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post #2821 of 4523

Muzac1234 :)

 

You seem like the FAD master around here. 

 

Which particular model do you like the most (in general, that gets the most ear time). Preferably if it surpasses the Kaedes (of course in its own way).

I'm eyeing those PFs... well, cuz they look cool :D.

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Muzac1234 smily_headphones1.gif

You seem like the FAD master around here. 

Which particular model do you like the most (in general, that gets the most ear time). Preferably if it surpasses the Kaedes (of course in its own way).
I'm eyeing those PFs... well, cuz they look cool biggrin.gif.


The FAD Master & Mistress are, in fact, james444 & MuppetFace (MF) not our awfully charming sparrow; both James & MF own quite a few FAD phones, but MF, unlike James, also owns several, if not all, of the new Heaven models. I own four FAD phones: 1601SS, 1602 SS (aka PF IX), FI-BA-SS & FI-BA-SB (aka Heaven S).

Anyway, as far as my sonic preferences go, have a look at this post: http://www.head-fi.org/t/613641/final-audio-design-appreciation-discussion-thread/2130#post_9503656

It's been said quite a few times in this thread that the 1601s & 1602s are very different-sounding phones, very idiosyncratic, the type of sound several (or perhaps many) people might not enjoy / appreciate. You may want to have a look at this other post: http://www.head-fi.org/t/620997/final-audio-design-piano-forte-ix-aka-1602ss-vs-1601ss#post_8580849
post #2823 of 4523
^ Forgot to add the following — you know how much I love the KAEDEs, but, to me, the 160Xs reach deeper into music like no other phone does. Better sounding than the Ocharakus? Hmmm, all I can say is I need the 160Xs in my life, I don't need the KAEDEs.
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My new favourite amp for the PF IX and 1601SC is the Pico Power. It is throwing out more raw current than even the powerful Quickstep and this is eking out surprisingly rich bass and an overall full sound. The treble is a bit "organic", not at all sharp, which also suits these headphones well.

 

This works out great as I actually find that the Pico Power sometimes overwhelms the Heaven VI. It is a fun listen but the bass is leading the music even where it shouldn't. The Quickstep, which I also find to be just a bit faster, is a perfect fit with the Heaven VI. (KAEDE sounds great with both; still not sure which I prefer.) So it is back to the Quickstep as my portable and Pico Power at home. 

 

(Mike, I will be the first to concede that throwing 15 volts into the Quickstep could well close the power gap with the Pico Power. What can I say? I am a 9 volt guy.  biggrin.gif)

 

 

My wallet is furious now, thanks to you. A 15 volt comparison would really satiate it. Though it is quite the stack with 15...sigh!!

 

 

 

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Headphone stand for pf IX

 

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Excellent!!

 

 

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^ Forgot to add the following — you know how much I love the KAEDEs, but, to me, the 160Xs reach deeper into music like no other phone does. Better sounding than the Ocharakus? Hmmm, all I can say is I need the 160Xs in my life, I don't need the KAEDEs.

 

 

That's a Sophie's choice, for me.

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^ Forgot to add the following — you know how much I love the KAEDEs, but, to me, the 160Xs reach deeper into music like no other phone does. Better sounding than the Ocharakus? Hmmm, all I can say is I need the 160Xs in my life, I don't need the KAEDEs.

 

That's a Sophie's choice, for me.

 

Yes, I can see exactly where you're coming from, and I have no plans at all to sell my KAEDEs as they're an exceptionally good phone I've come to love. I'm pretty sure (many) more people would prefer the KAEDE's sonics over the Piano Fortes'. But, for me, personally, I really do need the PF IX / 1601SS in my life, whereas I could live without the Ocharakus as long as I also had my HD800s or K3003s.


Edited by music_4321 - 8/7/13 at 2:08pm
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Yes, I can see exactly where you're coming from, and I have no plans at all to sell my KAEDEs as they're an exceptionally good phone I've come to love. I'm pretty sure (many) more people would prefer the KAEDE's sonics over the Piano Fortes'. But, for me, personally, I really do need the PF IX / 1601SS in my life, whereas I could live without the Ocharakus as long as I also had my HD800s or K3003s.

