Recent content by rthomas
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    Stax SR-X9000

    I way way way regret getting into this back and forth and apologize to my fellow headfiers for derailing the thread a bit. I will say no more. Once I'm able to source a demo X9000 from a dealer I will be back with some hype free impressions to make it up to you guys.
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    Comment by 'rthomas' on listing 'Audeze CRBN - EU - Receipt + Warranty'

    Thanks for your kind words.
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    Comment by 'rthomas' on listing 'Audeze CRBN - EU - Receipt + Warranty'

    Yes the soundstage depth is 3.5 times that of the Utopia, the width is 0.97 times that of the HD800.
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    Mjolnir Audio electrostatic amps

    Wow! I can barely tell the difference between solid state amps. so your amps+ dacs budget is much greater than the value of your headphones? You have just the Z1r + Meze or are you adding to that as well?
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    Mjolnir Audio electrostatic amps

    Hello every one, I have a Carbon for sale. Please PM me if you’re interested. I’m in Spain. I’ve used the amp with the 009s ,007 and Audeze CRBN and it’s amazing 🙂
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    Audeze CRBN Interview, Review, Measurements

    Actually I agree with you. I should have mentioned that I'm equing both headphones with the Audeze presets and sometimes to the Harman Target. After EQ I feel like the LCD-5 is like a Super HD600 and the CRBN is like a Super HD650. Slightly different flavour but similar. I'm thinking I'd rather...
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    Comment by 'rthomas' on listing 'Mjolnir Audio KGSSHV / STAX SR-009S TOTL E-Stat Combo!'

    This is an incredible price . This combo is probably the best in the world for classical music. GLWS
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    CanJam SoCal 2022 Impressions Thread (September 17-18, 2022)

    Thanks for the hype free impressions! Confirms my hunch that the Expanse is a 'barely open' headphone :D Also it's not the best headphone in the world just because it measures close to the Harman Target on a measurement fixture. Also the Utopia 2022 seems very underwhelming for 5000 Euros...
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    Dan Clark Audio Stealth Review, Interview, Measurements

    I would say you are among a select few using $4000 headphones on a train. Even amongst audiophiles :D I use the Audeze LCD5 and CRBN at home and when I'm out and about the sound quality from a PSB M4U8 is good enough for me. To each his own!
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    Dan Clark Audio Stealth Review, Interview, Measurements

    I don't know.... Every live music event I've attended from classical to rock to rap has sounded highly energetic, dynamic and impactful. To my ears the Utopia, LCD-5, LCD-4 & Audeze CRBN better replicate this experience than the Stealth. Speakers destroy headphones in this area but the best...
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    Dan Clark Audio Stealth Review, Interview, Measurements

    And yes, the dampened / anechoic room feeling of Stealth can sound strange for some An interesting way to put it but can that ever sound natural or like live music which makes people want to get up and dance? I love the measurements and the sites that promote them. They have added valuable...
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    Dan Clark Audio Stealth Review, Interview, Measurements

    I tried the Stealth at home today and compared to my LCD-5 (EQed to Harman Target) Both headphones are great but I hear something a bit strange going on with the Stealth. Stealth is more ''damped'' sounding and the LCD-5 is a bit more lively. It looks like there's just a thin screen between...
  13. Mjolnir Audio KGSSHV Carbon Electrostatic Amplifier

    Hello Everyone, This amp needs no introduction. It is what Audeze uses to show off their flagship CRBN headphones. Bob Katz measures the Carbon in the review below. This unit was built by Spritzer in Iceland, not a...
  14. Audeze LCD5 for trade

    Hello Everyone, I’m looking to trade my Audeze LCD5 as they’re very similar to my CRBNs. I’m only looking for other TOTLS. If your headphones are cheaper I expect some cash my way and vice versa of course. Thanks! Thomas
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    Focal Bathys Wireless Headphones Review & Comparison | Moon Audio

    They sell the headphones and are a very important Focal dealer in the US. I'm guessing they like it? :beyersmile: In other news BMW dealer reviews the new 3 series and think that the car is the best at its price point...