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I've got two sets since picking up the GS1000's and am selling the new ones.
Umm yeah, I'm gonna need to see some pics of that GS1000 asap. Along with impressions, yo.

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post #5942 of 38126
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Umm yeah, I'm gonna need to see some pics of that GS1000 asap. Along with impressions, yo.

They are indeed in quite beautiful/mint condition as the seller claimed.

He'd only put 20 hours max on them so I'm giving them a good 200 hours of burn in before spending any time with them.

Right out of the box, though ... very interesting! Soundstage that is easily 2x that of the Stax rig, bit recessed in the mids, highs quite lovely sounding, not fatiguing but definitely a bit high in the overall mix as I've read regarding non-broke-in GS1000's ... and the bass is damn remarkable already ... huge, deep and uber extended. Twice the extension of the RS1's bass but definitely noticeable as a close cousin ...

I'm hoping 200 to 300 hours of playtime will bring the mids out a bit and bring the highs a bit more in line with the rest of the mix ...

I can already see, though, that they could be serious reference headphones for classical and other types of music that loves a giant sound stage with very analytical/articulate imaging ...

More later ...

...

I'll post some pics later tonight when I'm giving them an hour break from the burn-in ...

    
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Even though they aren't broken in yet ... meaning there's no way that I can mention a formal and decided opinion on the sonics ...

But, what I can say, however ...

Is that these are, without a doubt, the most comfortable headphones I've ever worn:

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And also ...

They have the most insane soundstage I've ever heard.

I'll do an appropriate write up in a week or two after I break the 200 to 300 hour mark.

    
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post #5944 of 38126
amazing cans man. i too are pending on a purchase.... not going to say what it is but you'l be suprised.
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mmmm, they look glorious want to sell me your Havana? with the Benedix tube, please I really want one now...
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post #5946 of 38126
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mmmm, they look glorious want to sell me your Havana? with the Benedix tube, please I really want one now...
For now ... I can't imagine ever selling the Havana ... it's such a fine sounding bit of work.

A couple of days ago I spent like an hour testing my Stax rig when being fed by the Havana vs. being fed direct out from my Prelude ...

And man ... the prelude was just so disgusting sounding. I really couldn't believe it. Hard, brittle ... edgy and all discumbobulated ...

The Stax system really suffered when in line with the sound card; the difference is also apparent with my Grados but not nearly as glaring as with the Stax. I have no idea why this is since I personally feel the Grados are a bit more detailed than the Stax ... but still ... the Stax are way less forgiving when it comes to the source ...

The Havana is a winner, for sure, though ... if you get a chance to check one out, do so.

    
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Beautiful headphones.

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Dammit S1rrah you are feeding my upgrade bug pixy sticks!
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whats a decent cable for reterminateing a headphone... $50 or so dollars. is my budget.
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whats a decent cable for reterminateing a headphone... $50 or so dollars. is my budget.
soloz does some hella nice work for a reasonable price - I would drop him a note and see if he might be able to work something out for your cans.
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