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post #556 of 853

I still want to wait for jaben to stock he500 to try. btw anyone know where I can audition the phllips l1 in Melbourne.

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I'm not sure how many people knew about this but it is news for me anyway.

Headphonic now has the full headphone range from Hifiman, check this out: http://headphones.com.au/pbrowse?catID=1&brand=HiFiMan

post #557 of 853

Had a very pleasant hour in Addicted to Audio (Melbourne) yesterday. It's the kind of place I once dreamed of opening - plenty of equipment to try out, courteous and well-informed staff, quiet, no pressure - in short, civilised.

 

I went there to find out what would drive my AKG K701s better than the amps I currently have and discovered that the start-point would be the Violectric V200. Great control, refined and subtle sound. The Schitt Lyr did not impress - too much FET and not enough tube.

 

The real revelation was to listen to the Q701, the Quincy Jones version. A-to-A is quite right: these preserve almost all of the K virtues and correct that maddening spike in the treble. Don't mistake me. On well-recorded material I still think the K701 a fine headphone, but anything with a slightly hot treble is tough listening.

 

Anyone for lime-green?

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Originally Posted by gpoutakidis View Post

You are welcome anytime and please feel free to bring in any gear you like.

 

 

Thanks George. Just confirming some client visits, but looks like I will be in Melbourne on Wednesday. Should be able to squeeze in an hour towards the end of the day to make a visit to your store. Will contact you offline to arrange.

post #559 of 853
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Originally Posted by bruce108 View Post

Had a very pleasant hour in Addicted to Audio (Melbourne) yesterday. It's the kind of place I once dreamed of opening - plenty of equipment to try out, courteous and well-informed staff, quiet, no pressure - in short, civilised.

 

I went there to find out what would drive my AKG K701s better than the amps I currently have and discovered that the start-point would be the Violectric V200. Great control, refined and subtle sound. The Schitt Lyr did not impress - too much FET and not enough tube.

 

The real revelation was to listen to the Q701, the Quincy Jones version. A-to-A is quite right: these preserve almost all of the K virtues and correct that maddening spike in the treble. Don't mistake me. On well-recorded material I still think the K701 a fine headphone, but anything with a slightly hot treble is tough listening.

 

Anyone for lime-green?

 

The Violectrics (the whole range) can drive anything really really well with the sound to match. As you would expect from an amp that costs bit over $1k. Now I'm wondering how the SPL amp compares to the V200, I want something good and better then my V100 and at the sametime unique.

post #560 of 853

tried the spl today at Jaben the best amp with hd 650 so far everything is tighten up through I still miss a tube sweet mid.

I have to say I'm really disappointed with the t1 maybe it's the phonitor maybe not but it just doesn't sound right to my ears.

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The Violectrics (the whole range) can drive anything really really well with the sound to match. As you would expect from an amp that costs bit over $1k. Now I'm wondering how the SPL amp compares to the V200, I want something good and better then my V100 and at the sametime unique.

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Originally Posted by xzobinx View Post

tried the spl today at Jaben the best amp with hd 650 so far everything is tighten up through I still miss a tube sweet mid.

I have to say I'm really disappointed with the t1 maybe it's the phonitor maybe not but it just doesn't sound right to my ears.

Tell me how it sounds if you pair it up with a HD800 or LCD2, these are the two primary can's I use.

post #562 of 853
Thread Starter 

 Eurovision is on channel SBS right now :-)

 

 Not sure if I've seen any Head-Fi worthy acts as yet - yikes!

post #563 of 853

It sounds like "Addicted to Audio" is the Head Fi hang out of choice for Melbournians.  Can anyone suggest somewhere in Adelaide that would be equally impressive?  Moved here about a year ago, but can't seem to find anywhere suitable to audition decent phones.  I want to try out some Grados, HD800s, T1s and AT woodies (W1000X and maybe W3000ANV).

 

If there is nowhere suitable in Adelaide, do "Addicted to Audio" offer a trial period on phones like Headphonic?  Alternatively, do you think it is worth the cost of a flight to Melbourne from Adelaide to audition.  Do the staff take kindly to listening sessions of 1 + hours?

 

Thanks
 


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Originally Posted by W0lfd0g View Post

It sounds like "Addicted to Audio" is the Head Fi hang out of choice for Melbournians.  Can anyone suggest somewhere in Adelaide that would be equally impressive?  Moved here about a year ago, but can't seem to find anywhere suitable to audition decent phones.  I want to try out some Grados, HD800s, T1s and AT woodies (W1000X and maybe W3000X).

If there is nowhere suitable in Adelaide, do "Addicted to Audio" offer a trial period on phones like Headphonic?  Alternatively, do you think it is worth the cost of a flight to Melbourne from Adelaide to audition.  Do the staff take kindly to listening sessions of 1 + hours?

Thanks

 
I can't comment on Adelaide but A2A is definitely worth a visit. I was there this week after flying down from Sydney and had given myself an hour thinking this was enough time, but with everything they have on display and the 'no pressure' approach to allowing you to listen to anything you want, I am arranging another visit and will give myself more time to work through my list of kit to audition.

I learned one big lesson this week, that it doesn't matter how much reading you do online, it isn't until you actually audition with your own ears that you will be able to make the right decision.

I am glad I made the effort and will be going again soon to close out the decision on my next purchase.

Give George a call and setup a time. With the cheap cost of flights these days it only takes a little planning to make the visit worthwhile.
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Originally Posted by scottv50 View Post


I can't comment on Adelaide but A2A is definitely worth a visit. I was there this week after flying down from Sydney and had given myself an hour thinking this was enough time, but with everything they have on display and the 'no pressure' approach to allowing you to listen to anything you want, I am arranging another visit and will give myself more time to work through my list of kit to audition.
I learned one big lesson this week, that it doesn't matter how much reading you do online, it isn't until you actually audition with your own ears that you will be able to make the right decision.
I am glad I made the effort and will be going again soon to close out the decision on my next purchase.
Give George a call and setup a time. With the cheap cost of flights these days it only takes a little planning to make the visit worthwhile.

 

That's an endorsement if ever I heard one.  Sounds like good advice.  Thanks. 

post #566 of 853

Hey, anyone know would the hifiman HE pads fit an AD900? I read about someone trying the W series leather pads on the AD and liked the result. Any other pads that would fit onto the AD?

 

And if they do, where can I find HE pads in AUS? Or is the only way to get them is to order from Head-direct?

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Originally Posted by W0lfd0g View Post

 

If there is nowhere suitable in Adelaide, do "Addicted to Audio" offer a trial period on phones like Headphonic?  Alternatively, do you think it is worth the cost of a flight to Melbourne from Adelaide to audition.  Do the staff take kindly to listening sessions of 1 + hours?

 

Thanks
 

 

Unsure if your allowed to be part of auditioning 1+ hours, but you can even bring your own gear to try and compare and audition. Best to ask this is George i.e. AddictedtoAudio.

post #568 of 853

Excited to audition a Woo Audio 2 & 6/6SE tomorrow at A2A :)

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Sorry I can't answer your question since I haven't tried either of them with the phonitor. Jaben don't have any lcd2 for demo although they do have a hd 800 but I did't have a chance to use it.

I couldn't do an A/B comparison but I think I might prefer the phonitor for hd 650. 

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Tell me how it sounds if you pair it up with a HD800 or LCD2, these are the two primary can's I use.

post #570 of 853
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