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post #40981 of 129695
Meet impressions:

Lambda Nova Signature
More smooth bass than the SR-202, but overall very similar. The headband is a lot more comfortable, I'll see if I can mod my SR-202 to use the same or similar headband.

Amperior
Sounds very similar to the HD 25-1 II, but the annoying peak in the high mids is gone and it's a little more comfortable. Overall not worth the price gap.

Jecklin Float
Comfort is bad, sound lacks bass and has sharp treble, but dang this thing is cool (in terms of geekiness)

HE-500
Very comfortable, though really heavy. Sound is very good. Mids feel a bit absent, but overall the sound is quite balanced. Bass is deep with nice impact, and has a good soundstage. This thing is wow. If it wouldn't cost so much, I'd definitely want one.

Mad Dog (modded T50RP)
The T50RP is more comfortable than I'd expect.
The Mad Dog itself has a good balanced sound, but is missing something in the soundstage. I think its sound signature is very fun, but a bit weak in terms of quality.

HE-6
Dang, this thing needs gobs and gobs of power. Actually the 4W per channel Burson had trouble driving it to even normal listening volume.
Sound is very smooth, and I think I like it a bit more than the HE-500, but definitely not worth the price gap. Wow.

AKG K340
Sounds pretty good, but misses bass quite a bit. Soundstage is rather good.

HE-300
Bassmonsters. Don't really like them, but the comfort is good. Soundstage is average.

Modded ATH-A500
Good overall sound, and incredible comfort. Bass is good, but I'm missing something in the treble.

LCD-3
Comfort OK, but a bit heavy. Pads feel nice.
Very balanced sound, and overall these sound really good. Soundstage is excellent.
I do think I prefer the HE-500 over this.

Koss DJ100
Way too dark and comfort is not that good. Overall still decent portables for the price.

AKG K702
A bit sharp, and lacking in the bass.
Soundstage is decent, but overall I dislike them

LCD 2
Big soundstage and airy sound. But also a bit too dark for my liking. Comfort is OK (like LCD-3).
Overall a very good headphone, and on about the same level as the HE-500
post #40982 of 129695
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Originally Posted by Tilpo View Post

Meet impressions:
Lambda Nova Signature
More smooth bass than the SR-202, but overall very similar. The headband is a lot more comfortable, I'll see if I can mod my SR-202 to use the same or similar headband.
Amperior
Sounds very similar to the HD 25-1 II, but the annoying peak in the high mids is gone and it's a little more comfortable. Overall not worth the price gap.
Jecklin Float
Comfort is bad, sound lacks bass and has sharp treble, but dang this thing is cool (in terms of geekiness)
HE-500
Very comfortable, though really heavy. Sound is very good. Mids feel a bit absent, but overall the sound is quite balanced. Bass is deep with nice impact, and has a good soundstage. This thing is wow. If it wouldn't cost so much, I'd definitely want one.
Mad Dog (modded T50RP)
The T50RP is more comfortable than I'd expect.
The Mad Dog itself has a good balanced sound, but is missing something in the soundstage. I think its sound signature is very fun, but a bit weak in terms of quality.
HE-6
Dang, this thing needs gobs and gobs of power. Actually the 4W per channel Burson had trouble driving it to even normal listening volume.
Sound is very smooth, and I think I like it a bit more than the HE-500, but definitely not worth the price gap. Wow.
AKG K340
Sounds pretty good, but misses bass quite a bit. Soundstage is rather good.
HE-300
Bassmonsters. Don't really like them, but the comfort is good. Soundstage is average.
Modded ATH-A500
Good overall sound, and incredible comfort. Bass is good, but I'm missing something in the treble.
LCD-3
Comfort OK, but a bit heavy. Pads feel nice.
Very balanced sound, and overall these sound really good. Soundstage is excellent.
I do think I prefer the HE-500 over this.
Koss DJ100
Way too dark and comfort is not that good. Overall still decent portables for the price.
AKG K702
A bit sharp, and lacking in the bass.
Soundstage is decent, but overall I dislike them
LCD 2
Big soundstage and airy sound. But also a bit too dark for my liking. Comfort is OK (like LCD-3).
Overall a very good headphone, and on about the same level as the HE-500

I felt the same about the Amperior. I am not paying $300 for that. 

 

LOL, who would buy a Jecklin Float!?

 

The 50 flagship review says the HE 500 with a good system is a poor mans uber STAX. 

