Spent 40 mins last friday listening to Audeze, Sennheiser and AKG702. Time really flew and I don't think 40minutes was nearly enough but so far the Audeze seems like a winner to me. AKG sounded so lacking low frequency responce, the senns was very comfortable but less bottom and s-sounds a bit more pronounced compared to the audezes. But the audezes was not as comfy, a bit too tight and heavy, but I hope and guess this is mearly something getting used to.
Now, I did not have the oportunity to listen to the GS1000, but stumbled across a second hand ones. I have compared graphs of frequency responce and square-wave responce and they do look similar to my SR80, but with more amplified lows. Step-response are less ringing but I can't translate that into listening, peaking-wise it suggests that I will find those fatiguing as my SR80, or is this something that comes from the ringing observed in a 50Hz square-wave response?
Is it worth driving 100miles auditioning a set of GS1000 or will I only find them to be harsh and fatiguing?
Either way I think the audezes looks good on measurements, sounded good but I still don't know if I'm only reakting toward low high frequency repsonce and will find them dull and boring after a while?