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post #331 of 730

It's very hard to imagine any improvement to the Roxanne. There is really no where to go IMO. I think the only thing that separates these from a high end headphone is really just a tiny little bit of super high frequencies, which are notoriously difficult with BA drivers. And I'm not discounting that this may be due to my sources not having close to zero output impedance. But still, at the neutral bass setting it's the best spectrum presentation I've listened to. For those wondering, the improvement over JH13/16 is substantial. It's not marginal or "different sounding". It's better in all aspects, bass mids and highs. I sent mine back for refit after a week of using them and went back to my JH16 in the interim, and I was a sad panda until I got them back. Shocking really, considering how good I thought the JH16s were.

 

Anyone who jumped on the wagon cannot be disappointed.....

post #332 of 730

Which of the two ciems are more forgiving when it comes to poorly mastered recordings,  the JH13 Pro or the Roxanne? I listen to a lot of metal so I prefer the ciem which is more forgiving. Thanks in advance. 

post #333 of 730
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Originally Posted by burningv View Post
 

Which of the two ciems are more forgiving when it comes to poorly mastered recordings,  the JH13 Pro or the Roxanne? I listen to a lot of metal so I prefer the ciem which is more forgiving. Thanks in advance. 

 

Speaking between Roxanne and JH16, I would say Roxanne. From my experience JH16 can be harsh/piercing on some tracks which Roxanne controls very well. Also sibilance is a bit reduced on Roxanne compared against JH16.

post #334 of 730
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Originally Posted by JAG87 View Post
 

It's very hard to imagine any improvement to the Roxanne. There is really no where to go IMO. I think the only thing that separates these from a high end headphone is really just a tiny little bit of super high frequencies, which are notoriously difficult with BA drivers. And I'm not discounting that this may be due to my sources not having close to zero output impedance. But still, at the neutral bass setting it's the best spectrum presentation I've listened to. For those wondering, the improvement over JH13/16 is substantial. It's not marginal or "different sounding". It's better in all aspects, bass mids and highs. I sent mine back for refit after a week of using them and went back to my JH16 in the interim, and I was a sad panda until I got them back. Shocking really, considering how good I thought the JH16s were.

 

Anyone who jumped on the wagon cannot be disappointed.....

 

My Roxanne is even taking some listen time away from my full size headphone at home. :)

 

I am planning to get either the LCD-X or LCD-2, but the Roxanne at 1 o'clock bass setting is doing a very good job at simulating similar bass performance of the Audeze's phones.

I think I will put that on hold for a while. My wallet will be very pleased. lol :beerchug:

post #335 of 730

This is some very encouraging comments. It's going to take a week or two before I get them here in Korea.

post #336 of 730
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Originally Posted by jonyoo View Post
 

This is some very encouraging comments. It's going to take a week or two before I get them here in Korea.

Hey one question, is there any website in Korean for Astell and Kern? Here a guy from POSCO is asking me...

Thank you!

post #337 of 730
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Originally Posted by JAG87 View Post
 

It's very hard to imagine any improvement to the Roxanne. There is really no where to go IMO. I think the only thing that separates these from a high end headphone is really just a tiny little bit of super high frequencies, which are notoriously difficult with BA drivers. And I'm not discounting that this may be due to my sources not having close to zero output impedance. But still, at the neutral bass setting it's the best spectrum presentation I've listened to. For those wondering, the improvement over JH13/16 is substantial. It's not marginal or "different sounding". It's better in all aspects, bass mids and highs. I sent mine back for refit after a week of using them and went back to my JH16 in the interim, and I was a sad panda until I got them back. Shocking really, considering how good I thought the JH16s were.

 

Anyone who jumped on the wagon cannot be disappointed.....

 

I'd agree with this. I even think the highs are as good or better than a lot of the top headphones. The main compromise that I hear is the small head stage compared to open phones, and obviously, speakers. Its big relative to IEMs but not open headphones. Within the IEM realm, however, I'm not sure how you'd get much better. Something that hasn't been mentioned enough is that they are very liquid sounding. Something I really haven't heard in an IEM before. 

 

How long did it take for you to get your refit back? I sent mine in about a week ago (3 day). I just hope its right this time, I miss listening to them.

post #338 of 730

I just found out that feeding Roxanne with a very transparent source and setting the bass at 0dB gives Roxanne the best detail resolution. Especially the micro details.

 

Rockbox recently just become supported with DX50. With rockbox set to all flat response and with a transparent amp (UHA-6S), Roxanne can deliver the details of each recordings as exactly as it was intended.

post #339 of 730
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Originally Posted by headwhacker View Post
 

I just found out that feeding Roxanne with a very transparent source and setting the bass at 0dB gives Roxanne the best detail resolution. Especially the micro details.

This sounds like an accurate prescription to me.  While needing very little gain from an amp, they max out the capabilities of my portable sources.  I wish I had a Lavry Quintentessence to hear how far they can go.

post #340 of 730
How do the Roxanne's compare to SR-009?
post #341 of 730
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Originally Posted by Lukalop View Post

How do the Roxanne's compare to SR-009?

 

Emmm, how do apple compares to orange? :confused:

One is a ciem, and the other is an electrostatic headphone. No?


Edited by akhyar - 3/14/14 at 5:13pm
post #342 of 730
Yes I do realise & have the privilege of owning a dictionary. In pure sound quality alone how do they compare?
Just because one is electrostatic doesn't stop people comparing hybrids to diesels. So?
post #343 of 730
I have as presents Roxanne balance cable for my ak 240
But my Roxanne is not ready yet , it is already 3 month from my ear impression. biggrin.gif

post #344 of 730
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Originally Posted by rudi0504 View Post

I have as presents Roxanne balance cable for my ak 240
But my Roxanne is not ready yet , it is already 3 month from my ear impression. biggrin.gif


Where did you get that cable? Thanks.
post #345 of 730
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Originally Posted by Papiro2 View Post
 

Hey one question, is there any website in Korean for Astell and Kern? Here a guy from POSCO is asking me...

Thank you!

Hey, sorry for the late response. Of course there is. Since it was done with iRiver he can check it out at the iRiver homepage. www.iriver.co.kr. If he wants to buy one he should check out soundcat's store zound. I did a project for POSCO not too long ago. Ask him if he got a really nice 2014 POSCO calendar haha.

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