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Probably seems like a relatively stupid question considering 3,000 dollar headphones but can anyone comment on gaming on the Stellias? I made the mistake of trying these out today in a local audioshop and was blown away. Immediately I want to sell my z1rs and th-900s.
 
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Well I still love them, but then I decided to try the th-900s and also loved those, then tried the z1rs and loved them the most after that... Now its the stellias. So I'm hoping to sell the rest =)
Why, because you didn't pay $3K?
 
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Well I still love them, but then I decided to try the th-900s and also loved those, then tried the z1rs and loved them the most after that... Now its the stellias. So I'm hoping to sell the rest =)
If you had Focal Clears with MDR-Z1R, I would've traded. GL finding a pair.
 
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Well I still love them, but then I decided to try the th-900s and also loved those, then tried the z1rs and loved them the most after that... Now its the stellias. So I'm hoping to sell the rest =)
The good thing is: You reached the top of the closed back headphones (alongside with the ZMF verite closed that is another flavor in the same top sound category). So now you only need a new top of the line DAC, or DAP, a dedicated amp, and all the upgrade cables in between. If you‘re as fast as you have been with the headphones, that job is done until the end of summer! :wink:
 
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Probably seems like a relatively stupid question considering 3,000 dollar headphones but can anyone comment on gaming on the Stellias? I made the mistake of trying these out today in a local audioshop and was blown away. Immediately I want to sell my z1rs and th-900s.
I guess I could give gaming a try some point soon. I tend to use my k712 for gaming as I wouldn't want to wear out the (expensive) pads on either my Utopia or Stellia by using it not for it's main purpose.
 
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Well I still love them, but then I decided to try the th-900s and also loved those, then tried the z1rs and loved them the most after that... Now its the stellias. So I'm hoping to sell the rest =)
the th900 and z1r both have moar bass than the stellia
 
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But stellia sound better
i was under the impression from your posts in the th900 and z1r threads that bass presence was a priority. the stellia has a more balanced presentation no doubt.
 
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Auditioned all 3 extensively and landed on Stellia as it does indeed sound the best.

Z1R and TH909 are fun, but I found the Stellia to be more engaging with greater detail.

Soundstage is better on the Z1R I will say.
 
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I own the Z1R and Stellia ... if you just want bass but a decent headphone then the Z1R is great but the Stellia is a far more accomplished headphone.
I will not sell the Z1R as, when in the mood, it is great, but atm the Stellia is all I am listening to ! I own the Utopia too and they are not getting a look in !
 
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i was under the impression from your posts in the th900 and z1r threads that bass presence was a priority. the stellia has a more balanced presentation no doubt.
Honestly, being a new confused audiophile I'm finally getting a sense of what I like.
i was under the impression from your posts in the th900 and z1r threads that bass presence was a priority. the stellia has a more balanced presentation no doubt.
I thought so too myself, and without any eq out of the box- the demo unit at the store sounded perfect. I do love the bass, and they had plenty. The detail is just phenomenal!
 
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