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post #1 of 10
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Hello Head-Fi. I'm new to the community but have spent some time on Overclock.net. I'm in need of some wisdom on what to get. I have a budget of $600 (more or less. It's negotiable. I may push it up to $800 if I really must) for my whole setup. I listed to a wide range of music, from classic to rock along with Vocaloid music. I watch some movies (not very often. If I do, I have to watch it with my family on the TV. Just go with the fact that I don't watch movies) and I do some light gaming (really only Dirt 3. I'm thinking about getting into FPS by trying BF3). I'm looking for some good headphones and a DAC and amp. Thanks.

 

Hybrid of Overclock.net

post #2 of 10

Matrix Cube which is a DAC + amp combo would be a

good start.

 

or a Nuforce Icon (DAC + amp)

 

That leaves you with about $400 to spend on

headphones. So many to choose from considering

your musical preferences - here's a few

 

* Shure 840 or 940 (closed cup)

* Audio Technica AD-2000 (open cup)

* AKG K701 / K702 / K601 (open cup)

* Sennheiser HD 600(open cup)

* Grado 225i/325i (open cup)

* Denon D2000 (closed cup)

post #3 of 10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Gwarmi View Post

Matrix Cube which is a DAC + amp combo would be a

good start.

 

or a Nuforce Icon (DAC + amp)

 

That leaves you with about $400 to spend on

headphones. So many to choose from considering

your musical preferences - here's a few

 

* Shure 840 or 940 (closed cup)

* Audio Technica AD-2000 (open cup)

* AKG K701 / K702 / K601 (open cup)

* Sennheiser HD 600(open cup)

* Grado 225i/325i (open cup)

* Denon D2000 (closed cup)

Is the TubeMagic D1 good?
 

The 650's are at $360 on amazon right now. Great deal.

 

http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-HD-650-Lightweight-Audiophile/dp/B00018MSNI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1314199469&sr=8-1

 

I heard the HD-650's are great headphones. The Q701's seem to perform on par with the K702's. The D2000's don't seem so good for the price but that's just what I think. I will look at the other ones. Thanks.

post #4 of 10

Heya,

 

$600 budget:

 

HRT Music Streamer II (DAC) -> Digizoid ZO revision 2 (comes out next month, AMP situated as PREAMP) -> FiiO E9 (AMP) -> AKG Q701 (Headphone)

 

Drop the DAC in the setup if you're ok to just use your sound card which I assume you have a decent one and not using onboard. If using onboard, a simple DAC would be the Fiio D3 for optical/spdiff which is inexpensive but very good.

 

You'll be like:

 

TomHanksGrossFace.jpg

 

Very best,

post #5 of 10

Have not heard the Maverick D1 but it looks like a start.

 

Best of luck and trust your ears.

post #6 of 10
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by MalVeauX View Post

Heya,

 

$600 budget:

 

HRT Music Streamer II (DAC) -> Digizoid ZO revision 2 (comes out next month, AMP situated as PREAMP) -> FiiO E9 (AMP) -> AKG Q701 (Headphone)

 

Drop the DAC in the setup if you're ok to just use your sound card which I assume you have a decent one and not using onboard. If using onboard, a simple DAC would be the Fiio D3 for optical/spdiff which is inexpensive but very good.

 

You'll be like:

 

*snip*

 

Very best,


 

I don't have a computer yet. I will be building one this fall. I heard the Cambridge Audio DACMagic is good as well.


Edited by HybridCore - 8/24/11 at 8:40am
post #7 of 10
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I don't have a computer yet. I will be building one this fall.


Then what the heck have you been overclocking? wink_face.gif

 

Very best,

post #8 of 10

Man I almost lost my coffee MalVeauX.  On my LCD screen.

post #9 of 10
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Originally Posted by HybridCore View Post

Hello Head-Fi. I'm new to the community but have spent some time on Overclock.net. I'm in need of some wisdom on what to get. I have a budget of $600 (more or less. It's negotiable. I may push it up to $800 if I really must) for my whole setup. I listed to a wide range of music, from classic to rock along with Vocaloid music. I watch some movies (not very often. If I do, I have to watch it with my family on the TV. Just go with the fact that I don't watch movies) and I do some light gaming (really only Dirt 3. I'm thinking about getting into FPS by trying BF3). I'm looking for some good headphones and a DAC and amp. Thanks.

 

Hybrid of Overclock.net

Well hello there, I too came from OCN :)

post #10 of 10
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by MalVeauX View Post




Then what the heck have you been overclocking? wink_face.gif

 

Very best,


 

I've been undervolting the laptop in my ocn sig rig and it won't overclock since the BIOS is locked.



Quote:
Originally Posted by grmnasasin0227 View Post



Well hello there, I too came from OCN :)



Lol. csm725 was laughing when he saw my username until he found it out was me.

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