I’m an audio engineer that make high-res content and also a Roon audiophile. I’m on a Kii Three system with an Aurelic Aries G1.
A new headphone product was released last week that has been a bit of surprise to the audio production community and has been selling out across the world… the reason why I’m posting this in the Roon community is because this product delivers an Audiophile room that equates to the best headphone listening experience I’ve ever had… I own quite a few headphones and amps including Sennheiser HD 650, 660, 800, 820 and the HDVD 820.
I picked up a Dragonfly Colbalt and a second pair of VSX (on back order) for my Roon reference listening.
The difference with the VSX headphone from others are 2 things:
They’ve built it with a beryllium driver which offers a high-end performance in the mids and highs.
They’ve developed a patent pending bass mechanism that pushes the bass (air) around the beryllium driver and uses the ear pads themselves as a subwoofer-like apparatus…
So you get an extremely clear performance with bass (no matter how thick it gets) that is siloed in performance and everything is driven the cleanest I’ve ever heard a headphone perform. The Audiophile room they’ve captured carries through the depth-of-field experience, similar to what I experience on my Kii Threes, Focals, and KEF speaker systems.
I’m making other Roon users aware of this new product… they’re in high demand in the pro audio community and they may be back ordered until November etc…
Hope everyone is well: https://stevenslateaudio.com/vsx
Because this is a pro audio product, it’s delivered as a VST/AU plugin, so to use this product with Roon, an application like this must be purchased as well: https://weblog.rogueamoeba.com/2020/08/05/soundsource-5-is-sound-control-reimagined/