But you also like the Cavali audio amp's . There is another thing that I'm quite interested in. Do you prefer listening to things that are more neutral and linear or neutralish with a bit of fun factor thrown in?
You prefer the SR-007 mk1's over any other headphone you own?
The O2, B22, and BHSE are all considered "neutral" by a lot of folks, yet all sound pretty distinctly different to me. "Wire-with-gain" I've realized is a meaningless term. That being said I tend to prefer stuff that is more linear than not. The overall balance of the SR-009 is just a bit too trebly for me to use over long periods. The Abyss is similar, but not as trebly. The Abyss also has a much more convincing sense of presence and weight to my ears, but it's not a bassy headphone by any means. The balance is similar to the Paradox to my ears for those who are familiar with how those measure / sound.
The Cavalli sound has a slight warmth to it, but it's not beyond what I'd consider neutral / natural. No more so than, say, the B22 or BHSE. Either way though I've used the Abyss out of a variety of amps, not just the Cavalli ones. The Moth 2A3, B22, some portables, and un-amped. It's extremely power hungry, maybe more than the HE-6, but it still sounds pretty good even out of some modest stuff.
When it comes to long term / live-with-it-everyday kind of listening, I prefer a very slightly dark balance but still nothing bassy or mushy or whatever. Hence the SR-007.
Edited by MuppetFace - 7/10/13 at 3:20am