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

 
  • 15% (56)
    Stax SR009
  • 4% (18)
    Stax SR007 Mk 1 or 2
  • 6% (25)
    Audeze LCD2 inc revision 2
  • 10% (40)
    Audeze LCD3
  • 8% (31)
    Fostex TH900
  • 29% (108)
    Sennheiser HD800
  • 2% (10)
    Sennheiser Orpheus
  • 1% (6)
    Sony MDR10 Bass heavy or light
  • 4% (15)
    JH Audio Or Custom in ear monitors
  • 3% (14)
    Beyerdynamic T1
  • 11% (43)
    any I've missed? Please post
366 Total Votes  
post #511 of 834
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Originally Posted by David1961 View Post

Are you on about my new headband or the problem I find with the 009's, if it's the problem, I've mentioned it already in some of my posts, to which other head-fiers are not totally happy with how they sound.
I've only heard the HD-800 once at an head-fi meeting and wasn't that impressed, however some are saying the GS-Xmk2 makes them sound very good.
Even if the GS-Xmk2 did make the HD-800's sound very good, I've got the HD-600's which I'm very happy with so I've no plans on getting the HD-800.

The main reason why I'm keeping my SR-009's is because of how they now look, to me they are now one of the best looking headphones I've ever seen.
Not only that, they're now the most comfortable. I find the HD-600's to be very comfortable but even though my 009's are heavier then the 600's, they are still more comfy.
You owe it to yourself to hear the HD800s on better gear and in your own home. They are so different from the HD600, there is basically no resemblance. I own both and never touch the HD600 unless I'm carting them to a meet.

I know I'm quoting a 6 month old post, so hopefully you have heard them since. Also, as I see in a later post, if looks are a concern, get them through Colorware as I did. Perhaps a different color combination will be easier on the eyes.
Edited by Maxvla - 11/28/13 at 11:02pm
post #512 of 834
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Originally Posted by Maxvla View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by David1961 View Post

Are you on about my new headband or the problem I find with the 009's, if it's the problem, I've mentioned it already in some of my posts, to which other head-fiers are not totally happy with how they sound.
I've only heard the HD-800 once at an head-fi meeting and wasn't that impressed, however some are saying the GS-Xmk2 makes them sound very good.
Even if the GS-Xmk2 did make the HD-800's sound very good, I've got the HD-600's which I'm very happy with so I've no plans on getting the HD-800.

The main reason why I'm keeping my SR-009's is because of how they now look, to me they are now one of the best looking headphones I've ever seen.
Not only that, they're now the most comfortable. I find the HD-600's to be very comfortable but even though my 009's are heavier then the 600's, they are still more comfy.
You owe it to yourself to hear the HD800s on better gear and in your own home. They are so different from the HD600, there is basically no resemblance. I own both and never touch the HD600 unless I'm carting them to a meet.

I know I'm quoting a 6 month old post, so hopefully you have heard them since. Also, as I see in a later post, if looks are a concern, get them through Colorware as I did. Perhaps a different color combination will be easier on the eyes.

I haven't heard the HD-800 with my GS-Xmk2, but even if I had and thought they sounded amazing, I still wouldn't get a pair. Changing the colour combination still wouldn't change how I feel about the HD-800 because it's the shape of the ear cups I don't like. The only thing that would tempt me into getting the HD-800, is if they were redesigned to look very similar to the HE-90.
Anyway I'm in the process of ordering the Audeze LCD-XC. ( Bubinga wood cups )
post #513 of 834
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Originally Posted by ericfarrell85 View Post
 

Boy you guys seem really thrilled with your KGSSHV's. An amp for my electrostats is really the very last thing I'm looking for. The KGSS just does so well with my SR009 and HE60, that I worry about losing that with an "upgrade". It's the SR007 that's problematic, as I feel it's so close to ditching the cuffs and coming alive, but it never does. 

 

I previously owned a HeadAmp KGSS and really loved it with my SR-009s. But the KGSSHV just brings them onto another level. The bass hits harder, the imaging expands and the transparency hits all the right notes.

post #514 of 834
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Originally Posted by SoupRKnowva View Post


It really is amazing, it has a smoothness/clearness to it that the m7 doesn't have, it doesn't have quite the detail or soundstage or the m7, but it brings some things to the table that other dacs don't. It deserves a lot more attention on here for sure


Not really "DONE" are you? :D

post #515 of 834
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Originally Posted by OneSec View Post
 


Not really "DONE" are you? :D

 

No I am, I would take the M7 over the Neko DAC every time

post #516 of 834
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Originally Posted by 3X0 View Post

I think the real question (actually a completely different discussion) is whether anyone has seriously approached electrostatics (or perhaps even orthodynamics) and went back to a traditional dynamics.
Yes, I bought a pair of SR-007 MK1 and a Stax SRM-323 and while they sounded good, they also sounded 'off'. I moved to an HD800 setup that I hope is in the last stages once my GS-X arrives. While owning the HD800s I purchased the LCD-2 despite never really being impressed by them only to find them distasteful and returned them. Also owned a HE-6 from the first run and had comfort and soundstage issues with them. My amp was not ideal and I have heard them better since, but still have issues.

