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  1. ls13coco

    Meze EMPYREAN - the First Isodynamic Hybrid Array Headphone

    Been awhile since I’ve been here, but I am asking what people’s opinion on a empyrean Jr would be. I’m having a hard time thinking of selling them, but they would pay for a very essential piece in my music making, so I am asking what lesser cost headphones has brought you closest to the Empy...
  2. ls13coco

    Meze EMPYREAN - the First Isodynamic Hybrid Array Headphone

    Overall I feel like the LCD did just a little more something special for thick guitar tones, but the Empy is the only other headphone I’ve heard this on, just to a lesser extent. Sub-bass was maybe a little deeper, but the Empy has more mid-bass which is to my preference. Mids a little more...
  3. ls13coco

    Meze EMPYREAN - the First Isodynamic Hybrid Array Headphone

    Not the sticks, but no demo possibilities here either, but I like you wasn't a Beyer fan, returned the 1990. The Empy just arrived late last week, following reviews and impressions to what I believe my tastes are worked out perfectly. Overall my favorite. The LCD-4 also sounded greatly to my...
  4. ls13coco

    Meze EMPYREAN - the First Isodynamic Hybrid Array Headphone

    Just got mine yesterday after a long wait. These are exactly what I was looking for.. the Arya compliment them well and I like them more than I did the LCD-4.
  5. ls13coco

    Hifiman Arya vs. Arya "Revision"

    Got these 3+ months ago..
  6. ls13coco

    Meze EMPYREAN - the First Isodynamic Hybrid Array Headphone

    I listen to many genres, but multiple subgenres of rock and metal included.. I'll have a pair any day now, just waiting on arrival. I'll be including impressions here after some time with them and I will definitely run plenty rock and metal through them before sharing thoughts.
  7. ls13coco

    Cayin HA-6A Tube Headphone Amplifier (KT88 and EL34) with XLR4 and 4.4mm Impedance Matched Output

    You are doing God's work lol. Look very forward to this.. only wish you had an Empy to use in these comparisons too. :)
  8. ls13coco

    Topping D90

    I wonder if the iDefender+ could help? Seems to be one of the reasonably priced add-ons from iFi.
  9. ls13coco

    HIFIMAN Arya (& 2021 Stealth Magnet version) - Impressions Thread

    What are the best ways to test for channel imbalance without any addition gear? The Arya has passed the tests I've tried, but it's still the only headphone that while wearing I can't help but feel the left driver is prioritized while listening. Getting stumped on if it's just me, or if it's...
  10. ls13coco

    Meze EMPYREAN - the First Isodynamic Hybrid Array Headphone

    +/- 2 weeks til my Empy gets here, there will be a an initial impressions comparison after some time with it. :)
  11. ls13coco

    Massdrop x Alex Cavalli Tube Hybrid Amp (CTH) - Dropping Monday

    I personally wouldn't concern myself much with the usb cable, but if down the road you want to get just a little more out of it, maybe a Linear power supply. I'm uncertain if that works with the sdac variant as I have the standalone amp version, just to clarify.
  12. ls13coco

    Topping D90

    Fair enough, thanks for the info! I'll probably just sit tight for a little while to see how the Liquid Platinum dac is received as well as any other AKM4499 dac that may come out this year. Hard to not pull the trigger on the D90 now though!
  13. ls13coco

    Topping D90

    Just from some of my readings in here, is it safe to say that this may not be the dac to get if I will be running with usb instead of optical? Curious if it's unanimous that the usb underperformed, cheers!
  14. ls13coco

    Cayin HA-6A Tube Headphone Amplifier (KT88 and EL34) with XLR4 and 4.4mm Impedance Matched Output

    Great review. I was being pushed away on the idea of this amp after impressions started trickling in, but that change of the 12au7 tubes suggests it would get exactly where I want. I wonder if they will start offering these, or other tube options upon purchase. I am curious if you could...
  15. ls13coco

    Monoprice Monolith Liquid Platinum - By Alex Cavalli

    How do any Arya & Empyrean users find the platinum pairs with those headphones? Considering changing out my CTH + LPS for the platinum.
  16. ls13coco

    Monoprice Monolith THX 887 - Impressions Thread

    I've been planning on going to the HPA-4 from my 789, but after my research it seems there really isn't enough difference in sound itself to warrant such a price jump. So, here I am asking if anyone here has thoughts on the 887 vs 789 and if they could perceive any sound differences at all. I'm...
  17. ls13coco

    Meze EMPYREAN - the First Isodynamic Hybrid Array Headphone

    I see you have the LCD-4 as well. Would love to hear a little comparison if you get around to it as I'm selling the 4 to fund the Empy. I keep reading the Empy isn't as detailed as others for its price, but it's tonality is great. Sits well with me. Glad to hear you like them!
  18. ls13coco

    Meze EMPYREAN - the First Isodynamic Hybrid Array Headphone

    Glad to hear! (ha ha..) I did see someone, not sure if it was in this thread though - comment on the HPA-4 and Empy being a underwhelming pairing which has haulted my plans of buying the HPA-4 at the moment. Any positives or negatives in your experience involving tubes vs SS with the Empy...
  19. ls13coco

    Meze EMPYREAN - the First Isodynamic Hybrid Array Headphone

    I have another amping question here as I've just signed up for a Empyrean. Curious how it pairs with the thx 789, since that's what I have for my main SS amp right now. Also wondering what people think of pairing it with either the V281 or HPA-4.
  20. ls13coco

    HELP Meze emp left driver not working

    Do you have the first owners proof of purchase? I'd try contacting them anyway and explain the situation
  21. ls13coco

    Meze EMPYREAN - the First Isodynamic Hybrid Array Headphone

    Thanks for clearing that up! The Jet Black is very easy on the eyes, look forward to having a pair.
  22. ls13coco

    Is there a planar over-ear that's remotely as breathable as HD800?

    I have no experience with the HD800 though I've recently acquired the Arya and I have to say it provides the most airyness next to the k712 pro. I'm very impressed with the Arya overall which came into my possession only a week after my LCD-4. Bass actually impressed me the most on how it can...
  23. ls13coco

    HPA-4 vs V281

    Hey all, I know I've seen some comparisons on these two, but I am still highly indecisive and hoping to hear from more people, or in more detail, what they think of these two amps comparatively. Am I giving up much planar current by going with the HPA-4? Is the HPA-4 really cleaner sounding than...
  24. ls13coco

    HIFIMAN Arya (& 2021 Stealth Magnet version) - Impressions Thread

    Just got the Arya these past few days, coming from Sundara and HE400i of the Hifiman line. I also got a LCD-4 this past month, yet I am still impressed with the Arya. Soundstage is perfect, treble is detailed but not fatiguing like the DT-1990, mids sound full and detailed, but I was most...
  25. ls13coco

    Audeze LCD-2C Classic - Impressions Thread

    According to my lady; she can hear every word when I'm using the 2c from the living room while I'm in my man-cave. 6xx is still heard, just not as clearly.
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