Could you be more specific as these terms can mean different thing to different people. Just need a bit clearer picture as to what you mean.HD800S beats the Arya on detail, but the Arya has an arguably better overall presentation.
That’s great as I wouldn’t want to limit its potential by underpowering them.You should be good to go with that power
Thank you for your recommendations. But I already own rather capable closed back cans. And I only use them when my open backs start to annoy those around me. But I did check them out. They look like a very comfortable and light cans.Well, i recommend the d7200 or d9200
No it is not. You can find more details about it here.Is this a DIY amp?
Very interesting review. Quite compelling and favorable. However, I have few issues based on that review. One, it’s a headphone/amp system. That is going to make it stationary, limited to amp options and harder to sell if it comes to that. Second, as its strengths sound very compelling, it’s lower frequency/slam and limitations as far as SPL is concern makes me worry a bit. I’m afraid that I will miss bass notes and ability to play loud(ish) of at least two other headphones in my collection. I would preferred stronger/even overall performance within audible spectrum.
Soundstage is big on my list as neither Aeons2C or Audeze LCDX is particularly strong in that department. And I would love to own a headphone that is exceptionally good if not great in soundstage presentation.Hd800S can be extremely deep with the right tubes and nothing currently in production comes even close in width under 4 grand.
I’ve heard Clears once before and to be honest they didn’t impress me. Not that they were particularly bad in anything specific but they didn’t do anything exceptionally great. Perhaps it was the setup as my buddy wasn’t too concerned with amp quality. And I wouldn’t know if Clears are finicky about amp matching or not.800S, which I pair with a Bottlehead Crack-a-two-a, Bottlehead Mainline and Benchmark DAC3-DX. Nearly on the same par are the Focal Clear, though they don't possess the same ability to paint an expansive soundstage.
At this point I’ll definitely put Arya/Susvara, HD800s on my list.
Would love to hear some opinions regarding ZMF as well. Heard they play nice with tube amps.
Thanks everyone. You have been very helpful.