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HE-400 for me. Also got a Bifrost after researching it here. Kevin
 

 

I had the HD555 and I came here to check out what was out there... I ended up buying the HE-400s too! But I went with the Magni+Modi setup. My wallet was only mostly angry with me wink.gif


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post #797 of 873
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I had the HD555 and I came here to check out what was out there... I ended up buying the HE-400s too! But I went with the Magni+Modi setup. My wallet was only mostly angry with me wink.gif

 

Coming to Head-Fi is like a woman going to the mall. You walk in with one thing in mind, and you walk out with a billion other things and an empty wallet.
post #798 of 873
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Coming to Head-Fi is like a woman going to the mall. You walk in with one thing in mind, and you walk out with a billion other things and an empty wallet.

hah

post #799 of 873

I ended up joining headfi just to buy the ath-ws99 from a classified

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Originally Posted by BigNardy View Post

I ended up joining headfi just to buy the ath-ws99 from a classified

Haha, How many of us joined just for that reason!?
post #801 of 873
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Originally Posted by afurusawa View Post

 

I had the HD555 and I came here to check out what was out there... I ended up buying the HE-400s too! But I went with the Magni+Modi setup. My wallet was only mostly angry with me wink.gif

 

Coming to Head-Fi is like a woman going to the mall. You walk in with one thing in mind, and you walk out with a billion other things and an empty wallet.

LOL.

post #802 of 873
Started with HD650 with ican and idac combo then added HE 400 and im very happy with both headphones!
post #803 of 873
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Originally Posted by JoeDoe View Post


Haha, How many of us joined just for that reason!?

i also realized how many posts you have for being here just for 3 months O_O

post #804 of 873
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Originally Posted by azynneo View Post

i also realized how many posts you have for being here just for 3 months O_O

Should I be embarassed?
post #805 of 873

K701. I'm having the upgratitus. Senn HD800 is next.

post #806 of 873

Had a Grado SR60i before coming to headfi but soon put together a Symphones Magnum 

post #807 of 873

I just joined today, but I've been lurking for months now.  The reason I decided to finally join was because today marked the arrival of my new pair of NVX XPT100s :-D.  For some reason a few months ago, I got the headphone bug and started digging into sub-$50 bang-for-the-buck offerings.  Needless to say, I've spent a lot of time reading on Head-Fi XD.

 

I listened to my friend's very expensive pair of Beats Pros at work, and I said to myself, Self, these sound terrible.  (I don't mean to fuel "Beats hate"; that's just what I thought of them, and it started me on my mission for better or worse.)  While I was looking into spending $30-50 on a pair of headphones, I bought a pair of JVC Flats (newest 160s, black) as a stopgap.  That was my first headphone purchase since I started lurking here, and they are really as good as everyone says they are for the money!  I still enjoy them as a lightweight offering, and I listen to them occasionally.

 

After much deliberation, considering the highly-praise JVC S400s among others, I stumbled upon the well-liked Monoprice 8323s, and that became my second purchase!  I was struck by the fact I could get 50mm drivers and a detachable cable for so cheap.  They didn't end up being quite as clean as I had hoped, but I've listened to a lot of music on them.  Good bass.

 

Anyway, I needed something with a little bit cleaner bass and a less-veiled sound.  I love a wide soundstage, but I really wanted to stick with closed headphones.  I've fallen in love with the idea of a detachable cable, so I wanted to retain that feature.  Comfort was more important to me than portability.  After much more deliberation (see a trend?), I ended up with the NVX XPT100s.  Everything I've read about them and their fellow clones made them sound like just what I wanted, and the price was right ($100 is really my upper range right now).  I'm happy to say they're meeting my expectations (I'm enjoying Dave Brubeck's Time Out right now).  I really like the angled pads.

 

Thank you to all you Head-Fiers who have helped me unwittingly!  I've always been more of a lurker, but I hope to become an involved member from here on out.  I know this isn't the introduction forum, but I wanted to post first in this thread because this sub-forum has meant the most to me and Head-Fi is responsible for the first three intentional headphone purchases of my life!

post #808 of 873
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Originally Posted by HeadFi Fanatic View Post

K701. I'm having the upgratitus. Senn HD800 is next.

I sometimes prefer the k701 for casual listening since it has unique sound quality that most other headphones do not have. The 800s imho only beat it in detail retrieval other than that I prefer most things on the k701s.

post #809 of 873
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Originally Posted by JoeDoe View Post


Should I be embarassed?

I say you must be a fan of headphones :)

post #810 of 873
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Originally Posted by azynneo View Post

I say you must be a fan of headphones smily_headphones1.gif

Well it has been a fun hobby thus far and I'm trying to absorb as much as I can.
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