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  1. MuppetFace

    MuppetFace Sultana of Seafoam Green - Moderator

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    I really like the LCD-2, but I think the older versions are more interesting personally.
    I’d probably go for the e-stats! But that’s just me.
     

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    Go for it.
     
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    Well "just you" has a lot of power when it comes to my headphone purchases.

    How would you describe L300 in comparison to the TH 900? I assume more well behaved, less bass - what else does it have that the TH 900 does not? I know that there is a different "feel" for the sound with e stats as well
     
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    The L300 definitely has less bass presence, but it has nice extension. Midrange doesn’t have the dip that the TH900, the treble isn’t as uneven. So “more behaved” is a pretty good way of describing it.

    Mostly the TH900 has more of a solid presence and organic feel. The Lambdas more airy. I think the L300 are better for a wider range of music.

    Most of all the Stax are just different. If you’re looking for something new, it’s the way to go.
     
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    Thank you very much for answering all my questions. I will be purchasing the L300 and the amp tomorrow ! :D

    I have one last question, however..

    Currently, I use a custom built solid state amp that is very powerful - I am very happy with it. But, my DAC is only a dragonfly red. What upgrade would you be looking at making ? Do you have any recommendations? I know schiit stuff is popular here, should I go for something like the bifrost or ?
     
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    Greetings Muppet. I don’t if you are posted, don’t think so... can you share your impression about Shure KSE1500?
     
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    Haven’t heard them!

    Knowing what I know about e-stats and IEMs however, I would guess them to be super detailed but have next to no sense of weight or impact.

    I do like the Shure SE846 tho!
     
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    It sounds shitty? What a damned shame: it looks beautiful! Gorgeous!

    I almost want one.
     
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    Another headphone advice badly needed. I am progressing with a cleanup of my main and desk headphone setup, and finally I got to headphones.
    There are some I am determined to keep: HD800S, Bayer T5p.2, AKG 240K DF, DT880 600ohms.
    I would like to add a high end planar to replace my HE500.
    I mostly listen to classical music, I am focused on resolution, and want piano, and string instruments, to sound natural.
    My top candidate is HEK v2 but I have second thoughts about hifiman reliability, then LCD-3, reliability is a concern again. Anything else I should consider?
     
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    Why headphones? What speakers do you like?
     
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    I do not really know that many speakers, i am pretty happy with Totem Hawks.
     
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    I was actually asking @MuppetFace. Sorry for the confusion.
     
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    If Hawks are your jam, I can't recommend the HD800S. It lacks a lot of weight in comparison and never really feels like it gets that low. The hawks have a obvious bass bump/presence in comparison.
     
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    MuppetFace - what happens when an unstoppable force hits an immovable object?
     
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    First off, you ignored my dac question. Its fine though, I have another you might find more interesting!

    I have the opportunity to get a Cary Audio 300B SE tube ampllifier. Have you heard anything about them? It would seem its really old, and I can't find a whole lot of information about it online. It looks like this

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    This thread makes me very glad that nobody cares what I think.
     
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    Well she did create this very thread. Excu-uuu-se me for utilizing it!
     
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    @MuppetFace What's your favorite brand + color for deep green nail polish? My girlfriend is big on nail polish and never seems to find a deep green she's happy with.
     
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    You're excused.
     
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    @MuppetFace, your current avatar so reminds me of Miriya Parina:

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    She was awesome.
     
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