Originally Posted by zachchen1996
Yesterday was the also a first for me in listening to the lcd3s and the hifiman headphones. I was also extremely surprised that I basically hated the hifiman stuff in comparison to the lcd's. I wasn't all that impressed with the stax sr009s, they were extrememly detailed of course but I felt that they were a bit congested, but then again it was with unfamiliar music so I'm probably talking out of my a** hahaha The biggest wow moment was listening to "protectors of the earth" fom the Invincible album by Two Steps from hell from the lcd3/schhit stack, I fell in love with that rig instantly. Then I took the he-500s and the he-6s and listened to them out of the schiit stack with the same song, listened to both of the hifimans with that song and I felt that the soul of the music just flew away, the sound was unbearable, didn't listen to them long enough to describe exactly why though, yanked them right off my head and right back to the audezes hahaha. Glad I didn't impulse buy the he400s too, the treble and sibilance was just far too unbearable to me even with the damping mod.
I completely agree. I put on the HE headphones listened to them for like 3 seconds and knew immediately that I was not a fan.
The 009s were great because of their detail. I think the congested sound does come from the music. I didn't know the particular music I was listening too, but my friend does, and I listen to that when I am over at his house. It really did seem like some of the mids had trouble though. I feel quite confident that that would be an easy fix for any equalizer.
Another thing that I really learned was just how uncomfortable my headphones are. After using all the staxs headphones with that nice soft fabric headband, I find myself actually having a hard time wearing my Q701s. I am currently trying to figure out how to mod my q701s with the cloth headband.
Yet another thing that I though was really cool was the vintage sansui receiver. I couldn't tell that much of a difference between my 200 dollar sound card and his 35 dollar thrift store deal. I was spurred on to go look at thrift stores myself today and I bought this really cool turn record player/casset player/ radio from sanyo, 2 vintage Unicorn speakers that need some love, and a vintage zenith radio that may or may not be broken for 20 bucks.
The record player works. There is a bit of damage, but the radio and amp sound great. It isn't the clearest thing in the world, but I will probably be cleaning it out and restore everything which will help a ton. The speakers have damaged edges, dirty cloth grills and it looks like some fool dripped sealant on one of the drivers. They sound great which is amazing, but I think I could do better. The radio is anyone's guess. It turns on, but all you pick up is static. It is also missing a foot. But I got it for free because it didn't even turn on at the store. I also picked up a led zeppelin mother ship album as well as a Beatles album that could or could not work. The owner doesn't like either of those bands, and I lied and said that i just needed them for a school project so she gave them to me for free.
DON'T TELL ME HOW MUCH THEY ARE WORTH!!!!!!! I DON'T WANT TO KNOW!!!!!!