Oh I see.... Well I think I might've been a bit harsh before and sounded more negative than I really feel. First of all, I only had a brief listen. Furthermore, whilst the amp/DAC was good, I don't think the SS amp did the Ed 12 any favours. Shall have to try a nice Cavalli or something next time.
Having said that, the detail retrieval was quite nice and I felt the soundstage was quite ethereal. Not HD 800 wide but weirdly airy and unlike any other headphone I've heard (maybe this is the S-Logic at play?). Being cheaper than the 10s, it wasn't exactly a bad offering. It's just that the sibilance really stood out for me. I was comparing directly with an HD 800 and not only would the sibilance be more pronounced in the 12s, even many smooth sounding and otherwise normal sounding passages on the HD 800s became harsh and almost distorted when listened to with the 12s. I am curious to see if others have a similar impression or if maybe I just had a dodgy pair/really bad synergy with the amp/DAC.
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