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The Orpheus just had a different presentation. For example, the sound of cymbals had a sparkle to it. It didn't sound flat, maybe slam was the wrong word used to describe the sound. 

 

I just felt the 007 sounded flat and boring. I'm just trying to describe it the best as I can. I think maybe the proportion of bass, mid range, and highs didn't sound realistic to me.  

 

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Gotcha. I just made a short impressions thread and I talked about a similar feeling initially. I was underwhelmed with it's rather soft, inorganic sound, but came to really appreciate it a lot after a while.

 

post #197 of 393
To Jude: Do you even think it was better than the Sleek Audio CT20, that was like $3000 more?
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To Jude: Do you even think it was better than the Sleek Audio CT20, that was like $3000 more?


Seriously? Come on, nothing beats a CT20.

post #199 of 393

Whats the amp near the laptop??? =)   

post #200 of 393

It is the Audio Engine N22 I believe. http://audioengineusa.com/Store/Audioengine-N22

 

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Whats the amp near the laptop??? =)   



 

post #201 of 393

Ya I looked it up.  But they seem to be more of a speaker amp rather used as a HP amp... know anything about it? =)
 

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It is the Audio Engine N22 I believe. http://audioengineusa.com/Store/Audioengine-N22

 



 



 

post #202 of 393

Jude:

 

Great review.   You sound like I did in 1971 when I was at the Glaser Brothers Sound Studio in Nashville.  They had just installed their Daniel Flickinger console and their MCI 16 track machine.  I remember everyone commenting that they could never see why anyone would need more tracks on tape.  That quickly changed to 24 tracks. 

 

I would love to borrow them for a weekend, but I don't want to buy headphones that I can't listen to when I go cruising down to the beach in my Maserati.

 

As far as wanting them, I do!   You hooked me!

 

As for buying them, I think we need to pass a debt ceiling bill first.atsmile.gif


Edited by slapfireguy - 7/29/11 at 12:00am
post #203 of 393

A $5200 SR009 and a $5000 tubed Woo WES amp and it's "BRIGHT" ?? ( Go to  8:10 - 8:40 in the video).

Uh-oh.

 

post #204 of 393

Personally, I had a chance to compare he90 and stax 009 on aristaeus, unfortunately, at that time I only got my arcam cd 23 with me. I will say 009 is a really nice headphone, the main difference with he90 is that 009 has a more direct presentation, more controlled bass, they are products with different ideas anyway, reflecting the different understanding of music.

 

btw, I do not care to much about frequency distribution, extension to much. Good imaging and lively presentation style matters much more.

 

also, I am curious, is a mac + da10 an eligible source for such a high end system.

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Personally, I had a chance to compare he90 and stax 009 on aristaeus, unfortunately, at that time I only got my arcam cd 23 with me. I will say 009 is a really nice headphone, the main difference with he90 is that 009 has a more direct presentation, more controlled bass, they are products with different ideas anyway, reflecting the different understanding of music.

 

btw, I do not care to much about frequency distribution, extension to much. Good imaging and lively presentation style matters much more.

 

also, I am curious, is a mac + da10 an eligible source for such a high end system.


MacBook Pro / MacBook Air --> Amarra --> Lavry DA11

 

To answer your question:  I definitely think so.  Of course, anyone who disagrees might then consider my opinion invalidated on that basis, and I can live with that.

 

That said, I'm so happy with the DA11 that I bought two of them, because I was getting tired of toting the one I had back and forth between my home office and my office office.

post #206 of 393

100% high-end!  The DA10/11 is a top notch source, detailed and quick to the max. 

 

Unless, of course, you define "high-end" by the price, and demand tubes, output capacitors, extra distortion, and significant rolloff - then the DA10/11 will disappoint you ;) 
 

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also, I am curious, is a mac + da10 an eligible source for such a high end system.



 

post #207 of 393

Very nice episode, they're crazy stuff

I wish I could afford sth like these (wonder who)

 

post #208 of 393

Yeah, wish i could too///

post #209 of 393

Wait... You're a guy?? And all this time I thought you were that hot girl in the avatar. Frankly I'm devastated...
 

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I'm a pretty pragmatic guy. 

 



 

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Wait... You're a guy?? And all this time I thought you were that hot girl in the avatar. Frankly I'm devastated...
 

 

Wait, you're not the anime girl in your avatar? I'm devastated too. . .. :D

 

My avatar is one of my favorite photos I've ever taken as a photographer, and it's my wife, Elena .

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