- Jun 24, 2009
Seriously LOL. Have you heard a HE-90? I can assure you that almost no one on head-fi would agree that any of the "new headphone systems" such as the LCD-2s or HE-6 come close to beating it. In my experience, the only headphones that can perhaps even compete with the HE-90s are the 009s and LCD-3s. If you want more opinions, just take a look at the Canjam thread, a fabulous HE-6 setup with the RSA Darkstar was still noticeably inferior to the HE-90s from the RSA A-10. Please justify your comments more before making such sweeping statements, as I'm sure that even apart from the Orpheus, many would disagree that heaphones like the R10 are inferior to the new orthos.
You're not just basing your opinions of one person's meta-thread are you? I've heard the HE-90/Thunderbolt and I would rather have an LCD-2, HD800, or JH13 in a decent system. And he did qualify his statement in his review by saying "Having heard them all, most quite extensively, without question I would rather have an elite headphone of today, than an elite headphone of the past."
Nice review Iron_Dreamer. I seem to remember you sold your L3000's when you got your JH13's - do you plan on keeping the HE-6/EF6 combo (does it do something that your JH13 cant?)