Lets make this happen, a baby Orpheus for the modern audiophile world. We have the Sennheiser HE 1, but no other electrostatic from the company for the audiophile that's looking for the Sennheiser sound at an (way more) accesible price. The system should be based on the HE 60 project, an electrostatic with price-consciousness in mind, as the then HE 90 (Orpheus) was too expensive just as the HE 1 is actually. And just like the 600 series it should have a good build quality but using the famous plastic that Sennheiser is known for, which we still have from the 580 Precision and it is still rock solid. And most importantly, great sound quality paired with an energizer that can deliver (more than) enough power to drive the electrostatic driver. I would suggest the name to be HE 0X (Zero X), as it's a baby HE 1 and an 'X' has always trailed on Massdrop x Sennheiser collaborations. I had previously seen that Will from Collaborations said they had already pitched Sennheiser for the HE X0,...
What amp & DAC, or combo would you recommend for DT 990 pros?
Looking to play games mainly. But also listen to and produce music. I’m not really looking for the very top of the line in price range btw.
also if you have a any other headphone, amp, DAC, setups I’d be glad to take recommendations!
The DROP CAN "a headphone amplifier capable of working with many different cans, but tailored to match DROP's Sennheiser HD 6xx in a very interesting way!
At the push of a button, its fully analogue EQ filter pushes the HD 6xx to the max.
Come and see us at CanJam NY! Test the DROP Sennheiser HD 6xx with and without the DROP CAN's 6xx tuning! Hear the difference.
You’ll not be disappointed. See you there."
Fostex TR-X00 Stock Cable - 3 or 4 wires at termination?
If I cut the 1/4" TRS connector off of the stock cable will I find 3 or 4 wires? Cheap cables connect the L&R ground cables in the Y splitter then run a single ground wire down to the plug for a single termination on the sleeve. Better cables have two ground cables (plus R&L positive cables) running the entire length of the cable with both grounds terminated on the sleeve of the plug. I'd like to convert the cable to balanced but that won't work if there is only a single ground wire. Has anybody actually cut off the plug and knows what I would find? Considering how Drop likes to cut corners my gut is telling me that they probably saved a few cents and connected the grounds in the splitter but I'm hoping that I'm wrong.
They seem to ship to most countries? It seems odd that Japan just isn't available on the list? I would love a pair of HD6xx. The HD650 cost 450 USD in Japan so factoring in shipping and tax it is still far cheaper to get them here.