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post #2746 of 5020

Jerg

 

spot on as usual. I asked the same question to Jason at Schiit and he said that the Grados were more efficient.

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Jerg

 

spot on as usual. I asked the same question to Jason at Schiit and he said that the Grados were more efficient.


So now we can all buy Grados to stay "Green". biggrin.gif

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David,

 

I purchased the HD800 and the K701 as you suggested. Both will serve my purposes well. I expected the HD800 to be really good, and it is, but the K701 surprised me. Neither one is my ideal hp for just listening under any conditions, but for monitoring/mixing, etc., they are quite useful, thanks. (The HD800 isn't as ugly in person as I feared, but the K701 sure is.)

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David,

 

I purchased the HD800 and the K701 as you suggested. Both will serve my purposes well. I expected the HD800 to be really good, and it is, but the K701 surprised me. Neither one is my ideal hp for just listening under any conditions, but for monitoring/mixing, etc., they are quite useful, thanks. (The HD800 isn't as ugly in person as I feared, but the K701 sure is.)

 

Which one is your favourite headphone for listening then? smily_headphones1.gif

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David, what value rating would you assign the stax sr009s if it could be had for about 3650$?
post #2751 of 5020

That is a real steal, assuming a reliable seller and phones in excellent condition.

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Which one is your favourite headphone for listening then? smily_headphones1.gif

Mostly the LCD-2

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Which one is your favourite headphone for listening then? smily_headphones1.gif

Mostly the LCD-2

Recommend the LCD3?

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David,

 

I purchased the HD800 and the K701 as you suggested. Both will serve my purposes well. I expected the HD800 to be really good, and it is, but the K701 surprised me. Neither one is my ideal hp for just listening under any conditions, but for monitoring/mixing, etc., they are quite useful, thanks. (The HD800 isn't as ugly in person as I feared, but the K701 sure is.)

Aw, I think both of them are attractive headphones.  Glad you like them.

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David, what value rating would you assign the stax sr009s if it could be had for about 3650$?

If it is in like-new condition, with the box, all original parts, warranty.... I would give it a B-.  It is probably worth more than this on the market today (at least in the USA), so it is an excellent value I think.  As the condition worsens, so would my value rating.  If the headphones could be had for new/factory sealed at this price, I would give it no less than a B.

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Recommend the LCD3?

I have never listened to them.

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I am sitting here wondering why it seems like some of the best headphones in the world are made out of rubbish. A lot of the top-tier headphones David reviewed seem to be extremely fragile and prone to deterioration, which I find to be inexcusable for a limited-run flagship. If some of these are supposed to represent the absolute best that a company can provide, I would expect that the headphone not have laughable cables, be prone to nicks and chips or have pads that fall apart. They should look, feel, and most importantly, act expensive.

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I am sitting here wondering why it seems like some of the best headphones in the world are made out of rubbish. A lot of the top-tier headphones David reviewed seem to be extremely fragile and prone to deterioration, which I find to be inexcusable for a limited-run flagship. If some of these are supposed to represent the absolute best that a company can provide, I would expect that the headphone not have laughable cables, be prone to nicks and chips or have pads that fall apart. They should look, feel, and most importantly, act expensive.

+1

Totally agree!

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I am sitting here wondering why it seems like some of the best headphones in the world are made out of rubbish. A lot of the top-tier headphones David reviewed seem to be extremely fragile and prone to deterioration, which I find to be inexcusable for a limited-run flagship. If some of these are supposed to represent the absolute best that a company can provide, I would expect that the headphone not have laughable cables, be prone to nicks and chips or have pads that fall apart. They should look, feel, and most importantly, act expensive.

 

I quite like the look of Audeze headphones and find it absolutely acceptable for home usage... But you can be sure that if Beyer T1 would provide me with the sound of LCD-2 rev2, I would switch with almost no hesitation since it's semi-closed, more comfortable and built a lot more durable.

 

The unique sound of LCDs is what keeps me from the rest of headphones. I hate brightness in general... I would maybe like to try HD800 or T1 for the soundstaging but not for enjoyment.

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I quite like the look of Audeze headphones and find it absolutely acceptable for home usage... But you can be sure that if Beyer T1 would provide me with the sound of LCD-2 rev2, I would switch with almost no hesitation since it's semi-closed, more comfortable and built a lot more durable.

 

The unique sound of LCDs is what keeps me from the rest of headphones. I hate brightness in general... I would maybe like to try HD800 or T1 for the soundstaging but not for enjoyment.

BTW does great soundstaging always "require more brightness"?

post #2760 of 5020

BTW does great soundstaging always "require more brightness"?

 

Corrolative in this case, not causative.

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