- Apr 10, 2008
Quote:I just installed the Speedball upgrade last night. Wow. For lack of a better word, the resolution was amazing. The changes were subtle yet not; like little micro details were restored to the music. I'm not even talking about "things I've never heard before" trope... no, more in the sense that I could now hear how each note would sing just a little sweeter, and have just that touch of air and vibrato. For acoustic and vocals, this was simply magical. If you listen to music where the breath between notes is just as important as the music itself, then this is a highly recommended (if not mandatory) upgrade.
That said, I couldn't hear much of a difference when playing some heavy and "crowded" music. In these cases, that sense of detail and intimacy was not so much lost as it was obscured. Nowhere to "breath" so to say.
Which headphones are you using?
I'm on the list for the group buy for the Crack with Speed and my current headphones are Grado SR-60, which I will still use for work. I'm looking to upgrade to either the Grado HF-2, Senn HD-600 or 650.
Get one of the Senns then: the Crack won't play well with Grados, since they are low impedance. But I must add that I prefer my HF-2 to my HD600, I simply never use the Crack for the former.