So Asr, I've been reading and enjoying your great posts all these years, so thanks, but am I reading you right that you have no systems with dynamic phones anymore?
I say this because IMHO dynamics have taken a revolutionary step to greatness in the last few years, where even 5 years ago only maybe R10s were superb.
I absolutely love my LCD3s, TH900s, and feel almost the same with a good portion of my music with HD800s, and these are leagues ahead to my ears
than anything say, 5 years ago. (Personally, I actually like all of these more than my former R10s, which I sold as not worth it with the new generation of phones.)
I beg to differ b/c I still think the R10 is still quite superb though it might not be worth it to some due to its high price. IMO, not even Orpheus system & SR009 out of DIY T2 can replicate some of the finest qualities that the R10 is capable off. Not all R10 are equaled though and you purchased MarkL's wasn't it? He actually preferred his modded Denon to it. Have you compared your bass light pair to other pairs? In my setup, my R10 and even the Qualia continue to outclass the balanced Senn HD-800 in a direct comparison. I must admit that I have yet to audition the LCD3 & TH900 though, but my R10 (and those who auditioned it) is more than holding its own against the the HD-800 as well as the higher ends electrostat systems. Just my 2 cents.
Edited by purk - 10/2/12 at 10:02am