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post #1516 of 9033

Norse Skuld..

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Norse Skuld..
I mean, what type of cable (function) is that...
post #1518 of 9033
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I wonder if the threads for the bass adjustment screw are painted. If so, tuning the bass of the AD may strip some of that gorgeous cinnamon-candy coating, no?

 

Unless the final shipped version has a lot of improvements over the one I saw and tested at the recent meet, i would not call that sanding/buffing/painting job gorgeous.  Honestly, a little cheap looking if you asked me.  Just my honest impression.  I hope the final product shipping out to customer will be better. But then, I would not buy the AD for the look so who cares,  SQ is way more important to me and the AD does deliver a lot for $600.

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Unless the final shipped version has a lot of improvements over the one I saw and tested at the recent meet, i would not call that sanding/buffing/painting job gorgeous.  Honestly, a little cheap looking if you asked me.  Just my honest impression.  I hope the final product shipping out to customer will be better. But then, I would not buy the AD for the look so who cares,  SQ is way more important to me and the AD does deliver a lot for $600.

You must have missed it. Here goes the update!

 

It looks gorgeous here

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Just a FYI, here's one of our production finishes.  No photoshop, just taken by phone.  

 


Edited by grizzlybeast - 9/13/13 at 8:53pm
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Former TH900 owner chiming in, it looks a bit like the TH900 finish.

 

Similar in colour and glossiness maybe, but the AD cups are nowhere near the extravagance that is the urushi lacquer on the TH900 cups (as it should, given the price difference).


Edited by jerg - 9/13/13 at 9:18pm
post #1521 of 9033
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Originally Posted by grizzlybeast View Post

You must have missed it. Here goes the update!

It looks gorgeous here
That does look nicer in the picture. Thx.
post #1522 of 9033
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That is true after listening you can hear what the graph shows but I like Tylll because he seems like an honest reviewer. . I think that someone sending it to him would risk his honesty hurting sales.... But on the flip side if the phone is as good as everyone says and can stand up to the test then It would help him out a lot.

 

And it isn't as if the T50RP's drivers didn't have the potential to measure very well too, as the Thunderpants have proven.

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I know this is a strong opinion but here it goes:

 

I think one of the reasons people prefer a colored bass is because when it is done right it sounds millions of miles more like a live concert etc than headphones that don't have this so called "coloration". It is just so hard to do right because headphones are so small and in your head.

 

When I play the d2k I don't find the bass too much at all. That is how bass should sound. Who goes to a concert, church, theatre or anywhere outside of headphones in the real world and hears anemic, little, and/or rolled off bass? Jazz shows or even classical or anything for that matter doesn't have that. What people call neutral or not emphasized would sound horrible at any live venue. 

 

Bass has to be the most talked about area of a headphone and a top concern of most(NOT ALL) people.

 

Ill def mess with the bass adjustment. Hopefully I dont mess it up.

Actually, I agree with you 100% on this one.

 

When you listen to speakers, you hear the midrange and treble with your ears, and you hear the bass with your ears, and you feel the bass with your body.

 

So, the same amplifier feed sent to headphones is automatically missing the part of the bass that you feel with your body.  In order for headphones to have the correct quantity of total bass, then the ears have to hear even more bass than they hear from speakers.

 

But if you do this, then that affects the midrange and treble that is heard through the same headphones.

 

Like all headphone reproduction, you end up with a compromise.  Each model has a different compromise, and so different people like different compromises.  One's mix of music styles affects this too.

 

Just to make this more graphic, headphones on your ears are never going to produce the same bass that you would feel if you were at:

 

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^ indeed. Thats why I really appreciate bass quantity in a headphone but have come to terms with headphone limitations.

 

I have been trying to sell my 8 inch studio monitors to get some lcd2's to no avail because of shipping. In the end I am glad they didn't sell because even though they cost less... no hp can replace their sonic performance in power, weight, space, and imaging. Well maybe but not one I would pay  for. 


Edited by grizzlybeast - 9/14/13 at 12:49am
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post
 

 

Yup.  I use the Emotiva + Ciunas/Concero with the AD's/MDs  sounds great.

 

New incoming cable:

 

 

 

That cable is beautiful Prep! Is that a hi-rose connector there?

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I mean, what type of cable (function) is that...

 

To use on my Emotiva a-100 speaker amp for the MDs / ADs

 

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That cable is beautiful Prep! Is that a hi-rose connector there?

 

It's the Neutrik NIC*MX-HD series XLR and Carbon bananas 

post #1527 of 9033
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To use on my Emotiva a-100 speaker amp for the MDs / ADs

 

 

Preproman: Obviously you have the funds for a more expensive amp with the Mad Dog :) In fact, from your sig, I see you have more expensive amps! What do you like about the Emotiva with the Mad Dog? Is it a neutral amp? 

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Preproman: Obviously you have the funds for a more expensive amp with the Mad Dog :) In fact, from your sig, I see you have more expensive amps! What do you like about the Emotiva with the Mad Dog? Is it a neutral amp? 

 

The amp I'm using with the MDs / ADs cost $180:blink:  No what I would call expensive for what you get in return.  What I like about the a-100 is this:  First it's used for my bedroom rig, that and the Ciunas DAC makes a good low budget rig.  

 

It's powerful - hell, it's a speaker amp.  Some what neutral, a tab bit on the bright side also a bit on the aggressive side as well.  The only reason for me getting the amp was for the MDs / Ads..  

 

Yes, there's much better choices out there.  Then again, not many better choices out there for $180.  IMO..

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The amp I'm using with the MDs / ADs cost $180:blink:

 

That's what I meant. I was surprised how cheap it was, when you have a lot of other stuff that costs a lot more. Thanks for the explanation! 

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That's what I meant. I was surprised how cheap it was, when you have a lot of other stuff that costs a lot more. Thanks for the explanation! 

 

+1 on the emotiva.

 

I used it exclusively to drive my HE-6's --got wonderful results

 

Imack---you should definetly try it

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