Originally Posted by Jahn
Josh from the Qualia store was very clear in saying that the 010's ability to perform extends beyond what sony currently makes. Very interesting that Sony's official line would be that their top of the line SACD player is inadequate to truly show what the 010 can do across the entire frequency spectrum it can represent - but yet that's what they said. I agree - this can needs a better rig to really let it shine. Who knows if such a rig even exists out there. It will be a fun challenge for some to find that synergy (because honestly I didn't hear it that Sunday.)
NIK WILL FIND FOR SURE THAT RIG, leave that task to him.....LOL...
Originally Posted by tourmaline
To me, the most colored equipment also sounds less detailed.
could be just me.
the rs-1 is considdered quite colored. the ps-1 is generally the same driver but with aluminium earcups wich adds less "color" to the sound. all people say the ps-1 is more detailed then the rs-1. how come? removal of the "color"?!
In general i think that the most neutral equipment is capable of reproducing the finest details. equipment wich adds nothing to the sound itself.
wether it sounds pleasing or not is a whole different story. someone can like some "coloration" whilst others like neutral very detailed sound wich can be "dry" or "boring" for some people.
that's why there is so much different equipment out there. one for every taste.
Colouration has nothing to do with the details, AFAIK, an example: CD3000 is extremelly detailed, and it is conmsidered as coloured, by some members....RS-1, the same....So IMO colouration, is just the particular way, in which the headphone (or gear in question) presents the recording to our ears...but the details could, or not, be there, depending on the case....FWIW
OTOH, PS-1 having the same drivers as RS-1????
I have never heard such statement before, please could you enlighten us, and let us know where did you get that information....According to what I have read, the PS-1 is a complete redesigned, and new project, just for Europe (Germany) even it has some "particular sound" with more bass extension than the prior line, and for some members, it is in the same league of the HP-1 family, which the RS-1 is not part of...(others will not even accept that idea)