Melbourne Meet Saturday 13/7/13
Jun 29, 2013 at 6:48 AM Post #271 of 391

Loquah

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True. I think the one area they never truly compare is space and ambience in the sound. A good set of open earphones (Senns, Beyers, the FA-011s I heard today) create space in the sound that can't be achieved with closed headphones or IEMs.
 
I think that's why I like both - the IEMs regularly outperform headphones in detail and imaging, but then I turn to headphones for space and ambience.
 
Not trying to convince you either way, it's just an interesting discussion.
 
Jun 29, 2013 at 6:55 AM Post #272 of 391

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The only headphone that I felt truly was much better than IEMs were the Audeze LCD-3 and HiFiMAN HE-6 that I heard today. 
 
Jun 29, 2013 at 7:24 AM Post #273 of 391

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I was most impressed by the Fostex TH900, Kumisa amp, Woo Audio W7, HD650 off the Bottlehead and the NAD M51.
 
I see a Fostex TH900 in my future.
 
Jun 29, 2013 at 7:25 AM Post #274 of 391

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Get the HE-6 and a vintage amp with huge transformers.
 
You wont be disappointed.
 
 
Jun 29, 2013 at 7:26 AM Post #275 of 391

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I personally didn't like the Fostex so much and found the HD6x0s to be better then them. I'm not a fan of their sound sig. 
 
Jun 29, 2013 at 7:30 AM Post #276 of 391

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For a closed can, the Fostex is very reminiscent of the Sony R10 and needs good quality amplification to shine.
 
The HD650 sounds more open obviously so a different sound sig.
 
As always Ultrasone was my least favourite. (Don't slaughter me now Ultrasone Army).
 
 
Jun 29, 2013 at 7:54 AM Post #278 of 391

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Quote:
Didn't try Loquah's Ultrasone, but the pads felt really hard and uncomfortable.

 
It's actually quite a comfy headphone (I'm wearing it now!)
 
The HFI-680 is the most un-Ultrasone headphone I've heard in their range, but I agree with Gill that you either love or hate their sound. I am a fan of the 680 for what they are, but there's plenty better out there (like the Fischer FA-003 Ti I heard today)
 
Jun 29, 2013 at 9:20 AM Post #280 of 391

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Thanks lin0003 and Bill for today. :)
 
One of the system im very impressive is HD650 and Crack. Thinking of building the amp when i have time. After the meet I happen just "steal" 2 boards EHHA from zobin , that might be my project at present cause most of the works are done. Hope it is not too difficult. =))
 
Jun 29, 2013 at 9:49 AM Post #281 of 391

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Hey guys,
 
It was great to meet you all today!
 
Thanks for making the effort to come down, and thanks to Lin for organising the meet.
 
I had quite a few highlights, but it was the first time I've listened to a Bottlehead Crack, and I must say its very impressive!  Thanks Lachlan for bringing it down for us to enjoy. :)
 
Enjoy the rest of your weekend guys.
 
Billy
 
Jun 29, 2013 at 10:12 PM Post #283 of 391

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I have heard the Bass Light version and what I referred to was the tonality and the overall feel.
 
It sounded like a Mini version of the R10 and justifies its price, a rarity in High End audio today.
 
Jun 29, 2013 at 11:27 PM Post #284 of 391

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I have heard the Bass Light version and what I referred to was the tonality and the overall feel.
 
It sounded like a Mini version of the R10 and justifies its price, a rarity in High End audio today.

 
You should listen to a CD3k and then tell me which sounds closer. Are there even any Australian's that own a R10? I find that very hard to believe (except the display at Jabens). That said, I have heard the TH900 and it was a disappointment to my ears for that price tag it wears. The finish is absolutely a beauty but I find it no different sounding to a pair of Lawton modded D7000 with J$ pads.
 
Jun 30, 2013 at 12:16 AM Post #285 of 391

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You should listen to a CD3k and then tell me which sounds closer. Are there even any Australian's that own a R10? I find that very hard to believe (except the display at Jabens). That said, I have heard the TH900 and it was a disappointment to my ears for that price tag it wears. The finish is absolutely a beauty but I find it no different sounding to a pair of Lawton modded D7000 with J$ pads.

The one in Jaben already sent back to Singapore btw
 
you need proper DAC & amp to boost TH900, preferably one with huge soundstage. Unless I use my Liquid Fire, it sounds really cramped and I can hear too much wood reverb
 

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