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Got to listen to my first Stax setup that I liked. I have heard a few of the rectangular models before and didn't care for them really. However this 007 setup was pretty damn nice. No idea what the DAC and Amp were but totally different sound than what I have heard before. Bass was deep and full and the highs were detailed and clear.




The HE-6 running off a older Sansui speaker amp was pretty nice too. It was amazing how much power they took before getting to a comfortable listening level.

Got to listen to a bottlehead crack and HD600 setup and that is still on my list to build. Going to make that my desk rig and keep my Ether Cs and mojo for listing around the house and on the go.

Ether C flow vs. Ether C..... Flow sounded almost muddy and to boosted in the mids. I actually wouldn't trade my Cs for the C flow if it was an even exchange. The regular Ether Flow provided a nice mid bass boost but didn't effect the rest of the signature, If it was $600 bucks and I could get that same signature on the closed version I would think about an upgrade. Other than the sound signature differences I didn't really notice any other differences. After listening to all four models I would have to say the Flows are my favorite followed by my Cs and then the regular ether and in a distant last the C flow.
Can't you get your Ether C converted to an Ether Flow if you choose to upgrade? I thought I read something about that being an option, maybe I'm mistaken.
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Can't you get your Ether C converted to an Ether Flow if you choose to upgrade? I thought I read something about that being an option, maybe I'm mistaken.

Yeah you can get a Ether C or Ether converted to either a Ether C Flow or Ether Flow. However, I want to stay closed and the C Flow really is a step back IMO.
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Yeah you can get a Ether C or Ether converted to either a Ether C Flow or Ether Flow. However, I want to stay closed and the C Flow really is a step back IMO.

I'm actually kind of saddened to hear such, given I was maybe sort of potentially-eventually contemplating a pair. Then again, I've kind of gotten used to the nice "bliss" that is open backed headphones. Sure they aren't as immersive in games (because you can still hear outside sounds) but at the same Ame time they sure don't overheat. I suppose my desire for the ZMF line would sate my closed back desires too tongue.gif
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I'm actually kind of saddened to hear such, given I was maybe sort of potentially-eventually contemplating a pair. Then again, I've kind of gotten used to the nice "bliss" that is open backed headphones. Sure they aren't as immersive in games (because you can still hear outside sounds) but at the same Ame time they sure don't overheat. I suppose my desire for the ZMF line would sate my closed back desires too tongue.gif

The strange thing is the Ether C Flow is getting good reviews from Can Jam in London. A number of people are saying they prefer it over the open version. Im wondering if the tuning of the Chicago demo was having issues.
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Got to listen to my first Stax setup that I liked. I have heard a few of the rectangular models before and didn't care for them really. However this 007 setup was pretty damn nice. No idea what the DAC and Amp were but totally different sound than what I have heard before. Bass was deep and full and the highs were detailed and clear.



Amp would be one of the Kevin Gilmore ones. http://www.mjolnir-audio.com/products/

I'd love to build one - but should probably learn to solder properly with some cheaper kits first...
http://www.mjolnir-audio.com/diy-supplies/
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So after much obsessing I went with the Cambridge 651W for an amp to last me through grad school. Once done with my Ph.D I will treat myself to a round of upgrades for audio, photo, computers, and car. As it is I seem to have a bit of gear acquisition syndrome and poor impulse control.

As far as the sound on the Cambridge units, they sound ok until going through the device specific process to enable the device into its second USB mode and loading the proper drivers. I didn't realize how thin they sounded until I did that and now they sound great. Ignorance is bliss though. As long as I stay away from trade shows and others that have superior gear to myself I won't lust after it so much.

I read something that suggested I spend time rereading reviews for the stuff I already have. Remind myself of that feeling I had when searching out whatever it was in the first place.

I may not have fancy electrostatic headphones or even magnetic planar for that matter. I do have several decent sets. One for each of my PCs and some for mobile.

I will have to live vicariously through you guys with deeper pockets for a while.
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Yanno, one hates Spotify a lot less once they figure out how to create a radio station >.>;;;;;;;;

Interesting to say the least. Especially since I'm supposed to be getting sleep but I refuse to remove my headphones....

EDIT: Now if only the occasional ads weren't 30 seconds for top 20 that barely even resembles hip hop or rap.... rolleyes.gif
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You mean you don't like overproduced garbage? I know I love when they barely manage to rap and can't carry a note to save their life tongue.gif!
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You mean you don't like overproduced garbage? I know I love when they barely manage to rap and can't carry a note to save their life tongue.gif!

It's even worse when they obviously autotuned their voices to make it seem like they actually could sing tongue.gif

But for the next seven days (will be 36 days tomorrow as apparently the 7 days free from mobile and 30 days free from desktop can be stacked) I'm giving Spotify premium a whirl and I'll see where it goes from there ^_^
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It's even worse when they obviously autotuned their voices to make it seem like they actually could sing tongue.gif

But for the next seven days (will be 36 days tomorrow as apparently the 7 days free from mobile and 30 days free from desktop can be stacked) I'm giving Spotify premium a whirl and I'll see where it goes from there ^_^

I am loving my spotify premium. There is plenty of great rap out there. Look up dead body disposal and murder ya life by Necro.
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