Originally Posted by SteveloRCA
Where did you get that sweet looking cable from? Is that the one that comes with the Prime or is that an after market cable? All the pictures I have seen with the Prime are all black cables. If this is an after market cable would be able to tell me where you get such a beast? I am in Canada and we are very limited to where we can get such beautiful items.
I am new to this, a friend like you are to your friend got me into this and have been burning up going through cans and IEM's. Not really sure how much a friend you guy's really are now for I am hooked. I was going to buy the Alpha Dogs after all the great reviews, then they listed the Primes, well guess what, the Dogs where no longer an option!
How would you say the Primes compare to an open back Planar like an Oppo PM-1 or 2? I have a pair of Denon AH-D 5000's and comparing them with the PM-2 i had a hard time picking one over the other, this was just a test with my OPPO 105 using it's DAC and no amplification. The OPPO's I thought would sound more open then they did.
Thank you for the link, I checked it out a bit and will look at it some more. I am hoping a get a pair of Prime's real soon, now they waved the carrot in front of me saying they are shipping early.
YES - that is one of my top/favorite reference headphone cables - the Molecule Extreme from Double Helix Cables.
You can goto their website, drop them an email, and say Michael Mercer sent you - for when you want to enhance your headphone listening experiences!!
I'm not a big fan of the Oppo cans. I'm an Audeze guy. The comment you made, about thinking the Oppos weren't as open as you thought:
I agree completely! They look great, but they didn't fit on my strange skull too well ( ) so I could never really get into their music reproduction qualities. They also sounded a bit sterile to me - too polite and audiophily - to me, which is actually great that I didn't feel like I needed to buy a pair!!
I think the Prime has FAR more soul than the Oppos - and look, closed is closed - so, IMO, don't just consider comparing the Prime to open-back designs and their performance levels. They have that distinct advantage: They're OPEN.
But the Prime is exceptionally open and airy-sounding, especially for a closed-back planar! It's one of its strong suits sonically I believe.
It's also very comfortable, and with a cable lead to each ear-cup (unlike the Mad Dogs) you can run em with a headphone amp system in monoblock configuration!
I did it with the NuForce HA200s as mono-blocks and I almost lost it when I played Radioheads' Kid A. It was cosmic, and I'm no dirty hippie.
Whats your amplifier??