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    Focal Elegia - what do you think?

    Thank you sir! Just got our power back tonight at 9:00M. That was like 18 hours without power. No TV today, no headphone amps, no headphone DAC. However I read half a book and listened to my iBasso SR2's out of my Sony DAP. You have NEVER seen a TV go on faster! Yes, I am pathetic. :smile:
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    Focal Elegia - what do you think?

    I thought they were good stock and better with Stellia pads. I also liked giving them some bass boost.
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    Focal Elegia - what do you think?

    He did not get the Dekoni sheepskins with them, he got the Dekoni Limited Edition Stellia pads.
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    Rebel Amp

    I'll have a look at it tomorrow and see what's involved.
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    Ibasso SR2...... 🍀 🇺🇸...here 😳

    Well I have been using the SR2's kind of regularly. Before and after my newest headphone, the Focal Radiance, I have been comparing these to my beloved Focal Elex's. It has been surprisingly close! The Elex have a more narrow sound stage, comparable bass and more high end leading to more detail...
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    Rebel Amp

    Just a few hours of playing so far. About to shut down for the night and watch the ball game. I am comparing this amp to my Violectric V220 (think stripped down V281). Biggest thing that stands out to me is that the Rebel is cleaner, sharper, more crisp. The V220 is a warm amp with a soft sound...
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    Rebel Amp

    Finally got my Rebel hooked up. It is pretty big. Nice sound! The bass is pretty solid. To use my Elex's, I had to go to mid-gain and I hang around 10:00.
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    Rebel Amp

    Off topic, but how are you enjoying your MK9? I ran a new set of headphones (Radiance) through it the other day and it was great. I will be doing an amp comparison in the coming weeks. I am trying to cut back everywhere.
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    Massdrop x Focal Elex Review & Measurements

    Good to know! I am wearing my Elex's right now and looking at a new-to-me rebel sitting across from me. Probably hook it up tomorrow.
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    Rebel Amp

    Got my new-to-me amp today. I also got my new audio rack which I have to assemble in the next few hours. Looking forward to trying this out.
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    Introducing the HIFIMAN HE-R9!

    They are bass monsters, but are going up for sale this weekend. For me the new king of the mountain is the Focal Radiance. I am also keeping the CFA Cascades as they always make me smile. The LSA HP-2 'phones now reside in British Columbia. The Elegia's moved to Ontario in exchange for a Rebel...
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    Focal For Bentley Radiance Headphones

    Well i spent yesterday and today comparing these two. I like both headphones very much. IMO, an open back will always best a closed back. While the Radiance sounded more open than the majority of my closed backs, they of course, could not compete with the SR2's. (Off topic) when the Radiance...
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    Focal For Bentley Radiance Headphones

    I am just finishing up with my closed backs before the baseball game. I noticed that my SR2's are still in my audio rack. Tomorrow I will do a Radiance vs SR2's comparo before I start going through all the opens on Tuesday.
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    Show us your Head-Fi station at it's current state. No old pictures please...

    And the same across the pond. In Nova Scotia the temperature is currently 14 degrees, celsius and the sky has been dark all day. If ever there has been an example of " Fall is in the air", today is it. :relaxed:
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    HifiMan HE6 V2 Adorama

    I never thought of my Elex's as being narrow or having a small sound stage. And then I compared them to my iBasso SR2's and was Very surprised. I learn something new every single week. :relaxed:
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