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post #136 of 393

You're discussing value; money and expense aren't relative.
 

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Money and Expense is a relative term. $5000 for a headphone might be a lot to one person and not to another.  How about $5000 for cigarettes a year?  or $5000 for car expenses instead of taking public transportation and contributing to the well being of the environment.  It is all just a matter of how the buyer wants to sacrifice. 



 

eek.gif I wouldn't need to give a damn about living expenses in Korea for years with that amount of dough! 
 

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http://www.higherfi.com/spkrlist/speakerlist.htm

 

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post #137 of 393

hmm... does anyone know what are the desktop speakers on Jude's desk??

post #138 of 393

I've also wondered about that - they look really nice but how do they sound - I expect good if Jude is using them

 

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hmm... does anyone know what are the desktop speakers on Jude's desk??


They look like Audio Engine A5's P4's.

 


Edited by AuralRelations - 7/6/11 at 7:58am
post #140 of 393

http://audioengineusa.com/Store/Audioengine-P4

 

passive speakers then...

 

http://audioengineusa.com/Store/Audioengine-P4#tech-stuff

 

They seem ok - but not as good as I thought they would be looking at the specs...

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Money and Expense is a relative term. $5000 for a headphone might be a lot to one person and not to another.  How about $5000 for cigarettes a year?  or $5000 for car expenses ...



It's a tough life, but someone's gotta live it...

 

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http://audioengineusa.com/Store/Audioengine-P4

 

passive speakers then...

 

http://audioengineusa.com/Store/Audioengine-P4#tech-stuff

 

They seem ok - but not as good as I thought they would be looking at the specs...

 

They seem to get high praise from all of the online audio sites. Specs don't tell all, as we know here on headfi! tongue_smile.gif
 

 

post #143 of 393

So you've heard them?

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That's certainly the last word in affordability, eh?

I wonder whether I'm willing to eat only ramen for the next 3 years...


If you save up and eat ramen for 3 years, would the price of the 009s have dropped or possibly more used 009 units available? If you have a headphone rig already, some of those costs of the 009 rig are already sunk costs. Time to put the plan in action and join the 009 crew in 3 years. For now, I'll just stick with the 007.

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So you've heard them?


I've owned a pair of A5's which are the internally amped version of the P4.  The P4's performance will depend on what you hook up to them.  The A5's are internally amped (amp is only in one of the two speakers, unlike pro-audio monitors which have dedicated amps for each speaker, and require individual volume adjustment - Adam has a method to use a single volume knob to control the volume to two speakers/amps).  I can only speak for the A5 - They are OK, but not great.  They basically take the loose form of pro-audio monitors.  They do add some convenient features like putting the volume on the front, and in a single knob, they also have a usb power port on top for powering an iPod or other portable device.  Sound is good, but is easily bested by actual pro monitors (Adam, Genelec, JBL, Mackie,etc.).  IMHO, of course. 

 


Edited by jax - 7/7/11 at 6:39am
post #146 of 393

I love my A5's with a passion redface.gif

post #147 of 393

I was thinking of the MR5s from Mackie - but i heard the bass was sub-standard. Not that I wanted bass - but that i just want good reference monitors - neutral and clean as a whistle.

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I was thinking of the MR5s from Mackie - but i heard the bass was sub-standard. Not that I wanted bass - but that i just want good reference monitors - neutral and clean as a whistle.


What's your budget? Mackie monitors aren't exactly respected in the more more critical segment of the pro audio community. If you are after truly reference quality monitors, you can do FAR better than Mackie.

 

post #149 of 393
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The speakers in the videos are the Audioengine P4 (with bamboo chassis), powered by the Audioengine N22 desktop amplifier / headphone amplifier.  I'll be talking more about these (and another pair of small desktop speakers by Bowers & Wilkins) soon.

 

Syan25, you may want to start a separate thread (and/or see if there's an existing one on the topic to continue), so that we can keep this thread on track.  (I'll be paying attention to that discussion, too, as I'm also interested in the topic.)

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The speakers in the videos are the Audioengine P4 (with bamboo chassis), powered by the Audioengine N22 desktop amplifier / headphone amplifier.  I'll be talking more about these (and another pair of small desktop speakers by Bowers & Wilkins) soon.

 

Syan25, you may want to start a separate thread (and/or see if there's an existing one on the topic to continue), so that we can keep this thread on track.  (I'll be paying attention to that discussion, too, as I'm also interested in the topic.)



Dear Jude,

Congrats on the review!

Did the SR-009 you were testind present any ling of channel imbalance during your listening sessions?

Regards,

Erico

 

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