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post #1561 of 3090
It's not supposed to be more or less powerful. It's a different bias for the normal setup. Have you checked the bias to make sure it's in spec? Otherwise, I'm not sure why you said you need an amp with normal bias plug. The t1 is quite respectable.

I have the opposite problem. My srm1mk2 has two normal bias jacks.
post #1562 of 3090
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Originally Posted by Keithpgdrb View Post

It's not supposed to be more or less powerful. It's a different bias for the normal setup. Have you checked the bias to make sure it's in spec? Otherwise, I'm not sure why you said you need an amp with normal bias plug. The t1 is quite respectable.

I have the opposite problem. My srm1mk2 has two normal bias jacks.

If the Jade is very hard to drive and I already own the sigma - Where does that leave me? Most likely with 2 underpowered earspeakers. 

post #1563 of 3090
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If the Jade is very hard to drive and I already own the sigma - Where does that leave me? Most likely with 2 underpowered earspeakers. 

assuming your sigma is normal bias, and you have a normal bias plug, I guess I am just confused as to why you think it is underpowered.  Even if you have the pro version, you have a pro plug on the T1 as well.  if your pro plug is unused, it may be possible to adjust the bias to accommodate the higher bias cans.

post #1564 of 3090
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Originally Posted by davidsh View Post
 

If the Jade is very hard to drive and I already own the sigma - Where does that leave me? Most likely with 2 underpowered earspeakers. 

assuming your sigma is normal bias, and you have a normal bias plug, I guess I am just confused as to why you think it is underpowered.  Even if you have the pro version, you have a pro plug on the T1 as well.  if your pro plug is unused, it may be possible to adjust the bias to accommodate the higher bias cans.

My T1 is un-modded and has probably never been opened up in the many years of service, so it's also pretty dusty inside. And it works perfectly fine.. I'm just kinda complaining, is all, because I have heard the the T1 isn't enough for the Sigma and I don't own any lambdas for the moment being.. So I kinda feel like I'll end up with a too weak amp if I own both the hard to drive Sigma and Jade 2, meaning more upgrades and more spending..

Can you tell me whether normal bias Stax is just as efficient as pro bias. I think it is, just want it confirmed..

 

Enough OT I suppose..

post #1565 of 3090
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My T1 is un-modded and has probably never been opened up in the many years of service, so it's also pretty dusty inside. And it works perfectly fine.. I'm just kinda complaining, is all, because I have heard the the T1 isn't enough for the Sigma and I don't own any lambdas for the moment being.. So I kinda feel like I'll end up with a too weak amp if I own both the hard to drive Sigma and Jade 2, meaning more upgrades and more spending..

Can you tell me whether normal bias Stax is just as efficient as pro bias. I think it is, just want it confirmed..

 

Enough OT I suppose..

probably more thorough answer can be found in the stax thread, but I believe both the pro and normal bias are equally efficient in their respected bias's.  depending on the age of your t1, it is probably in need of a recap.  I rebuilt my srm1mk2 with all new caps, resistors, and diodes for about $25-30.  essentially making mine almost like new.  pretty easy.

 

Sorry to hijack this thread everyone. just realized where I was.  

post #1566 of 3090
Am sorry too smily_headphones1.gif
post #1567 of 3090

I suppose the new Hifimans design is successful, since the thread is very alive. I hope Hifiman will keep QC firm, then i would happily buy 560 myself

post #1568 of 3090

The HE 560 is a horrible looking headphone. That headband is rotten. I was considering giving them a go until i seen them. 

post #1569 of 3090

Of course any design is personal matter. However, i think this time design is improved, somehow reminds me Stax sr009 or Abyss. Most importantly, comfort will be better (according to pictures).

post #1570 of 3090
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I suppose the new Hifimans design is successful, since the thread is very alive. I hope Hifiman will keep QC firm, then i would happily buy 560 myself

 

If owned headphones based on looks, then I'd own no hp's. ;)

post #1571 of 3090
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If owned headphones based on looks, then I'd own no hp's. ;)

Ah now, some headphones look great. And then there are others - LOL

 

post #1572 of 3090
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If owned headphones based on looks, then I'd own no hp's. ;)

 

The look (design and comfort) is big deal, even for audiophile audience. I do not believe if someone will try convince me otherwise, my friend :) (it is not plausible argument, but just my observation)  . But, yes  without proper sound it will be nothing special. I am sure great headphone should be like ferrari, it  looks and sounds great. ;)

post #1573 of 3090
As far as esthetics go, the current Hifiman series are not that brilliant either. So I am not going to complain about the looks of the new series. Everybody appears to agree on the comfort though.
post #1574 of 3090
Design isn't all. Audeze proved that to me frown.gif
post #1575 of 3090
@marburger the ironic thing about your post is the fact that Ferrari literally does make headphones...
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