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TS[Top-Gun]
post Sep 30 2006, 06:56 AM, updated 13y ago

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My Story of the Sennheiser Orpheus and Larocco Pocket Reference II
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Part I : Orpheus
Courtesy of an old friend, I was also given the golden opportunity to have a go at the Sennheiser Orpheus Electrostatic Headphones.

Amazing.. it's simply amazing!
Instruments such as string and wind instruments sound life-like and immensely enjoyable!
Transients was excellent, and the transparency, ahhhh... :yes:

Superbly wonderful! :grin:

Details were quite good, even though the source was just normal non-high end audiophile stuff.

To me, the bass is just right, on par or above the ER4P's bass level.. everything sounded natural and you could feel that the music is flowing into your ears with silky smooth liquid motion.

Vocals were lush and engaging, and if you closed your eyes and let your imagination run wild.. the ambience is almost like you're present there itself, and Jennifer Warnes stuped me once again with her magical voice. biggrin.gif

What can I say?

I didn't lost and arm or a leg, but I certainly lost my grasp on my heart today. unsure.gif
One particular thing that I noticed is that when I was listening to music on the Orpheus, I had this feeling of short-breathedness and as if music was flowing into my heart, providing warmth and happiness..

This must be the magical works of the Orpheus, and it's a lifetime experience that shouldn't be washed away years after.

I love the Orpheus wub.gif


Part II : Larocco Pocket Reference II

Courtesy of yet another close friend, opportunity dawned upon me and I just couldn't resist the temptation due to it's beautiful solid aluminium enclosure.

On first look, the Larocco is stunningly beautiful wub.gif . The LED is just nice, not bright yet it is easy to notice. There are 2 knobs, the inner one being the Bass Contour Knob and the rightmost one being the volume knob.
Output is at a standard 1/4" jack, and the inputs are either a 3.5" mini / RCA L/R.

Here I move on about the sound.. this amp is amazing in terms of looks! It's definitely a stunner laugh.gif
Transparent, the pace is fast but it didn't sound too "wowish" enough, maybe because of the opamp used. I'm currently waiting for this close friend of mine to obtain a pair of OPA627s before giving any further comments on the SQ.

In the moment, enjoy the pictures!

Larocco stole my heart away tonight. wub.gif


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Part III : Pictures
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Refer to thread here :

http://www.sgheadphones.net/index.php?showtopic=6020

And only click this for a good laugh!

http://www.sgheadphones.net/index.php?showtopic=5976

This post has been edited by [Top-Gun]: Sep 30 2006, 06:58 AM
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post Sep 30 2006, 10:21 AM

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shocking.gif That sure looks like the royalty of head-fi drool.gif .All hail the marvel of the century! notworthy.gif notworthy.gif notworthy.gif
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post Sep 30 2006, 10:28 AM

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Dat Larroco is a portable headamp,rite?

How much it cost?!

The tubeamp looks like a mini disco station...hehe..
I think u can try to fry bacon above the steel case while listening to music.
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QUOTE(dinodog_Jr @ Sep 30 2006, 10:28 AM)
Dat Larroco is a portable headamp,rite?

How much it cost?!

The tubeamp looks like a mini disco station...hehe..
I think u can try to fry bacon above the steel case while listening to music.
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It's hot, if you put your hand around the tubes, you can feel the heat but the tube guard is damn thick steel, so it doesn't feel hot to touch, just warm.

The LAROCCO is for sale (this is with BlackGate upgrades) for USD$545 I think, not inclusive of shipping;-)


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post Sep 30 2006, 01:04 PM

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QUOTE([Top-Gun] @ Sep 30 2006, 06:57 AM)
And only click this for a good laugh!

http://www.sgheadphones.net/index.php?showtopic=5976
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Singaporians sure come up with weird headphones,don't u reckon? tongue.gif
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post Sep 30 2006, 03:37 PM

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Whats this "not so high end" source you were listening to with the daddy orpehus setup anyway?
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post Sep 30 2006, 03:56 PM

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QUOTE([Top-Gun] @ Sep 30 2006, 06:57 AM)

And only click this for a good laugh!

http://www.sgheadphones.net/index.php?showtopic=5976
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man, it sounds good and taste good too.. drool.gif

anyway, it's my first time to hear about this god of headphone.. impressive..

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post Oct 1 2006, 12:26 AM

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drool.gif its about time they made edible headphones!
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I haveth humbly come to pay my respects to the king!!!! All hail the king!!!!

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that LAROCCO cost 500++ usd? omg. with some lousy rca jacks? u must be kidding me? sorry no flamming intended biggrin.gif
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post Oct 1 2006, 10:33 AM

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Did they really put purple LEDs in it? Of was it a mod?


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Question: WHERE ARE ALL OF THE DADDY ORPHEUS PICS
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post Oct 1 2006, 11:43 AM

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QUOTE(Tachikoma @ Sep 30 2006, 03:37 PM)
Whats this "not so high end" source you were listening to with the daddy orpehus setup anyway?
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A marantz transport and the spitfire DAC
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QUOTE(scotty @ Oct 1 2006, 03:09 AM)
that LAROCCO cost 500++ usd? omg. with some lousy rca jacks? u must be kidding me? sorry no flamming intended biggrin.gif
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hehehe very agreed....
and inside looks empty. only give you 2X 9V battery...
perhaps the casing worth 400 USD already. look damn nice...
anyway just my comment on looking on pictures. never heard of it. perhaps it;s sound definately worth the price. who knows.. =P

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QUOTE(ellimist @ Sep 30 2006, 01:04 PM)
Singaporians sure come up with weird headphones,don't u reckon? tongue.gif
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huh.. I thought [Top-Gun] was Malaysian...
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QUOTE(yotiao @ Oct 1 2006, 11:43 AM)
A marantz transport and the spitfire DAC
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Does the Orpheus belong to you?
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QUOTE(ellimist @ Oct 1 2006, 01:36 PM)
Does the Orpheus belong to you?
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I hope so, unfortunately not mine smile.gif
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QUOTE(mysticaldodo @ Oct 1 2006, 10:33 AM)
Did they really put purple LEDs in it? Of was it a mod?
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I'm certain its blue lah..where got purple LED's?
On that note..I replaced my Sammy CRT monitor's boring green LED to blue...looks cool and cheaply done too!.

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