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About padam

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  • Birthday 03/14/1986

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    Central Europe
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    Playing chess
  • Headphones
    Stax SR-Lambda, Sennheiser HD250 Linear I, Sony Qualia 010
  • Headphone Amps
    Stax SRA-3S
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    Lavry DA11
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    Cables (the system does not work without them)

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  1. https://www.amazon.com/Yamaha-High-Fidelity-Headphones-Piano-Black/dp/B0092T7XY6 Beats is also good, I recommend basically anything with a piano-black finish.
  2. The Headcase Stax thread

    The problem with these newcomer headphones is that they are always the "best" thing... until the next "version" comes along, where that one suddenly becomes so much better than the last one. Just look at how much time it took to progress from the LCD-2 (which was still not the first one from Audeze) to the LCD-4. It was about 6 years I think, and even with the latter there are still sample variations involved. So where does this stop? And I would like to add that our mind is very "clever" in that it can adjust relatively well to any "not-completely-crap" sound signature, so in the long-term there is always a better chance of becoming the "best" as opposed to just auditioning something else. So maybe the real question about the "best" is: "is there actually such a thing" and maybe the "current personal favourite" is a much better description.
  3. The Headcase Stax thread

    I guess it is better than the SRD-X Pro (at least it should be), certainly a lot smaller and with a DAC as well. Time to bring out those Sigma Pros to the streets.
  4. The Headcase Stax thread

    With the latest batch of SR-009 headphones (SZ9-4xxx), it seems that Stax has changed the wooden box. So far I've spotted only two sets like that out of dozens. The question is whether they've tweaked them in any way, or they are exactly the same as before.
  5. The Headcase Stax thread

    I would go BHSE. Tubes are definitely nice to have in the signal chain (midrange just sounds more natural imho) and more poweeer is always welcomed. But if you like the SR009s, you will probably be happy with any of these options (they were pretty nice with even the humble SRM-717, so I can't imagine any of these being inferior to that, but the T8000 might not be a big step up from that compared to the other two)
  6. The Official Head-Case Photography Thread.

    No, that was one shot only at 11mm, so no stitching required (ok bracketed HDR) Minor correction using Lightroom (Transform/Guided), no cropping at all, also no lens profile correction, because I liked better without it. The second one was shot handheld with an old 28mm, the A7II is a terrific tool to make handheld panoramas with the stabilization and level indicator in the viewfinder, and the DR is still excellent at ISO3200. Something else from yesterday
  7. The Headcase Stax thread

    Well done, Iceland!
  8. The Headcase Stax thread

    If you are super brave, anything is possible
  9. Sennheiser HE1060/HEV1060 (New Orpheus)

    Nope btw Happy Birthday Larry!
  10. Sennheiser HE1060/HEV1060 (New Orpheus)

    Found the old thread about it, I was misled and as a TG fan, I should've known better, it was a funny act I wonder, what was the bet for the video hitting 1 million views?
  11. Sennheiser HE1060/HEV1060 (New Orpheus)

    It was a document supplied by Stax where both the Lambda and Lambda Pro was measured on the same graph. It used to be on wikiphonia, but that seems to be dead now. Update: the image is still available here All this listening was good for one thing, now I finally took out the Staxes again. The interesting thing is that with recordings that I know that were recorded and mixed really well, thy really do a brilliant job and do not have much problems with imaging either.
  12. Sennheiser HE1060/HEV1060 (New Orpheus)

    I am so happy that I am not the only one. The HE90s have more in common with the NB Lambdas in terms of voicing, but they are still different. After I've found out what kind of "witchcraft" the SR007s do to the kind of music I like to listen to, I've got tired of them immediately, and never looked back. Until that point I thought they were ok. There are also other opinions circulating on the web stating the same, they just need to be dug out. Although this means I am still itching to them these out with a much more powerful amp, not looking good for the future. Anyway, farewell, HE90s... After seeing this video maybe they are more universal than I think, I didn't have time to test that one out, sadly.
  13. Sennheiser HE1060/HEV1060 (New Orpheus)

    It is basically an SRM-T1 or SRM-006t in a slightly smaller, much more attractive but less sophisticated from. So nothing special on that front. I hear that the anti-GAS pill is very expensive and needs to be taken in regularly for proper treatment. Because of this, I don't think such setup exists as long as I live. But considering how fiddly it is to try = (re-) buy stuff, it pretty seems very solid at the moment. But who knows it can change in the blink of an eye. But one thing is for sure, these NB Lambdas sound absolutely superb to me with the stuff I find to be the most important (maybe not all of them I tested at least four different samples). Referring to my previous theory, on the factory measurements they show more THD than any other Lambda. But I simply hear it as more natural. My earbud equivalents are the HD250 Linear Mk1 sealed headphones, very comfy (most ones that isolate well also push harder or not circumaural) with a soundstage more like a better semi-open pair, also in need of proper amplification. I try to avoid listening to them on the same day, these do take a bit more time to adapt to, but more than good enough for undemanding stuff.