Floorstanders, Bookshelf or Headphones - POLL

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What are your main system Loudspeakers?

Floorstanding Speakers
954
53%
Horn Loaded Speakers
77
4%
Transmission Lines
33
2%
Electrostatic Loudspeakers
35
2%
Large Stand Mount Speakers
145
8%
Bookshelf Speakers
417
23%
Active Speakers
35
2%
Home Cinema Multi Channel Speakers
30
2%
Headphones
66
4%
 
Total votes: 1792

howardpgh
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Re: Floorstanders, Bookshelf or Headphones - POLL

Post by howardpgh » 05 Dec 2019 21:37

I listen with AKG K 701s. I can't afford new ones, I took a chance buying them at the flea market. As a matter of fact I've bought all my headphones at the flea market. The others were another set of AKG studio type phones and a a Sennheiser HD 550?. I use a Yamaha MA10 portable mixer as the headphone amp, fed from the tape out of a Carver C2 preamp.
I'm partially deaf and the headphones are a better listening experience for me.

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Re: Floorstanders, Bookshelf or Headphones - POLL

Post by blekenbleu » 12 Dec 2019 00:18

I may spend more time wearing Sennheisers, but more music listening for enjoyment is by Altec Lansing 19s. Woofers are not horn-loaded, so ticked floor-standing. BP 30 Definitive Tech surrounds are also floor-standing, as are Carver AL-III studio monitors.

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Re: Floorstanders, Bookshelf or Headphones - POLL

Post by cakenut33 » 22 Dec 2019 22:28

I love the AKG K52s - in my view they give a well-balance sound and (most important) are comfortable to wear for long periods; they are among the few sets of headphones that are comfortable for glasses-wearers.

For speakers I'm using the Q Acoustics 3010s, which I picked up as an impulse purchase when on special offer at a well-known hifi retailer in the UK. I wasn't overly impressed with the 2010s my dad bought some years ago, but in my setting they work well both for music and speech. I also have a soft spot for the JBL Control Ones; your ears soon get used to the lack of booming bass!

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Re: Floorstanders, Bookshelf or Headphones - POLL

Post by vfmarky » 03 Jan 2020 06:21

Yamaha NS-144s in their own space on the shelf unit and a pair of Celestion Ditton 250s on crates that get a listen now and again. Why? Well, someone gave them to me...

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Re: Floorstanders, Bookshelf or Headphones - POLL

Post by Twigman » 03 Feb 2020 16:38

A pair of Q-Audio Concept20s on Q-Audio Concept20 stands

For small bookshelf speakers they sound great.....

They replaced a pair of KEF Cresta2s which had their tweeters damaged when i moved house. The Concept 20s sound better than the Cresta2s did.

For headphones I use either Sennheiser HD25iipro or Bose QC35II depending on the source. Both are great.

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Re: Floorstanders, Bookshelf or Headphones - POLL

Post by Pauw » 03 Feb 2020 17:51

Mission 32i I find them excellent .

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Re: Floorstanders, Bookshelf or Headphones - POLL

Post by 210ref » 08 Feb 2020 10:34

Q Accoustics Concept 500. Previously Dyn Audio floor standers. These 500s are awesome, base is well defined, vocals sound superb on a valve system.

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Re: Floorstanders, Bookshelf or Headphones - POLL

Post by mma2 » 08 Feb 2020 14:38

Vintage JBL L100 Centuries. Purchased a pair from original owner who had not used them in 10+ years. Drivers were in excellent condition, but I re-foamed and re-gasketed anyway. Re-capped the cross-overs with Wima audiophile caps, re-wired with OFHC cable. Stripped and re-finished the cabinets, came with fabric speaker grills rather than the foam "waffle-board," so no replacement needed. Built hardwood stands to raise the cabinets 14."

Sound fantastic! Driven with vintage Krell KSA-50 amp and KSP-7B preamp, Denon DP-35F TT w/Denon DL-103R

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