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Did you see his FitEars?

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I actually tried them. Since they have shallow fit, I could get a seal by pushing them in. These sound really nice. Big 3D sound. Would not recommend them if you hate bass though. Beyond SQ, I want a pair just because they look so awesome. Now the question is...335 or 334 ? 435 will be too dry for me I think (have not tried them though).

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Oh nooooo the TMAC 'n Cheese folks are gonna make it look like a sea of the same posters again :/

Anyway, still lament missing out on the 334 with the 000 cable on the FS side just a few days ago. Coulda scratched that one off my bucket list
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Tri-Flanges scare me.  I always leave them safely quarantined in their packaging.  A nice bulbous olive tip serving as an enemy at the gates is fine, but penetration isn't my thing.

 

Haven't people also reported Tri-Flanges detaching in their ear and requiring surgical removal?

 

eek.gif  Yet another reason to stay far far away.

 

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Plus I just felt so violated ;).

 

Twice.

 

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Heya,

Very best,

 

biggrin.gif  The avatars are cool, but that's like the best part!

 

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MalVeauX's pipe, second only to his headphones.

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I actually tried them. Since they have shallow fit, I could get a seal by pushing them in. These sound really nice. Big 3D sound. Would not recommend them if you hate bass though. Beyond SQ, I want a pair just because they look so awesome. Now the question is...335 or 334 ? 435 will be too dry for me I think (have not tried them though).

 

Big 3D sound? Hmm... I find the 335 is really intimate and close up, like vocalists are practically breathing on you.

 

Just for reference I'd describe the 1Plus2 as big 3D sound BTW.

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I'm a big fan of Alex's most recent line of amps as well.  I thought the LL2 was absolutely brilliant with the SR-009.  I'll get a chance to hear it again and the LAu for the first time in a month (as will Eke).  If I could truly afford it right now, I'd definitely spring for the LL2 and SR-009.  With the Ayon CD-1, it was by far the best headphone setup I've ever heard.  It certainly beats the pants off the WES, and it's a definite improvement over the LL1 as well (I've heard both while paired with a PWD/PWT combo).  As a compulsive tube roller, the Liquid Glass is a godsend for me.  Basically, I really like Dr. Cavalli's amps too.

 

Cheers!

 

The LL2 is ace with the SR-009, but the biggest improvement for me was in the SR-007. The original LL was always a bit too polite for some folks w/ the SR-007 (though personally I really liked that combo). The LL2 by comparison has a more energetic less laid back sound, details are more apparent, so it pairs exceptionally well with the SR-007 now.

 

I'm actually one of those people who likes the SR-007 more than the SR-009, tho. Both have their unique challenges when it comes to driving them well, but I find it's a little trickier to tap into the full potential of the former. I honestly think more folks would feel the same way if Stax kept the SR-007's price higher than the SR-009.

 

Either way though, I'm actually finding my preference falling toward the LAu in a lot of cases. The biggest weakest of electrostatic transducers is their sense of weight and lower end response... they just don't throw their weight around as well (they're like the enchanted faeries of the headphone woodlands). The LAu brings out the authority of planars in a way the LL2, as awesome as it is, just can't replicate due to the limits of what it has to work with and all.

 

Getting a little scared about the LAu + Abyss pairing TBH...

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I also prefer the 007 from experience having tried it with a few different amps and finding the BHSE by far the best. The 009 I have only heard with the original LL and was not a huge fan of the combo. I am more interested in hearing the LAu with a HE-6 or Abyss than a LL2 as well.
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Oh great, noisy ads are back on head-fi. I was accosted with a blast of sound. I reflexively closed the browser window, so I didn't catch a glimpse of what ad it was in particular.

 

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I also prefer the 007 from experience having tried it with a few different amps and finding the BHSE by far the best. The 009 I have only heard with the original LL and was not a huge fan of the combo. I am more interested in hearing the LAu with a HE-6 or Abyss than a LL2 as well.

 

The BHSE is pretty much an ideal match for the SR-007 (the mk1 especially), as the SR-007 needs lots and lots of juice to wake it up from its slumber. With the SR-009 however I was far less enthused: I find the BHSE is simply too thin and needly sounding with it. I feel the original LL is actually the best SR-009 amp I've heard, at least before hearing the LL2. Haven't tried the Electra yet, though I suspect it'll be a great match with the right tubes.

 

The LL2 stands as the best commercial stat amp I've heard so far. IMHO is surpasses the BHSE, not just with the SR-009 but with the SR-007 as well. I was honestly not expecting the improvements to be so pronounced based on my understanding that it was mostly stray capacitance being cleaned up. However it seems Dr. Cavalli did other things to tweak the layout too.

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However it seems Dr. Cavalli did other things to tweak the layout too.

Added moar distortion?

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Heya,

 

I'm having such a ball watching these gaijin in japan videos... very enlightening:  https://www.youtube.com/user/kanadajin3?feature=watch

 

EDIT:  Sorry, I didn't provide any context for that.  It's because I want to do Fujiya Avic someday.  Don't know when, but it's only a matter of time.  So I just thought I'd cruise around looking for "how a foreigner should behave in Japan" kind of thing.

 

Very best,

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Well what I am saying could be pure bollocks as I force fitted Gavin s pair in my ears. Besides, they were not as large in soundstage as the 1plus2 or Miracles, but less intimate than the SE5. And finally I think I am using the wrong terms as audiophile prison lingo is not my forte. I was not referring to sound stage but more to the fact that sound is thick and fleshed out, very 3D as opposed to thin, flat.Does that make sense ?
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Big 3D sound? Hmm... I find the 335 is really intimate and close up, like vocalists are practically breathing on you.

Just for reference I'd describe the 1Plus2 as big 3D sound BTW.
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Great. I think I tore my ACL, but I can't get it checked because the insurance that my school forces on international students doesn't cover anything important.

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Great. I think I tore my ACL, but I can't get it checked because the insurance that my school forces on international students doesn't cover anything important.

 

Emergency room?

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Emergency room?

 

Pretty sure I'll get a hefty bill afterwards. I've read too many horror stories.

 

I'm about to look for charity hospitals in my area. Hopefully there'll be one with MRI, as unlikely as it is.

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Pardon my ignorance, but what is ACL? In any case "I tore my [something that sounds like a muscle] " sounds painful. Hope it works out for you eke.
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It is the bone lodged along the urethra.
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Pardon my ignorance, but what is ACL? In any case "I tore my [something that sounds like a muscle] " sounds painful. Hope it works out for you eke.
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