Originally Posted by n3rdling
Some of the things I remember Maxvla saying over the past year:
- The TH900 isn't bassy
- The Stax O2 mk1 is bright
- The HD800 isn't
There's a reason he's the
last person on all of HF I listen to about SQ: we have tremendously different hearing.
Also, putting links to all your past impressions in your sig is super corny and just makes it seem like you're begging for people to listen to what you think lol.
That being said, I don't think there's anything wrong with Max posting his opinions. People have to learn which posters to put more blind faith into, is all.
The prototype TH900 at RMAF on a prototype Fostex amplifier/dac. I have not heard a production version yet.
The O2 mk1 is not overly bright. It has a peak at 9ish khz that I seem to be sensitive to and led to my selling them.
I'd be interested to see the quote on that HD800 comment. While I don't think they are overly bright, they do have a lot of treble energy. My pair in particular has been measured and shown to be one of the tamest trebles on an HD800.
Super corny? It's corny to provide people with easy access to my thoughts on headphones so they can use that to balance my comments against their beliefs? I'm not begging anyone. It's there for convenience. If I post something about a HE60 for example and someone wants to know where my opinion is coming from, the links are there for that very purpose. They also hold me accountable to my past opinions by keeping them at the forefront of my posting. If my opinions or preferences change over time, the impressions will as well.
I'd hope nobody puts blind faith into anyone in a hobby that is so personally different. No one hears alike, the best you can do is follow trends.