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Astell & Kern SR15: A&norma Impressions & Reviews

Discussion in 'Portable Source Gear' started by pitch_black, Jul 29, 2018.
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  1. domho7
    Hi do u have a link to this ebay seller. Tks.
     
  2. AndyGer75
    In the first I was looking for some closed cans, low Ohms, overear-sized, absolute max of 900,- Euros budget and (!) they should easily be convertable to balanced by a cablechange ... and of course they should sound very good :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes: ... just in short:

    1.) Ultrasone Edition M Plus -> the ideal combo of budget, purpose, comfort and most important a great mature, well native sound for hourlasting listening and it is handcrafted(!) in Bavaria, where I live :wink: (673,- Euros)

    2.) Shure 1540 -> too much warmth, bass too pronounced for my taste (arround 500,- Euros)

    3.) Beyerdynamic T5p (II.) -> very very honest ... simply out of my budget (999,- Euros, my wife would have killed me) ... did not dare to listen to it :confounded:!

    4.) Meze 99 Classic -> Did not try it as I was blown away from the Ultrasone allready


    https://ultrasone.com/ultrasone-serie-edition-mit-plus-technologie/?lang=en#EditionM-Plus

    The most part of the wearingcomfort is due to its rather light weight of 228g and the cans have sheep-leather pads, which give you such a great feel on the head and skin, without sweating. I have "normal" sized ears which fit in the cans right away without hittig the drivers inside and music listening can last hours without thinking of the phones on your head.
    Soundwise, don´t know how to describe... I will simply call it as above mature, natural, even, but still dynamic and never boring... bass when it should be bass ... no boomy bass, more kind of a dry kickbass!
    Allthough they get a burn in by Ultrasone allready they needed the burning in for easily 4 weeks and day by day they opened up more and more, especially in the bass region.
    They will stay forever!
     
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  3. dakchi
    Hi,
    Is anyone facing an issue with the 'back' icon? I hape to click on it many time before it reacts
     
  4. sensenick
    Sometimes it happens to me with several buttons on the touch screen. I do not know if it's the plastic protector's fault ...
     
  5. AndyGer75
  6. dakchi
    No, because I was already facing this issue without the protector. I think that it is a software problem
     
  7. Tsukuyomi
    Ordered my SR15 yesterday with a grey case.
    Sent as xpress 1-3 day delivery. I should be getting it today or tomorrow. So excited!!! Finally no more mobile phone and its anaemic sound.
     
  8. sensenick
    Congratulations! I am looking forward to reading your impressions of the player.
     
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  10. abitdeef
    I saw a pair for like 345.00 but they weren’t the plus- just the edition m black pearl. Specs are a tiny bit different, (40 ohms) but all the other stuff looks indenticle- seems like a good deal.

    They are like new-open box.
     
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  11. abitdeef
    Good show mate! I think I’m as excited as you are :wink: can’t wait to hear what you think of it!
     
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  12. Tsukuyomi
    i'll give feedback right away, first on unboxing and general first impression. then i'll give it a good day or so music listen, and then follow up week long impression :)
     
  13. abitdeef
    Sounds like a good plan of attack, always good to get comfy with new gear. I remember mine got warmer at the beginning- but just when I did the battery test with a relatively loud volume of 91 for 9 hours my SR15 didn’t even get warm.
     
  14. AndyGer75
    The "Plus" are over-ear and without "Plus" are just on-ear with smaller cups and most likely resulting in a different sound appearance and wearing comfort due to the on-ear-pressure ... just to keep in mind ... nevertheless this "normal" Edition M also got top reference reviews.
    I didn´t test them seperately myself, but people tell, the "Plus" - version has a more substant and complete bass than the "normal" one.
    The price for the normal "Edition M" (new) is about 469,- Euro atm, so if 345,00 are Euros it looks OK!
     
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  15. abitdeef
    Thanks for the info, and the 345 is dollars. The regular edition m on the website is 699 euros- yikes.
     
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