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    KOSS ESP-950 Thread

    True, but in fairness I'm remembering a pair of HD650s I heard 10 years ago running on a Audio-GD Compass. The Koss Esp/95X are as closed to balanced as a dark headphone gets and it's hard to find a very similar dynamic can. I'm also using my Audio-GD D27 as the source which is in another league...
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    KOSS ESP-950 Thread

    I haven't heard the ATH-MSR7, but the ESP/95X has a slightly dark, polite, fast signature. From memory it reminds me a lot of the HD6X0 series.
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    Show us your Head-Fi station at it's current state. No old pictures please...

    I'll be sure to read the review. I've been thinking about doing a KGSSHV/ES-1A combo.
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    The Holy Trinity Of Electrostatic, Planar and Dynamic You Own - Quadrinity if You Want to Include IEM

    Electrostatic: Koss ESP/95X Planar: Audeze LCD-3 Dynamic: Sennheiser HD800S I use the Audio-GD D27 for my non-estats. It's very much a flat, just-the-facts amp/source that lets the music be the music. Right now I'm using the stock energizer with the Koss but I plan on getting a KGSSHV before...
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    The Stax Thread III

    I don't think he's used Head-Fi in quite a while, but if someone emails him about it we might learn some colorful Icelandic profanity.
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    Perun electrostatic headphone impressions

    I'd love for Stax to have affordable competition but sending $1300 to Russia is a scary venture with so few impressions. Getting a pair in the hands of trusted reviewers would only help.
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    Show us your Head-Fi station at it's current state. No old pictures please...

    That's the trouble with Kevin and Birgir's amps; they look too slick to go with anything but from the source.
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    Review by 'dagothur' on item 'Sennheiser HD 800 S'

    The Sennheiser HD800 is a legendary headphone, even 11 years after its release. It's long been considered the last word about imaging and detail and the quality of an amp can be judged by how well it handles the HD800. It certainly had issues: the treble at 6k is sinfully hot, it's...
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    Review by 'dagothur' on item 'Audeze LCD-3 Planar Magnetic Headphone'

    I've been a Head-Fi'er for almost 10 years now, and during that time I've seen orthos explode in popularity and variety. When the LCD-3s were released, Hifiman, Audeze, and Fostex seemed to be the only manufacturers of planar magnetic headphones I heard about. Now we've doubled the offerings...
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    Show us your Head-Fi station at it's current state. No old pictures please...

    I had the NFB-10SE for 7 years and the LCD-2 for 8 before upgrading and it was a world of difference. It's going to be a few years before I upgrade to whatever TOTL amp Audio-GD has available but I'd be interested to hear your experiences when you do pull the trigger on the R-28.
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    Show us your Head-Fi station at it's current state. No old pictures please...

    I think it's a testament to the fickle/quality nature of the HD800s that I can look at a McIntosh amp powering a headphone 1/3rd the price and think 'yeah, that's about right'.
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    Pictures Of Your High End System (Please see the first pages for examples of what should be posted here)

    What brand are your socks? I want to make sure I understand the full system.
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    The most beautiful headphones you know of?

    This is absolutely stunning. I'd forgotten how excellent the work of Head-Fi modders can be.
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    Show us your Head-Fi station at it's current state. No old pictures please...

    Are the balanced headphone outs on the Sony amp compatible with XLR at all?
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