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post #511 of 580
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Originally Posted by Andrew_WOT View Post
 

I don't recall any holes in SA5000 or Qualia drivers.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/568977/qualia-010-sa5000-and-sa3000-comparison-pics

 

 

Age.  Memory is failing.  The Sony's have a dome in front and a breathable sticker in the back.  Still has a big hole in between.  I admit I was wrong.  Should delete my post...nah.

post #512 of 580
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Originally Posted by Andrew_WOT View Post
 

Cheap looking copy, that plastic frame is a joke comparing to magnesium SA5000.

The thing is, HD800 sound better, like much, much better.

Man, why can't we have our cake and eat it too? :(

 

Better, glorified, over-the-top, but what about accuracy?

 

Listen to voices on both, it's no surprise that acoustic music excels on the Sony's.

post #513 of 580
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Originally Posted by Graphicism View Post
 
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Originally Posted by Andrew_WOT View Post
 

Cheap looking copy, that plastic frame is a joke comparing to magnesium SA5000.

The thing is, HD800 sound better, like much, much better.

Man, why can't we have our cake and eat it too? :(

 

Better, glorified, over-the-top, but what about accuracy?

 

Listen to voices on both, it's no surprise that acoustic music excels on the Sony's.


Depends on what you are after, I owned SA5000 for many years but they really didn't have a lot of headtime, preferred W5000 over them and now HD800.

I think HD800 is very accurate, and more realistic reproducing the material. SA5000 were cold blue, but man, I miss their build, HD800 handles like a cheap plastic toy after them. :(

post #514 of 580

I've always wanted these, and now that they're going for $360 new on Amazon, I really can't resist...

 

someone please convince me otherwise, there's only two left in stock!

post #515 of 580

I remember when newegg ran their final stock of them at $179 each.

 

Didn't know how good that price was back then...

post #516 of 580
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Originally Posted by viralcow View Post
 

I've always wanted these, and now that they're going for $360 new on Amazon, I really can't resist...

 

someone please convince me otherwise, there's only two left in stock!

Get them. No regrets. Trust me. They sound good out of a Sansa Clip.

 

And honestly, they don't sound much worse than the HD800s. Especially if the HD800 isn't paired well.

 

I'll pick one up myself for the third time. Actually, I'm going to do that. So you might as well pick up the last pair. 


Edited by Sil3nce - 12/25/13 at 3:51pm
post #517 of 580
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Originally Posted by viralcow View Post
 

I've always wanted these, and now that they're going for $360 new on Amazon, I really can't resist...

 

someone please convince me otherwise, there's only two left in stock!


Get'em before it's too late.   I've since moved to Planars but the sa's remain.  I just couldn't bare to sell them.    

post #518 of 580
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Originally Posted by Raptor34 View Post
 


Get'em before it's too late.   I've since moved to Planars but the sa's remain.  I just couldn't bare to sell them.    

My biggest regret is selling them the first time. Lol. I can't say what it is, but if you can sell the Qualia for that much, I don't see how the SA5000 isn't the biggest bang for the buck in the century. 

post #519 of 580

Just sniped both of them.

post #520 of 580
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Originally Posted by Sil3nce View Post
 

Just sniped both of them.


Sony, are you listening.   Why no Flagship model from you.

 

Sil3nce,  whoa!     :eek:   You da man.    I see one pair on Amazon for $800 now.    

post #521 of 580
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Sony, are you listening.   Why no Flagship model from you.

 

Sil3nce,  whoa!     :eek:   You da man.    I see one pair on Amazon for $800 now.    

Couldn't resist. They aren't available anywhere online. 880 on ebay. and about how much you said on amazon.

Brand new retail packaging was just too much for me to handle.

My wallet hates me now.

 

Now I have two HD700s, and three SA5000s. 

Good thing I'm aquiring a Sennheiser IE800 soon :P

post #522 of 580

^^^ I'm guessing you don't want my pair too now right? :D

 

I've been contemplating selling my pair for a good while, but now that I've been away from them for a couple of weeks since I left them in school, I kind of miss them. They're a fantastic compliment to my other headphones, which sound much thicker and slower. I think what made me lose favor with them was that I was amping them with an amp that really didn't mesh with them. Since that amp is headed out the door and I'm probably going to be swapping it out for an EHHA, I'm excited to hear how they'll be with that.

post #523 of 580
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Originally Posted by Ishcabible View Post
 

^^^ I'm guessing you don't want my pair too now right? :D

 

I've been contemplating selling my pair for a good while, but now that I've been away from them for a couple of weeks since I left them in school, I kind of miss them. They're a fantastic compliment to my other headphones, which sound much thicker and slower. I think what made me lose favor with them was that I was amping them with an amp that really didn't mesh with them. Since that amp is headed out the door and I'm probably going to be swapping it out for an EHHA, I'm excited to hear how they'll be with that.

Good choice haha. This way you won't have to sell them :P Or be unhappy with your wallet taking a chunk.

post #524 of 580

The LCD-2 is still calling to me though. :( I'll definitely report back with my findings in a few weeks.

post #525 of 580

What amps you guys using for the SA?

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