AudioAficionado.org  

Go Back   AudioAficionado.org > Manufacturers Forums > Sonus Faber

Sonus Faber Italy's Best

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #51  
Old 10-30-2017, 01:07 PM
1KW's Avatar
1KW 1KW is online now
Never Too Much Torque !


 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Bucks County, PA and Naples, Fl
Posts: 7,083
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Apexorca View Post
I use my pair only with my iPhone and I agree "Sounds fine but nothing shocking". My other pair, Focal Utopia + EAR HP4, sounds shocking though.
I don't think you should by Pryma as your only headphone, but when you are moving around, traveling and so on its great for that purpose.

So, Pryma is really good when you travel and so.
I also use my pair with the lap top.
And I use it when I speak in the phone. Great sound and they are comfortable.
Mine are going to be strictly for travel I am curious how the bluetooth/amplifier will sound wih my iPad on the plane for watching movies . I do not generally use headphones for listening when I am home because I have a dedicated room far far from anyone in my house
__________________
2 Channel Room Mcintosh MC501 x 2, Mcintosh C2300, McIntosh D1100, Turntable:JA Michelle -Gyro SE with SME309 and Shelter 501 MKII, Sonus Faber Stradivari speakers, PS Audio Power Plant Premier, Aurender N100H

Home Theater Mcintosh MC207, MX120, Oppo 95 bluray , Sonus Faber Guarneri Memento with Cremona Center (matching homage finish red) front speakers, Mcintosh rear surround speakers, Sony Projector

"Everything is good, until you compare it to something better Masterlu"
Reply With Quote
  #52  
Old 11-03-2017, 07:20 PM
1KW's Avatar
1KW 1KW is online now
Never Too Much Torque !


 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Bucks County, PA and Naples, Fl
Posts: 7,083
Default

Headphones arrived. So far I have only listened to a few songs streaming Tidal on my MacBook Pro . These are not a audiophile headphone. I would put them in the same category as Bose without the noise cancellation. Honestly so far I can't even say they are particularly comfortable. They don't have a travel case just a soft fabric bag. I will get back with how they sound with the bluetooth attachment.
__________________
2 Channel Room Mcintosh MC501 x 2, Mcintosh C2300, McIntosh D1100, Turntable:JA Michelle -Gyro SE with SME309 and Shelter 501 MKII, Sonus Faber Stradivari speakers, PS Audio Power Plant Premier, Aurender N100H

Home Theater Mcintosh MC207, MX120, Oppo 95 bluray , Sonus Faber Guarneri Memento with Cremona Center (matching homage finish red) front speakers, Mcintosh rear surround speakers, Sony Projector

"Everything is good, until you compare it to something better Masterlu"
Reply With Quote
  #53  
Old 11-03-2017, 07:40 PM
1KW's Avatar
1KW 1KW is online now
Never Too Much Torque !


 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Bucks County, PA and Naples, Fl
Posts: 7,083
Default

I am listening to a MQA track from Tom Petty with the wire attached to my MacBook Pro , the sound is accentuated in the midrange, high's are subdued somewhat i.e. no sparkle, imaging is ok but not outstanding... what do you expect for this price? Bass is lacking. It could just be my computer sound card ? I will try the same track with the iPhone then try the Bluetooth amplifier.
__________________
2 Channel Room Mcintosh MC501 x 2, Mcintosh C2300, McIntosh D1100, Turntable:JA Michelle -Gyro SE with SME309 and Shelter 501 MKII, Sonus Faber Stradivari speakers, PS Audio Power Plant Premier, Aurender N100H

Home Theater Mcintosh MC207, MX120, Oppo 95 bluray , Sonus Faber Guarneri Memento with Cremona Center (matching homage finish red) front speakers, Mcintosh rear surround speakers, Sony Projector

"Everything is good, until you compare it to something better Masterlu"
Reply With Quote
  #54  
Old 11-03-2017, 08:02 PM
1KW's Avatar
1KW 1KW is online now
Never Too Much Torque !


 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Bucks County, PA and Naples, Fl
Posts: 7,083
Default

Well I plugged the headphones into the iPhone X and the sound is significantly better than what I was hearing from my MacBook Pro ! Listening to Diana Krall it is like she is in the room with me, very much the Sonos Faber sound, yes the midrange is colored in a good way as I enjoy her piano playing and sultry voice. Bass is much better that what I was hearing before but not boomy, a tad on the light side but that is probably ok for the type of listening I will be using it for i.e. travel.
__________________
2 Channel Room Mcintosh MC501 x 2, Mcintosh C2300, McIntosh D1100, Turntable:JA Michelle -Gyro SE with SME309 and Shelter 501 MKII, Sonus Faber Stradivari speakers, PS Audio Power Plant Premier, Aurender N100H

Home Theater Mcintosh MC207, MX120, Oppo 95 bluray , Sonus Faber Guarneri Memento with Cremona Center (matching homage finish red) front speakers, Mcintosh rear surround speakers, Sony Projector

"Everything is good, until you compare it to something better Masterlu"
Reply With Quote
  #55  
Old 11-03-2017, 08:13 PM
PHC1's Avatar
PHC1 PHC1 is online now
It's not just the music!

