It depends on personal taste.Do you find sr1a is lacking in bass? Would it be viable for EDM, house, techno etc? It seems this is the biggest downside.
It depends on personal taste.
Sr1a does not go below 30hz. Thus some people complain about lack of sub bass.
But its bass is fast and tight and not bad until 30 hz.
You have to try yourself to find out whether it is up to your taste.
They give 15 days' return.
i pulled the trigger after trying it out at my pal's house.
Some dealer like Bloom Audio in New Jersey let you try that in their shop.
i auditioned Abyss CC with Sr1a.I totally agree with this. SR1A is giving you tight and fast bass but compared to the Susvara for instance you don’t get the same impact. It’s a different sensation.
I did not have the chance to listen to it yet but seems the Abyss TC is one of the best for the bass giving you the perfect trio : tight,fast + deep impact.
Some people have high opinion on Susvara. Sr1a sounds like Apogee speakers with same ribbon technology.I am really surprised at some of the favorites. Some of those mentioned were barley listenable to me. I am sure the RAAL would be high on my list, due to my loving the AKG 1000, but I have not had them in yet. My favorite is the HiFiMan Susvara. Needs real power, but really special.
been many years since i did any comparing. so i cannot comment on relative ranking.
however, i did acquire the MSB Electrostatic Headphone amplifier, and a pair of Stax SR-009S headphones, and it's an outstanding performing combination. the best i have heard from headphones.
I will get my second Covid vaccination next week.
After being back from Korea to attend wedding of my daughter late May, I may visit your home if you give me chance to try it.
I’m auditioning a pair of Susvara, they are described as planar magnetic headphones.. They sound great, best I’ve heard, but I need a better headphone amp to drive them.. quite impressive.Some people have high opinion on Susvara. Sr1a sounds like Apogee speakers with same ribbon technology.
It sounds fast and transparent.
I agree with FBHIFI, it would be a travesty for someone to listen to these with a low powered headphone amp.I was using my Audiotailor headmonitor 1 amp and the Schiit mani. I had plenty of volume, but lacking current, it was apparent, like using regular fuel in a race car. Going to hear them hooked up to an amp this weekend.
Great recording for testing.
I am listening to above music through Sr1a after listening to same one through my Lansche 4.1 speaker.
It appears that Sr1a driven by Crown XLS2502 has more speed than my 2 channel speaker system.
Thus it is fun to listen to Sr1a.
No more purchase of headphone after Sr1a.
This is my endgame headphone.
Although, I also enjoy nuanced details out of Stax 009s driven by Kgsshv Carbon amp, Sr1a give fast and exciting sound.
I will spend my time on getting good sound out of Scaena 3.2 speaker with ribbon drivers.
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