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mattris
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Sep 12, 2017
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With a solid build and quality driver, the Lasmex L-85 is truly a superb, open-back headphone with smooth metal and high-grade plastics, a satisfying headband clicker, and a single-sided 1/8" jack. The catch is, pad-swapping is required for comfort. And unless you desire an extremely V-shaped sound - or listen to them on an iOS device with a headphone jack - EQ is also required. For use with iOS devices, I recommend Brainwavz Micro Suede Oval Pads. (No EQ needed.) For use with the after-market pads and/or a DAC/amp of your choice, EQ will need to be engaged to remove the excessive bass and treble. (A customized Equalizer APO profile will be added to this post.)
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Sep 12, 2017
nlarsensmith
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Mar 29, 2018
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I am new to audiophile world and my preference is to have a headphone with decent bass and good sound stage. Can your recommended EQ for this headphone satisfy my needs? I am planning to use it with Sabaj da2/smsl idea. Can you suggest whether using the aforementioned amp increase SQ and soundstage even further? Thanks in advance.
Mar 29, 2018
mattris
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Mar 31, 2018
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Let me welcome you to Audiophilia. You probably won't simply arrive and stay in one place, so prepare yourself for a journey...
I haven't listened to the small, plug-and-play Sabaj DS2 or SMSL Idea. You'd have to read reviews that mentioned their relative SQ and how they present the sound-stage. If you're in the market for a lower-price DAC/amp, I recommend the bigger (but non-battery-draining) FiiO Q1 mkII, which will provide better sound quality than those Sabaj or SMSL units.
Keep in mind... If you decide to get a pair of Lasmex L-85s, you absolutely must be able to configure a detailed EQ profile. Check out my other posts.
Mar 31, 2018
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