Search results
  1. vaibhavp

    Sennheiser HD 700 Impressions Thread

    Hd700 is a tough nut to crack. Hd600 is much easier to like. You can make hd700 s bass tight and mids upfront while maintaining airy nature. You will need different electronics/chain. That will require exponentially higher expenses compared to hd600 and what it can do with most electronics.
  2. vaibhavp

    Sennheiser HD 700 Impressions Thread

    When I initially bought hd700, i also preferred my akg k550 cause I was used to its colouration. And I didn't had the chain that made them the way i want. Now that I have the chain, hd700 can easily make listeners emotional. Biggest compliment I can give them. And so can my el8 or dita...
  3. vaibhavp

    New Burson Conductor - V2 and V2+

    Amount of power available to how loud it gets are not directly related. Grace m9xx has high powered and low powered modes, both are equally loud cause of same gain. You get better control over drivers in high power mode. Sl vs cv2 should be hard to separate cause of similar tone. You do have...
  4. vaibhavp

    Hifiman Ananda

    Tubes are not driving the hps. Transistor is doing it. Tube is in input stage. Thats why its possible to have 0.5 ohm output impedance.
  5. vaibhavp

    Focal Clear headphones

    System matching has always been a difficult and expensive exercise. Availability of measurement has not made things any easier. With introduction of mojo, hugo etc ppl assume its least distortion so should be the best for every situation. They don't go on a journey to find best synergy, most...
  6. vaibhavp

    Focal Clear headphones

    True. To get immersed first you have to have the right mindset. At the same time your system should be capable of twisting your hand into give up critical listening. Try critical listening with new Sennheiser Orpheus. I am not saying its impossible, some people I know even dissected that...
  7. vaibhavp

    Focal Clear headphones

    Believable, as in a system should completely disappear leaving me completely immersed in music. Modern recordings have all the information to create this illusion effortlessly. Thats what I want to achieve with a system. I am afraid my mojo standalone falls short of this by a good distance...
  8. vaibhavp

    Focal Clear headphones

    Yes having less distortion is desirable. And no I am not looking for more distortion. My listening test proves otherwise. Better amp section gives a more believable presentation, more mind blowing moments. More justification of why the hps cost so much. So I am in favour of using quality...
  9. vaibhavp

    Focal Clear headphones

    I am a mojo user since about a year. Have auditioned a friends hugo 2. I think chord dacs are nicely resolving. Very good quality. But their hp driving ability is very overrated. Their amp stages are kept very simple so to use minimum parts keeping in mind their dac role. They are good for the...
  10. vaibhavp

    Focal Clear headphones

    You need both clear and utopia driven at their 100% potential to hear differences according to price. Electronics play a big role in this. Hugo 2 alone won't do justice to Utopia. Thats why its important to balance your system with electronics and hps as far as your budget is concerned.
  11. vaibhavp

    Sennheiser HD 700 Impressions Thread

    Interesting you picked up hd700 again. Are you still using it with mojo? I have never used sonarworks but does it enhance feeling of being there in the audience? Hd700 is a soundstage depth oriented hp. Once you listen to it carefully you will realize it has more depth than any other hp...
  12. vaibhavp

    Sennheiser HD660S... Finally a successor for the HD650?

    Hd5xx series isn't something you can use for a long time. You will likely want to upgrade the moment you will purchase it and hear it. Hd650 should be a minimum for long term music satisfaction. Imo of course. But best would be if you could budget for a Nighthawk, so I feel.
  13. vaibhavp

    Sennheiser HD660S... Finally a successor for the HD650?

    Why not to get Nighthawk ? You will have full audioquest system which is advisable due to synergy issues. Dfr will be able to do justice to Nighthawk easily.
  14. vaibhavp

    Sennheiser HD 700 Impressions Thread

    New one for 400 seems to be the best bet. Their ear pads are expensive and if you have to change them, it will cost nearly the same.
  15. vaibhavp

    Reply to review by 'vaibhavp' on item 'Burson Audio - Soloist SL - Headphone Amplifier'

    Magni 3 won't put you in the audience. This one would, with right dac and hps.
  16. vaibhavp

    Sennheiser HD 700 Impressions Thread

    What dac are you using with ican pro? I find using a warmer dac to be more effective for taming brightness of hd700. But warmer dac paired with tubes is too much for me. Thats why I have settled on a solid state amp for it.
  17. vaibhavp

    Sennheiser HD660S... Finally a successor for the HD650?

    Interestingly there so many ways to get different measurements. Your earpads are 2 days older, your headband is not correctly extended etc. This is not even counting different setups you can use that will affect it. If you are really a scientific person, you would run away from this lottery...
  18. vaibhavp

    Sennheiser HD660S... Finally a successor for the HD650?

    Its not a roll off, what I am experiencing. Its more of a tighter control over driver. So driver does not spill into unwanted resonance in hf range.
  19. vaibhavp

    Sennheiser HD660S... Finally a successor for the HD650?

    Hd650 might be one hp that is best enjoyed on tube amps. Can this be classified as a flaw? My take on this is, its the listener who needs tubes, not the hps. Otherwise note edges on that hp dont merge in each other organically, making it sound dry. Is this a flaw? Am not qualified enough to...
  20. vaibhavp

    Sennheiser HD660S... Finally a successor for the HD650?

    I wonder at what point hd650 scales up and overtake hd800. Theoretically its possible. If a hp scales endlessly then there has to be electronics that should allow this to happen.
  21. vaibhavp

    Sennheiser HD660S... Finally a successor for the HD650?

    Massdrop price vs retail price. I don't understand the comparison. When 660s will come to massdrop, it will likely be 299-349 or so. Then it would be possible to compare.
  22. vaibhavp

    Sennheiser HD660S... Finally a successor for the HD650?

    Beyer and akg stuff has also endured. Its just that they focus on pro side of market, their marketing and sound follow requirements of those customers. Hd600 had both, sound AND first mover advantage. Thats why its successful even today. If sennheiser releases same hp with different...
  23. vaibhavp

    Sennheiser HD 700 Impressions Thread

    Mojo +hd700 soundstage a little on intimate side. That little fella is a little intimate with whatever you pair it with. That and bass layering will not be as good cause its mids focussed. Apart from these 2, everything else is positive in that pairing. You can expect big, cavernous soundstage...
  24. vaibhavp

    Sennheiser HD 700 Impressions Thread

    Amp that you use should be good one, capable of transmitting completely what mojo is capable of. It gives me a bigger soundstage, bass hits with impact as if you are right next to drums and cymbals. Minor variations and dynamics are easily heard. No two cymbal crashes decay in same fashion...
  25. vaibhavp

    Sennheiser HD 700 Impressions Thread

    It might work out for you, I cannot comment on that. In my personal experience, I was blown away by hd800 on my first audition. I was surprised how much extra detail / resolution 800 had. Also the huge soundstage. But over time, its treble peak showed itself. So much so that even warmest...
Top