@thomas24: I hope I get the valves soon... and have them burnt-in for a bit at the time of the headphone meet -- still have an alert for a secondhand Cavalli Liquid Gold, so would be very keen on your guys feedback.. and especially Scubadude + a comparison with his ever awesome Phonitor 2 [I'll build a dual 3-pin XLR to single balanced 4-pin XLR cable for the headphone meet]
..And yes, the HE560's arrived sometime this morning, but only got a chance to unbox and listen to them now. LOVE THEM!!!
I had the Little Dot mk VI+ unplugged yesterday, as I opened it up to see the fan model, as I am looking for a quieter replacement and dust filters... So have the HE-560's plugged into my Samson CQue8 head.amp instead, and I am freaking amazed!
Even tho the CQue8 head.amp is poor in terms of sound-stage and only average in terms of mids, compared to the current Little Dot mk VI+ set-up [tubes], the bass is more present... and with the HE-560's the bass is TIGHT! Listen to Rage Against the Machine right now...
@Scubadude: You can pick up the HD800S over the weekend.. sozz bud, I'm just a bit too tired right now to pack everything in for collection tomorrow.. but I'll whatsapp you if I can before leaving to the client tomorrow.
Regarding the 'lean bottom-end of the HD800S, I concur... However, with my HD650 and bass-ported Q701, the bass is still very lean... with the HD800S, its even more so... When I plugged the HD800S to my CQue8 head.amp, was more weighted and present [everything else become 'meh' tho]
LOL @ the wine analogy.. I'm more of a Scotch & Bourbon guy.. but I take it is like Glenfiddich Rare Oak 25 Year Old Single Malt as opposed to Wild Turkey, Rare Breed Barrel Proof ?