have went thru more cans in the studio and artists have brought there own high dollar cans in, to track with… and with drummers they need to hear… when i ask them to take their 660 or whatever fancy brand they are using off and try the HD-662F they smile and stop complaining.
Edited by nick n - 3/20/12 at 3:43am