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About K3cT

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    High Roller
  • Birthday 12/13/1988

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    Jakarta, Indonesia


  • Location
    Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Interests
    Music, Traveling, Reading and Eating
  • Occupation
    Chemical Engineer!
  • Hobbies
    Music, Cooking, Traveling, Reading
  • Headphones
    Sennheiser HD800S, FitEar MH334
  • Headphone Amps
    AMB 3-ch β22, AMB CKKIII
  • Sources
    AR-T Legato transport, Parasound D/AC-1100HD modded w/ cetoole's discrete I/V and analog stage
  • Other Audio Gear
    Sony NWZ-A818, LG Nexus 5
  1. The HD800S sound a tad warmer to me.
  2. The original helmhotz resonator that tries to mimic the HD800S' as outlined in the Inner Fidelity article is definitely the most effective mod to kill the treble spike but without altering too much of the HD800's original sound. If I were to do it all over again I would just stick with the plain old HD800 and install this mod since to my ears they sound 97% the same as the HD800S.
  3. I'm curious about the Flow, I hope it fixes the bass problems that the original Ether (open) had where the bottom octave is completely missing. I also hope that the QC is more consistent as well because I'm 95% sure that the 4 or so pairs I heard sound slightly different from one to another. That being said, the tonality of these Ether cans is amazing and to me is the perfect antidote for people who like the HD800/S voicing but find them too bright or sterile.
  4. Tried these in Singapore Can Jam. Still sounds bright and bass-light but much more tolerable unlike the SR-507 or SR-404LE, the LNS is still the best Lambda for sure.
  5. Sounds like HiFiMan is trying to emulate the electrostatic sound but the execution is not there yet. Your description really reminds me of an under-driven SR-007 MK2. Still, at least it's not a bright, aggressive type that seems to be their house sound.
  6. Does the HE-1000 sound closer to an electrostatic or electrodynamic type? I think we can all agree that most if not all planar magnetic sound like the latter.
  7. I hope the HE-1000 is not too bright or aggressive like the HE-560 and HE-6.
  8. The strangest thing of course is they're selling like hot cakes. I guess adopting the Apple model of making their DAPs look slick coupled with a snappy and intuitive user interface (still the best amongst audiophile DAPs out there) work well for them.
  9. Use kerosene, it's effective for cleaning plastic polymers.
  10. I haven't browsed HF in a while but apparently R-2R DAC is in vogue now? I still use a Parasound 1100HD that has been upgraded with cetoole's secret sauce, I'd wonder how it compares with a modern implementation like the Yggdrasil.
  11. I find increasing the quiescent current of the output device from amb's recommendation of 120 - 160 to around 180mA helps warming up the sound.
  12. I've heard the higher-tier FitEar customs specifically the MH334, MH335 and Aya and I'd agree that they are better than similar offerings from JH but they are so much more expensive anyway. One thing I like about the FitEar is how small the shells are, especially when compared to the likes of Roxanne, Angie and Layla which suits my petite azn ears better. Anyway, I really REALLY like the Angie. I've always thought that the JH13 w/ Freqphase is the best JH has to offer even with the arrival of Roxanne which is a tad dark and boomy with uncontrolled bass to me but the Angie pretty much dethrones it. One thing I dislike about the JH13FP is that it has a tendency to sound strident and shouty in the upper mid/lower area which can cause fatigue fast. The Angie has none of that and it generally sounds flatter throughout the entire spectrum, the JH13FP in comparison is a bit V-shaped. The transition from bass to mid to treble is very smooth in the Angie, which makes it sound more coherent than the JH13FP. The bass dial is also pretty nifty, even when I dialed it to 2/3 the bass remains quite taut with no boomy characteristics that the Roxanne has. The only con is the shell is just so freaking huge, at least for the universal version.
  13. Actually I'm a pretty big fan of Audez'e but I wish they are more forthcoming with their hardware revisions. I mean for instance did they ever officially confirm that the latest LCD-3 comes with a revised stator on top of the addition of Fazor elements?
  14. I'm pretty sure that the TH500RP is a planar magnetic, based on the same drivers in the T50RP.
  15. These guys make Audez'e looks sane in comparison.