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I find my HD600 very very good with the cello. I'd suggest some Cello Suites or Yo-yo Ma for the HD580.
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Definitely the best headphones I've owned so far. Everything has the airy feeling I've wanted, there's no congestion or closed-off-ness. All ranges of the sound spectrum are presented fairly evenly, but the upper bass and lower mids are especially sweet sounding. Everything is distinctly seperate, but flows together nicely.


I'm very, very happy, and look forward to investing more into making them even better. (Recable, HD600 grilles so they don't look so '80s, and eventually an amp worthy of them )
Great write up, friend.

I echo just about all of your sentiments (even though I sold my own 580's after only a month or two).

Seriously good headphones.

I'll most likely buy another pair in the months to come.

    
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Paradisea Prelim!(tm)
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In a word?

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WARM/SMOOTH/FUZZY

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But this is the first impressions of a die hard solid state guy.

So don't interpret things negatively.

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In a nutshell? I love what I've heard so far in my preliminary listening tests. It's miles ahead of the Musiland I was demoing a week or two ago.

The Paradisea DAC (mind you, with a Western Electric WE396A tube) is way warmer, way more collected and not nearly so fatiguing as I found the MD-10 to be.

The effect of the tube buffer stage is hugely apparent.

Very warm, no real digital edge to things ...

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More later as my edges are losing definition...

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The tinted transparent enclosure is certainly interesting, looks like some serious craftmanship went into that thing. =D
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Yes, that's a very unique housing design.
    
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Paradiseo Prelim!(tm)
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In a word?

...

WARM/SMOOTH/FUZZY

...

But this is the first impressions of a die hard solid state guy.

So don't interpret things negatively.

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In a nutshell? I love what I've heard so far in my preliminary listening tests. It's miles ahead of the Musiland I was demoing a week or two ago.

The Paradisea DAC (mind you, with a Western Electric WE396A tube) is way warmer, way more collected and not nearly so fatiguing as I found the MD-10 to be.

The effect of the tube buffer stage is hugely apparent.

Very warm, no real digital edge to things ...

...

More later as my edges are losing definition...

...

are those the original caps it came from the manufacture with? there are some nice caps there!


You can try rolling the tube and get different sound. Some tubes will be warmer than others. You can get tubes that are very detailed, yet still engaging w/o any of the fuzziness you described.
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are those the original caps it came from the manufacture with? there are some nice caps there!


You can try rolling the tube and get different sound. Some tubes will be warmer than others. You can get tubes that are very detailed, yet still engaging w/o any of the fuzziness you described.
It's all stock. Paradisea v. 1.0. I'd prefer the v. 2.0 with the 4562 OPAMP, but this was a total steal at 400.00 and with the 50 dollar western electric tube thrown in.

May seek some mod services (where I can find them) to swap the OPAMP for me (it's soldered, whereas the Paradisea 2.0 has a DIP socket).

And it's not uncomfortably fuzzy ... just a bit fuzzed compared to the uber sharp solid state crunch I'm used to.

Gonna be ordering a bunch of new tubes as time goes by.

Also looking forward to how a decent desktop amp affects things.
    
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HD600 grills and 650 recable!
Agreed! It makes the HD580 not only look better but sound so much better as wel AND it's an inexpensive mod!
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Not that outstanding a deal - I paid about $65 for mine at Provantage probably almost 2 years ago. (Though they still are great 'buds!)
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