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post #16 of 51

Thanks for putting up the fotos...have FUN today !!

post #17 of 51

https://twitter.com/MASSkobo/status/433065060550705152

 

https://twitter.com/MASSkobo/status/435578640642764800

 

Good deal for 394 + Abyss package for 1,000,000 yen?

 


 

http://www.masskobo.com/j/sale-j/m394.htm

 

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=713744171979374

 

https://www.facebook.com/MASSkobo/posts/580189478724918

 

394 is still too expensive for me as well, I'll have to settle with the "new" price of Liquid Gold as well as the "old" UK price of Hugo for a little while.

 


 

And we've been reading quite a bit of ribbon headphones with beryllium while Nomax also talked about stuff like successor of Sony MDR-R10 coming this fall?

 

http://www.open-end-music.de/vb3/showpost.php?p=143522

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/685339/akg-k812-pro/1275#post_10288068

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/685339/akg-k812-pro/1380#post_10301511

 

I just wasn't too sure about going for Abyss when something like HE-600 / HE-7 could very well be announced by the end of 2014.

 

That bad boy Pandora Hope X from FAD might actually inherit up to 90% of the performance when compared to their Muramasa VIII

 

https://jaben.net/forums/index.php?topic=23763.0

 

Finally there will be ATH-W7000 at some point and maybe they could even make some better than their mesmorizing AT-HA5050H later?

post #18 of 51

Great pictures Rudi. Am sure you had a lot of fun.

 

Pity I missed the event. Next time!

post #19 of 51
Thread Starter 
My second day at Mook Headphone Festival

As i Met Nr Suyana San and his wife , i Show him My Chord Hugo , he like to test My Chord Hugo .
First was him and than follow his wife , i am sorry forget her name and 10 Minute later My Friend was Joint The listenkng With MR Suyama San.
The good thing from Chord Hugo The amp Section is very Good , even 3 people heard together never regu ce The sound qualkty

Mr Suyama and his wife First impresion :

Source : Samsung Galaxy Note 3 via Bluetooth
iPad Air 128 GB via lightning USB > USB to micro USB
Iem : Fit Ear MH 335 DW Studio Reference

Chord Hugo is
incredible , very clean and detail , excellent clarity , very Good separation , 3 D soundstage , very Clear and sweet midrange
Very Fast and detail Bass With very Good bass impact
After heard My Chord Hugo , he Said i must have This Chord Hugo
Wow from Master Fit Ear like Chord Hugo very much , it is unbelievable biggrin.gif

All Of My friends at Mook WHO heard Chord Hugo said excellent sound quality






AK 240 via Bkuetooth pair With Chord Hugo plus akg k 3003 and Fit Ear. MH 335 DW SR
Phenomenal SQ

IMO



At The End OF Mook Headphone Festival , i can not buy The redface.gif big amp Ko Bo 394 , i bought than
The baby amp Ko. Bo 395 biggrin.gif

First impression : Very min hiss / almost No hiss With My JH 16 Pro First Edition

After Burn In i Will post later on.






The best amp at The Show : Mass Ko Bo 394
The best Dac / Amp : Chord Hugo
The Best Dap : AK 240
The best headphone : Abyss 1266 pair With. Mass Ko Bo 394 is phenomenal
The best Iem : Fit Ear MH 335 DW Studio Reference
The best portable amp : Mass Ko Bo 395 i took to My home

IMO

End OF The jorney at Mook Headphone Festival:D
Edited by rudi0504 - 3/2/14 at 3:03pm
post #20 of 51
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mimouille View Post

Hey Rudi did you try to pair the Hugo with amps? Maybe the portable mass Kobo 395...

Michael

I have not tried Hugo + iPad Air as source pair With Mass Kobo 394 , because i forget to bring My rca to rca

Hugo + iPad Air use : lightning to USB adapter + USB to micro going to Hugo = incredible SQ
It is better than AK 240 as stand Alone DAP

AK 240 is The best stand Alone DAP at Mook is more portable all In One unit
Hugo is The best Dac / Amp at Mook is more transportable

AK 240 + Hugo via Bluetooth = very Good SQ
AK 240 + optical cable = excellenr SQ



IMO
post #21 of 51
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by CosmicHolyGhost View Post

I am also interested to know if 385/395 can bring benefit when pairing with Hugo, it will be hell of an portable amp if it really can do so. If I understand correctly, those amps are meant for c/iem use.

Chord Hugo + Any My sources : AK 100 , AK 120 , iPhone 4s , iPhone 5s , iPad Air =
Is Already excellent sound quality For portable rigs In Two Stags

You No need to add another amp

I Will update you when i connect to My New Ko Bo 395

IMO
post #22 of 51
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post

Thanks for putting up the fotos...have FUN today !!

