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post #46 of 1613
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Originally Posted by Aeolus Kratos View Post
 

Hi Loquah,

 

There's one interesting thing I've just recently noticed. Your SEX wood base's color is nearly the same as my Crack's one :D

 

 

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Sexy brown :p

 

Yes. Mine's Jarrah stain. What's yours? It looks nice.

post #47 of 1613
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Folks, I just hooked up my old SpeakerCraft bookshelves with the SEX. The other night I just quickly fired them up in the living room, not properly placed or angled and was not particularly impressed.

 

Today I evicted my B&O BeoLab 3s and replaced them in my office with the bookshelves and Holy "Expletive"! These aren't great speakers, but jeez they sound good. They can't match the BeoLab 3s for off-axis performance, but the S.E.X. is helping them to create a truly beautiful image and stage. The only thing I'd like is a touch more bass, but I might EQ for that.

 

PS - sorry about the rushed photo!

post #48 of 1613

Thanks, man. What a nice, impressive review with easily understandable words that I have ever read and even I am a mid-English level man like me can understand most of it. Thanks again and really want to read the last two parts of the review. A big picture of Bottlehead Amplifiers.

 

It has been a long time that I find myself more interested to read a review like this. Really a long time, the last time was the 50+ headphones comparison.


Edited by LoveKnight - 9/29/13 at 6:47am
post #49 of 1613
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Originally Posted by Loquah View Post



Folks, I just hooked up my old SpeakerCraft bookshelves with the SEX. The other night I just quickly fired them up in the living room, not properly placed or angled and was not particularly impressed.

Today I evicted my B&O BeoLab 3s and replaced them in my office with the bookshelves and Holy "Expletive"! These aren't great speakers, but jeez they sound good. They can't match the BeoLab 3s for off-axis performance, but the S.E.X. is helping them to create a truly beautiful image and stage. The only thing I'd like is a touch more bass, but I might EQ for that.

PS - sorry about the rushed photo!
I'm assuming you haven't installed the C4S. Bass really improved after I installed the C4S.
post #50 of 1613
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Originally Posted by LoveKnight View Post

Thanks, man. What a nice, impressive review with easily understandable words that I have ever read and even I am a mid-English level man like me can understand most of it. Thanks again and really want to read the last two parts of the review. A big picture of Bottlehead Amplifiers.

It has been a long time that I find myself more interested to read a review like this. Really a long time, the last time was the 50+ headphones comparison.

Thanks Loveknight. I'm glad you enjoyed it.
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Originally Posted by clowkoy View Post

I'm assuming you haven't installed the C4S. Bass really improved after I installed the C4S.

Correct. C4S comes next so I'm really glad to hear that it improves the bass. I like the sound a lot already, but a touch more bass would put the SEX over the top.
post #51 of 1613

 

Just saying that you can use the Stereomour for headphones too! :beyersmile:

post #52 of 1613
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Nice looking setup!

On another note, please disregard my comments about the speakers sounding lean in the bass. Turns out their not sensitive enough for the S.E.X. so while they still sound good, they're not giving their all and not doing the amp any favours.
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post #54 of 1613

Thanks for taking the time to write those great reviews :beerchug:

 

If the only high impedance cans you owned were the HD650's, which amp would you prefer to own?

post #55 of 1613
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Thanks for taking the time to write those great reviews :beerchug:

 

If the only high impedance cans you owned were the HD650's, which amp would you prefer to own?

 

I haven't tried the 650s with both, but based on my experiences I'd probably choose the S.E.X.

 

The 650s are so smooth and warm to begin with that I think the extra transparency and clarity of the S.E.X. would really bring them alive. I loved the 650s with the Crack, but I think the Crack is at it's best with slightly brighter cans like the HD600s, Beyer T1s, etc.

 

I'd be interested to hear other people's thoughts on your question.

post #56 of 1613
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Originally Posted by Loquah View Post
 

 

I haven't tried the 650s with both, but based on my experiences I'd probably choose the S.E.X.

 

The 650s are so smooth and warm to begin with that I think the extra transparency and clarity of the S.E.X. would really bring them alive. I loved the 650s with the Crack, but I think the Crack is at it's best with slightly brighter cans like the HD600s, Beyer T1s, etc.

 

I'd be interested to hear other people's thoughts on your question.

 

I never tried the S.E.X. amp, so I can just talk about my Crack, w/o speedball. If you read all the threads about Crack or HD650 on head-fi, everyone raves about the combination. So do I. I love my HD650s with the Crack. I my opinion, the HD650/Crack Combo is better compared to a "brighter" can like the Beyerdynamic DT880 (Revox 3100, an OEM version of them from the 80s) with the Crack. Treble are bright but not harsh, mids are better than with anything else and bass isn't tight, but I like it that way :)


Edited by ffivaz - 10/3/13 at 9:12am
post #57 of 1613
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I never tried the S.E.X. amp, so I can just talk about my Crack, w/o speedball. If you read all the threads about Crack or HD650 on head-fi, everyone raves about the combination. So do I. I love my HD650s with the Crack. I my opinion, the HD650/Crack Combo is better compared to a "brighter" can like the Beyerdynamic DT880 (Revox 3100, an OEM version of them from the 80s) with the Crack. Treble are bright but not harsh, mids are better then with anything else and bass isn't tight, but I like it that way :)

Buy and install Speedball to your Crack, then the bass is much tighter and more controlled :D

post #58 of 1613
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Hey everyone, I just noticed on the Crack thread that W0lfd0g is selling some awesome tubes for the Crack. PM him if you want to maximise your Crack's sound - he's got some real treasures.

PS - I'm guessing they won't be cheap given the high quality and rarity of the tubes, but worth every cent and I can vouch for his pricing - fair and not inflated for profits
post #59 of 1613

It has been a while since I heard the 600s, sold them off to settle with the 650. Loving the 650 with the Crack+SB, I was able to try the dt880 (600ohm) with my crack+sb and liked it as well. Though I wouldn't say it was better than the pairing with the 650, ofcourse it was only a brief listen and that may well change after longer listening sessions. The 650 is so easy to love that it is usually difficult to completely enjoy something new :D. I am already searching for other headphones for my crack+sb, an AKG 240 DF is on the way;).

post #60 of 1613
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Originally Posted by Aeolus Kratos View Post
 

Buy and install Speedball to your Crack, then the bass is much tighter and more controlled :D

 

I'm eagerly waiting for the kit to ship from BH :)

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