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I've been eyeing/lusting over the WA7.  It seems like a simple and elegant solution that takes up minimal desk space.  I've only seen one comparison and the WA7 outclasses the Bifrost/Lyr but not by a lot.  Don't think you can go wrong withe either given that they're roughly within the same price range. If this is true, I'm thinking of going the WA7, get both sets of tubes and then be done with it. The Bifrost gives you more flexibility but I'm OK with a USB only solution. 

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I was actually under the impression that the shiit stuff was far more expensive than it's now looking, it sounds like that might actually be the way to go..

 

the Fireflies are such a beautiful solution though! and so neat :) I may end up going with the WA7 with the Russian tubes (better for electronic they seem to be saying) and see how I go, if it's not enough then move to a shiit stack

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Originally Posted by MickeyVee View Post

I've been eyeing/lusting over the WA7.  It seems like a simple and elegant solution that takes up minimal desk space.  I've only seen one comparison and the WA7 outclasses the Bifrost/Lyr but not by a lot.  Don't think you can go wrong withe either given that they're roughly within the same price range. If this is true, I'm thinking of going the WA7, get both sets of tubes and then be done with it. The Bifrost gives you more flexibility but I'm OK with a USB only solution. 

Agreed, and exactly as you say, buy both sets of tubes

 

Come thursday I'm ordering the WA7, Sorry but the Shiit stuff is just too ugly

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Agreed, and exactly as you say, buy both sets of tubes

Come thursday I'm ordering the WA7, Sorry but the Shiit stuff is just too ugly


Huh. I actually think the opposite. Besides, some of the best gear I've heard is old crappy scarred up on the outside....But modified out the wazoo on the inside. Looks have NOTHING to do with audio reproduction. I'd use a dead rotting moose carcus if it sounded good. :-)
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Huh. I actually think the opposite. Besides, some of the best gear I've heard is old crappy scarred up on the outside....But modified out the wazoo on the inside. Looks have NOTHING to do with audio reproduction. I'd use a dead rotting moose carcus if it sounded good. :-)

I have at no point said that looks have anything to do with quality, I however have to look at the thing every day and personally find the WA7 far more pleasing to the eye

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Huh. I actually think the opposite. Besides, some of the best gear I've heard is old crappy scarred up on the outside....But modified out the wazoo on the inside. Looks have NOTHING to do with audio reproduction. I'd use a dead rotting moose carcus if it sounded good. :-)

I can confirm that they do indeed sound very good. Once you've cleaned up the output a little :P

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Agreed, and exactly as you say, buy both sets of tubes

 

Come thursday I'm ordering the WA7, Sorry but the Shiit stuff is just too ugly

I always thought brushed aluminum looks way better than grainy aluminum. atsmile.gif

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I always thought brushed aluminum looks way better than grainy aluminum. atsmile.gif

Going the black :) 

 

 

Camoooooooon thursday, it'll be nice to finally get the HD800's to a good volume, that and see if it breath's life back into the ol' HD590's that I've loved for so long.

 

have yet to find a fix for the girlfriend who complains that the headphones drown out her normal speakers hahaha

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Going the black :) 

 

 

Camoooooooon thursday, it'll be nice to finally get the HD800's to a good volume, that and see if it breath's life back into the ol' HD590's that I've loved for so long.

 

have yet to find a fix for the girlfriend who complains that the headphones drown out her normal speakers hahaha


I get that same complaint too. I bought her some Grado 60s in hopes that she would like something louder and more engaging than macbook "speakers". Nope, they spend all day sitting on the bookshelf with the macbook cranked up to 11.

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Going the black :) 

 

 

Camoooooooon thursday, it'll be nice to finally get the HD800's to a good volume, that and see if it breath's life back into the ol' HD590's that I've loved for so long.

 

have yet to find a fix for the girlfriend who complains that the headphones drown out her normal speakers hahaha

Simple she needs headphones.L3000.gif

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I get that same complaint too. I bought her some Grado 60s in hopes that she would like something louder and more engaging than macbook "speakers". Nope, they spend all day sitting on the bookshelf with the macbook cranked up to 11.

 

 

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Simple she needs headphones.L3000.gif

 

She's taken the 590's, but since their open back I still get the same complaint :|   thankfully our house should be done in 8 months at which point I'll find a distant room! *grumble* 

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Here's my new headphone stand. A $20 made in China knockoff...

 

It may be a knock off but it's only $10 cheaper than it should be. I'm sure it's just 18mm pine plywood cnc'd and then glued.

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Going the black :) 

 

 

Camoooooooon thursday, it'll be nice to finally get the HD800's to a good volume, that and see if it breath's life back into the ol' HD590's that I've loved for so long.

 

have yet to find a fix for the girlfriend who complains that the headphones drown out her normal speakers hahaha

The black looks sweet. Enjoy it man! I'd like to own some woo gear some day.

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The black looks sweet. Enjoy it man! I'd like to own some woo gear some day.

Did you get your Senns finally 

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Every time I listen to other high-end headphones, I appreciate these more. That is all.

post #2955 of 12339

I just got my FR Graph from Sennheiser.. no wonder I love them!!

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