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  1. mrtim6

    The Limited Edition Empyrean Phoenix - Shipping Now at HeadAmp

    Pity you won’t see it when you’re wearing it
  2. mrtim6

    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.
  3. mrtim6

    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.
  4. mrtim6

    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.
  5. mrtim6

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

    More photos of the old drivers plus the old earpads
  6. mrtim6

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

    Here are some photos of the old drivers and pads from my SEM1 more photos to follo.
  7. mrtim6

    Smyth Research Realiser A16

    i asked James via email last year
  8. mrtim6

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

    Good news my pair have been repaired, also I had the headband, earpads and single ended cable replaced. As soon as they arrive ill update this thread, hopefully this weekend.
  9. mrtim6

    Smyth Research Realiser A16

    In June 2017
  10. mrtim6

    Smyth Research Realiser A16

    I wrote to James yesterday and received the following email response - I have included my original email requesting my preorder number. James email response here: I've checked and you're pre-order number #160 We will continue to ship the remaining KS units in the new year and then we'll begin...
  11. mrtim6

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

    Where did you hear that? It seems from the repair there are at least two revision for the housing assembly’. I’m not sure if the drivers were refreshed too - does anyone know? I know when they were released there was talk of them being limited to 1000, but I thought that number had been...
  12. mrtim6

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

    Good question re the earpads - i wonder if the new assembly allows for no pioneer earpad replacements
  13. mrtim6

    Sony MDR-R10 Owner's Club

    I will say their Susvara sounds really good- however the build quality is no where near the quality of Stax or Sony flagship gear - therefore they should be in a different (lower) price bracket. Until they match Japan for quality control (long way off).
  14. mrtim6

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

    The wait for the ear assemblies is 10weeks - I’m guessing because they are hand made?
  15. mrtim6

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

    I have to have my Pioneer SEM1 repaired, because the left ear sound is intermittent. Because my pair are considered an early model serial 739 i have to have both ear assemblies replaced - more expensive too :( These assemblies have to be ordered from Pioneer in Japan and shipped to Australia...
  16. mrtim6

    Sony MDR-R10 Owner's Club

    I read that Hifiman also said the Sony MDR-R10 didn’t sound very good - I find that kind of talk 100% contradicts them releasing a product clearly based on the original Sony masterpiece
  17. mrtim6

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

    More like troll lol
  18. mrtim6

    Official Sony DMP-Z1 Thread

    I’m very happy you’re enjoying you new system sounds like a great pairing. just to clarify I was able to listen for two hours in a controlled environment— so not a show or rushed 20 minute session with both systems. I didn’t try the new Sony flagship IEMs you have, I did try my Utopias, Z1Rs...
  19. mrtim6

    Smyth Research Realiser A16

    Hi everyone, are there any headfiers in Sydney Australia who can recommend a studio to get PRIRs done. I have a realiser inbound at some stage and I’m keen to get a PRIR from a reputable studio - is anyone else keen on getting their PRIR taken in Sydney?
  20. mrtim6

    What Are You Listening To Right Now? -New thread, new rules. Please read them.

    Circle - Terminal got 2 copies incoming on green/pink vinyl too...
  21. mrtim6

    Smyth Research Realiser A16

    Correction - Dolby flashing I meant
  22. mrtim6

    Smyth Research Realiser A16

    I’m guessing the shipping will go something like: 1st Giles & other corporate clients / dealers testers (maybe Jude etc) 2nd Kickstarter backers 3rd pre-orders (I pre-ordered 2 years ago July 2017) 4th New Orders So could be a fair wait still. As the Dolby testing of those units will take time
  23. mrtim6

    Smyth Research Realiser A16

    Although this does not refer to their headphone technology Genelec have some very well regarded technology in their powered award winning monitors. https://www.pro-tools-expert.com/production-expert-1/2018/7/12/genelec-8331-sam-8341-sam-the-ones-studio-monitors-re-writing-the-rule-book I have...
  24. mrtim6

    SONY IER-Z1R

    I had a brief listen and was not especially impressed. I think the M9 is more balanced and certainly more comfortable IMO YMMV. Sounded fine out of the WM1A balanced, just not at the price Sony are charging.
  25. mrtim6

    Best Dynamic Bass

    Over all I prefer the TH900 - I wanted to love the Z1R however they don’t really standout. I think the biocellulose drivers are really quite special and underrated. If you’re buying for musical enjoyment the TH900 IMO tick the box.
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