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  1. I can't believe we missed that D8000 sale at a2a awhile back hey. I asked A2A if they would do that sale price and they said 'haha no, nice try' basically.. oh well
  2. How much difference do you think the Arche makes with the Stellia, does the EQ mode change much? I actually used to own both the Stellia and Elegia as well, but just have the Clear now.
  3. Thanks, will do. I definitely wouldn't buy just one, stereo all the way. I plan to audition the Devialet and the Dynaudio Focus when I can. I have a feeling that the Dynaudio will probably be better than the Phantom in most aspects other than 'dat bass'. I guess we'll see...
  4. Well I'm all about that bass, so it's definitely at the top of my shortlist.
  5. Hey Ben, the Devialet is a very intriguing option. If it's anything like the Naim Mu-so Qb, then it just might fit the bill. I remember hearing the Mu-so at a2a and being blown away by the sound from what is a small wireless speaker in the form of a cube. I thought it would be pretty ****, but the sound that comes out of that little box is stunning. If the Devialet's bass is as good as I've read it is, then I'm damn near sold.
  6. Thanks for your reply Dan. The Dynaudio is definitely on my shortlist. Do you think the Focus is worth it over the studio monitors like the Lyd and BM5A? Wonder how different they could really be? What's the bass like on them? I don't have unrealistic expectations for bass from bookshelves, but I'd rather by pleasantly surprised than underwhelmed.
  7. Budget is around 6k or less, basically the TT2 or cheaper. Headphones are the Focal Clear and Fostex TH-900. Looking to add the Final D8000 at some point as well.
  8. Hi everyone, I'm looking for a new pair of active bookshelf or studio monitor speakers. They will be used most likely on a desk and in a small-medium sized bedroom. What I'm looking for sound-wise is powerful and tight bass response (as powerful as possible in a bookshelf design), forgiving as possible to poor quality recordings and non-fatiguing treble. I mostly listen to metal and rock music. My budget is <5k so something along the lines of ELAC Navis, Kef LS50 Wireless, SVS Prime Wireless, Dynaudio LYD 7 etc. Any suggestions or recommendat
  9. Hi Tony, thanks for that. Would you say the TT2 is worth the extra money for the better performance?
  10. Hi everyone, I currently have an RME ADI-2 DAC that I use with my headphones, but the itch to upgrade is always there... I also have a Bryston BHA-1 as well, but I'm planning to sell that as well to fund the upgrade. My shortlist includes: Violetric V590 Questyle CMA Twelve iFi Pro iDSD Chord Hugo TT2 Luxman DA-250 Matrix Audio Element X Burson Conductor 3X Mytek Brooklyn Naim Uniti Atom Headphone Edition The TT2 is the absolute most I can stretch my budget, so things like Chord Dave
  11. Yeah you can never really trust reviews, got the wrong idea about many headphones reading about them before I actually tried them... I'd be curious to hear your thoughts on the Empy vs the D8000 when you get the chance to compare them side-by-side...
  12. Yes that's right, other than bass quantity, the Pro is better than the original in every way sonically. My only concerns were(are) price and not really wanting to EQ if I don't have to. If the price came down to like 4k, maybe, but 5k+.... nahh Same deal with the Utopia. It's not worth it at all at it's usual price of $5500, but when it goes on sale for $2999 it's a steal! The Empyrean is an intriguing option too, the mixed reviews about sound is off-putting. Best comfort and aesthetics, but the sound quality not quite good enough to justify the price.
  13. Hey Ben, how are you going? I've heard the D8000 and love it, I A/B'd it with the Pro version and ultimately preferred the non-pro thanks to the bass. Only problem is A2A's pricing... A year ago it was on sale briefly and I didn't pull the trigger, kicking myself now. I haven't heard the Empyrean yet though. I noticed that you own it, how do you like it?
  14. Hi all, Looking to buy a good condition Final Audio D8000. Please PM me if you have one and want to part with it. Thanks. Price Range: Negotiable Item Condition: New or Used
  15. Hmmm yeah that's tricky, I feel your pain. Well all I can say is the 909 is the first and only thing I can think of that matches everything you are looking for. It is definitely a fun, lively headphone, not heavily heavily V-shaped and has enough enough detail. It is punchy and dynamic as well. In my opinion nothing else really comes close to the Fostex and Focal headphones purely for impact/slam/dynamics.
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