iBasso SR2 Reaching for more music.
Apr 10, 2021 at 3:50 PM Post #136 of 146

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Not sure why someone would get that impression but to me, they are not bass lean. More to do with the amp as I find them to be pretty truthful to the source.
The impressions for this headphone are all over the place, as are the available measurements.

I'm inclined to believe you though considering the TOTL headphones you've got experience with.
 
Apr 10, 2021 at 4:18 PM Post #138 of 146

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The impressions for this headphone are all over the place, as are the available measurements.

I'm inclined to believe you though considering the TOTL headphones you've got experience with.
Somebody stated that they have "almost" planar like bass, "almost" electrostatic like mids, and more of a dynamic type treble. While this isn't exactly accurate, I can understand where he was coming from. Now you should be really good and confused. It's a headphone you just have to hear for yourself.
 
Apr 10, 2021 at 5:42 PM Post #139 of 146

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Somebody stated that they have "almost" planar like bass, "almost" electrostatic like mids, and more of a dynamic type treble. While this isn't exactly accurate, I can understand where he was coming from. Now you should be really good and confused. It's a headphone you just have to hear for yourself.
I already put in an order actually. I'm betting it all that these are my unicorn. 🦄

Planar Bass. So when I think of planar bass I think of a very snappy, low decay bass with pneumatic punch - artificial but oh so clean and precise.

Or is it the linearity and lack of bass hump that you're referring to?

Electrostatic mids. Haven't heard any estats yet but I've read that they can sound sort of inflated, shouty, boxy in the mids. If I raise the mids with EQ on my flat studio monitors, it highlights the mids in an interesting way as long as it's not too much.

Dynamic treble, so it should have realistic grit and timbre at the expense of sounding a little grainy, strained or unresolving compared to other topologies.


On paper this coloration does not sound too bad but then again it's reminiscent of Crins measurements and his disappointing critique.
 
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I already put in an order actually. I'm betting it all that these are my unicorn. 🦄

Planar Bass. So when I think of planar bass I think of a very snappy, low decay bass with pneumatic punch - artificial but oh so clean and precise.

Or is it the linearity and lack of bass hump that you're referring to?

Electrostatic mids. Haven't heard any estats yet but I've read that they can sound sort of inflated, shouty, boxy in the mids. If I raise the mids with EQ on my flat studio monitors, it highlights the mids in an interesting way as long as it's not too much.

Dynamic treble, so it should have realistic grit and timbre at the expense of sounding a little grainy, strained or unresolving compared to other topologies.


On paper this coloration does not sound too bad but then again it's reminiscent of Crins measurements and his disappointing critique.
Just give them a listen when you get them, and report back 😁
 
May 9, 2021 at 7:15 AM Post #142 of 146

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It's just that I like to theorize and research a huge amount before any kind of purchase 😅

Will do 👍
Pretty keen to gear your impressions as well, I just heard of these and zeos review captured exactly what I wanted. Although the negative reviews are making me a bit worried.

He described them as smooth and relaxing which is what I was hoping for, shrill and bright is not. so if they really have such a large discrepancy I dont want to risk spending so much.
 
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Pretty keen to gear your impressions as well, I just heard of these and zeos review captured exactly what I wanted. Although the negative reviews are making me a bit worried.

He described them as smooth and relaxing which is what I was hoping for, shrill and bright is not. so if they really have such a large discrepancy I dont want to risk spending so much.
While everyone hears differently, I can't imagine referring to these as shrill and bright. I wouldn't own them if that was what I was hearing.
 
May 9, 2021 at 1:43 PM Post #144 of 146

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Pretty keen to gear your impressions as well, I just heard of these and zeos review captured exactly what I wanted. Although the negative reviews are making me a bit worried.

He described them as smooth and relaxing which is what I was hoping for, shrill and bright is not. so if they really have such a large discrepancy I dont want to risk spending so much.
Anyone that hears these as shrill and bright needs to get something changed upstream or their hearing checked. :^). They are not that.
 
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Anyone that hears these as shrill and bright needs to get something changed upstream or their hearing checked. :^). They are not that.

Agreed, very natural balanced tonality.
 
May 9, 2021 at 4:18 PM Post #146 of 146

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It is suggested that difference in pads causes big changes in sound. That would explain polarized opinions and measurements.
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