 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Pa
Posts: 17,306
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 1KW View Post
I am listening to a MQA track from Tom Petty with the wire attached to my MacBook Pro , the sound is accentuated in the midrange, high's are subdued somewhat i.e. no sparkle, imaging is ok but not outstanding... what do you expect for this price? Bass is lacking. It could just be my computer sound card ? I will try the same track with the iPhone then try the Bluetooth amplifier.
David, no they are not audiophile grade per say but you bought them for travel? Certainly they are really good for that purpose and casual listening! I certainly would enjoy headphones that are more laid back than all in your face with casual listening sessions! Here is a review perhaps it can put things in perspective for you. https://headfonics.com/2016/05/the-p...y-sonus-faber/
__________________
Serge

Main System:


Amplification: Luxman L-590AX Mark II.
Luxman D-06u SACD.
Roon/Tidal.
Bryston BDP-Pi

PrimaLuna Dialogue HP EL34

Speakers: Harbeth 30.2 40th Anniversary




Headphones:

ZMF Auteur Blackwood, Audeze LCD-3, Audeze LCD-2C, Sennheiser HD600, HD650, Fostex TH-X00EB, E-MU Teak

Headphone Amplification: SPL Phonitor 2730, Audeze Deckard, PrimaLuna Dialogue HP, Luxman L-590AX Mark II, Woo Audio WA6

Source/DAC. Roon/Tidal.
Reply With Quote
  #56  
Old 11-03-2017, 08:37 PM
1KW's Avatar
1KW 1KW is online now
Never Too Much Torque !


 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Bucks County, PA and Naples, Fl
Posts: 7,083
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by PHC1 View Post
David, no they are not audiophile grade per say but you bought them for travel? Certainly they are really good for that purpose and casual listening! I certainly would enjoy headphones that are more laid back than all in your face with casual listening sessions! Here is a review perhaps it can put things in perspective for you. https://headfonics.com/2016/05/the-p...y-sonus-faber/
Thanks for posting that, I pretty much agree with everything in this review... They are fine for what I will be using them for Fairly compact, non fatiguing. They sound much better with my iPhone than my computer. Still have not tried the bluetooth yet.
__________________
2 Channel Room Mcintosh MC501 x 2, Mcintosh C2300, McIntosh D1100, Turntable:JA Michelle -Gyro SE with SME309 and Shelter 501 MKII, Sonus Faber Stradivari speakers, PS Audio Power Plant Premier, Aurender N100H

Home Theater Mcintosh MC207, MX120, Oppo 95 bluray , Sonus Faber Guarneri Memento with Cremona Center (matching homage finish red) front speakers, Mcintosh rear surround speakers, Sony Projector

"Everything is good, until you compare it to something better Masterlu"
Reply With Quote
  #57  
Old 11-03-2017, 09:28 PM
1KW's Avatar
1KW 1KW is online now
Never Too Much Torque !


 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Bucks County, PA and Naples, Fl
Posts: 7,083
Default

I am listening to the headphones now with the airwire bluetooth accessory made by sonus faber and boy is this mandatory. This little $75 mini amplifier significantly improves the sound of these headphone especially on jazz music, bass has more punch, the sound is better. I also like not being tethered to my phone with a wire.
__________________
2 Channel Room Mcintosh MC501 x 2, Mcintosh C2300, McIntosh D1100, Turntable:JA Michelle -Gyro SE with SME309 and Shelter 501 MKII, Sonus Faber Stradivari speakers, PS Audio Power Plant Premier, Aurender N100H

Home Theater Mcintosh MC207, MX120, Oppo 95 bluray , Sonus Faber Guarneri Memento with Cremona Center (matching homage finish red) front speakers, Mcintosh rear surround speakers, Sony Projector

"Everything is good, until you compare it to something better Masterlu"
Reply With Quote
  #58  
Old 11-03-2017, 09:53 PM
PHC1's Avatar
PHC1 PHC1 is online now
It's not just the music!

