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post #541 of 1464
Some 007 MKII demos? Lol. I probably would rather not, as I couldnt afford a decent setup for that.
post #542 of 1464
That last stax demo nearly had me selling off my current setup.

An he-6 demo would be nice. If I hear any electrostat better than the sr407 I might go broke
post #543 of 1464
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Originally Posted by justin w. View Post

updated the first post with demo status

i will have some new demos soon...

Sweeeet!!!

Very intrigued as to what will be next.
HE-6 and reopen the HE-500's maybe? Or maybe the LCD-3's! That would be awesome! I say that but I just bought the LCD 2's I can't afford the 3's yet and I know the second I hear them I'll want them...

Good problem to have I guess


Thanks,
post #544 of 1464
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Originally Posted by mac336 View Post

stax on their way to burju

I would like to thank Justin for the opportunity

Just received it mate, thank you.

Justin, you are the man.

Quick review:
My setup :
A. Ipad 2 + CCK + Pico upsampling USB Audio DAC + STAX SRM-2525 + STAX SR-407
B. Ipad 2 + CCK + Meridian Explorer (original version) of course USB hub powered + STAX SRM-2525 + STAX SR-407
Mostly Apple lossless files 16 bit and 96/24 bit Flac files.

I have seen how tiny the Pico DAC on some those pictures here but wow this is tiny (not Dragonfly tiny though).
First time I am holding Justin's product, built quality stands out.
I love the flat cable on the headphone.

On my A setup first:
The overall sounds seems more polite and effortless compare to my HE400 or previous LCD2 demo.
I can see myself on this for long hour listening session but I can not tell you yet the effect of those thin pads though (pleather-sweaty effect).
I was a bit puzzled staring at those thin pleather (??) headphone pads but first hour listening did not bother me at all.
Vocal, tight bass not earth shattering subwoofer like and instrument separation caught my attention the most but again politely.

Listening to lossless song file Madeleine Peyroux' Dance Me to The End of Love gave me this feeling of sitting in front of a stage of a lounge jazz club - Unplugged. I could hear everything clearly.
But when I switched to Michael Jackson 24 bit Flac files on the song "BAD", I was not engaged to the music at all, and definitely no toe tapping......hmmmmm

I hope my effort of referencing my fav songs or singer/band would not bore anybody.
Some of my Fusion Jazz lossless files such as Bob James' "Restoration", Flim & the BB's "According to Anthony" and Joni Mitchell' "Both Sides Now even one of my favorite blues duet of Ray Charles and Bonnie Raitt' "Do I Ever Cross Your Mind" sounded so good with good balance of strong vocal and excellent instrument separation.
I can't wait to listen to my blues songs.

I have tried low level listening to a bit louder to 11 o'clock on the volume dial and have enjoyed the sound nonetheless. I can't imagine what superiority the Stax SR-009 could bring compare to this. This is my first intro into electrostat headphone sound signature and I am loving it so far.

Cheers
Edited by Burju - 5/2/13 at 10:29pm
post #545 of 1464

We did 2 HiFimans, the LCD-2 and now a stax rig. 
I think its time for some dynamic headphones. How about a HD800 or T1 ^.^

 

Although I wouldnt be so opposed to TH900~

post #546 of 1464
Th600 could also be a viable option, if you ever get them in. No need for extra amping or anything with those.
post #547 of 1464
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Originally Posted by justin w. View Post

updated the first post with demo status

 

i will have some new demos soon...

Sweet!  I missed the first one but I'm definitely interested in the next one.  I just got my Beta 22 working and I'm looking forward to hearing how other headphones sound on it.

 

Thanks for doing this smile.gif


Edited by chiguy - 5/3/13 at 12:00am
post #548 of 1464
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post
Th600 could also be a viable option, if you ever get them in. No need for extra amping or anything with those.

 

I think HeadAmp needs to become a dealer for both Audio-Technica and Fostex! HeadAmp would then become my one-stop shop for all things amps and headphones. smile.gif

 

Low-impedance headphones do need proper amplification to sound optimal btw. It's a misconception that headphones like the Fostex (and other efficient low-impedance types like Audio-Technica, Denon, Grado, etc) don't need "extra amping". HeadAmp amps are incidentally just the right type to power low-impedance efficient headphones like those.

post #549 of 1464
No, I mean that unlike the Stax demo, he wouldnt need to ship an amp with the headphones.

I would assume most of us have at least some form of amplification. It'd be easier to ship too.

Either way, I dont buy the Fostex needing much to sound great. They're very sensitive. Of course, there are those that have the need to justify spending so much money to amp a very sensitive headphone. These people will justify an amp for every headphone in existence, as long as it's a headphone they really like.

On head-fi, every headphone scales with amping. EVERY headphone. One of those things that becomes obvious once you see an appreciation thread

Willing to bet any semi-decent amp will make them sound great. For the sake of a possible demo, including an amp isn't necessary, unless it was like the HE-6, or electrostats.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 5/3/13 at 12:08am
post #550 of 1464

imagine the cost of insurance when shipping X__X 

how much are they again? $2000. oh jeez

post #551 of 1464

I think it's more than acceptable to pay shipping and insurance to hear a really high-end headphone. It's certainly cheaper than buying it, and less of a pain than organizing a meet and hoping someone brings one.

post #552 of 1464
Okay fine.
Ship it with a BHSE tongue.gif

But seriously, a high end. Dynamic can would be cool.

Edit: nm I guess. Never realized HeadAmp didn't sell dynamic cans. So it seems like TOTL planars, more stax, redos or..... Cables smily_headphones1.gif
Edited by johnman1116 - 5/3/13 at 1:38pm
post #553 of 1464
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I think HeadAmp needs to become a dealer for both Audio-Technica and Fostex! HeadAmp would then become my one-stop shop for all thingsamps and headphones. smile.gif

Low-impedance headphones do need proper amplification to sound optimal btw. It's a misconception that headphones like the Fostex (and other efficient low-impedance types like Audio-Technica, Denon, Grado, etc) don't need "extra amping". HeadAmp amps are incidentally just the right type to power low-impedance efficient headphones like those.

Maybe

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post #554 of 1464
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Originally Posted by justin w. View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by Asr View Post

I think HeadAmp needs to become a dealer for both Audio-Technica and Fostex! HeadAmp would then become my one-stop shop for all thingsamps and headphones. smile.gif

Low-impedance headphones do need proper amplification to sound optimal btw. It's a misconception that headphones like the Fostex (and other efficient low-impedance types like Audio-Technica, Denon, Grado, etc) don't need "extra amping". HeadAmp amps are incidentally just the right type to power low-impedance efficient headphones like those.

Maybe

Maybe sounds promising
post #555 of 1464
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Originally Posted by johnman1116 View Post

YAY!!!!

 

Stax rig almost caught up to He-400. slow pokes ^^

 

I have the HE-400 right now and am loving them. I am still waiting for the email for shipping information for the next person on the list. Until I receive it, I'm going to enjoy these as much as possible.

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