Listening notes- by Geo.V
First impressions about 20 minutes in:
"More detail in the upper registry - hear finger plucking, string vibration on guitar finger boards. When A/B the mosaic this is the first noticeable change. Reverb on voice stands out, now this is common practice for any and many recordings but normally it blends into the rest of the music like it should. This makes my headphones sound like studio monitor style of sensitivity and detail in the upper, what these headphones are known for. It feels like it turned my headphones into a surgical audiophile scalpel.
Better separation of instruments - Holographic imaging in center of sound stage that I never heard before in songs that pop out as if it’s always been there with little effort.
Better dynamics - simple soft sounds have a sense of delicateness, more intimate.
This makes the headphone sound so effortless and light, bouncy in all the best ways.
It’s smooth, so smooth... It’s got my headphones sounding real nice.
About an hour later:
Everything sounds dynamic and powerful at any volume, like vinyl - Listening to Sultans of Swing, listening to Mark K’s guitar slides and finger picking. You can feel the emotion and emphasis on notes and playing. It puts you into the intimacy the artist intends, truly engaging and adds a new listening experience with songs you have listened to for years. I’m hearing mic clipping I never heard before on this track with drum fills with the recording.
Lets talk about depth, wow sound stage depth, on headphones! People really need to hear this kind of audio. It’s truly amazing. I actually have this gear in my house?? I thought I could only hear this at shows.
I can hear flaws in recordings that I haven’t heard before, studio noises, tape hiss, cuts to different takes.
About 3 hours in and on Tidal:
Listening to Eric Clapton unplugged, I can hear it’s more laid back sound that’s very unlike my setup. It’s usually a little more in your face. I can hear Eric’s pick on the pick guard of his acoustic, never heard that before. I’ve grown up with this album and this is really something, we will call it the Reggie effect (I thought I knew this track). I can hear distance in airspace between the mic and Eric. I can hear there are many feet stomping the stage during songs, I can hear some of the stomping is slightly off from the rest. What detail, they normally blur together!
Listening to choir Festival Te Deum - the organ lays right in the back of the choir, the many voices have their own depth and presence. I’ve never been the one to listen to this but glad I put it on. A/B the little depth between the voices flattens to one mass of choir and organ, mostly noticed in the center of the sound stage.
Chesky records ultimate demonstration disk is what I’m listening to. The typical audiophile stuff that I’ve stayed away from, marching bands, choirs, organ music sound amazing. Absolutely stunning!!!"
" Wow! I never expected to hear all this detail, it's a winner!" - Derrick T.
"After just a few days of listening, I am hooked! Every passage of music is clear and sounds natural. Was so easy to integrate into my system" - JC
"As soon as I put my headphones on and played the soundtrack from Batman Returns, I was amazed to hear how powerful the bass sounded" - James L.