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I want to get some new gear for my rig. My current set up is the fiio e7+e9 combo along with denon d5000, AKG K702 and grado sr60s. I want a headphone that is basically a combination of the K702 and Denon. Which would be a can with a decent soundstage and bass. However I recently realized that it might also be time to upgrade my amp and DAC as well. What should I buy? A headphone, amp. DAC?

Thanks in advance

Edit: I'm getting the schiit m&m stack. Headphone suggestions under 300 would be appreciated
Edited by Dgiant - 12/23/12 at 8:24pm
post #2 of 25
Sennheiser hd600 maybe?
post #3 of 25
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I tried the hd 650 and the veil hurts so no
post #4 of 25

Equalize the headphones you currently have and spend 300 dollars on music. smily_headphones1.gif

post #5 of 25
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Eqing can never match the sound of headphones. Believe me I've tried
post #6 of 25

what's not-to-like about your D5000's?  D:

post #7 of 25
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I love my D5000s, I just want to try other flavors as well you know.
post #8 of 25

Sennheiser HD598.

post #9 of 25
I would look into the hifiman he-400s if you can stretch your budget and bit. I believe you can get them for 350 from headphones.com if you call them.
post #10 of 25
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I would look into the hifiman he-400s if you can stretch your budget and bit. I believe you can get them for 350 from headphones.com if you call them.

+1 if you can. Or get them used.

post #11 of 25
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Originally Posted by Dgiant View Post

I want to get some new gear for my rig. My current set up is the fiio e7+e9 combo along with denon d5000, AKG K702 and grado sr60s. I want a headphone that is basically a combination of the K702 and Denon. Which would be a can with a decent soundstage and bass. However I recently realized that it might also be time to upgrade my amp and DAC as well. What should I buy? A headphone, amp. DAC?
Thanks in advance

 

Sounds like the HE-400, but the budget is a problem. If you want to try something new, these would slot pretty nicely in between the Denons and the AKGs. The E7+E9 can easily drive the HiFiMANs. If you're really limited by the budget, best you upgrade the stack as you see fit, then upgrade cans later on. 

 

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I tried the hd 650 and the veil hurts so no
 
Wow. That might be the ironic complaint I've heard about the veil (not in a bad way, funny-ha-ha rather than sarcastic-funny)
post #12 of 25
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Sennheiser HD598.

Wouldn't that be a downgrade? Well, I guess if the 598's have strength where the D5000 don't. Don't know what weakness the D5000 may have. I'm even considering upgrading from the 598's to the D5000!

post #13 of 25
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+1 if you can. Or get them used.

Hmmm sounds interesting, it might be a bit out of my budget though. How's the build quality? Are the blue cups metal or plastic?
Anyways I was also looking into the beyerdynamic DT990 or DR880, how do they compare? Thanks for your input smily_headphones1.gif
post #14 of 25
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Originally Posted by wolfetan44 View Post

+1 if you can. Or get them used.

Hmmm sounds interesting, it might be a bit out of my budget though. How's the build quality? Are the blue cups metal or plastic?
Anyways I was also looking into the beyerdynamic DT990 or DR880, how do they compare? Thanks for your input smily_headphones1.gif

Not sure about the Hifiman metal or plastic. But the DT880 is balanced and the DT990 is bassy.

post #15 of 25
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Bassier than the Denon D5000?
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