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apart wooaudio, audeze and sennheiser, no more news???

the rest is old stuffs?


Mostly, yes. The vmoda m80 was a surprise for me. Very nice sound ignoring the very small form factor.

The JH3a I spent about 20 minutes with. This was the latest design as posted in the JH3a thread with the email from Jerry. It is still very good. I was worried with the bass possibly being too high, but you can turn the bass amp off and it becomes ruler flat Jerry says and it did seem to do so. With it off there wasn't enough bass for me so turned on and slightly boosted was just right, about +4-5 db Jerry said with my position. JH 16 is tuned to +6db without the JH3a system. I encountered some light sibilance. Imaging was excellent, tonality was spot on and detail is approaching but still not on the level of stats. Certainly better than I've heard from dynamics and plans in most setups. Soundstage was large, not giant, not average. Center focus was very good. Just a hint of fuzz on the center image. This setup is #2 for me for customs. I ordered a pair of UERM which I didn't find bass light at all despite what I expected having read these forums. The highs of the JH3a are on the hot side, but I didn't feel that it would be fatiguing. I heard some light buzz with nothing playing, but I'm really nitpicking because it was barely audible and I couldn't be sure I was actually hearing it.

The best thing imo about the JH3a is its low volume performance. Most headphones sound terrible at very low volume, especially the bass, but this system sounds just as good at very low volume as it does at 75-80db (normal loud listening). I was impressed with this aspect most of all.

Give me a JH3a on a wall outlet and address the light sibilance and I'm sold.

Was it the best rig in the room, even if it were adjusted how I want, no it wasn't. The best rig in the room,imo, was Ray's HE90 A-10 Thunderbolt and Boulder Cd player. Course we're talking $50k vs $1800 and portable vs not. There were a couple other rigs that were better than the JH3a but all of them were stationary and many many times the price.
post #167 of 678
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Has anyone at the show gotten to play with the new Wyred 4 Sound music server?

I've got a little time now, ill try to track it down, but I'm not sure what you expect since its in a speaker room on unfamiliar equipment. I guess I could take a picture?
post #168 of 678
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If anyone has seen/heard the new Fostex products yet then please feel free to post your thoughts (TH900 headphones and HP-A8 DAC headphone amp).  It sounds like everyone is having a brilliant time.


The fostex table is packed 24/7. I'll try to get in tonight or tomorrow.
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did you get to listen to the new electrostat amp by Cavalli Audio, the Liquid Lightning?

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Jude thanks for covering the RS 220.   I've been interested in the Wireless Sennheisers for High Def TV and Movie viewing and now I'm glad to hear that music performance with the RS 220 will also be a pleasurable experience.  I'll be looking for the street price now.


I concur with Jude. Finally a capable wireless that can be recommended as a main can. Equivalent to the HD600 in almost all respects. The only thing it won't do similar is scale with high power balanced amping for obvious reasons. These sound like an HD600 plugged into a Little Dot MKIII/IV or most any other $200-400 amp. It's nice.

Retail is $600 who knows what street will be.
Edited by Maxvla - 10/15/11 at 3:05pm
post #171 of 678

How does it compare to the LCD-2 or LCD-3?  It seems like Audeze is stealing the show unlike last year (which was all about jh-3a).
 

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Mostly, yes. The vmoda m80 was a surprise for me. Very nice sound ignoring the very small form factor.
The JH3a I spent about 20 minutes with. This was the latest design as posted in the JH3a thread with the email from Jerry. It is still very good. I was worried with the bass possibly being too high, but you can turn the bass amp off and it becomes ruler flat Jerry says and it did seem to do so. With it off there wasn't enough bass for me so turned on and slightly boosted was just right, about +4-5 db Jerry said with my position. JH 16 is tuned to +6db without the JH3a system. I encountered some light sibilance. Imaging was excellent, tonality was spot on and detail is approaching but still not on the level of stats. Certainly better than I've heard from dynamics and plans in most setups. Soundstage was large, not giant, not average. Center focus was very good. Just a hint of fuzz on the center image. This setup is #2 for me for customs. I ordered a pair of UERM which I didn't find bass light at all despite what I expected having read these forums. The highs of the JH3a are on the hot side, but I didn't feel that it would be fatiguing. I heard some light buzz with nothing playing, but I'm really nitpicking because it was barely audible and I couldn't be sure I was actually hearing it.
The best thing imo about the JH3a is its low volume performance. Most headphones sound terrible at very low volume, especially the bass, but this system sounds just as good at very low volume as it does at 75-80db (normal loud listening). I was impressed with this aspect most of all.
Give me a JH3a on a wall outlet and address the light sibilance and I'm sold.
Was it the best rig in the room, even if it were adjusted how I want, no it wasn't. The best rig in the room,imo, was Ray's HE90 A-10 Thunderbolt and Boulder Cd player. Course we're talking $50k vs $1800 and portable vs not. There were a couple other rigs that were better than the JH3a but all of them were stationary and many many times the price.


 

post #172 of 678
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did you get to listen to the new electrostat amp by Cavalli Audio, the Liquid Lightning?


Yes. With SR507. Very good. I'd say it was comparable to the HE60 on the A10 Thunderbolt. No hesitation from the SR507. The sound was very smooth and effortless. I'll post full notes when I get home.
post #173 of 678
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How does it compare to the LCD-2 or LCD-3?  It seems like Audeze is stealing the show unlike last year (which was all about jh-3a). 

 


I have to preface this by saying apart from paired with the Darkstar I really did not like the LCD phones which I heard for the first time yesterday. Sure they performed mechanically very well, but my needs weren't met. I won't get to hear the 3 with the Darkstar so I can't be sure about that one.

The JH3a sounded better than all except the LCD2 with the Darkstar. I will go into detail about this pairing when I have a real keyboard. The LCD3 may be stealing the show for those who are fans of the 2s and there are a lot of them, but I'm not all that impressed, especially the cost increase and the response I heard from Alex which I quoted earlier in this thread. I'm not against the Audeze phones by any means, I'm just not that enthusiastic about them.
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Does the JH 3A still only work with the JH16s or is it going to be an option for the JH13s as well?

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Wondering if you got to hear the older JH-3A version last year and give some comparisons to this year?
 

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I have to preface this by saying apart from paired with the Darkstar I really did not like the LCD phones which I heard for the first time yesterday. Sure they performed mechanically very well, but my needs weren't met. I won't get to hear the 3 with the Darkstar so I can't be sure about that one.
The JH3a sounded better than all except the LCD2 with the Darkstar. I will go into detail about this pairing when I have a real keyboard. The LCD3 may be stealing the show for those who are fans of the 2s and there are a lot of them, but I'm not all that impressed, especially the cost increase and the response I heard from Alex which I quoted earlier in this thread. I'm not against the Audeze phones by any means, I'm just not that enthusiastic about them.


 

post #176 of 678
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I've got a little time now, ill try to track it down, but I'm not sure what you expect since its in a speaker room on unfamiliar equipment. I guess I could take a picture?


A picture would do fine. You can't really judge sonics at a show.

 

Thanks!

post #177 of 678
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Does the JH 3A still only work with the JH16s or is it going to be an option for the JH13s as well?


It's only available with the JH16.
post #178 of 678

Impressions on the Schiit Bifrost anyone?

post #179 of 678

Someone slide on over to the Wyred 4 Sound booth and check out their new music server...popcorn.gif

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Impressions on the Schiit Bifrost anyone?


Check the Haute Schiit thread.
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