 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Pa
Posts: 17,306
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 1KW View Post
I am listening to the headphones now with the airwire bluetooth accessory made by sonus faber and boy is this mandatory. This little $75 mini amplifier significantly improves the sound of these headphone especially on jazz music, bass has more punch, the sound is better. I also like not being tethered to my phone with a wire.
There you go! Give them a chance.
__________________
Serge

Main System:


Amplification: Luxman L-590AX Mark II.
Luxman D-06u SACD.
Roon/Tidal.
Bryston BDP-Pi

PrimaLuna Dialogue HP EL34

Speakers: Harbeth 30.2 40th Anniversary




Headphones:

ZMF Auteur Blackwood, Audeze LCD-3, Audeze LCD-2C, Sennheiser HD600, HD650, Fostex TH-X00EB, E-MU Teak

Headphone Amplification: SPL Phonitor 2730, Audeze Deckard, PrimaLuna Dialogue HP, Luxman L-590AX Mark II, Woo Audio WA6

Source/DAC. Roon/Tidal.
Reply With Quote
  #59  
Old 06-17-2018, 07:36 AM
Wollemi Wollemi is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Posts: 1
Default

Took advantage of the three day 40% off offer which was advertised on Facebook to get a pair or PRYMAs.
Ordered them (in the UK) at 11 o'clock at night just before the end of the deadline and they arrived 27hours later from Italy, I was pretty impressed.
Now they have had several days to run in I very pleased with them; they do look gorgeous in the carbon/marsala finish and and comfortable and yes they sound very good to me; I'm not a big headphone user and given the choice would always listen with my Olympica IIs but these PRYMAs are enjoyable and absorbing and work well with an iPhone. Especially good at the discount price!
Reply With Quote
  #60  
Old 06-18-2018, 06:42 PM
Masterlu's Avatar
Masterlu Masterlu is online now
AA Founder, Legend AV Owner



 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: South FL & Cape Cod MA
Posts: 66,716
Default

Wollemi... Welcome to AA!
__________________
Ivan
FLORIDA
MX136, MC1.2KW(10) MC2KW(2), MCD1100, MS750(2) MVP881, C1000C/P/T, MPC1500, HT-2 SUBS(2) HT3F(2) WS350(2) XRT2K, XCS2K, XR27(2) XCS350(2) PS AUDIO PPP(8) RGPC 1200(20) RGPC POLE PIG(4) JL GOTHAM SUBS(2) SONOS ZP90-W4S MOD, LUMAGEN RADIANCE SCALER, SONY VPH-G90U PROJECTOR, SVS SCISSOR LIFT, STEWART STUDIOTEK 120" MOTORIZED SCREEN, ASC ACOUSTIC PANELS & BASS TRAPS, CINEMA-TECH SEATING, WIREWORLD PLATINUM STARLIGHT HDMI, GOLD ECLIPSE CABLES & PLATINUM ELECTRA PC'S
Reference System: ACCUPHASE A250 MONOBLOCK AMPS, C3850 PRE-AMP, DP950 CD/SACD PRECISION TRANSPORT, DC950 PRECISION DIGITAL PROCESSOR, DG-58 DIGITAL VOICING EQUALIZER, T1200 FM STEREO TUNER, PS530 POWER SUPPLY, SONOS ZP90-W4S MOD, HRS-SXR CUSTOM 4V-4V RACK w/ M3X 1921 SHELVES, TAD REFERENCE ONE MK2 LOUDSPEAKERS, WIREWORLD PLATINUM CABLES & PLATINUM ELECTRA PC'S
CAPE COD

