Any love for electrostatic headphones?

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Ithilstone
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Any love for electrostatic headphones?

Unread post by Ithilstone » Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:34 pm

Some moons ago I applied and was accepted to take a part in review tour of Hifiman Jade 2 system
Those arrived today. If anyone is interested I published my initial thoughts on Jade 2 on head-fi but the thread itself has a lot of info about those as well if any one fancy a long read ;]


https://www.head-fi.org/threads/jade-ii ... t-15340280
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Re: Any love for electrostatic headphones?

Unread post by nilsatisnisioptimum » Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:29 pm

I have got a pair of old Audio Technica electrostatic cans, they don't get enough use but I remember them as being very neutral if a tad bass shy
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Re: Any love for electrostatic headphones?

Unread post by Fretless » Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:11 am

I also had a set of Audio Technica ATH-7 electrostatics. Sound was very clear and I wore them to destruction.
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Re: Any love for electrostatic headphones?

Unread post by Ithilstone » Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:26 am

Nope as those need to go to next person on the review tour. I am sure i will have something interesting though 😎
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Re: Any love for electrostatic headphones?

Unread post by jandl100 » Fri Dec 20, 2019 11:23 am

Hifiman stats?
Ah well, it shows how much I know [not a lot].
I thought Hifiman only made planar magnetics, a breed I have always found to be not to my taste.

I've had a few lower end Stax 'stats and enjoyed their rather undynamic transparency.
I currently have a pair of vintage Stax SR3 / SRD5 but I don't use them that much, and I have fitted very non-standard earpads, and when I do use them it's with a moderate amount of bass boost. :oops: Which gives them a bit of needed heft.

Here's a stock pic ...
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My main headphones, which I use daily, are PSB M4U1, which are ordinary dynamic type, but very good.
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Re: Any love for electrostatic headphones?

Unread post by karatestu » Fri Dec 20, 2019 12:04 pm

Hello Jerry :greetings-waveyellow: Good to see you back :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Any love for electrostatic headphones?

Unread post by jandl100 » Fri Dec 20, 2019 12:13 pm

Hello.

Four and a half years.
My, my - how time flies when you're having fun.

I think my signature system info needs a little updating. :P
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Re: Any love for electrostatic headphones?

Unread post by karatestu » Fri Dec 20, 2019 12:17 pm

jandl100 wrote:
Fri Dec 20, 2019 12:13 pm
Hello.

Four and a half years.
My, my - how time flies when you're having fun.

I think my signature system info needs a little updating. :P
And your system blog as well perchance :epopc:
DIY inspired by Richard "The Doc" Dunn RIP

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