Originally Posted by Bill-P
But... I wear glasses. Not on a regular basis, but I wore glasses when I put those T5P on. And I still felt the bass to be a little bit much.
So I don't think it's because they wear glasses.
Anyway, I've pushed my W1000X away due to hearing both the Alpha Dogs and the closed-back Audeze prototype. Immediately after the meet, I knew that if I were to get one of those headphones, then my W1000X would be an orphan. And I don't like the thought.
On a side note, though, the W1000X funded my purchase of an ALO Continental.
So I can't wait to hear what the "best portable headphone amplifier" sounds like. If it's all it's cracked up to be, then my portable rig would be complete with modded ES10 + Continental.
And I must admit... I secretly wish that it would be a mini Studio Six...
A mini Studio Six...
What a thought!!
I know what you mean in terms of some headphone/gear planning being adjusted after hearing both of those cans!!
And the Continental, a KILLER piece there. I just lent mine to my cousin. I'm using my ALO International w/ my
Astell & Kern AK100 as my goto hi rez portable right now - and my Sony PHA-1/iDevice for everything else.
I was admittedly close to backing-out of CAS 2013!!
We had just moved, my life's still in boxes, and bringing all that gear down in my John Cooperworks Mini isn't a small
task. But, to say I'm relieved I bucked up is saying it lightly!!
When Warren and I managed to get into the Meet room the night before to scope it out, we weren't sure how things were
going to turn out. Frank I worked his TAIL OFF, so that is not a reflection on him whatsoever, but those of you who were
there understand what I'm talkin' about - the room was tiny, not enough chairs/space/power/AC!!!!
But we made it a BLAST together. Plus: With the ALO Studio Six I was constantly able to listen in while people tried out
my rig!! That was a real treat.
I also discovered what a damn good headphone amp my MYTEK Stereo-192 DSD DAC has
on-board! LOL. I've just been glued to using it as a DAC, but I'm listening to it right now w/ my Mad Dogs and loving it!
@Shane55's expression in his new avatar (and larger picture before it) says more than we ever could about that day I think.
Lots of tube-rollin' before you guys heard it. I'm SO glad you dug it!!!!