Discussion in 'Headphones' started by gbeast, Sep 3, 2016.
Sorry for your loss.
Sorry for your loss, it's such a terrible situation, wish you the best luck, you're strong and smart enough to make better headphones yourself than big, multi-employee companies, I'm sure you'll be back with renovated energy, you're the man
Best regards from Spain.
I tried posting in this old thread, since it seemed to be the most on-topic. But it doesn't seem to have reached many eyeballs. So I'll try here.
Luis converted my T50RP Mk3s to Starving Student Slants and I've had them for a couple of weeks now. My overall impressions are positive (large stage, good clarity/detail and extension), but I'm finding a bit of recession in the mids (vocals sound a bit thin), somewhat strong sibilants, and too much mid-bass that's quite "wet" with some boom and resonance. The mid bass bothered me to the extent that I'm now running them with 1/2 the vents taped over. This gives me a fairly good balance without loosing too much extension, but I still occasionally get an underdamped sensation in the mid-bass (possibly lower-mids as well). I pretty much agree with what @Hands said, but the problems I have seem to be a bit stronger. I've seen very little negative regarding the Slants, @Huxleigh having sold his after buying them from @jowls. Wondering if I should have gotten the Paradox Original Flavour instead.
@gixxerwimp I was under the impression that the starving student and original paradox were similar sonics but the starving student lacked the aesthetic options of the regular paradox but maybe someone else can chime in. I had the paradox slants and those sounded quite different to the OG with an elevated bottom end, darker and warmer and more forgiving sound signature with less sibilance to the paradox which were intended as studio monitor type sound.
@gixxerwimp got a Starving Student SLANT.
I don't know what music you are listening to nor the quality, but if you feel the mids are recessed and the highs are sibilant, then the Paradox is not your flavor. Both the Paradox and Slant are fantastic at exposing flaws but if they bother you on the Slant, they will bother you even more with the Paradox. This is why I made the Enigma. The Enigma is smoother and more forgiving.
I got a sneak attack shipment from @LFF yesterday. Didn't even know about it until another package was delivered today! Oh, and perfect timing....I'm heading off to the AZ Head-Fi meet in a few minutes.
(Off topic- mods DEL if necessary.)
any chance you AZ folks could get meets catered by Honey Bears BBQ?
then I'd fly down from Colorado for an audio + bbq sauce ho down!
(month of March preferred. yes. +baseball)
whatchu get @cskippy you dirty dirty tease
@LFF modded my 6 screw HE-6. It gives two more screws for free!
I just sat down at home, got everything set up, and am listening now. It was a standout at the meet for sure. Kind of an unorthodox setup but it's probably the best sound I've heard for my preferences beating Utopia, Abyss, HD800, etc.
@M3NTAL looking on in envy:
From left to right: LFF moded Code Sex (inside box), modded HE-6 on top, Macbook Pro running Tidal, Amazon box (measurement rig), Eitr/Jot/Gungnir Multibit, AR-H1, empty box, another box, Aficionado, Vidar, more boxes.
Shit that meet looks epiiiiqqqqqq let's see some impressions please!
I think someone actually took pics of the whole room. I was on one table. There were dozens of setups, huge room. @schiit sent a Schiit kit which was epic! Also apparently there was an LCD 3 in a Nighthawk box that nobody opened cause no one likes the Nighthawk. Oh well! Plenty of awesome gear there but I spent most of my time either talking to others or measuring headphones.
You can’t just casually utter the term ‘Code Sex’, then not divulge any more information...
You can't just objectify me! CSkippy is VERY happy with his new @LFF toy. I need to get a little more listening time with them to get a feel for them.
I'll need more head time before I can say anything definitive but let's just say that Luis is a god, I could never get the treble to be completely tamed with my mods and he managed to do so and not fuck anything else up.
Cant see the picture and details on the Code Sex please (unless you meant Code-x). Also please post impressions when you have the time - specially of the AR-H1 and with planars on the Aficionado.
In that pic I actually had them on my head, of course, lol! They look like a regular HE-6 but with custom angled leather pads. I'm not sure what pads they are, they look similar to Brainwavz angled leather memory foam pads but I'm not sure if they are the same. I also have a Lohb strap on my pair for comfort.
They are the most natural sounding headphones I've heard. My setup is Eitr>Gungnir Multibit>Aficionado>Vidar>Code Sex.
There is no comparison to the AR-H1. I told ya'll to hold off as I was getting over a cold and I was unfamiliar with the gear and music. Off my phone it sounded pretty good but nothing beats listening in your own home.
Give me some time to get acquainted with both headphones and I'll post impressions/measurements.
Yeah, I am supposed to be in line for this but I have to find an HE-6 first. The original one I purchased fell through. Hoping to find one for a reasonable price. the used market has been absurd the last year.
Looks like I just bought @Ray's HE-6 and second Vidar. HE-6 will go to Luis and I will run it off dual Vidars!
I would love to hear comparisons of Luis's modded HE-5 (Code-X) and HE-6 (Code Sex?).
FYI you're almost guaranteed to get crazy hum and have zero range on the volume knob. I get audible hum from one Vidar and ~9 o'clock is 90dB on the Aficionado. Freya had more volume range in passive but tube will probably be too high.
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