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Old 04-09-2019, 06:29 PM   #2161
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My new under $100 total portable rig I love:



Warm & stupid bassy (meaning properly powered TH-X00PH level low end), yet clean enough with nice forward mids and smooth easy highs with good enough detail...just got the cheap phone as a hand me down when mine died last week.

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I just found a great video I will use in demos of my STAX setup:


That bass punch... so intense yet so precise and detailed along with all the cymbal work. No fluke... my modded STAX is up there close to my TH-X00 Purplehearts in low end... kicks nearly as HARD but in a laser focused manner where the Purpleheart does have some more impact but is much broader and looser sounding, nowhere as controlled. This song on my system shows STAX can hit HARD with bass (nearly TH-X00 PH hard) and why it's my favorite reproduction of bass from a headphone. Power and intensity with ultimate speed and precision and extremely natural tone.

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Old 04-11-2019, 01:17 AM   #2163
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Vracer111, have you ever had head time with the Ebony model of your Fostex? If so, how do they compare to the Purpleheart??
I finally broke down after such a long time resisting the urge, and bought a pair today. So many headphones, but only a few closed backs, so figured I need a good set , lol.
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Vracer111, have you ever had head time with the Ebony model of your Fostex? If so, how do they compare to the Purpleheart??
I finally broke down after such a long time resisting the urge, and bought a pair today. So many headphones, but only a few closed backs, so figured I need a good set , lol.
Ebony is the one I haven't heard, I have the Purpleheart (two actually) and Mahogany. From what I understand, the ebony is the most neutral of the bunch... smoother highs, most prominent mids, and cleanest sound. Very much would like to listen to one.

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Any specific reason for owning 2 of the purplehearts? Is one modded?
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Any specific reason for owning 2 of the purplehearts? Is one modded?

Modding purposes... needed one as a standard to compare changes against, picked up used for basically 1/2 price. Pretty much done with the Purpleheart mods and will sell off two of my TH-X00s and the Denon AH-2000 (drivers and cups) - only keeping a single TH-X00. Will either be a Purpleheart or the Palo Santo (depending on how the mods go on it.) ... but most likely will be a Purpleheart.

My Purplehearts are both modded - Lawton driver damping on both with Jmoney V3 lambskin pads with custom pad attenuators on one and Yaxi Alcantara pads with custom attenuators on the other. Was able to directly compare difference the Lawton driver damping makes before installing it on the second Purpleheart by comparing them head to head. Since they both have the driver damping been trying to find an alternate to the Jmoney V3 lambskin pads, and there simply isn't any.
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Purchased a set of those Meze closed backs from Massdrop.

Purely for business trip usage. My new job involves sooooo much air-travel now. So I need something.
I kinda miss my music while I'm away. My family not so much.
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Purchased a set of those Meze closed backs from Massdrop.

Purely for business trip usage. My new job involves sooooo much air-travel now. So I need something.
I kinda miss my music while I'm away. My family not so much.
Sent you a PM.
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Purchased a set of those Meze closed backs from Massdrop.

Purely for business trip usage. My new job involves sooooo much air-travel now. So I need something.
I kinda miss my music while I'm away. My family not so much.
Would DEFINITELY like to hear your impressions. Personally I love the 99 classics I have. I've had them for a few years and won't get rid of them. They say the Noir is supposed to sound just like the 99 classics but there's varying opinions out there. Would be curious whenever you get them and get a chance.
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If anyone is interested at all, my first attempt at a review on Head-Fi. Let me know what you think if you even read it.
https://www.head-fi.org/showcase/mez...mpyrean.23675/
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Great review dude.
I nearly opened up my wallet.
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Would DEFINITELY like to hear your impressions. Personally I love the 99 classics I have. I've had them for a few years and won't get rid of them. They say the Noir is supposed to sound just like the 99 classics but there's varying opinions out there. Would be curious whenever you get them and get a chance.
Iím not expecting much for $200. As long as they sound okay for travel use. Airports, planes, hotel etc....
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