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What will your speaker setup be? Curious since I took a lot of time building mine...

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Originally Posted by Uncle Erik View Post

I remain a fan of the Sennheiser HD-800. The LCD2 is awfully good and I'm sure I'd enjoy the new Stax.

However, I'm not considering new headphones until something truly remarkable comes along. Might be a few years before that happens. Instead, I'm finishing off my speaker setup. After that, probably no more gear. I'll flesh out the music collection. I've got a few hundred SACDs, but want to get that number up over 1,000. I'll get a lot more enjoyment from that than swapping gear every few months.


 

 

post #47 of 53

Among the top-tier headphones I have had extensive play time with:

 

 

D7000

HD800

T1

LCD2

PS1000

HE6

 

My thoughts:

 

The HD800 in my opinion is not even in the running. Neither is the D7000.

T1 and LCD2 are the best. With me giving a slight nod to the LCD2.

The PS1000 is a disaster. The GS1000 honestly sounds better.

As is the HE6. The HE4 is the best of the HiFi Man lineup to my ears.

 

That's all.

post #48 of 53
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World's best headphones now are Shure SRH-840. Great neutrality, no effects, no magic, pure music.

Shure should put some wood and leather, and price them $1000... and another legend would be born.

Few people pay attention to $130-150 headphones.

High end MUST be glamorous and expensive! :)



My opinion is that the SRH840 is not the best of the SRH lineup. The best of the trio is actually the SRH240, easily beats out the 440 and 840. Now put that in leather and wood and price them $1000 and that would be the next FOTM.

post #49 of 53
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Originally Posted by NorCa View Post

You are driving me crazy, ur support for the 840s are killing me, ive got those and i was thinking about getting k701 or hd650, now im in doubt lol. Gimme ur comments !!


I own both (and some other...) but do you see them in my signature?

That's my comment. :)

 

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What will your speaker setup be? Curious since I took a lot of time building mine...



 

 

I'm working on the Linkwitz Orion 3. I have all the parts and a pair of amps, but have been dithering over the cabinets. I'm about decided to go ahead with DIY cabinets made of MDF. Least costly option, they'll work fine and I'll give them a nice paint job. Probably a piano black, but might go for a glossy red. That would be fun.

I'm currently running ProAc Response 2.5 clones, and I have a pair of Quad ESL-63s that I love, but don't work well in my apartment. Neither will the Orions, for thst matter, but I should have a decently sized living room later this year.

Mochan, what didn't you like about the HD-800? I'm curious. Is it the bass response?
post #51 of 53

Not really the bass. More like the treble response. For an ultra high-end Headphone I was expecting far more pleasant treble. I suppose I should play with these more, but I actually liked the K701 better than the HD800, and yes I know K501 is better. :P  

post #52 of 53

Fostex T50RP anyone ? competes with and beats some of the big boys, ridiculously cheap , ridiculously good (modded) has a truly world class driver.

The sweetest of mids,  neutral and with wonderful definition, addictive,  deserves a shout, all criteria taken into consideration.

The LCD-2 is the best headphone I have heard, the Fostex (modded) is 90% LCD-2,  not quite the fantastic bass response , though its equal across the mid ranges.

    

post #53 of 53
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Originally Posted by Uncle Erik View Post

I remain a fan of the Sennheiser HD-800. The LCD2 is awfully good and I'm sure I'd enjoy the new Stax.

However, I'm not considering new headphones until something truly remarkable comes along. Might be a few years before that happens. Instead, I'm finishing off my speaker setup. After that, probably no more gear. I'll flesh out the music collection. I've got a few hundred SACDs, but want to get that number up over 1,000. I'll get a lot more enjoyment from that than swapping gear every few months.


A few hundred SACDs o.O where did you get em ? any deals ? lol

 

To OP, someone else probably already  said this, the best headphone may not the best for you. Even the 15k Sennheiser couldn't suit every one's taste, many actually not just a few. It seems like all these ultra top tire products really dig the up-tilted sound balance....   Besides, there is no objectively the best after 1k mark on these headphones lol 

It really depends on ur taste and that why i pick the dynamic rig at the first place, more choices and they all excels in its area. 

 

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