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Poll Results: This is my headphone. I am finished. I've owned these for more than 1 year.

 
  • 13% (24)
    Stax SR009
  • 5% (9)
    Stax SR007 Mk 1 or 2
  • 9% (17)
    Audeze LCD2 inc revision 2
  • 9% (16)
    Audeze LCD3
  • 10% (18)
    Fostex TH900
  • 28% (51)
    Sennheiser HD800
  • 1% (3)
    Sennheiser Orpheus
  • 2% (4)
    Sony MDR10 Bass heavy or light
  • 5% (9)
    JH Audio Or Custom in ear monitors
  • 3% (7)
    Beyerdynamic T1
  • 10% (19)
    any I've missed? Please post
177 Total Votes  
post #466 of 594
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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post

Well with a full weekend with my sprtizer built KGSSHV and SR-009s, I'm definitely ready to call this my End Game Setup. L3000.gif

 

Maybe a new Bryston BDA-2 DAC in the fall/wintertime....

Nice Peter-to find that contentment must be what it's all about. Contentment being and understatement I'm sure.

 

-Daniel

post #467 of 594
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Originally Posted by BournePerfect View Post

Nice Peter-to find that contentment must be what it's all about. Contentment being and understatement I'm sure.

-Daniel

Completely satisfied! smily_headphones1.gif
post #468 of 594

Prove it-sell everything else! very_evil_smiley.gif

 

-Daniel

post #469 of 594
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Currawong View Post

Not a bad end-rig for some maybe...




Looks pretty darn cool currawong. What have you got there? Why did it trounce the opposition and is it your endgame?
post #470 of 594
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Originally Posted by BournePerfect View Post

Prove it-sell everything else! very_evil_smiley.gif

 

-Daniel

LoL, you just want the GS-X MKII. tongue.gif

 

Been married for 17 years (all to the same woman) so I'm what I'd call a headphone polygamist. 

post #471 of 594

Nice. As far as the GSX-all my pennies are currently going towards an Analog Dac or Overdrive. gs1000.gif

 

-Daniel

post #472 of 594
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post

LoL, you just want the GS-X MKII. tongue.gif


Been married for 17 years (all to the same woman) so I'm what I'd call a headphone polygamist. 

Talking of polygamy, which headphone is for which genre?
post #473 of 594
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Originally Posted by Takeanidea View Post


Talking of polygamy, which headphone is for which genre? 

 

I use the SR-009s literally for everything (rock, metal, jazz, classical, acoustic, punk, etc...). I use the LCD-3s for everything except classical which I prefer the SR-009s and HD800s for. With the HD800s I tend to not use for rock or punk. The TH-900s...they're used when I need a closed headphone (like when my in-laws visit from out of town wink.gif).

post #474 of 594
I guess I have an endgame setup, if your definition of endgame means being satisfied and not changing anything. I haven't changed a thing in 3 years? 4? I lost count.

The setup is Resolution Audio Opus 21 --> BH or SRM-717 --> SR-007 Mk1. The secret ingredient is definitely the Opus 21, adding real dynamics and punch to a setup that otherwise can sound a bit bland. It's not perfect but it's lively, which is a whole lot better than a pristine dac that sounds dead. In general, the 007/BH combo needs as good a source as you can get. It's not the difference between sounding good and sounding bad, it's the difference between being mesmerizing and between making you wonder where the money goes. The 007 is always going to sound at least decent, but it's not magical until you connect it to something magical, which is what a revealing transducer should do.

I'm somewhat tempted by the 009, but not enough to spend thousands to find out. I never cared as much for a Lambda-like sound signature and prefer a warmer sound.

But then again, by the same definition the UM3x is an endgame setup too since I haven't changed that one in years either. On the move, I just don't care enough, it's comfortable enough and sounds ok. I don't really need more than that, though I may pick up an ES5 or similar if I get around to it.

The one thing I'm missing is a beater headphone to use as an all-rounder. I'm not (too) abusive on my gear but using the 007 hours daily puts a lot of wear and tear on a headphone that's not replaceable. It's likely that a lesser stat is in the future (or maybe a second 007?).

Ditto on 'stats being good for all genres, especially faster stuff like metal. You just need a beefy amp or the frequency extremes suffer.
post #475 of 594
Love the opus.
post #476 of 594

i think now i finally reached an endgame state as far as headphones and DAC goes. i still need to work on the amps in the future, not sure if i'll ever get a STAX, maybe...

post #477 of 594
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

i think now i finally reached an endgame state as far as headphones and DAC goes. i still need to work on the amps in the future, not sure if i'll ever get a STAX, maybe...

 

Well if your signature is accurate there really isn't that many more headphones you can upgrade to outside of the HE6 and Stax :P

post #478 of 594
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Originally Posted by rawrster View Post

 

Well if your signature is accurate there really isn't that many more headphones you can upgrade to outside of the HE6 and Stax :P

*coughs*source*coughs*

 

-Daniel

post #479 of 594
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Originally Posted by BournePerfect View Post

*coughs*source*coughs*

 

-Daniel

 

u dont like mytek 192?

post #480 of 594

You can do better-that's all.

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-Daniel

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