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post #4531 of 4545

I've had a lot of fun reading through this thread.  Here's my brief list:

 

1, LCD-2f

2. HD600

3. T5p (modded)

post #4532 of 4545
1. Stax SR009
2. Audeze LCD X with DHC Complement 2 cable
3. HiFiMan HE6 with Zeus 22 hard wired cable
4. LA7000 (Lawton modded with Jena Labs cable)
5. AKG K340 modded by Headphile

To my ears, the SR009 is my favorite. The SR009 driven by my A10 with NOS Raytheon tubes sounds superb and it's the combination that I listen to most of the time.
post #4533 of 4545
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Originally Posted by SteveM324 View Post

1. Stax SR009
2. Audeze LCD X with DHC Complement 2 cable
3. HiFiMan HE6 with Zeus 22 hard wired cable
4. LA7000 (Lawton modded with Jena Labs cable)
5. AKG K340 modded by Headphile

To my ears, the SR009 is my favorite. The SR009 driven by my A10 with NOS Raytheon tubes sounds superb and it's the combination that I listen to most of the time.

Given that the SR009 is your favorite, I find it interesting that you ranked the LCD-X above the HE-6. What makes the X stand out more to your ears?
post #4534 of 4545

Hi guys, newbie here :D

 

1. LCD-X w/ black dragon cable

2. HD800 w/ black dragon cable

3. HE-560

4. AKG 550

5. Sennheiser Momentum

post #4535 of 4545
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Originally Posted by ssrock64 View Post

Given that the SR009 is your favorite, I find it interesting that you ranked the LCD-X above the HE-6. What makes the X stand out more to your ears?

I think the LCD X complements my SR009 better than the HE6. I use the SR009 most of the time and when I want something different I reach for the LCD X, perhaps because it's just a bit more forgiving than the HE6 on lesser recordings. Between the X and the 6, I wouldn't say either is better. Both are very good but different.
post #4536 of 4545
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Originally Posted by ssrock64 View Post


Given that the SR009 is your favorite, I find it interesting that you ranked the LCD-X above the HE-6. What makes the X stand out more to your ears?

I happen to agree with him as well. :o

post #4537 of 4545

Got into audio last month, So I am noob :L3000:

#1 ATH-M50X

#2 Shure SE215

#3 ATH-WS55X

#4 Sennheiser MM30i


Edited by mdh994 - 9/14/14 at 9:03pm
post #4538 of 4545

1. LCD-2.2f
2. HD650
3. HE500
4. Westone 4R
5. UE TF10

6. GR07 BE
7. SportaPro

8. KSC75

post #4539 of 4545
1. Hifiman HE-500. Soundwise the most pleasing headphones i've tried. Admittedly im still too scared for my wallet to try most 1000€+ phones. Go-to pair when listening to music. Driven by Schiit magni/modi stack.

2. Sennheiser Amperior. THE portable headphones for me. Tried a plethora of on-ears and IEM's and amperior delivers the full package. Neat looks, suberb sound (for on-ear cans), good comfort and great isolation.

3. Sennheiser HD598. Using these for gaming and movies and when he-500 grow too uncomfortable (after couple of hours usually). HE-500 made me realize these cans are actually not that good, most likely upgrading these into sennheiser HD600/650 next. Driven by fiio e10k.

4. Koss porta pro. The whatever-choice for rainy days and all kinds of rougher outside activities. Good for their price and incredibly durable, thats about it.

5. Sennheiser HD-215. My first "real" headphones from 10+(?) years ago. All-around relatively awful cans. Impossible to sell and i feel inclined to hold on to them for some reason.
Edited by dahrk - 9/15/14 at 6:35am
post #4540 of 4545

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Edited by Tasoeur - 9/15/14 at 6:18am
post #4541 of 4545
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Originally Posted by dahrk View Post

1. Hifiman HE-500. Soundwise the most pleasing headphones i've tried. Admittedly im still too scared for my wallet to try most 1000€+ phones. Go-to pair when listening to music. Driven by Schiit magni/modi stack.

