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Originally Posted by rhythmdevils View Post

You know me so well!!! :tears of joy:

 

I know you have exactly 40 posts more than I do.


Edited by kiteki - 2/29/12 at 10:25am
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I think RD is a diy'er and makes her own headphones, though.

 



 



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Originally Posted by maverickronin View Post


That's because he thinks pretty much everything on the market right now sucks so he's got nothing left to do but mod vintage 'phones.



 



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Originally Posted by rhythmdevils View Post

You know me so well!!!  :tears of joy:  You even know which kind of genitals I have!!!  :more tears:


You're hermaphrodite? blink.gif

 

 

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Kiteki is just horny for hot girls and his imagination got the better of him.  wink.gif  bigsmile_face.gif
 

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What's up with the Nikon D3 maverick?

 

I don't see how the drivers Beyer created analogise to 12MP cameras. =(



Before the D3, as digital cameras were coming into their own, all the camera companies with Canon leading the charge were focused seemingly exclusively on making sensors with the most megapixels possible.  Nikon's D3 changed the industry because it had less megapixels than was possible with the current sensor tech, and instead used the extra space to work on exceptional high iso performance, and they created the best auto-focus system on any camera (still probably the best AF system 4 years later...), great color rendering, tone, etc.  So it was a well rounded camera that focused not simply on the number of megapixels to wow consumers with a bigger number than anyone else, but creating a camera that would work really well in the hands of professional photographers- in real use. 

 

This reminds me of that.  And also, it seems most headphone manufacturers have a similarly single minded goal of clarity.  Which is probably not too bad for you because I think that lines up with your goals Kiteki.  But I'm looking for purity in a more complete package, like the D3.  Not just "oh my God I can hear the backup singer farting" (for photography it would be "oh mah Gawd, look how far I can zoom into this image in photoshop") or "wow it has 1.5 Tesla it must be good" ("wow it has 24 megapixels, it must be good")

 

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Originally Posted by rhythmdevils View Post

You even know which kind of genitals I have!!!  :more tears:



Tears of joy as well, or a different kind ...?

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ok ok... we are approaching the TMI territory here!! LOL!!
 

So price-wise, would anyone prefer a modded Lawton Audio D7000 or this Fostex?

Sound quality-wise, MuppetFace, since it seems you are the only one that has

placed an order, have you tried a modded D7000 or do you have/can access one for

comparison purposes?

 

#meCurious

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Ok, so the Nikon D3 is the best camera and I don't need to research them or sign up on any camera forums, brilliant.

 

Just like I bought the SA-5000 as my first headphone (after Koss PortaPro) and never really needed to sign up on head-fi and become confused lol.

 

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Originally Posted by gelocks View Post

ok ok... we are approaching the TMI territory here!! LOL!!
 

So price-wise, would anyone prefer a modded Lawton Audio D7000 or this Fostex?

Sound quality-wise, MuppetFace, since it seems you are the only one that has

placed an order, have you tried a modded D7000 or do you have/can access one for

comparison purposes?

 

#meCurious



 

I prefer both and decided to get all three. Two are in the make already and the third will be ordered once my second W3000 gets sold. If you don't understand the math, don't ask me because I don't wanna think math or wallets right now. ANV anyone?

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I can't wait to hear impressions on these cans vs. LA7000s. I really like my LA7000s, but I'd love to hear that these are better.

 

Also, what kind of cups are you getting with yours? My Kal Cedar cups are apparently about as soft and euphonic as it gets, but I do find they get muddy in faster passages... I'm wondering if a harder cup would fix that.


Edited by agentsim - 2/29/12 at 2:39pm
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Panama Rosewood (kind of middle of the road) from Mark and Black & White Ebony (hardwood) from Martin.

Could you post a pic of yours?
Edited by AppleheadMay - 2/29/12 at 2:44pm
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I prefer both and decided to get all three. Two are in the make already and the third will be ordered once my second W3000 gets sold. If you don't understand the math, don't ask me because I don't wanna think math or wallets right now. ANV anyone?


LOL!!!

I wouldn't want to think about math nor wallets either!!!!

 

Why are you getting rid of your ATs?

Ok, I see you have a lot of ATs... are you just tired of their signature?

Or do you find them too similar to ones you already have?

 

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LOL!!!

I wouldn't want to think about math nor wallets either!!!!

 

Why are you getting rid of your ATs?

Ok, I see you have a lot of ATs... are you just tired of their signature?

Or do you find them too similar to ones you already have?

 



 

Nope and nope.

