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Originally Posted by RexAeterna View Post

same here, but i collected speakers and amps mostly. after while found it pointless keeping them cause i never used them cause i'm type person like to find something that work as an ''all-rounder'' for me and keep a pair/set as a back-up.
i never used iem's so i wouldn't know how they are, but i been using pair of stax sr-202 with lambda pro pads and find them very nice sounding and appreciate their effortless approach. they are really transparent in transients but only complaint i have with them is i wish it had bit more upper mid to lower treble and tad more air and they be perfect. i find them to have nice bottom-end impact despite the complaints i see when involving stax cause they work insanely well with electronic music and hip-hop/trip-hop.

Try changing your source. The sr-202 are quite open with very good upper mids from my setup
I agree with your statement about the low-end though , since the sr-202 are known to be the bassier cans in the lambda family.
post #287 of 580

+1. The ESP/950 are another odd one like this. 

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As long as you only contact the hammock.  Otherwise it's not a hammock anymore.  It's a strip of metal sitting on your head.

 

I still prefer the HD800 which mysteriously does well to distribute weight despite a relatively narrow band.

 

 

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+1. The ESP/950 are another odd one like this. 

 

That is one comfy and easy listening phone.  You can even throw it at something and not worry about it.

post #289 of 580
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Originally Posted by Sil3nce View Post

Try changing your source. The sr-202 are quite open with very good upper mids from my setup
I agree with your statement about the low-end though , since the sr-202 are known to be the bassier cans in the lambda family.

i tried multiple sources and while sounding best out the pre-outs off my h/k725 with music there still seemed like something missing. sounds really great but for the midrange i still find my 240DF's on top compared to everything i heard when coming to midrange quality and tonality. not the upper mids like i mention and thought it was,but defiantly sounds like something from lower treble and air. i don't know. something just seems off to me, but overall very enjoyable and really appreciate their sound for what they are. the sr-202's do have very clear midrange that is very nice though.
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I would generally expect every headphone to be able to transmit mechanical vibration to the skull as long as the earpads made contact with the skin. Is the SA5000's clamp especially strong?

 

If I recall correctly, the SA-5K transmitted a nice sensation of bass into the earpads, with my electronic music.  Like, you can feel that, but it won't show up in FR, afaik.

 

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Originally Posted by RexAeterna View Post
 
same here, but i collected speakers and amps mostly. after while found it pointless keeping them cause i never used them cause i'm type person like to find something that work as an ''all-rounder'' for me and keep a pair/set as a back-up.

i never used iem's so i wouldn't know how they are, but i been using pair of stax sr-202 with lambda pro pads and find them very nice sounding and appreciate their effortless approach. they are really transparent in transients but only complaint i have with them is i wish it had bit more upper mid to lower treble and tad more air and they be perfect. i find them to have nice bottom-end impact despite the complaints i see when involving stax cause they work insanely well with electronic music and hip-hop/trip-hop.

 

My SR-404 sounded amazing in several ways but I had a hard time getting into the music.  I'd just listen "ah, nice" and that's it, same issue with the Hifiman HE-500.  That's why I like the K1000 and T5p.

 

Neither are very portable though, the K1000 is clunky, and the T5p is closed, maybe SRH-1840?

 

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post #292 of 580

kiteki! That picture is taken in Hong Kong! I have no idea how a person can wear that out in Hong Kong since we have humidity levels constantly being 95-99%

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kiteki! That picture is taken in Hong Kong! I have no idea how a person can wear that out in Hong Kong since we have humidity levels constantly being 95-99%

 

Last time I was in Hong Kong I was forced to wear a singlet top when everyone else was wearing 3 layers of clothing. Everyone was staring at me. (To be fair, I was probably dressed a little differently anyway besides the top.) And I was born there! I don't know how anyone can stand it. I wonder if headphones ever oxidate.

post #294 of 580

 

Her headphone has built in air-conditioner.

 

post #295 of 580

it looks shoped.  I hated everytime my family went to visit HK in the summer.  The heat and humidity in summer was literally like a sauna. 

post #296 of 580

HK is really a very nice place (cheap headphones hey!). But yeah I have to have aircon on 24/7 now since its much too humid. You feel the water vapor in the air condense on your skin when you go out. I don't feel like listening to my speakers now since if I turn on the power amp I'll die of heatwave...

 

Back on topic, shame that production ended for SA5000...I have yet to try it, and it has always been on my list of to gets :(

post #297 of 580

I've had a brief comparison between the SA5000 and SRH1840 out of my S9 DAP hooked to a Obj2 amp. Unfortunaetly i haven't been able to volume match properly because time was short. anyway, overall they were very close and i preferred the Sonys better clarity and seperation over the Shure's slightly more involving mids toanlity and bass punch. I'll defintely get a clearer picture when i come back with a y1 DAC but still shows the SA5000 can more than stand it's own against newer offerings.


Edited by Amarphael - 4/22/12 at 8:03am
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I've had a brief comparison between the SA5000 and SRH1840 out of my S9 DAP hooked to a Obj2 amp. Unfortunaetly i haven't been able to volume match properly because time was short. anyway, overall they were very close and i preferred the Sonys better clarity and seperation over the Shure's slightly more involving mids toanlity and bass punch. I'll defintely get a clearer picture when i come back with a y1 DAC but still shows the SA5000 can more than stand it's own against newer offerings.

 

Wow!  I'm an idiot.  SA-5000 was my first real headphone, I could have been happy... nope... had to go online and start chasing sonic rainbows to no end, sigh.

 

Funny you hooked it up to the Cowon S9... my first digital DAP, lol.  I once had that and my Sony Discman, I could have been happy... nope... I had to... (etc.)

 

 


Edited by kiteki - 4/22/12 at 11:29am
post #299 of 580
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If I recall correctly, the SA-5K transmitted a nice sensation of bass into the earpads, with my electronic music.  Like, you can feel that, but it won't show up in FR, afaik.

yea. they do push pretty good amount depending on the track. they defiantly played acoustic bass very well and can hear the bass-end side of the acoustic guitar easily and bass guitars. also can easily tell when there is bass in the vocals which is very important, well to me. i have mine stuffed with cotton underneath the pads to distance them a bit cause when i first got them i found the pads were bit flat compared to what i like. guess that helped. also the sa5000 enclosure is known to have cancellations inside to some extent. they are not very well mechanically damping or not completely open at all. they're more semi-open if anything cause there is piece of felt blocking the openings.

cowan are much better players than ipods so i guess reason why guys get better results than my ipod touch. i actually liked my sony walkman mp3 player more but i gave it away cause at first i thought the ipod would be nice. sold my ipod after week of owning it. also another reason why i think better sources it's plugged into gives the sa5000 a more ''clean'' sound, cause since the sa5000 is not very well mechanically damping, electrical wise could help them move and stop quicker causing less resonance in the enclosed chamber, unless of course listening at loud levels cause you excite the frequencies more. always used the SA5000 for quiet to moderate listening levels. my avg listening level is where i can actually hear myself talk when the music is on and playing.

my amps are rated 50 and above@8ohms as well so damping factor is usually higher overall since my power amps are seeing a 70ohm speaker load and where i think it could be helping the sony's oscillate/resonate less. can't say for sure, but it's just a guess.
post #300 of 580

From CSD, the SA5000 actually are pretty well damped/non-resonant (relatively speaking of course) - stats do better, the AD2000 seems to do better, but the SA5000 does better than a lot of other open cans (like the K701). 

 

 

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