Discussion in 'Solid State' started by Yamaha B-2, Nov 22, 2005.
what nice setup. I am trying to make out what headphones and headphone amp that is??
I am not Sony 'literate"
It's a pair of ECR-500 Electrostatic Headphones. The box is actually a "transformer/switch box", not an amp.
I just got them in the mail and haven't had a chance to really spend any time with them yet. They sure are attractive though!
Wow. What a pair of audio goodness. I've been tempted by many gear but this looks like something I'd consider as my next purchase as I have two Sony receivers. Thanks for the pics & best of luck with those.
I put my STR-7065 back into service recently.
Sony STR-7065 by Buhduh, on Flickr
Wow never seen these before, pretty bad ass. How do they sound?
I've still only had limited listening time with these and as they're my first set of "real" headphones, I don't really have a reference to compare them to.
That said, they are very light and comfortable to wear. I guess I'd describe their sound as balanced, clear, and revealing although I do have to crank the volume up quite a bit to get acceptable sound levels. I'm playing them through my restored STR6120 (~60wpc). On my Klipsch Forte's, I set the volume at 9-10 for typical listening levels while the headphones require a setting more like 12-1. I'm not sure if this is typical for electret headphones?
At any rate, I bought them because I wanted to try out some vintage headphones and frankly because they just looked so cool!
I have a set of more modern set of Sony's headsets with a DAC built in. They sound good to my taste.
I drool over a set like yours, tho. I never knew Sony made electrostatic headphones. Mine look more like a plastic toy comparing to yours.
Sb 3555 on top of my ta 1120. Eric
That system selector looks really cool! How well does it work?
Don't know I've not used it yet. Someday. Eric
Work in progress. I'd like to get my hands on a Sony champagne TA E80ES and a PS-B80.
Sony CDP-R1, DAS-R1, CDP-X779ES, DTC-2000ES, TC-K333ESA
Apple TV3 for airplay into DTC 2000ES
Technics SU-C7000 and two SL 1600MKII
Martin Logan SL II
Just got a sony se-p900 today. Been looking for one at a decent price for a year now. Other Sony gears include a ps-6750, a tts-3000 in an all wood plinth, das-r1, cdp-xa7es, APM-4's.
I think that was mine not long ago (SW initials on rear of case?). Kind of miss it!
Yes Sir....it is the one. Just to put you at ease....I am loving it!!
Who has experience with performing modifications on a ta e88 pre amp regarding oscillation. It seems that a change to an r-c network in the amp solves an oscillation that can occur and really improves the sound of the amp a lot. I read about it some time ago on AK, but I cannot find any details on the mod.
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