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post #526 of 744
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My Paradox was one of the earlier pairs made by LFF.. this was before he had (what now looks like) a better way to secure the pads to the cup housing.  That being said, the more recent pairs (with the more seamless pad attachments) don't sound any better (or worse) than my Paradox.  Luis individually tunes these and has mentioned before that there has been no (acoustic) changes made to Paradox' sound & tuning between Paradox serial #1 and whatever they're up to now.

 

In regards to trying Alpha Pads on the Paradox.. they'll probably fit.. but I doubt it would benefit/improve the sound.. most likely the opposite, actually.. b/c Luis tuned the Paradox to be used, specifically, with the FA-003 pads.. and the pads are an important part of preserving the tuning.


Edited by FlySweep - 6/12/13 at 5:10pm
post #527 of 744

Thanks for that info Flysweep.

post #528 of 744
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Originally Posted by FlySweep View Post

My Paradox was one of the earlier pairs made by LFF.. this was before he had (what looks like) a better way (now) to secure the pads to the cup housing.  That being said, the more recent pairs (with cleaner pad attachments) don't sound any better (or worse) than my Paradox.  Luis individually tunes these and has mentioned before that there has been no (acoustic) changes made to Paradox' sound & tuning between Paradox serial #1 and whatever they're up to now.

 

In regards to trying Alpha Pads on the Paradox.. they'll probably fit.. but I doubt it would benefit/improve the sound.. most likely the opposite, actually.. b/c Luis tuned the Paradox to be used, specifically, with the FA-003 pads.. and the pads are an important part of preserving the tuning.

Thank you for that insight. I was just more curious if anyone got experimental not for any other reason then to just hear what that sounds like. 

 

 

Would anyone happen to have any insight as to how the pairing of the Benchmark DAC1 and the paradox sounds?

post #529 of 744

FA pads are not angled...vs alphapads angled. 

post #530 of 744
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Would anyone happen to have any insight as to how the pairing of the Benchmark DAC1 and the paradox sounds?

Pairing Paradox with DAC1 can be too bright IMHO.

post #531 of 744
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Originally Posted by FlySweep View Post

My Paradox was one of the earlier pairs made by LFF.. this was before he had (what now looks like) a better way to secure the pads to the cup housing.  That being said, the more recent pairs (with the more seamless pad attachments) don't sound any better (or worse) than my Paradox.  Luis individually tunes these and has mentioned before that there has been no (acoustic) changes made to Paradox' sound & tuning between Paradox serial #1 and whatever they're up to now.

 

In regards to trying Alpha Pads on the Paradox.. they'll probably fit.. but I doubt it would benefit/improve the sound.. most likely the opposite, actually.. b/c Luis tuned the Paradox to be used, specifically, with the FA-003 pads.. and the pads are an important part of preserving the tuning.

Mine is #66(bought it a week or a week and a half ago) Thats just basic Paradox's though. He said he's somewhere in the hundred's if you combine the upper-tier Paradox's.

post #532 of 744

Someone has any leads for another cable, the v-moda one is starting to fall apart :( 

post #533 of 744

The V-Moda are among the more durable ones (you should see the stress tests they put them through) and they are fairly cheap to boot.  It's probably more worth it to just buy a replacement vmoda cable.

post #534 of 744

Yeah I know about their stress tests and unicorn made housing but I've been using it for perhaps 3 months and it holds up worst than most cables I've used. I'm quite upset by this.

post #535 of 744
I'm biting my VModa cable right now. I've been biting my VModa cable occasionally if I'm bored. They're still okay. Maybe you had a dud, in a sense?
post #536 of 744

I received these headphones today - I mean, the loaner headphones, I didn't buy a pair. wink.gif They'll be at the upcoming Denver CO meet this Saturday, along with my MrSpeakers Mad Dog 3.2. I'm looking forward to Head-Fier impressions at the meet....

post #537 of 744
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I received these headphones today - I mean, the loaner headphones, I didn't buy a pair. wink.gif They'll be at the upcoming Denver CO meet this Saturday, along with my MrSpeakers Mad Dog 3.2. I'm looking forward to Head-Fier impressions at the meet....

And what are your first impression about them?


On the meet I predict impressions like 'Yeah, paradox is technically better than mad dogs, but..." etc. Paradox doesn't have enough wow-effect in my opinion to be a star of such meets - all its advantages become more clear after a couple of days with them and A/B through comparison with other headphones... When I received my first pair and listened to it for the first time I thought "they sound ok", there was no instantaneous rapture. BUT when I turn back to my former HE-500 I realized that hifimans sound not right for me :))

post #538 of 744
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Originally Posted by Asr View Post

I received these headphones today - I mean, the loaner headphones, I didn't buy a pair. wink.gif They'll be at the upcoming Denver CO meet this Saturday, along with my MrSpeakers Mad Dog 3.2. I'm looking forward to Head-Fier impressions at the meet....

 

Be sure to post impressions here (or link the Denver CO thread or something ;-))

 

Thanks.

post #539 of 744
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If Paradox impressions from the CO meet don't get posted here (i.e. in a meet impressions thread, instead), I'll link to the relevant posts from the other thread in the index here (second post of this thread).

post #540 of 744

My Paradox arrive tomorrow!

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