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  1. eskamobob1

    The Stax Thread III

    I didn't realize that omega was still for sale. Tbh I figured it would be snapped up quick
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    Feedback by 'eskamobob1' on listing '[PRICE DROPPED] Phatlab Phantasy'

    I purchased the phatlab phantasy II and the transaction went awesome. Quick shipping and no hastle payment. Unit arrived exactly how described
  3. eskamobob1

    The Stax Thread III

    Thats how I justified buying my first 1K can. Turns out one destination is just the beginning of a new (much more expensive) journey :sweat_smile: Oh, I'm the same way. I much, much prefer to have something in my own system, but if I have to demo it on an unknow chain just as a way to play...
  4. eskamobob1

    The Stax Thread III

    Are there no shops in your area that carry a stax demo? Tbh, I have a large number of 2 channel dealers in my area that also have an 009S rig on demo. Its nearly 10x easier to find those than it is conventional transducer headphone demos for me tbh
  5. eskamobob1

    The Stax Thread III

    I agree with that. TBH I can 100% see people that like a more classic stax sound prefering the non-S Im not even sure its an "upgrade". Its more of just 009 with slightly different tonality. I mostly bring it up because if someone heard the 009 and was not a fan that does not mean they wont...
  6. eskamobob1

    CHORD ELECTRONICS DAVE

    I think one of the best things about the diana range in general is how gracefully its responds to lower current sources tbh. You throw them on something like 5WPC @ 50ohm and the difference is quite clear but other than getting a bit bass light and the stage depth shrinking some they dont do...
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    The Stax Thread III

    Tbh, I kinda feel like a stax focused thread is one of the worst places you can possibly ask about recessed vocals. I find more variation in the definition of whats recessed from stax folks than basically anywhere else. Ive seen a few people call 009(non-s) vocals lush and vivid in love lorn...
  8. eskamobob1

    The Stax Thread III

    Do you by any chance work with any dealers that may have demos of your amps in the socal area?
  9. eskamobob1

    CHORD ELECTRONICS DAVE

    Didn't know that but guess I'm not surprised. Tbh I'm kinda curious how much longer until the dave gets replaced even
  10. eskamobob1

    HiFiMan Susvara

    I was under the impression that they had folded. I haven't heard their amps so I won't comment but I was fairly certain reviews weren't all that positive tbh
  11. eskamobob1

    HiFiMan Susvara

    Interesting comment on the ultimate stage size of the soli. Tbh, I feel like the stage size of soli leaves sus in the dust. I've heard it described as HD800S + slam and I generally agree there tbh.
  12. eskamobob1

    HiFiMan Susvara

    Just fwiw, I don't think any decent options even exist that do both dynamics and estats to the levels we would want for totl cans
  13. eskamobob1

    Quick Impressions: Abyss Phi TC, ZMF Verite Closed, Stax 009 & Sennheiser HE60 "Baby Orpheus"

    Just to piggy back off of this. I'm looking at possibly getting an he60+EC electra. Anyone by any chance heard the combo and can comment? I can't realy find much info on the electra at all other than people saying BHSE is better (but they obviously aren't in the same price range used).
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    HiFiMan Susvara

    I've got soli P and sus and don't plan t get rid of either anytime soon. I also pretty highly recommend trying soli P on tube for those that have it. Its got a kind of wonky tonality but forge + soli P legit is one of my favorite headphone experiences to date. Just some real magic happening...
  15. eskamobob1

    iFi Audio Pro iESL - The Official Thread

    Anyone here tried the iESL on either the HSA-1B, AMP-13R, or AIC-10? Curious to hear subjective impressions of any of the above pairings tbh
  16. eskamobob1

    HiFiMan Susvara

    My good set has a couple of those. I think its normal. Unless you are nearing the end of your warranty or something I just wouldn't worry about it tbh
  17. eskamobob1

    HiFiMan Susvara

    Here are some pics. The mesh on both sides of the driver was intact so it wasn't a puncture unless it was something microscopic and my new set have had 0 issues being used in the exact same environment for now several months (first set popped in under a week) Just to be clear. They sorted...
  18. eskamobob1

    Audeze CRBN Interview, Review, Measurements

    Oof. Yah. That could 100% play a role in that crbn vs lcd-5 impression when he uses a v590 for classic transducers
  19. eskamobob1

    Audeze CRBN Interview, Review, Measurements

    I didn't realize resokve had reviewed crbn tbh. Any idea what he uses for an energizer?
  20. eskamobob1

    iFi Diablo - DAC and headphone amplifier -=review=-

    This is a question for @iFi audio. I am honestly not sure if the Diablo puts out a truly balanced signal or (if it does) if shorting/dropping is something it can tolerate
  21. eskamobob1

    Audeze CRBN Interview, Review, Measurements

    Chain synergy as well. Sometimes a great can just doesnt like your chain. For example the D8000 Pro is an astonishing headphone that I love but it absolutely sounds like ass on my forge (my main amp for basically everything else). Visa versa I thought the Soli P sounded garbage on my 13R but...
  22. eskamobob1

    Your Biggest Wow Moments In Summit-Fi

    Is there no way to use the HE1 with a different amp at all? TBH I was under the impression that while it took some trickery it was at least possible (basically same idea as the he90)
  23. eskamobob1

    iFi Diablo - DAC and headphone amplifier -=review=-

    Honestly, if those are your cans and goals, why not continue to use the diablo as a source (dac) and using a larger budget to get a solid tube amp? for 1.5-2k you can get something like an OG mogwai, kenzie, or a few other A&S options. You will want to keep the A&S amp to a lower power level...
  24. eskamobob1

    HiFiMan Susvara

    Hifiman QC ain't great bit their CS is. My first set developed a hole in the driver within a week of ownership. Hifiman just replaced the entire thing no questions asked
  25. eskamobob1

    Quick Impressions: Abyss Phi TC, ZMF Verite Closed, Stax 009 & Sennheiser HE60 "Baby Orpheus"

    Is there any chance you have heard the solitaire P? I ask because the way the Soli P stages on my forge (and to some extent on my WA8/Phantasy II) is basically my ideal stage presentation for the susvara to have. I am curious if that is somewhat in line with how the shang sr stages as both the...
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