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  1. RogueWolfe

    Wow! Sennheiser HD 540 Reference are so good.

    A little follow up. I found a HD540 for Mr Poon on ebay. Also I really really enjoy the HD 250 at work. It's certainly a little different from the HD540 - a little less "airy". A bit more punch. It is certainly heavier on the ear comfortwise, but outside of that it is perfect for my needs at...
  2. RogueWolfe

    Schiit's Saga Preamp Impressions

    Oh: and my Funk is as unimpressive looking as it gets. The SAGA is high end bling in comparison:
  3. RogueWolfe

    Schiit's Saga Preamp Impressions

    Timbre is just a synonym for the right tonality in the music for me, the way the instruments are presented. Also I am neither an expert on these things nor a native english speaker. Ist vielleicht gar nicht so gemeint gewesen wie es falsch rüber gekommen ist... :) All I can do is describe my...
  4. RogueWolfe

    Schiit's Saga Preamp Impressions

    I wanted to add my experience with the Saga. First off this is just my impression. Many of you seem happy with the saga, not trying to take anything away from what. It was partly why I thought I'd give it a try in the first place. :) Also I am very happy with my Vali 2. This just for measure...
  5. RogueWolfe

    Wow! Sennheiser HD 540 Reference are so good.

    It is currently out of my price range - which is a pitty. The NM24 does indeed sound like a great product. "High End Product that performs beyond it's price point" is almost a stereotype - from what I have read it's been Mr. Poons Programme ever since he launched his company. That and given...
  6. RogueWolfe

    Wow! Sennheiser HD 540 Reference are so good.

    Haha, indeed it does. Even though I am German think of my accent as rather british... :)
  7. RogueWolfe

    Wow! Sennheiser HD 540 Reference are so good.

    Guys, I have a little story to tell on our sennheiser hd540. I had a very interesting e-mail conversation with Mr. C.C. Poon, the President of Monarchy Audio . He is a nice gentleman and we talked about tube preamplifiers, the fascinating Monarchy NM 24 Tube Dac and I happened to mention the...
  8. RogueWolfe

    Wow! Sennheiser HD 540 Reference are so good.

    News from the Rabbit hole. Look what came in the mail today... never used!
  9. RogueWolfe

    Vali 2 tube rolling

    Does anyone have a good seller recommendation in the EU for the socket savers / 6sn7 adapters? Thanks!
  10. RogueWolfe

    Wow! Sennheiser HD 540 Reference are so good.

    Two of my reference pieces for this are Halleluja by Jeff Buckley and a couple of songs from the Songbird Album by Eva Cassidy. With my DT-770 those are really unbearable at proper listening volumes- they are ok with the Ref I and absolutely shine with my Ref II. Actually they tend to even clip...
  11. RogueWolfe

    Wow! Sennheiser HD 540 Reference are so good.

    , Could you point me to the according post? Stocking up on options once my mint original pads go toast... Thanks!
  12. RogueWolfe

    Wow! Sennheiser HD 540 Reference are so good.

    Isn't that one of the best things - when you discover a vintage with such a sound?
  13. RogueWolfe

    Wow! Sennheiser HD 540 Reference are so good.

    Do you make the cables yourself? I did look for mogami cables but couldn't find any premade. I suck with a soldering iron... :-)
  14. RogueWolfe

    Wow! Sennheiser HD 540 Reference are so good.

    Also: what amps are you using it with? My chain is mx-dac/aries mini / vali 2.
  15. RogueWolfe

    Wow! Sennheiser HD 540 Reference are so good.

    It's interesting that you guys have so different experiences with the ref 1. Yes I use the stock cable, I do have another cable that Jon recommended to me - i really like it on my ref II. Mhm. Maybe I should give the ref 1 another more thorough listening session with that cable.... I'll give it...
  16. RogueWolfe

    Wow! Sennheiser HD 540 Reference are so good.

    I just got a ref 1 - was curious about the difference to my ref II. It already has the pads from the ref II - will report back. The gold is tempting - but I'll just check the ref 1 out first. That rabbit hole is deep lol.
  17. RogueWolfe

    Wow! Sennheiser HD 540 Reference are so good.

    Thanks! Is there any foam discs you would recommend?
  18. RogueWolfe

    Wow! Sennheiser HD 540 Reference are so good.

    Actually, the wang_yifei pads are probably these ones here...
  19. RogueWolfe

    Wow! Sennheiser HD 540 Reference are so good.

    Hey Guys - as this multiyear / 170 Page Thread made me really curious about these vintage headphones I bought a 540 Reference II from a classified ad. Wow. Thanks everyone who contributed to this awesome thread. I enjoy my 540's very much. Classical Music, Jazz, Bluesrock - all sounds fantastic...
  20. RogueWolfe

    Vali 2 tube rolling

    I'll be reading up on them! I'm debating getting a Saga Preamp as my next upgrade, so another use case for them in the future. They seem rather scarce though, right?
  21. RogueWolfe

    Vali 2 tube rolling

    Thanks for the offer! I'm in Germany though -makes this rather impractical unfortunately.
  22. RogueWolfe

    Vali 2 tube rolling

    Got a lot of tipps from this thread - thanks everyone. Running my vali 2 with an electro harmonix 6CG7 currently and am very happy with it. Nice stage, great resolution. I'd still like to add a little more air and resolution high up - I'll probably give these 6sn7 a try - looks like many of you...
  23. RogueWolfe

    New Member Introductions thread

    Relatively new to Headphones, longtime Audiophile and music lover - had to take a bit of a break with this hobby when the kids came. Less Time and no Room also. Moved to a new house recently, have an office for myself in the basement now and finally set up my gear again. Still- very few hours I...
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