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  1. zambz

    Audeze EL-8: The EL-8 is a must-hear at CES 2015

    I personally found that the open EL-8s were a little more neutral and forward than the LCD-3s, they were closer to the Xs which I much preferred.  I still absolutely adore mine, years later.  I often prefer to use them over my studio monitors for pure pleasure.  Their treble response is stunning...
  2. zambz

    Audeze EL-8: The EL-8 is a must-hear at CES 2015

      To be honest, the LCD-Xs do have a similar character to the EL-8s but are simply more refined sounding.  They are a pinch more forward but honestly just a pinch.   It may simply be that you have become accustomed to brighter sounding cans.   Just remember that many other high-end...
  3. zambz

    Audeze EL-8: The EL-8 is a must-hear at CES 2015

      Yeah, though my favourite of the bunch (and imho the most neutral) were the LCD-Xs.  The price of the LCD-4 really isn't as easy to justify imho when the LCD-X is already a world class headphone used by top mastering engineers like Bob Katz and sound just perfect, like it's hard to imagine...
  4. zambz

    Audeze EL-8: The EL-8 is a must-hear at CES 2015

      Yeah, honestly I'm not sure.  If I could find a way to do a true level-matched A/B between the MBP and Mojo, that would be rather interesting.  All I know is that I enjoy the EL-8s just as much through my MBP headphone output as I do through my Mojo.   The Mojo is awesome and I still would...
  5. zambz

    Audeze EL-8: The EL-8 is a must-hear at CES 2015

    I really love my Mojo with the open EL-8s, but I'm going to be brave and say that they sound just as good through my MacBook Pro audio jack.  The audio interface on current Macs is awesome and supports up to 24/96.
  6. zambz

    Audeze EL-8: The EL-8 is a must-hear at CES 2015

    I bought the travel case for my open EL-8s.   It's extremely well built and I really love the materials.  The design internally is a bit meh, the foam provided makes placing them inside a bit awkward.  It's also a pinch too small, so you really have to be careful that the zipper doesn't hit...
  7. zambz

    Audeze EL-8: The EL-8 is a must-hear at CES 2015

      Honestly, the open EL-8 is a pretty big jump from the PM-3.  The main reasons are:   * Faster sound, better transient response * Significantly better soundstage * Significantly better treble response   But ultimately you would have to be the judge when listening to both :)
  8. zambz

    Audeze EL-8: The EL-8 is a must-hear at CES 2015

      I can help you out here.  Forget the PM-3s and the Nighthawks, neither are in the same league as the open EL-8s.  The Nighthawks are honestly some of the worst open headphones I have ever heard, so much so that I thought something was wrong with the demo pair.
  9. zambz

    Audeze EL-8: The EL-8 is a must-hear at CES 2015

      Honestly, try this:   1. Notch out the 6 kHz peak with EQ (to correct it) 2. Listen to a piece of music with a very nice top end on the HD-800 and pretty much any fazored Audeze   No amount of EQ could bring back the sparkle that the Audeze (or my studio monitors with ribbon tweeters)...
  10. zambz

    Android phones and USB DACs

      Thanks so much for the reply.  I have noticed the same problem using the Onkyo Music Player, but I haven't tried it with Wifi off .etc.  I'll give it a go in a moment and let you know how it goes.   Thanks again! :)
  11. zambz

    Android phones and USB DACs

    I seem to be having lots of dramas with OTG on my HTC One M8 with Chord Mojo.  I have tested this with the stock HTC ROM (6.0) and the Google Play Edition ROM.   The problem is that every 10 - 15 seconds, I get a pop / click which is pretty noticeable.  I'm playing music with Spotify (I'm a...
  12. zambz

    Rank the Headphones that You Own.

