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Would like advise on what to upgrade for a noticable improvement - under $1k

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Sennheiser DH600 with stock cables are my primary connected to a Headroom Supreme upgraded to reference (maybe 18 years ago) - connected via Cardas RCA to mini HiFi Man 602 w/HDTracks flac or MP3 @ 320k, also DAT Onkyo DT-9000 connected with a Denon DA-500, or HP quad notebook usb through Total BitHead are my sources

Thanks to all

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you can buy decent DAC , AMPs and headphones under this budget with great improvenment over your current setup. I will recommend the Yulong D100 or Schiit Asgard + Bifrost and headphones like Sony SA5000, AKG K701, DT880(600 ohm) and Ultrasone Pro2900.

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There is no huge improvement over the HD600 until you get to the LCD2/HE500/HD800 level. Order all three from a retailer that has a 30 day money back guarantee (Headroom), pick the one you like after listening to them for a week.

Then look into upgrading your source. If the headphone you pick is the HD800, you can think about a tube or a hybrid amplifier, but this is the way to an empty wallet.
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Originally Posted by ZARIM View Post

you can buy decent DAC , AMPs and headphones under this budget with great improvenment over your current setup. I will recommend the Yulong D100 or Schiit Asgard + Bifrost and headphones like Sony SA5000, AKG K701, DT880(600 ohm) and Ultrasone Pro2900.

+1 for the DAC, especially the Yulong, I'm currently budgeting for one

post #5 of 6

+1 for LCD-2 or HE-500 depending on your music taste. LCD-2 for rock electronic and hip hop sounds excellent but I have bass eq. Not sure if your amps are adequate but o2 objective 2 amp is affordable.
 

LCD-2 is heavy tho might not bother you, only wussies or people with neck problems should be bothered :p


Edited by Matt head 777 - 5/21/12 at 4:38am
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Thanks to all good inputs to say the least

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