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post #361 of 631
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Originally Posted by miceblue View Post

^ 2nd post yo XD

Thanks. For some reason I didn't check. Idk why haha XD

post #362 of 631
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Bugger...if these turn out to be good, guess I'll sell some of my stuff off. Got way to much stuff.

post #363 of 631

How they behave at Stax Pro bias will be verified when I get my set and rip it apart. 

 

The biggest question is whether this will void the warranty though.  If you use any Stax headphone with a non Stax amp the warranty is void though I've never heard of them actually enforcing it. 

post #364 of 631

Well, I guess we'll know soon enough.  I just got a shipping notice from Moon.

post #365 of 631
Spritzer did you preorder just the earspeakers or the whole amp lot combo as well?
post #366 of 631
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Originally Posted by DragonOwen View Post

One guy at russian forum have KS-H1 + KS-M10, he wrote a short review of them, you might try google translate it from russian if you interested: http://www.forum.doctorhead.ru/index.php?app=tutorials&article=52

If I try to sum up this review... he have LCD-2 and Stax SR-34 and he had WOW-effect when he got KingSound, summary (if I understand his review right) he like them much better than LCD-2, he think that KingSound is much more neutral than LCD-2... he wrote that KingSound quite demanding on quality of record... also he wrote that he thinks that KingSound is close to HD600 by sound signature, but of course KingSound is on much higher sound quality level.

 

Thank you! The Russian review is rather promising for several reasons IMO.  One thing that he comes from the LCD2 and does not find the KS too weak or thin sounding,say. (If  they were thin-sounding, they would seem to him VERY thin sounding!  OTOH he does not tell if he is using the bass-boost option on the amp).
2.He is using the rather inexpensive M-10 SS amp and does not complain about harsh treble (again: coming from the LCD!).
The amp gets hot, he says. (a sign of class A or a fault, so let us assume the first).


I was at first confused when he compared with “the Odysseys”, only after a while the  enlightenment hit me and I saw the Obvious ..

Cheers Olaf


P.S.

The "Odyssey" section of the review (trying to improve  a little on the Google translation):

I am not a master at describing sound in terms of technicalities, but I am now convinced that the “Odyssey” ( his phonetic transcription of “Audeze” ).  is considerably embellishing the sonic palette. They underline the bass, making it deliberately stand out.. I (now) understand why there is fatigue after listening to the Odyssey for 2-3 hours straight, and I mean not only physical fatigue caused by the weight ( but that is for me also an important factor)..
So, the KS sounds more detailed, with no particular frequency strech dominating over others. In rock music, the bass is not too strong, rather there is just enough of it…….. They are more universal suited to most genres of music  … etc etc.

post #367 of 631
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Spritzer did you preorder just the earspeakers or the whole amp lot combo as well?

 

I didn't preorder, I'm just getting a set to take apart and see how they are.  I'lI probably purchase the set before though as it doesn't feel right to do something this invasive on a set I don't own.  I should get the M10 SS amp as the tube one holds zero interest for me. 

post #368 of 631

Cool beans, as always keeping us posted with the shenanigans. Hopefully these don't emit any build quality problems the HE Jades did.

post #369 of 631

Doubt it, as KS has been making similar products for years.

I would be concerned regarding the cheap plastic bits that n3rdling had mentioned.

 

Jades were sloppy handmade garbage IMO. Built using popsicle sticks, LOL!

post #370 of 631

LOL popsicle sticks, shame they didn't come with flavors people would've enjoyed when there Jade headphones fell to pieces.

post #371 of 631

I'm looking forward to a completely unfair comparison between the kingsound and the abyss. Why not?

post #372 of 631
I'll be rooting for the underdog, with $1000 in my hand.
For buying the KS, of course;-)
post #373 of 631

Same here would be anticipating on how these will perform. Will buy once Spritzer rips his set apart and report back how well these are. 

post #374 of 631

Will be nice to see how this matches up against Stax SR 407 and 507.
 

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Will be nice to see how this matches up against Stax SR 407 and 507.
 

 

I want to find out what happens to them when you accidentally plug them into a Stax pro-bias socket.

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