What's in the box!

Any verdict yet on the LTA? What headphones are you using? Thanks. Paul

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I’m slowly working my way through a writeup, and hope to have it out by the end of the week. I’m using the Focal Utopia with the MZ3.

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Initial impressions, meh. IPhone dongle seems very close. Only used it with the SA6 tho.

Edit: This is now crowned the Dragonfart Red

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I have the Black (Red’s little brother).
For what it’s worth, compared to my Dell laptop headphone jack - the improvement is substantial.

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I’ll try this one next if any

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Edit: I will not try this next. Not messing with the ESS chips. Older S9 had AKM. Will look at the Lotoo Paw S1…

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I’m innocent, I was just following @frkasper’s orders for a “must buy” deal:


I’ve never had any Sennheiser 500 series item before. They sound pretty great after 5 minutes.

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This had some buzz a while back. There was a thread…

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May check it out too. Thanks!

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Cool. Thanks Andris. I have Utopias (and an old pair of LCD-3s - too heavy) and some nice Grados. Never used a dedicated headphone amp, just direct from DAC or from headphone output on my Rogers amp. The LTA folks are 10 miles from me so I would love to be a customer.

Mostly listen to classical and a mix of vocals and classic rock. Some jazz.

Paul

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I see the packaging hasn’t changed at all since I bought them in late 2019. Do they still ship with the 3.5mm cable?

58X is the reason I never bought Porta Pros. :rofl:

Enjoy.

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It came with 3.5mm cable and a snap on 1/4" adapter installed. The cable is about 6’ long. The build quality is fully equal to my retail HD-600. Its sound quality on a good setup is superior to the HD-600 on a bad setup. The high end is rougher than the HD-600, with less subtlety, less extended bass, and less air.

I’ll put on a balanced cable and say more in a Sennheiser thread.

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Review is up! https://forum.headphones.com/t/dna-stratus-v4-vs-woo-wa5-le-gen-2-vs-lta-mz3/

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Little worried when I saw the box… Looks like it went through some serious schiit :woozy_face:



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Arrived Saturday, been so busy I haven’t even added it to the system!

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Obligatory chair shot:

Toobs:

Feliks Euforia mkII

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Nice chair! :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

Need a full review, of course. :+1:

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Of course! I have extensive experience with the chair. I’ll throw in a few lines about the amp too. :grin:

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Never heard of em so I was curious and decided to try em for some op-amp rolling. Jakub from Staccato was a pleasure to deal with; no complaints with the service!


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How do they compare to other opamps you compared to? Do you plan to have a shootout post?

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