During Mook i have My YSL primciple from Hong Kong and Shanghay , if not i Will Stay longer than 2 hours biggrin.gif
post #23 of 51
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by seeteeyou View Post

https://twitter.com/MASSkobo/status/433065060550705152

https://twitter.com/MASSkobo/status/435578640642764800

Good deal for 394 + Abyss package for 1,000,000 yen?

http://www.masskobo.com/j/sale-j/m394.htm

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=713744171979374

https://www.facebook.com/MASSkobo/posts/580189478724918

394 is still too expensive for me as well, I'll have to settle with the "new" price of Liquid Gold as well as the "old" UK price of Hugo for a little while.

And we've been reading quite a bit of ribbon headphones with beryllium while Nomax also talked about stuff like successor of Sony MDR-R10 coming this fall?

http://www.open-end-music.de/vb3/showpost.php?p=143522

http://www.head-fi.org/t/685339/akg-k812-pro/1275#post_10288068

http://www.head-fi.org/t/685339/akg-k812-pro/1380#post_10301511

I just wasn't too sure about going for Abyss when something like HE-600 / HE-7 could very well be announced by the end of 2014.

That bad boy Pandora Hope X from FAD might actually inherit up to 90% of the performance when compared to their Muramasa VIII

https://jaben.net/forums/index.php?topic=23763.0

Finally there will be ATH-W7000 at some point and maybe they could even make some better than their mesmorizing AT-HA5050H later?

Thank you seeteeyou For The links
post #24 of 51
Quote:
Originally Posted by rudi0504 View Post

Chord Hugo + Any My sources : AK 100 , AK 120 , iPhone 4s , iPhone 5s , iPad Air =
Is Already excellent sound quality For portable rigs In Two Stags

You No need to add another amp

I Will update you when i connect to My New Ko Bo 395

IMO

Thank you, Rudi.

Congrats for your new toy. 4 new head-fi gears in less than 2 months. Haha..i really think you are crazy...haha
post #25 of 51
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by CosmicHolyGhost View Post

Thank you, Rudi.

Congrats for your new toy. 4 new head-fi gears in less than 2 months. Haha..i really think you are crazy...haha

Lucky you live Far from Me , if not you can Go crazy too biggrin.gif

Please try Ko Bo 394 at Jaben Hkg and bring Your HE 6

In My opinion please save The Money mad buy Mass Ko Bo. 394 6 Month later
It is better than buy and sell , always loose Money

Yesterday night i have tried to buy The demo unit Ko Bo 394 , he Dont want sell The demo unit , Because his japan Customer waiting For audition.
Hahaha
Edited by rudi0504 - 3/2/14 at 5:17pm
post #26 of 51
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post

Thanks for putting up the fotos...have FUN today !!

You are welcome , it is My pleasant to Share My happines about audio biggrin.gif
post #27 of 51
Quote:
Originally Posted by rudi0504 View Post

Please try Ko Bo 394 at Jaben Hkg and bring Your HE 6

In My opinion please save The Money mad buy Mass Ko Bo. 394 6 Month later
It is better than buy and sell , always loose Money

Yesterday night i have tried to buy The demo unit Ko Bo 394 , he Dont want sell The demo unit , Because his japan Customer waiting For audition.
Hahaha

Thanks for your advice... I will try...

post #28 of 51

:beerchug:

Getting ready to try the 394 as well... but the price tag is.. .errghhhh

and I got no abyss:mad: 

 

Would like to see how this one compares to the cavalli amps...


Edited by NLNH - 3/3/14 at 10:02am
post #29 of 51

If everyone doesn't mind, I'll just paste a quick review of my impressions from the other thread:

 

Quote:
 

Okay, I think I'm ready to dish out some quick impressions for what I've heard in the meet:

 

- Stax SR007 MkII : The system of testing was (CMIIW) AK100 --> Grace m903 --> SRM-727II --> Stax SR007 MkII

 

Memories of listening to the life sounding SR009 shadowed me prior to hearing this. Once the music hits, I was floored. The micro-details is amazing, spaciousness was immense and playing Bon Jovis You Give Love A Bad Name is amazing on these. The vocals are forward sounding and the treble was astonishingly for me just the right amount. I had it at the MUCH more louder than my normal listening level yet I was not feeling any signs of discomfort showing the 007 does not have fatiguing highs. This is not saying the SR007 outshoned the SR009, it is just a reminder for me on how great these electrostats sounds since the last time I heard the SR009 was 2 years ago and comparing it with the SR007 would not be possible based solely on memory. I had time to compare this to the Abyss which I will cover below.