 

I want some LCD 2's of course :) 

 

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Well, they alluded to it but they didn't actually show anything.
I got the uncensored version downloading now, if you use google images to look at uncensored vs censored it's a world of difference.

Wait? There's two of them? I don't know which one I read?

post #40983 of 129695
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I felt the same about the Amperior. I am not paying $300 for that. 

LOL, who would buy a Jecklin Float!?

The 50 flagship review says the HE 500 with a good system is a poor mans uber STAX. 

I want some LCD 2's of course smily_headphones1.gif 

The HE-500 and LCD-2 were really nice. At first I was a bit skeptic towards expensive headphones like that, but they really do sound awesome. However, I do not think it's worth the money, so I won't buy them.
My current upgrade plan is to, over the course of a year or so, upgrade comfort on my SR-202 and get some new near fields. All should be possible for ~$500.
post #40984 of 129695
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Originally Posted by Tilpo View Post


The HE-500 and LCD-2 were really nice. At first I was a bit skeptic towards expensive headphones like that, but they really do sound awesome. However, I do not think it's worth the money, so I won't buy them.
My current upgrade plan is to, over the course of a year or so, upgrade comfort on my SR-202 and get some new near fields. All should be possible for ~$500.

At $700, I would buy them. 

 

But you also raise a good point. With $700 I could also get some AudioEngine 5+'s or Rockits or good Yamaha's used ($200 approx) as well as possibly a HE 500 used ($400 approx)

post #40985 of 129695
Very interesting.

Now that I got a chance to listen to a lot of gear, I suddenly enjoy the sound of my own gear a lot more. It's like my SR-202 and speakers got a really good upgrade. Amazing.
Perhaps not listening to any gear for two days straight also helped.
post #40986 of 129695
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post

At $700, I would buy them. 

But you also raise a good point. With $700 I could also get some AudioEngine 5+'s or Rockits or good Yamaha's used ($200 approx) as well as possibly a HE 500 used ($400 approx)

The thing is, I enjoy my current gear so much that I don't think that buying more expensive gear will really improve my listening experience in anything except comfort. Once the new gear syndrome is gone, the enjoyment is just the same. This is something I have noticed a long time ago, and it seems to apply to many things.
Probably gonna buy new Rockits, but I'm gonna consult extra-Head-fial forums to be sure.
post #40987 of 129695

My next audio upgrade would be a bunch of 2x4 panels of rigid fiberglass.

post #40988 of 129695
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Originally Posted by Tilpo View Post

The thing is, I enjoy my current gear so much that I don't think that buying more expensive gear will really improve my listening experience in anything except comfort. Once the new gear syndrome is gone, the enjoyment is just the same. This is something I have noticed a long time ago, and it seems to apply to many things.
Probably gonna buy new Rockits, but I'm gonna consult extra-Head-fial forums to be sure.

 

I think Rockits are known for having accentuated bass response, which worsens their reputation as monitors, but for music listening it might be ok.

post #40989 of 129695
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Originally Posted by Tilpo View Post

Very interesting.
Now that I got a chance to listen to a lot of gear, I suddenly enjoy the sound of my own gear a lot more. It's like my SR-202 and speakers got a really good upgrade. Amazing.
Perhaps not listening to any gear for two days straight also helped.

It was posted a while back but it is all on what causes upgradeitis. When one gets a new good headphone they love it because it shows them things they have never heard before and it is just so differen.t They just keep getting new stuff. As time goes by, they stophearing all these new things. The headphone isn't and can't give it anymore while the person hearing them keeps wanting it to sound better and better. This also happens in drugs where people will chase their first high. When one abstains from a set from a time or gets mucho experience from other sets, they will once again hear those nuances and experience the things they missed from their old set.

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The thing is, I enjoy my current gear so much that I don't think that buying more expensive gear will really improve my listening experience in anything except comfort. Once the new gear syndrome is gone, the enjoyment is just the same. This is something I have noticed a long time ago, and it seems to apply to many things.
Probably gonna buy new Rockits, but I'm gonna consult extra-Head-fial forums to be sure.

Gonan say what I am going to do. I DON'T listen to music with my speakers really and mainly use them for youtube. So I don't know if I even should care for AudioEngine's or Rokit's. 

 

Head-Fi doesn't have too much on spekers sadly. Keep me updated on what you find :)

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Originally Posted by manveru View Post

My next audio upgrade would be a bunch of 2x4 panels of rigid fiberglass.

