Head-Fi.org › Forums › Misc.-Category Forums › Members' Lounge (General Discussion) › The diary entries of a little girl in her 30s! ~ Part 2
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

The diary entries of a little girl in her 30s! ~ Part 2 - Page 190

post #2836 of 21396
Whoa! Head-fi has a mobile version now! It's crazy how different this looks. I could learn to like it, for sure.
post #2837 of 21396

I finally got around to pairing my M-100 to Eva tonight with op amp 209. I'm fast becoming an op amp 209 fundamentalist. Eva is one wild cat, I'm so glad I bought this amp. Many thanks goes out to the tribe on this thread who first made me aware of Leckerton. Anyone out there know of a good op amp that takes it a step beyond the smooth melodic 627AP and will present a more tubey almost vinyl like sound?

post #2838 of 21396
Quote:
Originally Posted by Coq de Combat View Post

I'm thinking of creating a small list of headphones (mid-fi, definitely not summit-fi) to buy. There should be a good amount of classics and good new models that isn't on my profile here, and most of them for good prices. Beyerdynamics (DT770 pro or 990 pro), Sony "mumble-mumble"-Z1000, Grado SR325-something, A few AKG models, Sennheiser HD600/650, and so on. There's a myriad of headphones to try and collect. Obviously, I can't go ahead and buy all of them at the same time, but perhaps see if I can portion this list over a year or so.

I want to try either the HD600 or the Sony SA3000 tongue.gif

post #2839 of 21396
Quote:
Originally Posted by ardgedee View Post

Whoa! Head-fi has a mobile version now! It's crazy how different this looks. I could learn to like it, for sure.


The mobile version looks pretty nice.
post #2840 of 21396
Quote:
Originally Posted by ardgedee View Post

Whoa! Head-fi has a mobile version now! It's crazy how different this looks. I could learn to like it, for sure.

Yeah, it looks really good imo. I like it!

 

Close to 6000 lines of code ATM, and the server is up and configured. I'm pretty far away from land though, and I have yet to pass the island of SQL connections, SQL commands and stuff (we're talking thousands of variables that need to be stored on the database server, and non-computer-people that need to put the data in there -- PHEW!). Luckily, since I'm being alone in developing this, I'm pretty free to solve this any way I want to, and because of that I've developed smaller programs that generates a lot of the code for me. I mean, what's the point of declaring thousands of variables into my code, when I can just code a program that does it for me - automagically. The same goes for all the SQL commands and so on ... This way, I can just concentrate on the logic in the main program, instead of doing all the "ant work". I am, admittedly, pretty proud of this solution - if you ask me! wink.gif

Quote:
Originally Posted by veyrongatti View Post

I want to try either the HD600 or the Sony SA3000 tongue.gif

Yeah, I was at first very interested in the HD650, because it was supposed to be bassier, but since I already have quite a few bassy headphones, I want something else as well. This is where the HD600 fits in.

 

But this list will probably be pretty big - we're talking several beyerdynamics, sonys, grados (or perhaps just one grado), hifimans, senns, audio-technicas, and so on and so forth. There's really a myriad of mid-fi stuff out there just screaming for me to buy them. At least it's fun to plan this list and pretend that I have all the money for making it happen. biggrin.gif

 

The reason I'm willing to spend that amount of cash on mid-fi stuff instead of one, big, great headphone is because I don't want that one perfect headphone (if it existed). Where's the fun in owning that particular one, when the chase, the hunt for personal taste and quality stuff, is the funniest part of it all. At least, that's how I reason. I'm still young and hungry in this game, no need to sit down and relax with one perfect headphone. That's for "retirement".


Edited by Coq de Combat - 11/29/12 at 12:42am
post #2841 of 21396
Quote:
Originally Posted by Coq de Combat View Post

Yeah, it looks really good imo. I like it!

