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,...
Hello. I'm the proud owner of a Focal Elex and I'm wondering what amp pairs well with it. For reference, I currently own a Schiit Magni 3 and JDS atom, as well as a topping D10 dac. I'm looking for something that will smooth out the sound a bit, bring vocals forward somewhat, and increase the bass quantity. I'm considering the following amps:
Schiit Asgard 3
Cavalli Tube Hybrid
Liquid Carbon X
My budget is 300 dollars, and I'm very willing to look at used items!
I’ve never really liked foam tips, because I find it a pain to roll, insert, then have to hold the IEMs in place, until the foam expands. I like using silicone tips, but do miss the isolation of the foam tips. I’ve been looking for hybrid foam/silicone tips for a while, and haven’t found any readily available. I do like the isolation provided by multi-flange tips, and find the Shure triple-flange tips the most comfortable (not too sticky) for repeated use. I do cut off the smallest flange because it’s more comfortable, and doesn’t roll off the highs much. Well, I was experimenting with tips for my Etymotics, and found that the stalk of the triple flange Shure tips, perfectly fits snugly into the center of the Mercury (4.9mm) Dekoni Bulletz foam tips, thus making them hybrid tips. You do need the large size foam tips to fill out the Shure tips. Using the hybrid tips is the same as just using the Shure tips, but the isolation is quite a bit better. No modding...
I've got an MBox Pro driving my KRK Rokit 8 monitors via TRS cable, and it's great, but there haven't been new drivers in ages and it has to be restarted frequently at best (because the sound will cut out or just not come through) and the drivers cause BSODs occasionally at worst. Since I don't really use it for recording anymore, I'm hoping to find something much simpler that uses USB instead of firewire and would hopefully be more stable. Everything offered on Drop so far seems to be RCA and I'd much prefer to have a balanced connection.
Any suggestions for what I'm looking for? Thanks in advance!
Someone is making a "better mousetrap for sound"
I got a set of their protoype MEMS IEM's to try out... you will be able to hear a mouse coming... one clawed paw softly scratching after the other... mouse claw detail...
Wot he said,, well this is partway there...