btw have u tried the TH-600s?
First time i heard it was in direct comparison to the Mjolnir. I definitely would have picked the Mjolnir over it. I don't know if I'd pick the soloist over it though. That's kind of a tough call. They both have their own flaws.
I haven't tried anything as high end as my HE500s in the headphone category so I cant comment, sorry. I can really hear and feel the "ortho bass" as they call it but I feel like the bass is a bit too light for EDM although I use it for EDM everyday. I will live with it until I can afford a more higher end headphone such as the TH900 or LCD3. Don't get me wrong, the HE500s are amazing.
Ive heard that TH-900 sound very bright & screamy, to the point were its very uncomfertable.
It might be because of the amp selection, but do you agree?
yeah sounds like you're talking about a grado rather than the TH-900. they can be bright with poor amping or at louder volumes due to the U shaped treble, but generally the treble is smooth and clean, not brighter than say a beyerdynamic t1 or even an hd 800, and the midrange is slightly warm imo. i don't find the TH-900 to sound screamy at all.
must be a really bad amp too, i never find brightness or screamyness on anything.
from a ipod or ipad amp to a built in amp on my DAC to now the GSX MK2, no harshness
Just going by specs alone, I would go for the VI+. They both look very nice though. I'm a fan of little dot.
Yea I'm getting a lot of that, I HATE the Vi+ in black [looks... cheap] but in silver :O WHOA it looks refined and elegant! But then again I'm a sucker for contrast!
LD MARK VI+ without any doubt.
the VIII is only for high impedance.
with VI, if you buy another headphone from 32 to 300 ohm, no hay problema, caramba!
With HE500 and NFB10SE balanced was audibly (significant for me) more clear and detailed, also somewhat brighter, relevant to single end.
... and yea I'm SURE the VI+ can drive a 600 ohm can correct? I mean it would have to... it's a full OTL tube with balanced out
ACtually I'll let you know today what I hear from my own DT 880
And I can second that, I had a DB1 PB1 combo, and I got to listen to my Dt 880 through it, while the DB1 is not an EPIC Dac... it was a tad bit better seperated than my oDac.
So I think balanced does improve clarity and imaging. But it being brighter... may be due to the Eccc 9018 Dac in the 10SE, still. I'll let you guys know what I think today :D