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    Pioneer's First Hi-End Headphones: SE-Master 1

    Hi Benny the SEM1 cable hasn’t arrived yet the one that came with my repaired headphones was damage. They had to order from Japan, so I’m still waiting too. I’ll update the tread once I’ve given them some headtime.
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    Pioneer's First Hi-End Headphones: SE-Master 1

    Slim1970 you make a good point here in that the Z1R is closed and the SEM1 is open. I always felt the Sony Z1R was a little bit darker and not as resolving as the SEM1. The Z1R build quality was great, for me personally I was a little bit disappointed with the sound, obviously YMMV, as everyones...
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    Pioneer's First Hi-End Headphones: SE-Master 1

    For the record my SEM1 was purchased from price japan (they no longer exist) in 2016. So the headband lasted around 5 years. Once I have given them more time, when the cable arrives ill update my impressions with the new drivers.
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    Pioneer's First Hi-End Headphones: SE-Master 1

    Slim1970 I also head the Sony Z1R IMO the Pioneer SEM1 outperformed the Z1R in just about everything. I can’t think of a music genre that the Z1Rs were better at. The Z1R was a bit more forgiving with poorly recorded music.
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    Pioneer's First Hi-End Headphones: SE-Master 1

    A couple more shots
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    Pioneer's First Hi-End Headphones: SE-Master 1

    These are the headphones with the new drivers
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    Smyth Research Realiser A16

    Hi Sanctuary last email I received from James Smyth was on 23/12/2020 where I quote he said: “We will continue to ship the remaining KS units in the new year and then we'll begin shipping pre-orders out” So I have know idea what the last KS order number was, that has been received since...
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    Smyth Research Realiser A16

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    Pioneer's First Hi-End Headphones: SE-Master 1

    Well I found out today that StarTrack or should I say Sh** Track had dropped off my headphones at the local post office without bothering to leave a note. I just picked them up late this afternoo. I had a quick listen just on my phone to ensure they worked. I’ll post some photos later this week...
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    Pioneer's First Hi-End Headphones: SE-Master 1

    My headphones were sent to Pioneer Japan for repair so I’m not sure if the ear pads were included with the assemblies. I’ll have a closer look once they arrive.
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    Official Sony DMP-Z1 Thread

    IMHO I respectfully disagree with KP297 on the sound comparison between the DMP and the Orpheus. I found the Orpheus on a completely different tier in terms of sound quality, sound stage, bass impact, transparency, mids and treble. The DMP despite being an excellent quality device, honestly...
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    Official Sony DMP-Z1 Thread

    Clearly it’s a case of golden knob madness 😁
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    What Are You Listening To Right Now? -New thread, new rules. Please read them.

    The stranglers - The Old Testament - The U.A. Studio Recordings (1977-1982) RIP Dave Greenfield- you are one of the greatest keyboard players in my lifetime.so Lucky I saw you live too.
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    RME ADI-2 Pro - DAC, Headamp, an a lot of more stunning features

    I’m using the RME ADI-2 PRO 2 FS with my Sony Walkman docked with the Sony BCR-NWH10 Cradle - USB in to RME. Sound really good with my Beyerdynamic T1 MK2 in balanced (using XLR to 6.3 twin balanced adapter) on high power. Plenty of headroom re-powering the T1s. I’m also using Focal Utopia...
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    King of DAPs

    I’m also using the Sony doc so I guess that improves performance too
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