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post #106 of 117
Thanks Birgir.
post #107 of 117
One other question that sounds silly but you may be able to answer Birgir which is, with an adapter, could Stax headphones work via the Senn headphone socket and vice versa.
This is something I'll never try, but I'm just curious.
post #108 of 117
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One other question that sounds silly but you may be able to answer Birgir which is, with an adapter, could Stax headphones work via the Senn headphone socket and vice versa.
This is something I'll never try, but I'm just curious.

Yes, it will work but you will need a Stax to HE90 adapter.  My BHSE has both Stax & HE90 jack and I also have the Stax to HE90 adapter as well.  However, the Stax phones will sound better out of the Stax Pro outlet as the bias voltage is less on the HE90 socket.  So the Stax phones out of the HE90 socket will not be driven with the optimum voltage.

post #109 of 117
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Yes, it will work but you will need a Stax to HE90 adapter.  My BHSE has both Stax & HE90 jack and I also have the Stax to HE90 adapter as well.  However, the Stax phones will sound better out of the Stax Pro outlet as the bias voltage is less on the HE90 socket.  So the Stax phones out of the HE90 socket will not be driven with the optimum voltage.

 

Thanks purk. As I said, I'll probably never try what I've ask, I was just interested to know.

In fact I'll never buy a Senn stats headphone, unless Sennheiser was to start building headphones like the HE-90 again, then I might be tempted.

post #110 of 117

Yup, that pretty much covers it.  The only differences between the outputs are the plugs, bias voltages and the ballast resistors used to load the diaphragms. 

post #111 of 117
Thread Starter 

The last batch ever of the Aristaeus amps...doing some testing this weekend. Just a few of these amps are left.

 

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post #112 of 117

Now that the ARISTAEUS is back in stock, could someone tell me how it's sound signature differ from the BHSE ?  

 

Is it BHSE just better, or is it more a matter of different sound signature to meet different taste ?

post #113 of 117
As I recall reading these amps have nothing in common, the aristaeus having been designed to pair with original orpheus phone while the BHSE is a general purpose amp, mainly for stax phones.
In many years, I don't recall ever reading that the aristaeus was preferable to the BHSE for hard to drive Stax phones (omega series), unless one wanted to seriously alter the voicing of the phone.
I'd encourage reading posts scattered here and other place from ~ past 10 years, you should find a lot more useful info than shooting a question now I'd think.
post #114 of 117
Actually, bmichels, looks like you asked the same question in this very thread almost 4 years ago, do you ever buy gear and make your own opinion or are the eternally debating kind ?

I advise you search through your own previous posts and those from the kind fellows who tried to help you already many times before :-)

http://www.head-fi.org/t/590981/headamp-aristaeus-electrostatic-amp-build-thread/60_30#post_8251202

http://www.head-fi.org/t/590981/headamp-aristaeus-electrostatic-amp-build-thread/60_30#post_8265617

http://www.head-fi.org/t/590981/headamp-aristaeus-electrostatic-amp-build-thread/90_30#post_8792082
post #115 of 117
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Actually, bmichels, looks like you asked the same question in this very thread almost 4 years ago, do you ever buy gear and make your own opinion or are the eternally debating kind ?

I advise you search through your own previous posts and those from the kind fellows who tried to help you already many times before :-)

http://www.head-fi.org/t/590981/headamp-aristaeus-electrostatic-amp-build-thread/60_30#post_8251202

http://www.head-fi.org/t/590981/headamp-aristaeus-electrostatic-amp-build-thread/60_30#post_8265617

http://www.head-fi.org/t/590981/headamp-aristaeus-electrostatic-amp-build-thread/90_30#post_8792082

 

thanks for finding for me my previous posts ;-)

 

What changed since 4 years is that I have made now a deposit for a BHSE, and waiting for it.  And this decision was based on my listening of BHSE + SR009 during Canjam London...

post #116 of 117
Glad to hear :-).
I was uncertain about my choice during the wait for the BHSE because it was a blind purchase. I don't regret at all now... Fact is, even if you disliked it, you could always sell it back at virtually no loss.

Cheers,
Arnaud
post #117 of 117
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do you ever buy gear and make your own opinion or are the eternally debating kind ?

 

He's the eternally debating kind, but an honest one at that :) I'd recommend he waits for his BHSE and see how that plays out.

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