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post #46 of 54
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Originally Posted by MetalElvis View Post

Got the SR-009 and I think it´s easily the best headphone I own or have ever heard, but it´s not perfect.

I own:
Stax SR-009
Senn HD 600
Senn HD 650
Senn HD 700
Senn HD 800
Senn RS 220
(What can I say, I´m a bit of a Sennheiser fan).
Beyerdynamic T1
Fostex TH-900
Audeze LCD-2

So after all that I´m still hungry for new headphones, what´s wrong with me?

Recommendations?

Interesting, so recently I heard someone got rid of his HD800 and SR009 for a HD600, what are your thoughts on this?

What are your source/amp for the SR009 btw?
post #47 of 54
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Originally Posted by CybDev View Post


Interesting, so recently I heard someone got rid of his HD800 and SR009 for a HD600, what are your thoughts on this?

What are your source/amp for the SR009 btw?

The HD600 & HD650 are very capable if driven by really good balanced amplifiers.  I don't think it is technically better but it is a whole lot cheaper.  After all, we all have our preference.

post #48 of 54
Yeah, just through the OP might have some insights since he states he has all the mentioned models, maybe he even did some direct comparisons? smily_headphones1.gif
post #49 of 54
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Originally Posted by MetalElvis View Post

Got the SR-009 and I think it´s easily the best headphone I own or have ever heard, but it´s not perfect.

 

I own:

Stax SR-009

Senn HD 600

Senn HD 650

Senn HD 700

Senn HD 800

Senn RS 220

(What can I say, I´m a bit of a Sennheiser fan).

Beyerdynamic T1

Fostex TH-900

Audeze LCD-2

 

So after all that I´m still hungry for new headphones, what´s wrong with me?

 

Recommendations?

Could you tell us what headphone-amp you are using with the SR009 ? 

 

thanks

post #50 of 54

The SVS Realizer will give a very new dimension to any of your headphone's "sound" - actual outside of your head soundstage, close replication of the (stereo or multichannel) loudspeakers and room you do your personal calibration in

 

then you can "collect" US$ 5-6 figure rooms, loudspeakers, spend on trips to world class studios, rent a hr in the mastering engineer's seat...

 

lots cheaper than Senn ES


Edited by jcx - 7/16/13 at 10:12am
post #51 of 54
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Originally Posted by jcx View Post

The SVS Realizer will give a very new dimension to any of your headphone's "sound" - actual outside of your head soundstage, close replication of the (stereo or multichannel) loudspeakers and room you do your personal calibration in

 

then you can "collect" US$ 5-6 figure rooms, loudspeakers, spend on trips to world class studios, rent a hr in the mastering engineer's seat...

 

lots cheaper than Senn ES

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post #52 of 54

I think it would be best to list what sources/amps you are using, I think that would probably be the best route for improvement from where you are.

post #53 of 54

or just maybe he wants to avoid that mug's game...

 

 

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...Dr Geddes is one of very few actual acoustics PhD's - has worked, published in the field of audio perception and reproduction with his PhD psychoacoustics researcher wife in peer reviewed papers using controlled listening tests

 

he uses a $300 Pioneer HT amp to demo his $7k ea waveguide speakers - for surround, with his room treatments, multi sub setup it probably works out to ~1% of system cost in the amps

 

but most people don't have his knowledge - he measured a few amps before he found a "good one" that met his GedLee Metric research driven quality:

 

 

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You can believe it or not, but its true. I tested about five amps that I had and the Pioneer was the best.

People always take my statements out of context. Once one has good electronics - and clearly price and "personal perception" don't correlate with good - then the only thing that matters is the speaker and the room (source material being a given). I have never said that any piece of junk electronics is fine. Only that very inexpensive and readily available electronics place the electronics into the "insiginificant errors" category.

I know that this is not a popular position and it's not one that I have always held, but I have studied this problem intensely and this is my conclusion. It is, by the way, the same one as held by Flyod Toole and Lauri Fincham and a whole host of other well know audio researchers. It's amp designers and marketers who seem to hold contrary beliefs

 

 

 

its easy for the salesman to argue that you need to spend some large fraction on each piece of a system - if they can convince someone that $15k of amps are "reasonable" to go with $25k of speakers then a lot of people have made money from the customer's ignorance, or fashion sense, or audiophile connoisseur pretensions

 

who in industry wouldn't do as much as possible to promote, preserve anything that keeps such a profitable system going


Edited by jcx - 7/17/13 at 7:59am
post #54 of 54

If you're still hungry I recommend selling some of your headphones to buy some food, or going hungry for longer to buy a BHSE.

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