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post #8971 of 12739
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Originally Posted by robin1990 View Post

Someone actually recommended me to go ACS T1 custom instead of Heir 8.A

Anyone did comparison for both of the T1 and 8.A?

Can do a little bit of desribe? hehe

Haven't heard the ACS T1 I'm afraid... The 8.A is a marvelous creature. Musical, yet amazingly detailed. I babbled some more about them here: http://www.head-fi.org/products/heir-audio-8-a/reviews/7121

 

Still using them 6-10 hours a day, still loving every second of it. If you can swing the $1K, forget my 2.5/5 value rating and make it a full on 5. They do classical concerts, they do intimate acoustic jazz clubs, they do pumping (eye-popping) dubstep and trance, they do shredding metal... They truly do everything well. I guess all 8 (16) drivers are there for a reason.


Edited by Sorensiim - 11/12/12 at 12:15am
post #8972 of 12739
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Oh and they're $300 off right now, $975 in stead of the usual $1299. Still a hefty chunk of cash, but less than I paid...

 

NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

I'm really curious how these stack up against the JH16 and I have been fighting the urge to find out by telling my self that $1200 is too much to pay...but now they're down to $975!

Aaaahhhh!

post #8973 of 12739
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Originally Posted by kryten123 View Post

 

NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

I'm really curious how these stack up against the JH16 and I have been fighting the urge to find out by telling my self that $1200 is too much to pay...but now they're down to $975!

Aaaahhhh!


You know in this case you are quite happy to get this punishment ;).

 

post #8974 of 12739
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Originally Posted by kryten123 View Post

 

NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

I'm really curious how these stack up against the JH16 and I have been fighting the urge to find out by telling my self that $1200 is too much to pay...but now they're down to $975!

Aaaahhhh!

The JH16 is reportedly more analytical, with a brighter, etched out sound. Great for monitoring with a nice bass punch. I know the lead yeller/singer/whiner from Linkin Park uses them on stage. I use my 8.A for long periods at a time and want to enjoy my music, but keep the ability to really dig down into every little detail when I feel like it. They do that perfectly.

 

And before hordes of Linkin Park fans come after me: My wife likes Linkin Park. I don't. But this is pretty damn cool: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHtwZ07N1ic - I don't like all of their music, but I respect the skills.

post #8975 of 12739

I actually like quite a bit of their music. I know what you mean by the whiney comment lol. I find it a bit irritating at times as well :P.

I like adels version much more though. Especially in 24/96. Her voice really carries though and I pick up harshness in her vocals on the CD version (but not so much of an issue on the high res version).


Edited by lee730 - 11/12/12 at 12:40am
post #8976 of 12739
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I actually like quite a bit of their music. I know what you mean by the whiney comment lol. I find it a bit irritating at times as well :P.

I like adels version much more though. Especially in 24/96. Her voice really carries though and I pick up harshness in her vocals on the CD version (but not so much of an issue on the high res version).

High Res Adele? WHERE?!? WHY WAS I NOT INFORMED?!?

post #8977 of 12739
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Originally Posted by Sorensiim View Post

High Res Adele? WHERE?!? WHY WAS I NOT INFORMED?!?


I've had it for quite some time lol. Just comparing them now and indeed her 16/44 track is very harsh in comparison.... Have to turn the volume lower as well....

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I've also been looking for Adele in 24/96 for ages now with no luck.  Hopefully I'll get it by the time I join the rest of you with my DX100, apparently the latest batch are due in this country on the 15th.

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Aw man lee730, you HAVE to share ;-). I've been waiting for a highres of Adele too :-P. (hopefully not up-sampled).

post #8980 of 12739
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Aw man lee730, you HAVE to share ;-). I've been waiting for a highres of Adele too :-P. (hopefully not up-sampled).


It's on vinyl not up-sampled ;).

post #8981 of 12739

I'm using DX100 with Earsonics EM4, although the 1.2.7 is quite good,  more neutral and the treble is more smooth and airy now but it is lack of ambience, even my Clip+ or HM601 can create more ambience that comes from lower mid and and upper bass freq, hoping they will get better someday

post #8982 of 12739
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Originally Posted by Sorensiim View Post

The JH16 is reportedly more analytical, with a brighter, etched out sound. Great for monitoring with a nice bass punch. I know the lead yeller/singer/whiner from Linkin Park uses them on stage. I use my 8.A for long periods at a time and want to enjoy my music, but keep the ability to really dig down into every little detail when I feel like it. They do that perfectly.

I use my JH16 for around 6-8hrs a day and mostly enjoy them, but find at times they can be ultra bright and sibilant....I guess its probably down to poor recordings rather than the JH16 themselves? I am really surprised that the 8.A aren't described as bright, considering their 4 high frequency drivers!

 

The 8.A sound like a superior version of my ACS T1s which have plenty of bass to make them fun but not so overpowering that it drowns out the mids and yet they are still surprisingly detailed in the higher frequencies.

 

Anyway, I dont want to hijack this thread with a discussion of 8.A against JH16....so I'll leave that discussion to another thread

post #8983 of 12739

Thanks for the input, guys =) I really appreciate it.

I have to find something to pair up with my DX100.

Denon D2000 is good but it arent portable.

My Fischer Audio DBA02 has a piercing bright treble. I couldnt listen to music for a long time with it.

post #8984 of 12739
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Originally Posted by kryten123 View Post

Anyway, I dont want to hijack this thread with a discussion of 8.A against JH16....so I'll leave that discussion to another thread

I did a review here: http://www.head-fi.org/products/heir-audio-8-a/reviews/7121

post #8985 of 12739

I was hoping for a digital studio master HDtracks or something similar

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