What are some of the headphones that you feel these have bested and what are you using to power them? Enjoy the music
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To begging the HP-2 Are better than all of the cans I have right now. Those include my Original TH900, HD600, HE-560, Hyland saturns, I have owned HD800s moded and non moded, LCD2 and many others. I have also listened to almost every headphone brand and most of their flagships, Talking about bettering, I at least by memory can not remember a headphone that goes as deep while still providing controlled and most detailed lows, including the LCD4, Final 8000 pros , stax flagships, Sony’s closed flagship and many others.
I use mainly an Apex peak/volcano with many 6sn7 tubes, feed by a innuos Zen MK3 and a direct stream dac powered by Shunyata Triton/typhoon . I also have a Luxman DA-250 connected to my iMac and a little dot 6 that I use for the hi fi man HE560 which require tones of power.
Thanks for the input, will have to get my ears between a pair of these as I am looking to add a closed back set to the three sets of planars that I have retained while buying and selling in the last three years. Do you feel that you are giving up anything because they are closed back or feel that might be some of their appeal?
That review seemed to favor the LSA HP-1. However, as someone that owns the Meze and considering buying another headphone the comparisons against the Meze did not hold true for me. The first thing the reviewer should have done was upgrade the Meze XLR cable.
BTW - I am going to be pairing the Meze Empy with a Topping A90 amp ($500) on a bedroom system. It sounds excellent, almost as good as my HPA4 in the office. Which is a huge accomplishment considering the price difference and the quality of the HPA4.
I have both Empyreans and LSA HP-1, with an RME ADI-2 DAC and a Lyr 3 amp; they sound nothing like each other, in my opinion; Empyreans have a heavier, darker sound, but still quite detailed, and HP-1 is very good with mids and highs but will not give you head-rattling bass like the Emypreans do. For the price, the HP-1 is a very good value. Another thing is that the Empyreans sound OK right out of the box, but improve with more hours, but the HP-1 sounded so wretched right out of the box I was ready to return them; 200+ hours later, they are different headphones. The HP-1 is made for Walter and LSA by a Russian headphone company called Kennerton....