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    JM Audio Editions XTC Headphones

    Looking at the XTC-2.5C vs XTC-2O, is the choice just whether you need isolation or not? I generally expect Closed backs to have better bass quantity but with the tunings and reviews I've read it seems the Open can be more than sufficient, though I am a bass head. I also can't wrap my head...
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    Meze Audio 109 Pro

    What are headphones that follow a similar sound profile to the Meze 109 Pro either as sidegrades or upgrades? I feel like Meze Empyrean 1 might be an upgrade/sidegrade and looking at this thread I've noticed the QUAD Era1 might be a sidegrade, what else can folks think of? Doesn't matter to me...
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    Fostex TH808 :: Impressions Thread

    Noticed Audio46 and B&H have these for preorder now at $1299.99 for US folks. I think the below is already known but I didn't see it within this thread so pasting: Type: Open-back Dynamic Driver: Φ50mm Neodymium Magnet / BIODYNA Diaphragm Impedance: 25 ohm Sensitivity: 96dB/mW Max Input...
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    Fostex TH808 :: Impressions Thread

    I've only heard the th900mk2 White Anniversary so I can't compare to original tuning th900mk2 but they did not leave a good impression on me. I felt the bass was lacking without significant EQ and I couldn't help but feel that they were pointless outside of a collector's item because IMO a D9200...
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    Feedback by 'mildmannered' on listing 'ZMF Atticus Camphor'

    Great buyer, easygoing and prompt in payment with great communication!
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    Feedback by 'mildmannered' on listing 'Focal Radiance'

    Great buyer, no issues, prompt payment, wonderful transaction.
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    Fostex TH808 :: Impressions Thread

    That's what I mean, if they're just applying 900 Anniversary tuning to 909s then I'll be sad.
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    Fostex TH808 :: Impressions Thread

    I hope it's not the anniversary tuning, I found that lackluster.
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    The Closed-Back Headphone Thread (Plus Comparisons & Reviews)

    I think what you're describing is a used ATH AWAS and I crossed off the ones on your list that I know are particularly bass-oriented. In regards to bass though, if you want sub-bass then the ATH AWAS may not satisfy and I might uncross the D7200 and EMU Teak in that case though it's important to...
  10. For Sale  ZMF Atticus Camphor

    Price
    600.00 USD
    Condition
    Good
    Negotiability
    Firm
    Ships to
    1. North America
    Up for sale are a pair of ZMF Atticus in Camphor that I picked up used a week ago or so from AVExchange with Ori Lambskin pads. Owner's card is included and the manufacture date on these is March 2022. I don't know whether they are A or B stock, I have included pictures of the possible...
  11. For Sale  Focal Radiance

    Price
    600.00 USD
    Condition
    Good
    Negotiability
    Firm
    Ships to
    1. North America
    Up for sale are my Focal Radiance I picked up from another HeadFi user in November 2023. I have separately purchased another set of pads from AliExpress which are recommended by a few folks in the Focal Radiance thread and they will be included in the case as pictured here. Never had any issues...
  12. For Sale  Sennheiser HD800S

    Price
    975.00 USD
    Condition
    Good
    Negotiability
    Firm
    Ships to
    1. North America
    Up for sale is my Sennheiser HD800S purchased from Audio46 in May of 2023, comes with everything originally included as well as the Dekoni Audio Elite Hybrid pads - note that the pads have been stuffed into the HD800S box and will not include the original Dekoni box because it's too big to fit...
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    The Closed-Back Headphone Thread (Plus Comparisons & Reviews)

    9200 has small ear openings in the pads, if they don't bother you then sonically you're good but isolation will still be questionable and comfort can be improved with a headband wrap. I haven't heard the Liric or the Stellia from that recommended list of 5 but the Radiance imo doesn't belong on...
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    Beyerdynamic T1 3rd Gen out now

    I picked up a new pair of T1.3s to try out recently and have been enjoying them with some EQ tweaks, however I think I've just realized that they're the source of the minor headaches I've been having lately. I'll keep adjusting the headband dot system in the meantime to see if that can solve it...
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    For those of us with multiple headphones, which ones are you listening with now?

    After a few months with the 800S it was time to put the EMu Teaks back on and enjoy some bass Optical->RME->:) SKREAM - DUNNN
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    ATTICUS and EIKON, the new dynamic driver headphones from ZMF

    What are alternatives to the ZMF Eikon that are less heavy whether open or closed? I personally thought the Denon D9200 is similar but I didn't find it particularly comfortable with those narrow pads, I was curious if Beyerdynamic T1.3 or ATH AWAS might be similar but I haven't found too much...
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    Sony Acquiring Audeze!

    Better supply chain for Audeze and I wonder if there will be both a Maxwell series gaming headset that is Sony branded as well as Audeze gaming IEMs that are Sony branded given that has seemed like a missed opportunity for Audeze.
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    Want: Comfortable soundstage with precise imaging

    Cheers for the HD558 recommendation! For me the comfort is really the key for headphones, I have my RME outputting to both headphones and speakers and there have been many times I've just switched to speakers due to comfort despite having really quite cheap speakers on my desk setup. I think the...
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    Want: Comfortable soundstage with precise imaging

    I simply couldn't resist the prices on the 800S during the sale and picked one up which I've been using as my primary headphone since about mid-May. I have some thoughts on it that are both good and bad, I may be offloading it in the future - I have some ideas of what I'd rather go to but I love...
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    The Hardest hitting Headphones are.. ( "The EXTREME BASS Club")

    Emu-Teak is my vote and I consider them better or equivalent to other pricier headphones that I've heard for bass including Fostex TH900 AnniWhite, ZMF Eikon, SONY MDR-Z1R, and Denon D9200. They respond well to increased bass EQ as well. Headphones I haven't listened to that may be better than...
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    Want: Comfortable soundstage with precise imaging

    Been a few months since I got the Sony-Z1R for a 2nd time and I've been enjoying them but I don't find them suitable for competitive gaming if I'm honest so I was interested in looking at lower-cost open-back alternatives primarily for gaming but I am open to being surprised and using it for...
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    Best Summit-Fi Headphones for PC Gaming?

    I think I misinterpreted your ask as competitive gaming but what you're really looking for is an immersive experience. Are you plugging your headphones directly into the motherboard or do you have any DAC/Amp between your PC and your headphones? Open worlds have a variety of sounds that should...
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    Best Summit-Fi Headphones for PC Gaming?

    I think you want a comfortable headphone that skews neutral or mids on top of the soundstage/imaging and it might be difficult to do better than the Elites in that respect. Which games and would you EQ? COD likes to have footsteps in the mid/high-bass and low/mid mid-range but not all games do...
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    Fostex TH909 or LCD X 21 Version for bass?

    You could also consider Kennerton anything from the Magni (I haven't listened but folks compare to Emu Teak) to the Gjallorhorn(closed)/Vali(open) for dynamics. If you want bass then Kennerton should probably always be on the list. Emu Teaks are semi-open imo and if you decide to get the 909...
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    The Official Sony TA-ZH1ES Hi-Res Headphone Amplifier (Live From IFA 2016)

    Requirements in competitive gameplay are different than casual gameplay, being under 120hz to me implies lack of quality. As it relates to this thread... basically using USB input from a PC at high refresh rates is a problem that I'm inclined to think most DACs whether modern or older would...
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