Originally Posted by HybridCore
So top dog is AH-D2000 and HFI 580 is close. Got it. I get the feeling that the AH-D2000's are the perfect headphones. I think I might be set.
From the reviews of people on Head-fi...it basically is. If you have the cash and some extra get it. they are $350. some say they don't need an amp. but it's not like you should also just run it directly out of your ipod. An FiiO L9 with the E11 would be perfect. the E10 is also good, but $100 for the Wolfson DAC and it's not portable seems a bit high.
so..if you have $410 to spare. these are great :) they are basically top dog in terms of perfect all arounders on head fi..so i also recommend them. but i'm more price to performance.
a headphone supremus comment on the other thread "
If you're willing to go $300, you're dangerously close to the D2000 and that would be the way to go if you were even considering the HFI 580 at all.
he basically notes... that he will recommend the $350 AHD2000 over the $118 HFI 580...only after u tell him u have teh cash flow for it. which is why for the best price to performance i chose the HFI 580's.
but again. have $410 for the headphones and an E11 and L9 ($79 combined for E11 and L9) then go for it.
Edit:It seems i'm more or less the only one on this thread. Of course i will stay here. Getting other opinions around the web is also great.
Edited by bowei006 - 12/6/11 at 3:36pm