Originally Posted by Rico613
^ Anything you'd like to share about the HD800s + GS-X compared to the BHSE + SR009s ? Or the LCD-3s? I'm especially interested in the sound stage since some have said the HD800 is more spacious. Thanks.
I heard both last winter at a local meet. it should be noted that the HD800 was driven SE. the stax combo was better resolving and had a smaller, more intimate sound stage. with the electrostatics the sound was more localized. You could very easily point to where the sound is coming from. the senn sound was more diffuse. I think that may have to do with how wide the senn soundstage is -- everything is kind of stretched. As far as extension goes, I think they were the same or at least close enough that one did not stand out from the other. Maybe the treble on the stax was a bit more sparkly, in very pleasant way. the bass was the same, as far as I recall. While these differences are relative and not huge, they are noticeable (some more than others).
Re LCD-3, I think the Senn combo more closely resembled the electrostatics than the planars. Please keep in mind that I am not a huge audeze fan, so it is very likely that i ignored some things that you audeze fans value when I was listening.
Edited by Cante Ista - 3/28/13 at 3:26am