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Forum: Speakers   03-25-2017, 09:49 PM
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The issue with towers too is the risk of running...

The issue with towers too is the risk of running into room reflections is much higher due to larger, multi-driver towers it being a wall of sound rather than being something that approximates a point...
Forum: Headphones   02-14-2017, 08:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 154
Posted By astrallite
Closed headphones don't have any intrinsic...

Closed headphones don't have any intrinsic advantage over open-back headphones in terms of bass. It's entirely due to earpad design and how well the earpads seal to your ears. A good example is most...
Forum: Headphones   02-09-2017, 08:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 213
Posted By astrallite
How did you come to these two choices? The...

How did you come to these two choices? The Hifiman HE-400i is arguably the king of the open-back $400 and below range, as it measures better than either of these headphones, particularly in the bass...
Forum: Headphones   02-09-2017, 09:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 154
Posted By astrallite
The Superdupont modded HD800 or HD800S has...

The Superdupont modded HD800 or HD800S has unmatched imaging and soundstage and would do a pretty good job of creating the sense of space (even without true surround) for movies....
Forum: Headphones   02-08-2017, 10:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 113
Posted By astrallite
Edition 6 being "close" to the being Shangri-LA...

Edition 6 being "close" to the being Shangri-LA is either a good thing or a bad thing for the Shangri-La depending on how you feel about the Edition 6.

The recent head-fi meet at Philly had the...
Forum: Headphones   02-07-2017, 11:03 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,435
Posted By astrallite
You do realize DIYers and actual audio engineers...

You do realize DIYers and actual audio engineers get their posts censored on Head-Fi right? It's easily the least technical headphone website as Jude runs it as a paid advertiser site. There's a...
Forum: Headphones   02-06-2017, 10:47 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,435
Posted By astrallite
Cavalli LC was disassembled by DIYers and...

Cavalli LC was disassembled by DIYers and determined to be a pretty bad amp for the money. It doesnt mean all aftermarket amps are poor values.
Forum: Headphones   01-22-2017, 01:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 409
Posted By astrallite
Schitt Jotunheim is basically an end-game amp...

Schitt Jotunheim is basically an end-game amp with a built-in DAC for $500.00. It's a balanced speaker pre-amp/headphone amp. The amp produces twice as much power into the balanced outputs, so you...
Forum: Headphones   01-21-2017, 07:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 409
Posted By astrallite
Maybe the Hifiman HE-400i? ...

Maybe the Hifiman HE-400i?

http://www.innerfidelity.com/images/SennheiserHD600.pdf

http://www.innerfidelity.com/images/HiFiMANHE4002014.pdf

Seems to have much better bass (and cleaner bass)...
Forum: Headphones   01-16-2017, 10:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 153
Posted By astrallite
I actually have the Z1Rs and I would describe...

I actually have the Z1Rs and I would describe them quite the opposite compared to other flagship headphones. Compared to the Utopia, HD800, or HE1000 they are quite rolled off on top, and sound like...
Forum: Headphones   01-10-2017, 06:24 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,435
Posted By astrallite
The HE6 is a fantastic headphone. Hifiman...

The HE6 is a fantastic headphone. Hifiman apparently is going to resurrect it this year with a thinner driver and sell it at $6000! :eek:

A Oppo HA-1 will definitely drive it well, it outputs up...
Forum: Headphones   01-10-2017, 06:16 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,435
Posted By astrallite
Sure, propagation is limited once it hits the...

Sure, propagation is limited once it hits the air, but the faster the speed of sound of a driver, the quicker the decay time, increasing the sensation of speed, in addition it pushes the resonant...
Forum: Headphones   01-09-2017, 10:28 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,435
Posted By astrallite
It is worth noting that some people do value...

It is worth noting that some people do value technicalities above neutrality. I've heard a similar argument that a completely neutral speaker, say the Ascend CBM-170SE is the end-game for some. The...
Forum: Headphones   01-08-2017, 10:57 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,435
Posted By astrallite
I like the Oppo PM-1 and my views on it pretty...

I like the Oppo PM-1 and my views on it pretty much are in line with Tyll's. It's got a nice dark, smooth sound. The problem is it's just lacks the treble air to excel at...
Forum: Headphones   01-08-2017, 10:51 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,435
Posted By astrallite
At the LCD-3 price point you might consider the...

At the LCD-3 price point you might consider the Hifiman Edition X or you might even get a good sale price (1500-1600) on a HE1000 (v1).
Forum: Headphones   01-08-2017, 07:21 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,435
Posted By astrallite
LCD-3s are *quite* heavy it's worth noting at...

LCD-3s are *quite* heavy it's worth noting at 543g, whereas the PM-1s are 395g and the Sennheiser HD800S are 330g.

Planars do tend to be quite heavy as the magnet structure tends to alot a lot of...
Forum: Headphones   01-08-2017, 03:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 258
Posted By astrallite
Yeah but that's not ideal. Most of those adapters...

Yeah but that's not ideal. Most of those adapters are quite noisy and audibly hum quite a bit while making that voltage conversion, and can be an issue depending on the noise isolation of your...
Forum: Headphones   01-08-2017, 01:32 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,435
Posted By astrallite
Out of all the headphones you listed, they...

Out of all the headphones you listed, they probably are the warmest overall tonally. So they definitely *have* bass. Also planar magnetic headphones tend to have more bass extension overall in...
Forum: Headphones   01-08-2017, 01:24 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,435
Posted By astrallite
Oppo PM-1 ...

Oppo PM-1

http://www.innerfidelity.com/images/OppoPM1.pdf

Sennheiser HD800S

http://www.innerfidelity.com/images/SennheiserHD800SmeasurementB.pdf

Hifiman HE-6
Forum: Headphones   01-07-2017, 10:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 258
Posted By astrallite
Stax is working on another flagship but I feel...

Stax is working on another flagship but I feel the price of a good electrostatic amp is pretty prohibitive (it's basically another $5k on top of what you drop on the headphones), plus there aren't...
Forum: Headphones   12-23-2016, 11:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 258
Posted By astrallite
Shangri-La is pretty meh. Not only did many...

Shangri-La is pretty meh.

Not only did many people who owned the Stax SR-009 think it wasn't as good, but I think the more interesting product will be the Stax SR-010 which will be coming out in...
Forum: Headphones   12-17-2016, 02:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 179
Posted By astrallite
Obviously open cans shouldn't be compared to...

Obviously open cans shouldn't be compared to closed since they generally perform much worse at the same price point, but it appears on the one Z1R review on youtube the individual says it's about...
Forum: Headphones   12-16-2016, 05:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 357
Posted By astrallite
Pretty high I imagine. I think they started out...

Pretty high I imagine. I think they started out at $2299 msrp, and have already dropped to $1300-$1400 in Europe.

With an aluminum magnesium dome driver, probably from the same supplier as Focal,...
Forum: Headphones   12-15-2016, 10:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 258
Posted By astrallite
Most people who have heard the prototype have not...

Most people who have heard the prototype have not been impressed and say it's not even on par with the Stax SR-009, much less the Orpheus. Also apparently the parts used in the Hifiman electrostatic...
Forum: Headphones   12-15-2016, 10:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 380
Posted By astrallite
63 mw of power isn't a whole lot, especially...

63 mw of power isn't a whole lot, especially depending on what the output impedance is. Doesn't seem like a headphone amplifier that's going to be pushing any planar magnetic headphones. Maybe it'll...
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