 

- JPS Labs Abyss : CDP Marantz --> Bakoon Amplifier --> JPS Labs Abyss (Sorry but I forgot the models for the setup)

 

Ah.. The head torture device-looking Abyss. I had to take off my glasses for this demo since it was uncomfortable wearing it with the Abyss.Once on, I think I got the fit right since the pressure is purely on the top of my head. What struck to me first is that how thick the vocals were much more thicker in the Abyss compared to the SR007. I think this means that the Abyss is more prominent on the lower area of the frequency than to the SR007. The spaciousness was a little bit vague for me since the genre of songs for demo differs greatly with the demo on the SR007 but I think it has lesser soundtage although by a slight margin. I really like the fullness of the sound when a guitar strings played. It is not as bright as the SR007 but it is not lacking whatsoever.

 

- Rudistor Chroma MD-2

 

Forgot the setup but I believe it used my own AK100 as source, Bakoon amp and straight to Rudistor Chroma. The thing is, it is seated right next to the Abyss and for me, it was flat out trounced by the Abyss.It should be considering the price. The spaciousness of Abyss really belittled the Rudistor Chroma (at the same time proving Abyss actually has a great spaciousness to it). However, the Rudistor has its strength on playing a fast paced music. Also, the comfort was really good and it was thanks to the huge earpads mostly.

 

- Sennheiser Orpheus (HE-90) : Macbook --> HEV-90 --> HE-90 (orpheus)

 

Finally, after all the dreams, all the anticipations, all the challenges (hey, we must pay 5 bucks for hearing this) leading up to hearing the Orpheus, I got to hear it.... on low volume. Really disappointed but since it was a rarity I understand the conditions of hearing it. I think based on what I heard on the Orpheus, it has a character more into a Stax system than any other since it is basically an electrostat. It has clean vocals and a bright tone to it. Giving more beat to the song, the Orpheus can follow which shows that the Orpheus can still do well outside of its comfort genre. However take this as a grain of salt since during the time of my audition, the sound from outside really made focusing on the sound hard.

 

- Final Audio Pandora Hope VI : AK100 --> FAPH VI

 

The first thing that I thought is they are huge and by the time it was on my head, the weight of it justifies the size. This thing surprised me though, with its sound quality. The mids is a little bit behind compared to the lows but it does not muddle the vocals. The treble was just right by not making my face go weird when the cymbals hits. It is more to a warmish type of sound. Also, might be underpowered since I just stick it to my AK100, forgot to ask the FA representatives.

 

- NAD Viso HP50 : AK100 --> NAD Viso HP50

 

When Tyll said this was one of the best headphones under $500, I don't believe a single thing. The looks on the picture looks outdated (was wondering why the ads was saying it was stylish) to me and the leather pads made me remember the uncomfortable days with the M50s. BUT, how wrong was I. Since the minute I look at it in person, it was really gorgeous. The sleek design does not look out of place in the torrents of "design and style" headphones and for the sounds itself? Oh boy... It was worth the price. It does not stand out but it just do any sounds correctly. The bass was there when it's needed, the mids and the vocals were not laid back but not too forward. The micro details was really good and for a closed headphone it strikes me at how spacious it is with these headphones! The treble is not too strong but is nowhere near the word lacking. I was also wrong on the comfort, I had a long listening session with these and I do not feel that much heat like when I was wearing the M50s. So in conclusion, THE headphone that surprised me in this show. I still believe it is not the best under $500 but I say it is punching way above its weight.

 

I think that's all for now with the reviews. I will list the other headphones I heard with its temporary verdict:

 

Above Expectation HP:

- JH Roxanne with AK240 (Conflicted in putting this to "As Expected" category regarding the price)

- JH7

- Final Audio Heaven II

- Sony XBA 3

 

As Expected HP:

- Shure 846

- JH11 Pro Freq Phase

- Beyerdynamic T1

 

Underwhelming HP:

- Sennheiser IE 800

 

Note that I will probably give my updated impressions and of them is the AK240. First word is they are SMOOTH!

Also will upload some close-up pics of the Orpheus.
 

Regarding the people they are stupendous! I am saying this to specifically to Jerry Harvey and his other representative. I saw him giving out an IEM cable connector and a JH shirt for free and they don't look burdened by any means. If their aim is to focus on the raising the image of the JH Audio, then they have hit the target right at the middle. Well done!

 

Also the Mook committees fron Jaben, the Final Audio representative and almost all vendors participating in the event was marvelous!

Hands down a successful event and one I hope will be recreated in the near future here in Indonesia.

 

Hats off to all of you!


Edited by AbsoluteZero - 3/3/14 at 2:24pm
post #30 of 51

Haha, I've been to the Jaben store in Beijing. The guy there is really nice.

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