How much better (if any better) is the KSP/95x compared to the HD58X?
I'm a pretty mid range audiophile as I dont have the money to spend on the higher end headphones and other equipment. Right now I'm using the HD58X's with a JDS Labs O DAC and JDS Labs Atom amp. I've been interested in electrostatic headhphones ever since I've discovered the audiophile community (actually really got into it when I discovered the Sennheiser Orpheus) but they've always been way to exspensive for me. Now that I know the KSP/95X exist, I really really want to get it, but the cost would be quite a dent for me personally. Would anyone here say that it's worth it to buy when I already have the HD58X? I mainly listen to classic rock and jazz. Any music that is really instrumental I'm into.
Music Hall mmf-2.3, Thorens TD203 or Fluance RT84?
So, here's my story in a nutshell. About seven years ago my wife (still girlfriend at the time) presented me with a Pro-Ject Essential Phono USB turntable. I had a modest collection of records at the time, mostly hip-hop and electronica coming out on independent labels, which I bought mainly to support the community, with a view of owning a turntable one day, and to listen to while visiting friends who actually had equipment to play them. For me personally, it was, and still is, the first turntable I owned. I hooked it up to some active desktop speakers, started expanding my collection with re-issues of Blue Note classics, and was pretty happy at the time. Then I started moving around: plain traveling the world first, settling in a new country, new city next. In a new city, with all the cares and worries of setting up a home, and my re-discovered passion for classical menswear I never quit got to the records, and both them and the turntable were just gathering dust in a...
I have been playing with Headphone and IEM for the past few years, and i mostly spend my money on over ear headphone. I own the HD 660S and the DT177x go. For IEM, i usually don't spend much on them, I own the Pioneer se-ch9t, Tin T3 and AK x JH audio michelle limited. I recentlly want to upgrade/ get more IEM to my collection, the one i am most interested is the Campfire Andromeda, but the price tag is double to most of the gears that i own. Are they worth the price?
I am using my Fiio BTR5 via USB out of my computer. If I plug my HD6XX directly into it I can hear music and a comfortable volume with it set to about 40 (out of 60)...and it sounds good.
If I then use my 3.5mm to RCA cable to my new THX AAA 789 "SE Input" and connect my headphones to the 3.5mm SE jack on the front, the sound is notably lower. In fact, I have to turn the volume up all the way on the BTR5 and turn the THX amp up to full volume.
Is this normal? Should I use "SE Pass"?
Or do I have a defective THX amp?
I just wanted to get some feedback from current owners (long-term if possible) to see if you have had any issues with durability, specifically driver failure. I read a couple posts by users who have owned a couple pairs of these and they mentioned that both pairs ended up with driver failure and a "bass rattling effect". The posts was made about 6-12 ago, so maybe it was just that batch, but I'm not sure. I have no experience with Hifiman products, but there seems to be quite a bit of complaints regarding quality control issues which makes me very hesitant to keep these once they arrive as I want something that's going to last years without issues, not break down within 6 months.
Can anyone else attest to any type of durability issues with these? I just bought my first pair which are set to arrive this week, but I won't bother with them if they're going to end up dying within a year.
Thanks in advance!