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post #16 of 23
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Originally Posted by bmichels View Post
Will the balanced version really offer an improved sound ?  Since thanks to it's efficiency, it should be easy to drive SE without need for high power ? 

 

Sorry bmichels, my Chroma MD2 is unbalanced (like HP4).

 

I've just posted a review on an Italian forum ...

 

Just need some times for a proper translation.

 

Regards

 

Matteo

post #17 of 23

So, these are my first impressions on MD2, after a week of burn-in (as suggested by Rudistor).

 

Set-up (optimized for MD2, after several tube rolling tests):

 

EAR ACUTE II (with Tungsram PCC88)
EAR HP4 (stock/output; RCA VT-229 / input)
[with HP2, I prefer Fivre in input sockets]

 

See my profile for further informations regarding my set-up and my musical preferences.

 

I'm not an expert, so I leave out every consideration concerning the build quality.

 

Regarding to the rest, synthetically:


- portability: 10; MD2 is very confortable, and allows long listening sessions;
- musicality: 9; pleasing sound;
- mids: 10; awesome, competes with HP2;
- highs range: 8; never fatiguating;
- l'headstage: 9; very wide, airy sound;
- bass range: 7; albeit well detailed and extended, impact and neutrality are not the same of HP2.
 

Average: 8,5

 

Pro: confort; spectacular mid range; musicality.

Weak: bass range not so natural as HP2

 

In conclusion: a lovely headphone, which costs a fraction compare to the HP2 and does not regret it too much. MD2 needs an important amplifcation, and seems to be perfectly matched with tubes.

 

... (to be continued) ...

 

Regards

 

Matteo

post #18 of 23

thank you for your impressions

post #19 of 23
Thread Starter 

Thanks Matteo, very clear impressions, just give them another week at least and come back with us please.

post #20 of 23

Matteo, since you have the SE version, do you think that the balanced version could solve the BASS weakness ?

 

thanks

 

looking forward seing your pictures and more indeeph testing 


Edited by bmichels - 11/13/12 at 1:41pm
post #21 of 23
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Thanks Matteo, very clear impressions, just give them another week at least and come back with us please.

Sure
post #22 of 23
Thread Starter 

Why do you think bass is a problem? I know EAR HP4 and its bass, so, like Matteo wrote, matching system is important and I am sure RudiStor amps will be one of the best match to Chroma.

 

THX

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Originally Posted by bmichels View Post

Matteo, since you have the SE version, do you think that the balanced version could solve the BASS weakness ?

 

thanks

 

looking forward seing your pictures and more indeeph testing 

post #23 of 23
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Originally Posted by bmichels View Post

Matteo, since you have the SE version, do you think that the balanced version could solve the BASS weakness ?

thanks

looking forward seing your pictures and more indeeph testing 

I do not know, but surely with an appropiate tube rolling
You could improve bass response.

In my case, for example, RCA tubes had improved it in Hp4,
And Also the tungsram (which have a more solid state sound, i.e. More bass) in the acute cd had a big part In the partial solving weakness of the bass range.

Now bass have a big impact, but seem not 100% natural
As with Hp2.

M.
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