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Now this is an idea

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post #17 of 54

I know someone who does the same thing with cats, we call her ''crazy cat lady'' tongue.gif

post #18 of 54

Since you are Senn fan, get a Senn electrostat.  HE60 is nice.

post #19 of 54

Jacklin Float for a change.  beerchug.gif

 

Wachara C.

post #20 of 54

You can try the Taket H2+.

post #21 of 54

Koss PortaPro's Best Headphones EU 2014!!!1one!1!!!

post #22 of 54

lol KSC75's then >kramer modded<. 

post #23 of 54
Of the headphones you own, would you care to provide an order of preference and maybe a few words why?
post #24 of 54

Rather than get anymore headphones, I'm doing something similar to what astrostar59 suggested, I'm using my MacMini as a music server to my sources DAC, and I'm using my iPad as a remote control to select the songs on the MacMini, I'm also seeing into downloading Audirvana +.

post #25 of 54
You might also get into budget fi. Now that you have a top end can to escape into(and the experience that comes with climbing the ladder to the top), you can go back and try riding the hype train. You may hear something you like, you may get a barrel of laughs, but you'll be able to keep feeding your addiction and the community would thank you for your impressions
post #26 of 54

I've seen too many people here who spent more than 10k!!!! dollars and still aren't satisfied enough! It's good to realise and learn how to behave in order to not end the same... (no offense)

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I've seen too many people here who spent more than 10k!!!! dollars and still aren't satisfied enough! It's good to realise and learn how to behave in order to not end the same... (no offense)

What would you do with 100 Odacs, Rusta?confused.gif

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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-Daniel

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Of the headphones you own, would you care to provide an order of preference and maybe a few words why?

 

Ok, my top 3.

 

1. Stax SR-009

 

+ The most perfect sound and balance.

+ Resolution is unbelieavable. The clarity!

+ Shimmering and clear highs, no peaks.

+ Tight and big bass.

+ Best soundstage for me, better than HD 800 imo. HD 800 sounds "too stereo", like it´s unnatural widening effect that can be made with simple audio plugin. HD 800 is missing the center impact compared to SR-009.

+ Comfort great

- Could use littlebit more deep sub bass, like in the Fostex TH 900, just a tiny bit.

- Also could use just a tiny bit upper mids, but this is just my taste.

- Also could use a bit more the highest highs

 

2. Fostex TH-900

 

+ Pretty much same pros than in SR-009, except not as good resolution and comfort, but still ok. A bit more sub bass and bass overall, less mids and lower mids. More upper mids sharpness, more highest highs. So really great fun headphones, not neutral, but colored and fun!

 

3. Sennheiser HD 800

 

+ Neutral like SR-009, very good headphones, nothing really bad to say about these, except resolution is not on the SR-009 level

- Could use more bass


Edited by MetalElvis - 4/9/13 at 2:39pm
post #29 of 54
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Originally Posted by MetalElvis View Post

 

Ok, my top 3.

 

1. Stax SR-009

 

+ The most perfect sound and balance.

+ Resolution is unbelieavable. The clarity!

+ Shimmering and clear highs, no peaks.

+ Tight and big bass.

+ Best soundstage for me, better than HD 800 imo. HD 800 sounds "too stereo", like it´s unnatural widening effect that can be made with simple audio plugin. HD 800 is missing the center impact compared to SR-009.

+ Comfort great

- Could use littlebit more deep sub bass, like in the Fostex TH 900, just a tiny bit.

- Also could use just a tiny bit upper mids, but this is just my taste.

- Also could use a bit more the highest highs

 

2. Fostex TH-900

 

+ Pretty much same pros than in SR-009, except not as good resolution and comfort, but still ok. A bit more sub bass and bass overall, less mids and lower mids. More upper mids sharpness, more highest highs. So really great fun headphones, not neutral, but colored and fun!

 

3. Sennheiser HD 800

 

+ Neutral like SR-009, very good headphones, nothing really bad to say about these, except resolution is not on the SR-009 level

- Could use more bass

Have you tried driving the HD800 balanced or upgrade the stock cable?  Those alone should bring out much better bass response.

post #30 of 54

I hate to say it like this but there really is no be-all end-all for some of us.  The grass is always going to be greener on the other side.

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