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BadEnglish

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Recommend a headphone
« on: 13 December, 2020, 16:22:07 pm »
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  • Able to reproduce about 75% of acoustic stage and budget not more than 2k.

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    Re: Recommend a headphone
    « Reply #1 on: 13 December, 2020, 17:23:30 pm »
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  • That?s a tall order.

    No headphone I know can really reproduce the soundstage of a pair of speakers.

    There are some that get closer - like the Sennheiser HD800/800S but I?m not sure I like the sound signature.

    If you like a wide depiction of sound beyond your ears, try the Meze Empyrean. Really sounds amazing with a Hugo 2

    If you want speaker like soundstage you are going to need something like a Smyth Realizer A8/A16

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    Re: Recommend a headphone
    « Reply #2 on: 13 December, 2020, 17:40:50 pm »
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  • Whaaaa your recommendation is beyond my budget.

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    Re: Recommend a headphone
    « Reply #3 on: 14 December, 2020, 11:44:10 am »
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  • I'd imagine the Headphone Amp plays a part as well in the acoustic sound staging, with features like cross-feed.
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    Re: Recommend a headphone
    « Reply #4 on: 14 December, 2020, 22:46:56 pm »
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  • Sorry, no such headphones at <$2,000.

    I recommend Stax SR-009(S) for your consideration.

    Fast, accurate, all the soundstage precision that you need.....

    You will need a electrostatic driver (SRM-727A), the solid state version, or the tube version (SRM-007A)

    https://www.headamp.com/collections/stax

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    Re: Recommend a headphone
    « Reply #5 on: 15 December, 2020, 00:21:20 am »
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  • Sorry, no such headphones at <$2,000.

    I recommend Stax SR-009(S) for your consideration.

    Fast, accurate, all the soundstage precision that you need.....

    You will need a electrostatic driver (SRM-727A), the solid state version, or the tube version (SRM-007A)

    https://www.headamp.com/collections/stax

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    Ok, I am going to drop my project. I won't able to reach that amount of saving unless I get all my CPF !

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    Re: Recommend a headphone
    « Reply #6 on: 25 February, 2021, 19:28:29 pm »
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  • I take back everything.

    This arrived this afternoon.

    What would you do when you got Krisflyer miles piling up and you could not fly?



    You redeem an Apple Airpods Max.



    I cannot believe that Apple finally makes a good enough Noise Cancelling Headphones that can significantly beats the competition........but I have to admit, this is it.  There is absolutely no reason to get this, not being able to travel and all  but I am now glad that I did.

    I got the Sony WH-X1000M3 and the Bose NC700 now and these are no fight to the Airpods Max.  The performance definitely justify the higher price.  Bad English, I recommend you get this.  Hey, it costs less than half your proposed budget.

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    Re: Recommend a headphone
    « Reply #7 on: 25 February, 2021, 19:58:09 pm »
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  • Great.

    But I'm staying away from noise cancellation headphone or earphone.
    Although I've Sony WF-1000MX3 , I always switched off noise cancellation.

    Still old school,  so so using Audio Technica ATX4900X LTD for critical listening.

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    Re: Recommend a headphone
    « Reply #8 on: 25 February, 2021, 20:03:11 pm »
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  • Great.

    But I'm staying away from noise cancellation headphone or earphone.
    Although I've Sony WF-1000MX3 , I always switched off noise cancellation.

    Still old school,  so so using Audio Technica ATX4900X LTD for critical listening.

    Please go to an Apple retailer.

    Bring your treasured headphones, earbuds.

    Compare.

    Yes, bring your credit card along......

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    Re: Recommend a headphone
    « Reply #9 on: 25 February, 2021, 20:26:03 pm »
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  • Please go to an Apple retailer.

    Bring your treasured headphones, earbuds.

    Compare.

    Yes, bring your credit card along......

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    1st not a fan of apple,  took x86 rather than m68k in college  ;D
    2nd no credit card ;D
    3rd plan dropped already no money after spending CA x45 Pro. Broke.

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    Re: Recommend a headphone
    « Reply #10 on: 26 February, 2021, 12:24:32 pm »
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    What would you do when you got Krisflyer miles piling up and you could not fly?
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    Just had my milage expiration extended for another year  ;D
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    Re: Recommend a headphone
    « Reply #11 on: 26 February, 2021, 12:25:17 pm »
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  • ...But I'm staying away from noise cancellation headphone or earphone.
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    Don't want to get killed by a tree?   ;D
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    Re: Recommend a headphone
    « Reply #12 on: 26 February, 2021, 15:59:12 pm »
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  • Don't want to get killed by a tree?   ;D

    So you wear Airpods, that means you deserved to die by a falling tree.  The person who made this conclusion must have been a insurance underwriter.  What we do next to avoid this?  We go fine the trees?

    If it is up to me, I will implement 2-month bonus package for park ranger / supervisor for every year where there are no unexpected fallen tree incidents.  Guarantee all the weak trees will be taken care of.

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    Re: Recommend a headphone
    « Reply #13 on: 26 February, 2021, 16:17:01 pm »
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  • Don't want to get killed by a tree?   ;D

    Or speeding e-bicycle  ;D

    Worse drunken driving ;D

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    Re: Recommend a headphone
    « Reply #14 on: 01 March, 2021, 16:02:58 pm »
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  • I do like how the Apple AirPods Max sound as well. I find that getting the Lightning to 3.5mm Audio Cable and using the headphones with my AudioQuest Dragonfly Cobalt makes the sound even better (at least to my ears) and this is now my prefered way of using the headphones. I go wireless only when I am using lossy sources such as Youtube and Spotify.

    if you guys are considering a protective case, Waterfield Designs have a nice one over here:

    https://www.sfbags.com/products/airpods-max-shield-case