 

Close to 6000 lines of code ATM, and the server is up and configured. I'm pretty far away from land though, and I have yet to pass the island of SQL connections, SQL commands and stuff (we're talking thousands of variables that need to be stored on the database server, and non-computer-people that need to put the data in there -- PHEW!). Luckily, since I'm being alone in developing this, I'm pretty free to solve this any way I want to, and because of that I've developed smaller programs that generates a lot of the code for me. I mean, what's the point of declaring thousands of variables into my code, when I can just code a program that does it for me - automagically. The same goes for all the SQL commands and so on ... This way, I can just concentrate on the logic in the main program, instead of doing all the "ant work". I am, admittedly, pretty proud of this solution - if you ask me! wink.gif

Yeah, I was at first very interested in the HD650, because it was supposed to be bassier, but since I already have quite a few bassy headphones, I want something else as well. This is where the HD600 fits in.

 

But this list will probably be pretty big - we're talking several beyerdynamics, sonys, grados (or perhaps just one grado), hifimans, senns, audio-technicas, and so on and so forth. There's really a myriad of mid-fi stuff out there just screaming for me to buy them. At least it's fun to plan this list and pretend that I have all the money for making it happen. biggrin.gif

 

The reason I'm willing to spend that amount of cash on mid-fi stuff instead of one, big, great headphone is because I don't want that one perfect headphone (if it existed). Where's the fun in owning that particular one, when the chase, the hunt for personal taste and quality stuff, is the funniest part of it all. At least, that's how I reason. I'm still young and hungry in this game, no need to sit down and relax with one perfect headphone. That's for "retirement".

If the HD650 is too bassy I think the DT880 will be better for you....... the DT990 pro is really bassy stock IMHO.......... but mine has a broken headband (yes the Beyerdynamic people cannot be bothered to fix it angry_face.gif

post #2842 of 21396
Quote:
Originally Posted by veyrongatti View Post

If the HD650 is too bassy I think the DT880 will be better for you....... the DT990 pro is really bassy stock IMHO.......... but mine has a broken headband (yes the Beyerdynamic people cannot be bothered to fix it angry_face.gif

No no, nothing can ever be too bassy for me. If possible, I'd like two subwoofers connected to my ears for those times when I want bass. The bass is not the issue. The thing is that I want other focuses as well to my rather shy collection of headphones. I want many different flavors, and considering that I want either the HD600 or the HD650, I'm thinking that I might go for the HD600 instead of the HD650, only because the HD650 is said to be bassier.

post #2843 of 21396
Originally Posted by veyrongatti View Post
 

I want to try either the HD600 or the Sony SA3000 tongue.gif

 

SA3000 is the most overlooked Sony headphone still in production.  With a few soft eq spikes in the mids it's extremely nice.

post #2844 of 21396
I still have a passing interest in getting the SA5000 but silly people have been driving its price up. I'd probably mind this more, but my priorities are elsewhere at the moment.
post #2845 of 21396

I bought my SA3000 (new) for less $200, in a store.  I see no reason to invest in an SA5000 (second hand) for $500, online, with shipping times, import tax, and no shopping experience.

 

Speaking from owning both, one has leather / magnesium and the other has some kind of... Nylon?... and plastic, different colours, and apart from these aesthetic features, I hear no distinct differences from one to the next.

 

The SA3000 with some fine mid spikes via eq, is very very similar sounding to the ATH-AD1000PRM.

 

 

The SA3000 comes from a time of Sony first-class development, it's a direct successor to the team of the Qualia 010, after all.


Edited by kiteki - 11/29/12 at 5:20am
post #2846 of 21396

Great, the SA3000 goes up on the list.

post #2847 of 21396

Holy christ, my 7N black teflon wire just arrived, it's so beautiful like onyx snake skin!

post #2848 of 21396
I like the Sony CD3000, but it's got a weirdly cheap feel to it (I blame some of this on the aftermarket pads) and has to be the most finicky headphones I've ever had to match with an amplifier. With the right setup, though... whooosh!
post #2849 of 21396

Yes, CD3K is to R10 as SA3K is to 010.

 

If you switch around the letters it becomes SACD, 10010.

post #2850 of 21396
I think it's amusing that the Qualia is reputed to be incredibly challenging to match with amplifiers, while the SA(3,5)000 is relatively easygoing. In contrast, the R10 is reputed to sound good out of anything, while the CD3000 is distinctly mediocre through amps it doesn't like...
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Misc.-Category Forums › Members' Lounge (General Discussion) › The diary entries of a little girl in her 30s! ~ Part 2