Just letting go of my backup pair of W3000, wouldn't wanna live without at least one pair.  ;)

Check my profile. :)

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Originally Posted by AppleheadMay View Post

Just letting go of my backup pair of W3000, wouldn't wanna live without at least one pair.  ;)

Check my profile. :)


Interesting, I see you previously had an SR-007/717 combo. That's what I was using until Monday when my new KGSSHV arrived. I'm planning to order a Thunderpants as a secondary headphone, but I'd like to try an LA7000 as well at some point in the future.

 

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Interesting, I see you previously had an SR-007/717 combo. That's what I was using until Monday when my new KGSSHV arrived. I'm planning to order a Thunderpants as a secondary headphone, but I'd like to try an LA7000 as well at some point in the future.

 



 

I did yes and though the combo sounded good I didn't prefer it over dynamics. The 007 was a MKI which generally considered better than the MKII at the time and the 717 should have been the best amp Stax had made under their brand name. Maybe a KGSS would have pleased me more, the HV wasn't out yet then.

 

I never heard Thunderpants but I had a pair of LCD-2. I decided orthos's weren't my sound signature at all after that.

 

So dynamics it was for me but now I seem to narrow the list down further by preferring closed phones with the exception of the HD800 which I like to keep for classical music.

 

The LA7000 I can't say anything about yet as I am waiting (and waiting and waiting ...) for my two pairs.

I ordered a DIY kit with pads and cups from Mark to mod my D7000 I have here and a second DIY kit with pads to mod the D7000 I sent to Martin to have custom mid-sized cups fit on.

I chose for medium hard wood for one set and hard for the other to have a different sound signature, although I'm rather sceptical about that and I think the mods and size of the cups will make much more, if not all, of the difference.

 

Collecting ATs fits very well into my "grand scheme" of acquiring a variety of headphones that seem to be tailored to my taste as will the Fostex. I hope the Fostex will be an R10 killer so I can get that one out of my head. ;)

For now the W3000 together with the L3000 is about the best I heard, at least for my taste.

 

So I'm dropping off some ballast now to help fund further excursions.  ;)

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Looks like both Fujiya Avic & e-earphone have the TH900 in stock. So, Muppet, I'd guess you'll get your pre-order soon.

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Originally Posted by AppleheadMay View Post

I did yes and though the combo sounded good I didn't prefer it over dynamics. The 007 was a MKI which generally considered better than the MKII at the time and the 717 should have been the best amp Stax had made under their brand name. Maybe a KGSS would have pleased me more, the HV wasn't out yet then.

 

I never heard Thunderpants but I had a pair of LCD-2. I decided orthos's weren't my sound signature at all after that.

 

So dynamics it was for me but now I seem to narrow the list down further by preferring closed phones with the exception of the HD800 which I like to keep for classical music.

 

The LA7000 I can't say anything about yet as I am waiting (and waiting and waiting ...) for my two pairs.

I ordered a DIY kit with pads and cups from Mark to mod my D7000 I have here and a second DIY kit with pads to mod the D7000 I sent to Martin to have custom mid-sized cups fit on.

I chose for medium hard wood for one set and hard for the other to have a different sound signature, although I'm rather sceptical about that and I think the mods and size of the cups will make much more, if not all, of the difference.

 

Collecting ATs fits very well into my "grand scheme" of acquiring a variety of headphones that seem to be tailored to my taste as will the Fostex. I hope the Fostex will be an R10 killer so I can get that one out of my head. ;)

For now the W3000 together with the L3000 is about the best I heard, at least for my taste.


The KGSS/HV I think just brings out more of the O2's best qualities, it doesn't markedly change the sound of the headphone. If you don't like the O2 at all, the best amps probably won't change your mind. For me, the O2/KGSSHV combo with genres that are suitable to the O2 simply destroys every dynamic I've ever heard. The speed, the openness, and the detail are on a different planet. The O2 is also better balanced than any dynamic I've heard, there just aren't those troublesome issues that I can't get past with the HD800 and T1.

 

Audio-Technicas for me have far too much coloration in one area or another for me to really enjoy, although admittedly I haven't heard the most prized versions like the W11R or the L3000.

 

I'm looking for a headphone that's basically the opposite of what the O2 is (sealed, best suited with high-energy, more bass intensive music), but still has the overall balance and lack of coloration that I love so much about the O2. So far I've come up short, but I think the Thunderpants or LA7000 may be prime candidates. Or potentially this Fostex depending on what the folks here have to say.


Edited by DaveBSC - 3/1/12 at 6:12am
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