MX150, MC501(2) MC1.2KW(10) MC2301(2) MR88, MS750(3) MVP881, MCD1100, MDA1000, C1000C/P/T, MPC1500, ESOTERIC K-01X 30th ANNIVERSARY (BLACK) SACD/CD PLAYER, G02-X CLOCK, HT3F(2) XRT2K, XCS2K, XR27(2) OPPO-BDP95, PS AUDIO PPP(8) PUREPOWER 1050(4) RGPC 1200(15) JL GOTHAM SUBS(2) JL FATHOM F113 SUBS(4) SOUND ANCHOR SUB STANDS(2) LUMAGEN RADIANCE PRO SCALER, SONY VPH-G90U PROJECTOR, STEWART STUDIOTEK 120" SCREEN, SONUS FABER STRADIVARI, SILENZIO, SONOS ZP90-W4S MOD, BRYSTON BHA-1, ASC ACOUSTIC PANELS & BASS TRAPS, FORTRESS SEATING, WIREWORLD PLATINUM ECLIPSE CABLES & PLATINUM ELECTRA PC'S.
Analog Rig: CLEARAUDIO INNOVATION WOOD w/ OUTER RING & CLAMP, UNIVERSAL ARM w/ Da VINCI' CART, 2nd UNIVERSAL ARM w/ GOLDFINGER STATEMENT CART, KLAUDIO RCM, HRS-MXR REFERENCE 4V RACK-GLOSS BLACK w/ M3X 1921 SHELVES, AESTHETIX RHEA SIG PHONO-PRE, PS AUDIO PPP, RGPC 1200, WIREWORLD PLATINUM ECLIPSE CABLES & PLATINUM ELECTRA PC'S
Reference System: BURMESTER 911MK3 AMP(3), 088 PRE-AMP, 089 CD PLAYER, 100 PHONO PRE-AMP LOADED, 948 POWER CONDITIONER, AVID ACUTUS REFERENCE SP TT, GRAHAM PHANTOM II SUPREME ARM, BENZ MICRO LP-S CART, ESOTERIC GRANDIOSO P1/D1 STACK, G01X RUBIDIUM MASTER CLOCK, N05 NETWORK PLAYER, SILENZIO, HRS-SXR CUSTOM 2V-3V-2V RACK w/ M3X 1921 SHELVES, STILLPOINTS, SONUS FABER AIDA SPEAKERS IN RED VIOLIN FINISH, JL FATHOM F113(2) SOUND ANCHOR SUB STANDS(2) ASC ACOUSTIC PANELS & BASS TRAPS, GIK PICTURE PANELS, PS AUDIO P10, WIREWORLD PLATINUM CABLES & PLATINUM ELECTRA PC'S

Library System: ESOTERIC GRANDIOSO SYSTEM M1 MONOBLOCK AMPS(2), C1 LINESTAGE PRE-AMP, K1 CD/SACD PLAYER, G1 MASTER RUBIDIUM CLOCK, E02 PHONO-PRE, SILENZIO, SONOS ZP90-W4S MOD, AERIAL ACOUSTICS 20T V2 SANTOS ROSEWOOD, AERIAL SW12 SUBS SANTOS ROSEWOOD w/ BASES(2), CANTON REF K1, VPI HRX TT w/ SDS POWER SUPPLY, ORTOFON CADENZA BLACK CART, FURUTECH SILVER ARROWS PHONO CABLE, KLAUDIO RCM, SHUNYATA PS8, RGPC 1200(2) STEVE BLINN COMPLETE CUSTOM RACK, ASC STUDIO TRAPS, WIREWORLD PLATINUM ECLIPSE IC'S & PLATINUM ELECTRA PC'S
Bryston/Esoteric System: ESOTERIC C02-X PRE-AMP, P-02X TRANSPORT, D02-X DAC, G02-X CLOCK, BRYSTON 28B CUBED MONOBLOCK AMPS, BIT-15(2) AMR-DP777-SE DAC, SILENZIO, TAD REFERENCE ONE MK2 LOUDSPEAKERS, QUADRASPIRE RACK, WIREWORLD PLATINUM ECLIPSE IC'S & PLATINUM ELECTRA PC'S
Accuphase/Canton System: ACCUPHASE E-650 INTEGRATED, DP750 CD/SACD PLAYER, T1200 FM STEREO TUNER, PS530 POWER SUPPLY, CANTON REF K3, CANTON REF K5, SILENZIO, HRS MXR 4V REFERENCE MAHOGHANY RACK w/ M3X 1921 SHELVES, WIREWORLD GOLD ECLIPSE IC’s & PLATINUM ELECTRA PC'S

New Bryston Active System Coming Soon...
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Audioaficionado.org tested by Norton Internet Security

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:49 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.10
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
©Copyright 2009-2018 AudioAficionado.org.Privately owned, All Rights Reserved.
Audio Aficionado Sponsors
AudioAficionado Subscriber
AudioAficionado Subscriber
Fortress
Fortress
Harmonic Resolution Systems
Harmonic Resolution Systems
Wyred4Sound
Wyred4Sound
Audeze
Audeze
GIK Acoustics
GIK Acoustics
Esoteric
Esoteric
AC Infinity
AC Infinity
JL Audio
JL Audio
Acoustic Sciences Corportation
Acoustic Sciences Corportation
Legend Audio & Video
Legend Audio & Video
Audio by E
Audio by E
Canton
Canton
Bryston
Bryston
WireWorld Cables
WireWorld Cables
Stillpoints
Stillpoints
Bricasti Design
Bricasti Design
Furutech
Furutech
Shunyata Research
Shunyata Research
Accuphase
Accuphase