Originally Posted by MattAnthony1990
I've got a quick question that I'd gladly take any advice on. So now that I've added the SOLO its really tempting to make the leap for ALO's Mk3, its also quite tempting to upgrade my interconnect which is stock to an ALO copper or silver cable. Both of those are fairly expensive items so I'm trying to determine where best to put my cash for improvement in SQ. Any thoughts?
Also, I've been starting to look at possibly getting a new set of cans later this year, however I want to stick with a closed design and full-sized models as I'll wear them in transit, in the office, etc. IEMs are not something I'm terribly interested in at the moment and although I love a good set of open cans, I'll probably hold off on those until I've got a solid desktop rig. It is pretty unclear to me what closed-back headphones would be a significant upgrade over my momentums. Any thoughts on that either?
(any other hi-fi'ers with advice/opinions/insight, please come forward too :) )
I haven't heard the ALO Mk3 ( I take it you're on about the RX? ) so I cant comment on that, Although I believe its a good amplifier.
Depending on budget also have a look at the Ray Samuels SR71B Blackbird or for a tighter budget and one of my favourites, the Graham Slee Voyager.
As for the interconnect check out Toxic Cables ( He's a member on here ) his prices are far better and his cables are just as good, If not better Ive been told.
However expect a bit of a wait currently, If not check out Forza Audioworks, Also on here. Good prices again for great cables. Frank & Matthew are my two "Go-To" cable makers! :)
Cans wise, LOTS to choose from and it all depends on what your taste is in sound and what genres you listen to.
If I was to recommend a closed pair out of my collection ( Check out my list on my profile ) I would highly recommend the HD25.1.II's or the Amperiors.
Second recommendation would be the V-Moda V80 / M80 ( Same thing, Just the V80 is the True Blood edition ) You'll find all three suggestions have a more articulate/detailed
sound stage in comparison to the Momentums, With the Amperiors & HD25's having the edge.
Obviously there are others but I'll let the rest of the crowd chip in :)
Edited by Paul Graham - 1/4/14 at 4:20pm