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Just came back from Jaben Jakarta and played with various headphones.

I auditioned the Sony XBA-4, MDR-Z1000, MDR-MA900, Denon AH-D2000 and the Fostex HP-A8 DAC/Amp.

Listening Impressions:

Sony XBA-4: Didn't like it, too much annoying piercing treble and very fatiguing to the ears.

Sony MDR-Z1000: Excellent build quality (mind you, magnesium cups), industrial look, comfortable, balanced sound with very nice punch on the bottom end, detailed and airy treble, mids could give a bit more detail and body.

Sony MDR-MA900: Excellent comfort, a nice open sound with good soundstage and good imaging but the sound is decent, some bass emphasis but overall, not much detail but a relaxed sound. Very forgiving on poorly mastered tracks.

Denon AH-D2000: Comparing it to the K550, the D2000 feels better built and nicer looking. Comfort is hands down for the K550 but the sound is sonically better on the D2000. It can sound a bit harsh but at least, it has good mids and vocals with body (unlike the K550), a realistic and well defined treble (K550's treble sounds a bit artificial and piercing) and balanced lows with body and impact (K550 is tighter though), soundstage is not as wide as the K550 but more natural and better imaging too, overall a more neutral and accurate sound over the K550. But when it comes to isolation, I wonder myself if the D2000 is a closed or open headphone.

Fostex HP-A8: I didn't have much time with it but the sound was beautiful. Lush, smooth and lean. I spotted a hint of warmness but it had great detail resolving. It sounded very natural and musical .

 

 

 

 

 


Edited by VortexBlast - 10/24/12 at 7:07am
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You guys suck for not recommending JJBA as one of the most best anime this season. But of course, considering the anime that you guys find 'good' is pretty crap anyways, you wouldn't know gold even if it hits you in the head.
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Also, thanks zer0s-kun for linking that Vocaloid article by the Atlantic. That's some seriously good transit read.
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@vortex

Now we're in the "Just came back from Jaben" club biggrin.gif

 

EDIT:

I need to kick myself for not ABX-ing some amps today...

I just built my ABX switch too....

 

@Jgrey / JJBA

Saw the cover art, never looked at the series again.

Yep, I'm Just your average moe-loving otaku....

maybe when I get older.....

 

 


Edited by b1o2r3i4s5 - 10/24/12 at 7:18am
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Render for faceplate2? Can't decide to go with another pic or a just no render at all.

Pink mecha are the scourge of the genre! KILL IT WITH FIRE. (Not that Geass is actually a mecha-oriented show. Still, PINK WTF.) 

 

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Also, thanks zer0s-kun for linking that Vocaloid article by the Atlantic. That's some seriously good transit read.

You are welcome. Always interesting reading about these sort of things from a Westerner's uninitiated perspective. Plus this article is actually decently researched and thought out unlike most about foreign sub-cultures. 

 

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You guys suck for not recommending JJBA as one of the most best anime this season. But of course, considering the anime that you guys find 'good' is pretty crap anyways, you wouldn't know gold even if it hits you in the head.

For some reason I find myself unwilling to watch any shounen this season. And for some other reason I really don't want to watch another over-the-top style show ATM.

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All our definitions of good are different
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Pink mecha are the scourge of the genre! KILL IT WITH FIRE. (Not that Geass is actually a mecha-oriented show. Still, PINK WTF.)

LOL! 

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All our definitions of good are different

I just keep in mind that a series doesn't have to be good (from a critical perspective) to be enjoyable. 

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completed rev1.

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completed rev1.

W00t!!

Archived. 

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Nice pictures as always Vortex!

Pink mechs? Like how Strike Rouge was pink...
And pink explosions...
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And pink explosions...

one of the reasons why I didn't watch gundam.

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Sarcasm in speech is a lost art nowadays. In text, it's basically a myth. That's what my post was. I know you guys are just lonely person that rely only on online friends and 2D animated fake girls to not let your suicidal tendencies get the better of you and kill yourselves.
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one of the reasons why I didn't watch gundam.
LOL
Must be those pink fiberglass.
The new ones are isolated with gasoline and thus normal explosions.
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small revision; decided I didn't like c.c. slightly to the right centered is better~! archive this one instead :P.

 

 

 

actually i can't decide between slight right align and center


Edited by 28980 - 10/24/12 at 8:02am
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