I hope to be done with the X-Sabre -> GS-X -> HD800, but am still interested in high end CIEMs as I think it is my final destination provided the technology can get there. They are already capable of untouchable soundstage and imaging, but lack in natural textures and treble clarity (armature tech needs improving, I suppose). I heard all the top models in 2011 and selected the UERM, but have not heard any of the recent models, and there have been several. High end DAC, simple but ultra clean amp, and a CIEM with SR-009-like clarity, HD800-like resolution, and UERM-like soundstage and imaging and I would be done.
post #517 of 834
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Originally Posted by Maxvla View Post

High end DAC, simple but ultra clean amp, and a CIEM with SR-009-like clarity, HD800-like resolution, and UERM-like soundstage and imaging and I would be done.

Part of me is afraid the freq phase JH-13 will do just that. If it's even close to the demo they had at can jam 2010 in Chicago it will be...
post #518 of 834

Well, I guess I'm done, by choice, not by obligation, I know that to many of you, my setup is relatively modest, however, I try to never lose sight of the fact that some people would like to be able to afford a similar system.

 

Yamaha DVD-S2700, DVD/CD/SACD player

Technics SL1200 MK2/Ortofon 2M Black cartridge, turntable

Grado GS/PS/HP1000 headphones

Grado HPA-2 headphone amp. (ultra rare)

post #519 of 834
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by stacker45 View Post

Well, I guess I'm done, by choice, not by obligation, I know that to many of you, my setup is relatively modest, however, I try to never lose sight of the fact that some people would like to be able to afford a similar system.

Yamaha DVD-S2700, DVD/CD/SACD player
Technics SL1200 MK2/Ortofon 2M Black cartridge, turntable
Grado GS/PS/HP1000 headphones
Grado HPA-2 headphone amp. (ultra rare)

Thanks very much for sharing that with us all and I am in admiration you've achieved what you want. I think all of the gear you have is top notch, there's nothing cheap and cheerful amongst that lot.
I STILL haven't heard much Grado kit, the ps1000s for 2 mins at a headfi meet this year.
I see that you prefer the vinyl or cd in your hand, that's cool.
Grado has many satisfied customers. What is it about their sound signature over other high end phones that appeals to you?
Regards
Trev
post #520 of 834

Man I'm having a hell of a time finalizing my rig(s).  I have a few pieces to the puzzle but had to take a step back because of getting screwed with the KGSSHV amp.  Since then I got on the wait list for the BHSE.  That was plan B - I would have stuck with the KGSSHV instead.  Now the wait for that is on.  I have a pair of SR007 mk1s but the money I used for the BHSE was for my SR009s:(

 

I think I have the DAC I really like after going through more than a few.  The dag on burn in process is so long (500 - 1000) hours, I won't know for sure until after X-mas.  

 

So by sometime next year.  I should have the:

 

One DAC = AMR DP-777

BHSE / SR009 + SR007 mk1

A second GS-X mk2

Maybe a tube amp from Eddie Current = the EC 445 (Thinking about it)

 

Oh - Also thinking about selling the First Watt F1J in order to upgrade to a Pass Lab amp for the HE-6 :eek:


Edited by preproman - 12/8/13 at 4:03am
post #521 of 834
Thread Starter 
That's all way out of my league. But bhse and 009 is a popular stopping point. Perhaps all the rest may be superfluous?
Keep us posted. There aren't many in the world with your dilemma
post #522 of 834

i still haven't made the jump into electrostats and im not sure i will.

 

im pretty happy with my GSX MK2 and my dynamics, all i need is a nice otl and a nice SET tube amp and i'm done. basically i have all the headphones i want with just a few changes this next years.

post #523 of 834
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post
 

i still haven't made the jump into electrostats and im not sure i will.

 

im pretty happy with my GSX MK2 and my dynamics, all i need is a nice otl and a nice SET tube amp and i'm done. basically i have all the headphones i want with just a few changes this next years.

I might be worth it to give a electrostats a try instead of buying the SET tube amp.  You might see what you are missing from your dynamics.

post #524 of 834
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post
 

... I have a pair of SR007 mk1s but the money I used for the BHSE was for my SR009s:(

Don't regret. You may just find that the BHSE + SR007 mk1 is plenty good enough for an end game setup :smile_phones:

 

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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post
 

i still haven't made the jump into electrostats and im not sure i will.

Probably wise if you're close the the finish with dynamics. Otherwise, you may have to start a thread called "Let's just throw everything up in the air again"

post #525 of 834

Yamaha CD-S2000 CD/SACD (w/Balanced o/p) > Woo Audio 22 > (Grado RS-1, Denon D7000, AKG K-1000, all balanced)

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