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post #541 of 645
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Originally Posted by Gradino
Nik but so you must buy only cd with good quality incision but often many cd that like us have not good quality.

Ciao
Salvatore
I buy the CD of the music I love more, if the recording is good, better...

Following my impressions about the Qualia, that "variability" I said is so big (and must be so big) that you can hear all the instruments so different one from the other... so if the CD are bad, or good, even each instruments or voice are so much caractized. The piano sound like a piano as the doublebass like a doublebass...

Best!
Nicola
post #542 of 645
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This if for the Stax Omega II + SRM 007t owners:

During these days I have here the Stax setup (a friend of Australia bought this from an italian guy and I'm testing it).

I'm very impressioned for this head by head.

In comparison with the Qualia/RP010 I can see that for certain aspects they are "similar", as a general sound presentation.

But the Qualia has more bass and hi, more details, more dynamic, and you can have more volume level than the Stax.

The Qualia/RP010 has a less colored sound and even a fuller sound than the Stax. In the comparison I can easy hear the tube sound of the SRM 007t. (GE 6sq7).

This is the most impressive sensation: more details and a more body in the sound...

Just my two cents for those who have the Stax system... so you can have a idea of the Qualia performance.

Best!
Nicola
post #543 of 645
Nik...

...I wonder, does the RP010 have a built-in bass enhancement? Or is the FR flat (whatever that means in view of the resulting sound)? I remember you describing the Omega II's bass as too strong in comparison to the Qualia (with the RP5cav), and now with the new amp it's the opposite? Most people reported the R010 to sound a bit bass shy, too, so you're the only one with a different impression.

post #544 of 645
you know what nik I know in the past we have not agreed on the sound we both seem to like. But I must tell you that your last reply was the best I have read in this thread....simple and to its point

The two things I didnt like in the omegas where the bass and the volume.

I heard the 3000's and was faced with the idea of sony making something sound very nice

less color?...I like that.

and sony's customer service on these cans are supposed to be number 1


I am sold!
thanx nik

p.s. where would you say the bass on these stand with the bass on the ps-1's?...just to give me a idea
post #545 of 645
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Originally Posted by JaZZ
Nik...

...I wonder, does the RP010 have a built-in bass enhancement? Or is the FR flat (whatever that means in view of the resulting sound)? I remember you describing the Omega II's bass as too strong in comparison to the Qualia (with the RP5cav), and now with the new amp it's the opposite? Most people reported the R010 to sound a bit bass shy, too, so you're the only one with a different impression.

Good question!

The bass of the Omega + Egmont are more evident that the Qualia/RP010, but the bass of the SRM 007t are less evident.

The RP010 is a flat and neutral sound. Now, with this my new setup, I can judge for the first time the Egmont (as a totally tube amp) as a "colored" sound, the tipycal tube amp that is very nice with the Omega, but the RP010 with the Qualia is my favorite.

I cannot believe that the Qualia has a shy bass, the burn in will do justice to this !!! And (as I said) this can needs power...

Best!
Nicola
post #546 of 645
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Originally Posted by Nik
This if for the Stax Omega II + SRM 007t owners:

During these days I have here the Stax setup (a friend of Australia bought this from an italian guy and I'm testing it).

In comparison with the Qualia/RP010 I can see that for certain aspects they are "similar", as a general sound presentation.

But the Qualia has more bass and hi, more details, more dynamic, and you can have more volume level than the Stax. The Qualia/RP010 has a less colored sound and even a fuller sound than the Stax. In the comparison I can easy hear the tube sound of the SRM 007t. (GE 6sq7).

Just my two cents for those who have the Stax system... so you can have an idea of the Qualia performance.

Best!
Nicola

Nik,

i concur.

also the part about the "electronic" signature of "lower end" headphones.
when you listen carefully, you can hear a signature that isn't natural.

I can imagine that the 4 "higher end" headphones ( Big O, omega 2, Qualia and r10)do everything better in that respect and sound way more natural(apart from personal preference).

But the biggest concern for me is the lack of good recordings!
i recently bought a new cd with wonderfull music but i was quite dissapointed with the quality of the cd. I have the feeling that the record companies see the cd/dvd-audio market as a massproduct and dump music on the streets.
The quality of the sound is getting worse and worse. Not to mention some companies that are selling cd's with mp3 music!

you would think with the new technologie the sound should get better for the cd's and dvd's but it's quite the opposite. the cd productions are cut in half and they make "music" in 2 weeks.
post #547 of 645
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Originally Posted by bhd812
you know what nik I know in the past we have not agreed on the sound we both seem to like. But I must tell you that your last reply was the best I have read in this thread....simple and to its point

The two things I didnt like in the omegas where the bass and the volume.

