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post #46 of 80
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Originally Posted by wavoman View Post

 

He HATES the Orpheus!! 

 

Yeah, hate is such a strong word... loath would probably fit better... tongue.gif  All kidding aside I just never feel the need to use a HE90 when I have one here, same goes for the 009.  Too much color for my tastes.  My current HE90 with Stax drivers is a very different story though as it is much more balanced over all and has an actual soundstage. 

 

As for the amp, yeah there are three very different versions as they tried to make it good.  Best way to check are the anode resistors for the ECL86 pentode section.  If yours isn't 47K then it is the wrong version with 4K7 being especially bad. 

post #47 of 80

Yeah me too. Keep forgeting I've got one lying around... Tripped over it the other day n stubbed me toe on the stupid amp.. grrrr  Ended up throwing it in the back yard. Much prefer the HE500's.

post #48 of 80
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Originally Posted by LugBug1 View Post

Yeah me too. Keep forgeting I've got one lying around... Tripped over it the other day n stubbed me toe on the stupid amp.. grrrr  Ended up throwing it in the back yard. Much prefer the HE500's.

 

lol! 

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post #50 of 80
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Originally Posted by n3rdling View Post

I usually bring an Orpheus rig to the meets I go to now.  I always go to the LA area meets and have gone to a few NorCal/San Diego meets.
how much you paid for them?
post #51 of 80

He found it at a garage sale.  He could only afford the Orpheus rig ($50) or the lost Van Gogh sketch ($20)  He chose the Orpheus.

post #52 of 80
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Originally Posted by varyV View Post


I usually pick up the 12 - it's not too expensive for a good scotch and still better than a lot of similar priced offerings. I do appreciate a 15; never had the 18 before, though. If I can find it, Glenlivet 15 is pretty great too. If you're into American whiskeys, the Hudson Valley distillery has a really good single malt, as well as a rather nice bourbon.

 

Did a serious comparison of these as well -- of course the single malts are better than any Jack, but they are for serious drinking with friends and cigars and talk about sports and women and politics and women again ... for listening to music by myself it's Jack.  Do not drink single malt scotch alone.  That is an order.

 

Back to the G's -- Glenlivet 18 beat eveything in my circle.

 

Just like Orpheus beats everyting (sorry Spritzer) except BHSE + 007 or 009 on some types of music.

post #53 of 80
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Glenlivet 18 beat eveything in my circle.

Just like Orpheus beats everyting (sorry Spritzer) except BHSE + 007 or 009 on some types of music.

Disagree on the scotch, agree with the headphones. What's in the circle though? I can name about 10 different single malts that come to mind immediately that are better than glenlivet 18.
post #54 of 80

Glenlivet 18 is like Beats for Scotch connoisseurs. tongue.gif

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Glenlivet 18 is like Beats for Scotch connoisseurs. tongue.gif
lol....
post #56 of 80

Many people are fooled by Beats because they are not educated listeners, so I am sure my friends and I are being fooled by the Glenlivet 18.

 

No doubt, we are not experienced tasters.  We had Glenlivet, Glenfiddich, and Macallan.

 

Open to suggestions.

post #57 of 80
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Originally Posted by wavoman View Post

Many people are fooled by Beats because they are not educated listeners, so I am sure my friends and I are being fooled by the Glenlivet 18.

 

No doubt, we are not experienced tasters.  We had Glenlivet, Glenfiddich, and Macallan.

 

Open to suggestions.

 

beerchug.gif

post #58 of 80
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The set that was being auditioned is another set they keep in Germany in a Sound room for showing Senn's greatest achievement in headphone production.

Sorry to derail the thread but,

 

You mean that they have a room hidden somewhere in germany where you can listen to the he90?

post #59 of 80

They usually have a special room at shows in Germany with the Orpheus and a nice CDP. 

post #60 of 80
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They usually have a special room at shows in Germany with the Orpheus and a nice CDP. 

Headphone shows? biggrin.gif

Or shows at their HQ?

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