Wait what? To soundproof your room?

post #40990 of 129695
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post

Wait what? To soundproof your room?

 

Acoustic treatment. I'd wager that this is even more important than the speakers themselves (above a certain threshold of decency). I wouldn't even think about a speaker upgrade until I'd done this first (not that I have money at present anyway, haha).

 

I chuckle inside when I see "audiophile" listening rooms with tens of thousands of dollars of equipment, fancy 2" thick cables, power conditioners, mono blocks, etc, and then bare reflective surfaces everywhere.


Edited by manveru - 11/18/12 at 12:32pm
post #40991 of 129695
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Wait? There's two of them? I don't know which one I read?
Lol I'm talking about the anime. There's the tv version and the blu ray version I'm compiling myself because I'm tired of waiting for all the fan sub groups to finish it!
post #40992 of 129695
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Lol I'm talking about the anime. There's the tv version and the blu ray version I'm compiling myself because I'm tired of waiting for all the fan sub groups to finish it!

Oh nvm. I read the manga so I'm fine. It wasn't horrific but I can see how some parts would be taken out or with some lines dumbed down.

 

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Originally Posted by manveru View Post

 

Acoustic treatment. I'd wager that this is even more important than the speakers themselves (above a certain threshold of decency). I wouldn't even think about a speaker upgrade until I'd done this first (not that I have money at present anyway, haha).

 

I chuckle inside when I see "audiophile" listening rooms with tens of thousands of dollars of equipment, fancy 2" thick cables, power conditioners, mono blocks, etc, and then bare reflective surfaces everywhere.

But you can't laugh at that they sound better than anything out there. It's expensive yes.

 

The room and treatment is a big part of the deal but this also deals back into headphones. Buy $200 headphones and use laptop intergrated or $100 headphones and $100 DAC and amp. Some choose one, some choose other.

post #40993 of 129695
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post

 

But you can't laugh at that they sound better than anything out there. It's expensive yes.

 

Not necessarily. To me it seems like it kind of defeats the purpose of having super expensive speakers if the room you put them in has comb filtering, severe peaks and nulls in the frequency response, flutter echo, modal ringing, or what have you. To what extent does it matter if your speakers are capable of producing very high quality bass, if the sound you're actually hearing could look something like this?

 

 

700

post #40994 of 129695
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Seriously?!?!? At least I have all my anime on one drive (technically 2, I'm using an old 320GB drive as overflow until I can get a 3TB at a good price.)
Huh, I remember bowei arguing for it... Whatever, I'll change it next time I get on SW.
Tomoyo doesn't look all that good in that scene, there some other, ehrm, more choice scenes where she looks better biggrin.gif

 

Aye mate. And if I do get my PC, I plan to add another 3TB LOL

 

LOL

 

You don't say~

 


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Paradox shipped yesterday. biggrin.gif

 

Ծ_Ծ  Ծ_Ծ  Ծ_Ծ

No Nobuo :(

 

OOOOOOH!!!

 

I know right? But  his sister did came. Not that I could see her though

 

@Rikkun

Glad you enjoyed it. How big@how many people was there at the meet?

Did you get to meet other STAX user?

How was others impression on your STAX?

And no Grados?

 

@Bowei

stax_baby_def2.jpg

The SR-001 Mk2

post #40995 of 129695
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Originally Posted by graphidz View Post

 

Aye mate. And if I do get my PC, I plan to add another 3TB LOL

 

LOL

 

You don't say~

 


 

OOOOOOH!!!

 

I know right? But  his sister did came. Not that I could see her though

 

@Rikkun

Glad you enjoyed it. How big@how many people was there at the meet?

Did you get to meet other STAX user?

How was others impression on your STAX?

And no Grados?

 

@Bowei

stax_baby_def2.jpg

The SR-001 Mk2

 

Oh right those.

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Originally Posted by manveru View Post

 

Not necessarily. To me it seems like it kind of defeats the purpose of having super expensive speakers if the room you put them in has comb filtering, severe peaks and nulls in the frequency response, flutter echo, modal ringing, or what have you. To what extent does it matter if your speakers are capable of producing very high quality bass, if the sound you're actually hearing could look something like this?

 

 

700

I would rather have a set of AudioEngine 5+'s in a huge open air garage than these:

 

 

in the best well treated, shielded room in the room with professional placement and etc.

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