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Because they're the best! Unless you're a basshead.

I'm.... I honestly have no idea what I am, but given that fairly bass heavy songs I can't listen to for too too long these days... Hard to say. There is some preference for bass though, given my love of the K712's over the HD 600's. Odds are I'd go with the closed back ones though because they're just soooo sexy.... Tough call though.

warrenpchi sure seems to be entranced with those new MRSpeakers Ether FLow's though!!! That first sentence in his spoiler... Hilarious.
Edited by WhiteWulfe - 7/14/16 at 4:38pm
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I'm.... I honestly have no idea what I am, but given that fairly bass heavy songs I can't listen to for too too long these days... Hard to say. There is some preference for bass though, given my love of the K712's over the HD 600's.

By the way the SR-007 and SR-009 have more bass impact and of course much better bass than both the K7xx (which is pretty much identical to the K712) and HD 600. wink.gif
 
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By the way the SR-007 and SR-009 have more bass impact and of course much better bass than both the K7xx (which is pretty much identical to the K712) and HD 600. wink.gif

True, but for the cost of the SR-007's alone I could get an Asgard 2/Bifrost 2 Multibit PLUS Mr Speakers Ether Flows! tongue.gif Stax is something I'll have to hear to decide my thoughts on.
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True, but for the cost of the SR-007's alone I could get an Asgard 2/Bifrost 2 Multibit PLUS Mr Speakers Ether Flows! tongue.gif Stax is something I'll have to hear to decide my thoughts on.

Yeah anything in that price range demands a previous trial. Although importing an SR-007 from Japan costs under $2k, even with the increasing prices. Mine cost me less than the price of an Ether Flow.

The real cost issue comes with amplification. The cheapest amp you can get away with, brand new, is just over $600 (Stax SRM-323S).
 
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Yeah anything in that price range demands a previous trial. Although importing an SR-007 from Japan costs under $2k, even with the increasing prices. Mine cost me less than the price of an Ether Flow.

The real cost issue comes with amplification. The cheapest amp you can get away with, brand new, is just over $600 (Stax SRM-323S).
I think if I am going to spend $1799 on Ether Flow plus lets face it probably 300-500 on the amp dac combo at least... I'd rather just save a little more in favor of the 007 323s combo.

Ether flow sounds awesome, but I was hoping for around a 1 grand price point, I guess Beyer T1 or HD800 are still my endgame for now.
    
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I guess Beyer T1 or HD800 are still my endgame for now.

Either those or:

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@boredgunner yeah your probably right. ZMF Omni probably is my end game, I love my T20rp sooo much haha
    
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Yeah anything in that price range demands a previous trial. Although importing an SR-007 from Japan costs under $2k, even with the increasing prices. Mine cost me less than the price of an Ether Flow.

The real cost issue comes with amplification. The cheapest amp you can get away with, brand new, is just over $600 (Stax SRM-323S).

True enough. I think my biggest problem is that finding somewhere I can listen to them before hand is difficult, and it's even harder to get to listen to them in an environment where I'd actually be using them (read: gaming usage as well). I think the biggest problem for me with electrostats isn't necessarily getting to try them out, it's the you MUST put the dust cover over top when done with them bit... Probably why a part of me goes "hmmm, why not look into a pair of the Ether's AND a pair of ZMF Omni's then?" because then I'd have two really awesome headphones that can use the same amp.
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Either those or:
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Yeah, those are rather sexy to say the least.
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Yeah anything in that price range demands a previous trial. Although importing an SR-007 from Japan costs under $2k, even with the increasing prices. Mine cost me less than the price of an Ether Flow.

The real cost issue comes with amplification. The cheapest amp you can get away with, brand new, is just over $600 (Stax SRM-323S).
Did you get charged import duties or was it marked low enough and they didn't care about inspecting it? The need for an amp is what drove me to the HD800S over the SR-007 in the end.
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I think the biggest problem for me with electrostats isn't necessarily getting to try them out, it's the you MUST put the dust cover over top when done with them bit...

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The headphone + the stand + the dust cover all cost me less than the Ether Flow. thumb.gif

Gaming with the SR-007A is actually a pleasant experience. It's still noticeably, albeit slightly, better than the K7xx for gaming. Although unlike music, I could easily go back and game on the K7xx without missing too much.
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Did you get charged import duties or was it marked low enough and they didn't care about inspecting it? The need for an amp is what drove me to the HD800S over the SR-007 in the end.

I don't think I got charged import duties (don't remember 100% but I looked through the order), only a small fee for shipping insurance and a small fee for PriceJapan.
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