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QC at Stax is drum-tight and I doubt the sample variation in their transducers and energizers.

DIY amplifiers are another story but every KGSSHV I've heard has had way too much energy up top.

The KGSSHV Carbon was apparently designed to tame the SR-009's treble. If I were going that route I'd get one from Birgir/spritzer at Mjolnir Audio.
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I was going to post a track, but it's not available on YouTube in the 'vanilla' version. That makes me sad frown.gif.
 
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Have you ever considered the Fostex TH900? Some people think of it as a spiritual successor.

The price difference s quite large though and in some cases some well respected audiophiles actually think the D7000 to be the better headphones overall.
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The price difference s quite large though and in some cases some well respected audiophiles actually think the D7000 to be the better headphones overall.

Yeah the TH900 is supposedly more V-shaped with a more recessed mid range. I actually hate how it sounds. I'm sure I wouldn't hate the D7000 as much. Mid range recession is a big no-no for me. When I listened to the LCD-X and Abyss AB-1266 there was something I disliked but I couldn't quite put my finger on it until later; mid range recession. It made the LCD-X sound overly bright to me, even though I think it has a lower treble response than the HE-560 which I like a lot.
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Fostex's entire line-up is abysmal IMHO.
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I personally didn't like the Mad Dogs we heard at the meet. It was seriously puzzling why people thought the Mad Dogs were something special when the DT770 was still a step above it in almost every way. I think the Mad Dogs had more bass, but they weren't as comfy, they were heavier, and they were muddy.
 
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Yeah the TH900 is supposedly more V-shaped with a more recessed mid range. I actually hate how it sounds. I'm sure I wouldn't hate the D7000 as much. Mid range recession is a big no-no for me. When I listened to the LCD-X and Abyss AB-1266 there was something I disliked but I couldn't quite put my finger on it until later; mid range recession. It made the LCD-X sound overly bright to me, even though I think it has a lower treble response than the HE-560 which I like a lot.

Must admit, I want to scratch the Audeze LCD-2 itch. They look fantastic and are meant to sound excellent too if driven properly.

Tis the problem now, you can get the expensive phones you want but you need a DAC/AMP that makes them flourish.
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I've already sold off my LCD2.2 non-Fazor as well as my HE400i, so loving my HE500 on my Oppo HA-1 and Gustard stack.......especially the latter. Awaiting the release of the Beyerdynamic DT1770 Pro in my neck of the wood, also waiting for my friend to go to China to scout for used HE1000.....he promised to get me one should he find two.wink.gif I've decided that my desktop isn't the best place for a serious audiophile speaker and amp setup, so I went with a Focal XS Book 2.0 speaker system for casual audio appreciation.
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Anyone had any experience with SMSL? I'm considering picking up an SMSL 793II , I've heard some good things about it.

Don't really need to replace my DSS2, but it'd be fun to experiment.
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Anyone had any experience with SMSL? I'm considering picking up an SMSL 793II , I've heard some good things about it.

Don't really need to replace my DSS2, but it'd be fun to experiment.

I don't know about their DACs or headphone amps. But their speaker amps are amazing, ridiculously good value. I have an SMSL SA-60 and it's absolutely blown me away.

 

I have heard very good things about their DACs and headphone amps too though.

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Windows 10 Pro 64-bit Dell U2713HM Dell U2312HM Ducky Shine 3 Year of the Snake (MX Brown) 
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EVGA SuperNOVA P2 650W Fractal Design Define R5 Black Mionix Naos 7000 SteelSeries QcK 
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Sennheiser HD 650 Fostex TH-X00 Ebony Parasound Zdac TP-LINK Archer T9E  
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Intel Xeon E5-2620 v4 @ 3GHz Matrox G200eH2 4x8GB Kingston Dual Rank ECC DDR4 @ 2133MHz 2x Samsung PM863 120GB in RAID1 
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6x WD Red 3TB in RAID6 ESXi 6.5 
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