2. Sennheiser Amperior. THE portable headphones for me. Tried a plethora of on-ears and IEM's and amperior delivers the full package. Neat looks, suberb sound (for on-ear cans), good comfort and great isolation.

3. Sennheiser HD598. Using these for gaming and movies and when he-500 grow too uncomfortable (after couple of hours usually). HE-500 made me realize these cans are actually not that good, most likely upgrading these into sennheiser HD600/650 next. Driven by fiio e10k.

4. Koss porta pro. The whatever-choice for rainy days and all kinds of rougher outside activities. Good for their price and incredibly durable, thats about it.

5. Sennheiser HD-215. My first "real" headphones from 10+(?) years ago. All-around relatively awful cans. Impossible to sell and i feel inclined to hold on to them for some reason.

 

The HE-500 are one of the absolute best at it's price and under $1k. You can still squeeze so much out of it by upgrading your amp and dac. No need to rush to summit-fi phones, you've got something wonderful there.

post #4542 of 4545

1. Still looking for #1.

    Started a thread on the subject here http://www.head-fi.org/t/734599/oh-no-m50-7506-honeymoon-already-over-now-what

 

2. V-Moda M80: Toss up with the M50's. Only pulls ahead because they are stellar portables.

 

3. ATH-M50: Great for casual listening but not good enough for mastering.

 

4. MDR-7506: Great highs, tight bass but too scooped.

 

5. HD-280: Great isolation for home studio, not my favorite audio.

post #4543 of 4545

1.) AKG Q701(tie): Hauntingly beautiful sounding and highly addictive on my system. Some reason I like this headphones sound better than the K712 despite it being brighter. Smooth, grain-free, dynamic, great imaging, great depth, deep powerful yet very tight bass, beautiful mids and vocals, and a massive 3D soundstage. Can cause shivers down the spine and goosebumps. Sounds good on all genres when amped properly. It's very system picky though and a tad hard sounding at times.

 

1.) Sennheiser HD 600(tie): Another hauntingly beautiful and addicting sounding headphone on my system. A bit darker and more laid-back with softer dynamics, but also spine-shivering and goosebump inducing. It's not quite as fast and detailed as the Q701 and isn't as good in terms of imaging and soundstage. It does have the upper hand in terms of neutrality, naturality, and timbre though. I consider this headphone every bit the Q701's equal. This is another genre master.

 

3.) Beyerdynamic DT 150: This is the best closed-back I have owned. Has a good soundstage, big powerful bass, laid-back sound, good imaging, is very transparent, clean, detailed, etc. and I consider it in the same league as the two above. The reason this is third is because it lacks the texture of the Q701 and HD 600. It also doesn't portray musicality and euphony of a system or recording the same way as the Q701 and the HD 600 do. Sounds good on all genres and is the most forgiving and easiest to drive full-size headphone I have.

 

4.) AKG K612 Pro: This is basically a less refined, less warm, and more spacious sounding AKG version of the HD 600. It's a great headphone but doesn't quite have the resolution and refinement as the three headphones above. This headphone also sounds good on all genres if amped right

 

5.) Fostex T50RP: Has very little grain but has horrible resonance and is a pain to find right system for it. Needs modding to sound it's best.


Edited by kman1211 - 9/19/14 at 8:42pm
post #4544 of 4545

1 - LCD-2

2 - Sony Balanced Armature Headphones - XBA-4 (for portable use)

3 - Sennheiser - RS 180, wireless for TV and computer via Audioquest Dragonfly.

 

 

LCD-2

The audeze's sound pefect to my ears, can wear them for hours without issue - Sennheiser's are the best wireless I have owned to date - very smooth  and the Sony XBA-4's are superb as a portable system with the Fiio-X5 playing High Rez recordings.

post #4545 of 4545

Completely newb to high end audio but here's mine:

 

1) AKG K712 Pro - goosebump inducing especially on DVD movies. Very warm sound but can become cold and very analytical depending on recording and amplifier

 

2) Sony MDR-7506 - for playing piano

 

3) Sony XBA-1 - home / office IEM

 

4) Panasonic RPHJE120 - travel use

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