Hello again to everyone. I took a small break from head-fi and recently re-bookmarked the site... Bad idea. I’m coming down with a sever case of upgradeitus. The problem is, the upgrades are rather substantial. I own four pairs of headphones currently and would like to reduce my collection to roughly two. One for when I’m on the go and one for at home listening. My problem is the headphones I’m considering are so different lol. I feel like I need to be true to my personal tastes in music, but can’t help notice all of the incredible reviews some other cans get. Essentially, here’s what I want to do.
Sell all four pairs of my headphones, and hopefully get about $500. I figure, $150 for the TPGs, $170 for the DJ1 Pros, and maybe lke $130 for the DT770/80s and $50 for my AD700s.
Buy a new pair of at home listening cans. So far, the choices are ridiculously all over the place. I’m looking at the HD650s, HD600s D2000s and maybe even some SR325is.
Buy a small desktop amp. E9 maybe, or a headroom. I have my Auzentech Forte as a DAC.
Buy some portable cans. I’m honestly not considering IEMs again, even though I love my TPGs with all my heart. I was thinking ESW9s
Here’s the thing, I know this is impossible with the mere $500 I’ll be maing off of selling my headphones. So I’m considering keeping my TPGs and selling the other three, which would only leave me with $350 and not enough cash for an amp. SO I might just say too bad for me on the portable side of things, and just splurge on a nice set of cans.
What do you think Head-Fi? I’ve dreamt of having the HD650s for so long now, but others say the HD600s are better suited for me. I know the D2000s will be safe, but I don’t like living life safe. The SR325is are something I’ve also dreamed of. I’ve never heard that Grado sound and it intrigues me dearly.
So, here’s my musical preference in order from most listened to to least. Hip hop (90s underground,) Electronic Dance Music, Alternative, Rock, Metal, Classical.
So now you see why I consider the D2000s to be on the safe side. Would I be satisfied with the HD650/600s or even the SR325is? Help me Head-Fi!