 

My wallet is now angrier at you than it is at cooper. And to make it worse, I completely understand.

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^   What?! You haven't, err…you haven't actually, errr… have you? No, you can't have...

post #2828 of 4523
So as soon as k3oxkjo hits me up with some shippin info, I can finally storm this FAD treehouse you all have got goin on here. Heaven S, special thanks to Muzak for shilling reppin this allegedly fine phone.
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^   Are you saying that after all my shilling work—duties which included endless PMs, expensive overseas calls from my mobile, emails, video conference calls, hand-written letters, postcards, faxes & telegrams—you went and bought k3oxkjo's fake FI-BA-SBs, instead of my like-new Special Grumpy Edition Heaven S? 'Shame on you!' would certainly be the understatement of the year.

post #2830 of 4523
I had actually assumed it was yours until I remembered that your fancy money with your fancy queen on it costs us a fancy penny here in the states. tongue.gif

Maybe it's because you didn't text him?
Edited by vwinter - 8/7/13 at 3:51pm
post #2831 of 4523
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^   What?! You haven't, err…you haven't actually, errr… have you? No, you can't have...

 

 

No.

post #2832 of 4523
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^ Forgot to add the following — you know how much I love the KAEDEs, but, to me, the 160Xs reach deeper into music like no other phone does. Better sounding than the Ocharakus? Hmmm, all I can say is I need the 160Xs in my life, I don't need the KAEDEs.

160X... they're the cool looking Piano Fortes right? I never understood FAD's naming system. 

Really would like to own one of those in my lifetime :3

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Yes, I can see exactly where you're coming from, and I have no plans at all to sell my KAEDEs as they're an exceptionally good phone I've come to love. I'm pretty sure (many) more people would prefer the KAEDE's sonics over the Piano Fortes'. But, for me, personally, I really do need the PF IX / 1601SS in my life, whereas I could live without the Ocharakus as long as I also had my HD800s or K3003s.

So basically, you need all your phones tongue.gif

Doesn't look like you'll be parting with any of your gear soon. XD.

post #2833 of 4523
Yeah...

If you study exhibit A here: http://www.head-fi.org/t/667318/price-drop-final-audio-design-heaven-s-fi-ba-sb

You'll see that HF user Bengrace is perhaps more altruistic in his intent, letting his FAD go for a pittance! Indeed, Ben wishes to spread the joy of FAD with his common man, whereas Muzak's askin price of 250 Euros is far too posh for my serf-ly salary. This paints Muzak as a clear shill, one who is happy to spread the good word of FAD, but not share its wealth.
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Yeah...

If you study exhibit A here: http://www.head-fi.org/t/667318/price-drop-final-audio-design-heaven-s-fi-ba-sb

You'll see that HF user Bengrace is perhaps more altruistic in his intent, letting his FAD go for a pittance! Indeed, Ben wishes to spread the joy of FAD with his common man, whereas Muzak's askin price of 250 Euros is far too posh for my serf-ly salary. This paints Muzak as a clear shill, one who is happy to spread the good word of FAD, but not share its wealth.

 

 

I suspect that, although he is no salesman, he is most likely a businessman.

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Yeah...

If you study exhibit A here: http://www.head-fi.org/t/667318/price-drop-final-audio-design-heaven-s-fi-ba-sb

You'll see that HF user Bengrace is perhaps more altruistic in his intent, letting his FAD go for a pittance! Indeed, Ben wishes to spread the joy of FAD with his common man, whereas Muzak's askin price of 250 Euros is far too posh for my serf-ly salary. This paints Muzak as a clear shill, one who is happy to spread the good word of FAD, but not share its wealth.

Euro? Whoops. Well, glad to be able to help perpetuate the stupid Americans impression from sea to shining sea.

Knew I shouldn't have depended on my memory.
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