    I haven't listened to the 1.0s at any great length, but the 2.0 over-ears have treble, but they have no air (they are rolled off at probably around 14 kHz ish).  After you hear any pair of Audezes, you'll see exactly what is missing about any of the Momentums (and most all other...
  13. zambz

    Audeze's 2016 revamp, re-voiced and re-engineered headphones, the entire line (except Sine and EL8 Ti; these have updates as standard)

    Hey mate, I honestly haven't found the ergonomics to be that great on the EL-8.  I find that they get very hot after a short period of time and the clamping force on both models is too much  for me and it doesn't seem to be getting better (I've had my EL-8s for 4 months).  I often take breaks...
  14. zambz

    Audeze's 2016 revamp, re-voiced and re-engineered headphones, the entire line (except Sine and EL8 Ti; these have updates as standard)

      I personally found the open EL-8s a little more neutral than the LCD-2, they are a bit closer to the LCD-X which I really liked personally as I found the LCD-2Fs still a pinch too dark for me.   I first heard the closed EL-8s late last year and they were a slightly pre-production model that...
  15. zambz

    Audeze's 2016 revamp, re-voiced and re-engineered headphones, the entire line (except Sine and EL8 Ti; these have updates as standard)

    I completely agree, I'm making precisely the same point as the rest.  I'm all for them making changes for the better and improving their technology, no doubt!  But the lack of press releases and clear revision numbers is damaging to their reputation and confusing to me as a customer...
  16. zambz

    Audeze EL-8: The EL-8 is a must-hear at CES 2015

      Thanks, so it seems they are glued on and replacing them will be a bit of trouble.  But at least Audeze give us the option which is good :)
  17. zambz

    Audeze EL-8: The EL-8 is a must-hear at CES 2015

      lol must be one hell of a brain in there :)
  18. zambz

    Rank the Headphones that You Own.

    I'll have to include my sold headphones since I now only own one (sad I know) :)   Audeze open EL-8 (blows my mind every single time I listen to it, and is ultimately the reason I sold the rest, everything below pales in comparison) Shure SRH-840 (best closed headphone I have heard, very...
  19. zambz

    Audeze EL-8: The EL-8 is a must-hear at CES 2015

    Haha, I'm surprised they fit him with that adjustment, that's how I wear them and I have a pretty big head :)   P.S.: I still love these headphones to bits, I've never enjoyed music as much as I do with these
  20. zambz

    Phones that work reliably with the Chord Mojo

    Hi guys, thought I'd start a separate topic as the main one is huge and I wanted this to be more focused.   Can Mojo owners please list their phone model and whether or not the Mojo works perfectly without pops and clicks?  This will help me and others with our next phone purchase :)  ...
  21. zambz

    Audeze EL-8: The EL-8 is a must-hear at CES 2015

    I have seriously been considering upgrading to a pair of LCD-Xs but honestly, when you take both comfort and performance into account, the open EL-8s are actually a better choice right now.   I really hope we see some comfort improvements in the LCD line and even the next EL-8 which also has...
  22. zambz

    Audeze EL-8: The EL-8 is a must-hear at CES 2015

    After many many more hours on my open EL-8s, I can conclude that they do beat my ADAM A7s in terms of precision and transient response, and by quite a mile too.  My perfect reference song for this is Rascal Flatts - Forever, at 1:02 you'll hear the drums kick in.  With the Mojo + open EL-8s, you...
  23. zambz

    Audeze EL-8: The EL-8 is a must-hear at CES 2015

    Has anyone compared the open EL-8s to the LCD-Xs?  If so, would you kindly share your experiences.
  24. zambz

    Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay H6 Discussion Thread

    Posted my babies for sale in case anyone is interested: http://www.head-fi.org/t/800902/bang-olufsen-h6-black-mint-condition-with-warranty-melbourne-australia
  25. zambz

    Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay H6 Discussion Thread

    I'm actually thinking of selling my lovely H6s due to the fact I'm using the open EL-8s more these days.  If anyone in AU is interested, please PM me.  I'll post an ad in a few days :)
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