I heard the 3000's and was faced with the idea of sony making something sound very nice

less color?...I like that.

and sony's customer service on these cans are supposed to be number 1


I am sold!
thanx nik

p.s. where would you say the bass on these stand with the bass on the ps-1's?...just to give me a idea
The PS-1 is a very good can, IMO. About the bass they have a lot as SPL, but not at the same accuracy as the Qualia. I think that, speaking in bass, do not mean only how much, but HOW! The quality of the bass is fondamental for me. If you have a lot of bass, (buy a Koss...), this do not means that you can hear all the differents between the bass instruments like a sequenzer, or double bass or a electric bass or the pipe of a organ...

Best!
Nicola
post #548 of 645
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Originally Posted by Nik
The PS-1 is a very good can, IMO. About the bass they have a lot as SPL, but not at the same accuracy as the Qualia. I think that, speaking in bass, do not mean only how much, but HOW! The quality of the bass is fondamental for me. If you have a lot of bass, (buy a Koss...), this do not means that you can hear all the differents between the bass instruments like a sequenzer, or double bass or a electric bass or the pipe of a organ...

Best!
Nicola
especially the very low fequencies of an organ are really, really hard to reproduce accurately.

alot of bass doesn't mean it's a natural bass or very accurate.

at least the hd650 has sometimes too much bass(boomy-uncontrolled), well, it is also source(cd-dvd) dependent.
post #549 of 645
Nik... I think you should try the Omega II's with a really good solid state amp like a KGSS or something... to me it seems that what you are saying in your last few posts is more that you dont like tubes.
post #550 of 645
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Originally Posted by philodox
Nik... I think you should try the Omega II's with a really good solid state amp like a KGSS or something... to me it seems that what you are saying in your last few posts is more that you dont like tubes.
Tubes are known to "add" something to the sound. i don't know however how clean the best transistors/caps(elna, black gates, silver/copper caps etc.) are! it is also very hard to get a good clean baas with tubes; you need a very good powersupply for that as well.

Nik,

would it not a good idea to try the new Mr. Gilmore amp? it suppose to be specially designed for the Qualia and has lots, lots of juice(power).

also, i am not so sure about the alps pot on your amp. you said rudi would change it for a dact. this might sound even better. also, some think there are even better stepped pots around then the dacts.
post #551 of 645
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Originally Posted by tourmaline
especially the very low fequencies of an organ are really, really hard to reproduce accurately.

alot of bass doesn't mean it's a natural bass or very accurate.

at least the hd650 has sometimes too much bass(boomy-uncontrolled), well, it is also source(cd-dvd) dependent.

PERFECT !!!

Best!
Nicola
post #552 of 645
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Originally Posted by philodox
Nik... I think you should try the Omega II's with a really good solid state amp like a KGSS or something... to me it seems that what you are saying in your last few posts is more that you dont like tubes.
I like tubes, yes, but probably I never heard (before now) a truly hi-end SS amp. For example I remeber well the sound of the Sugden and The Max (old version) with my R10... and I did not like, better the EAR HP-4 or my Angstroms. May be now even the R10 will sound great with the RP010 ...

But about the two bid Sonys, I'm sure that the Qualia is a step up.

Best!
Nicola
post #553 of 645
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tourmaline
Tubes are known to "add" something to the sound. i don't know however how clean the best transistors/caps(elna, black gates, silver/copper caps etc.) are! it is also very hard to get a good clean baas with tubes; you need a very good powersupply for that as well.

Nik,

would it not a good idea to try the new Mr. Gilmore amp? it suppose to be specially designed for the Qualia and has lots, lots of juice(power).

also, i am not so sure about the alps pot on your amp. you said rudi would change it for a dact. this might sound even better. also, some think there are even better stepped pots around then the dacts.
Dr. Gilmore wrote me about his dynai, but I think that at the moment there are no one ready, I'll see...

And, as you know, even Sony (Qualia) has done the partner for the 010, a wooden amp, but no any notice at the moment... we must wait. But for may experience, I never found a combo (headpohne + amp) that was so good, I think to the Grado, Stax, AKG K1000, generally people need to do another driver for the best peroformances of the can...

Best!
Nicola
post #554 of 645
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Originally Posted by philodox
Nik... I think you should try the Omega II's with a really good solid state amp like a KGSS or something...
That doesnt change the omegas character: lots of bass and lacking the highest frequency extension. Otherwise its very neutral sounding. Also in my experience the kgss is far outclassed by the custom princess tube set amp. Mmmm bass..

Biggie.
post #555 of 645
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Originally Posted by NotoriousBIG_PJ
That doesnt change the omegas character: lots of base and lacking the highest frequency extension.
That wasnt really the impression of the omegas that I got from reading about them on here... hmmm... maybe they arent my holy grail
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Originally Posted by NotoriousBIG_PJ
Also in my experience the kgss is far outclassed by the custom princess tube set amp. Mmmm bass.
When did you hear a kgss? And this 'custom princess tube set amp'... is that the amp that Minya has?
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