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Best between Denon D7100 Beyer T1 T90 Hifiman HE 500 HE 6 and Audeze LCD 2?

post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 

hey guys,

 

just recently joined the forum and hope you guys could help me out.

 

i was thinking to upgrade to a good pair of cans under $1000, but i dont want to spend more than i need...

I use mainly with my laptop and iPod (planning to get a digital audio player ) with the Fiio E17

listening to a bit of everything really... good base would be nice..

 

and i have been looking around and currently down to these choices

 

Denon D7100 - on discount at the moment around $700

 

Beyer T1 and T90

 

Hifiman HE 600 and HE 6

 

Audeze LCD-2

 

Also it would be great if anyone could recomend a good portable digital audio player...

 

many thanks for the help.

post #2 of 4

Heya,

 

Based on what your source is and what you're looking for, the D7100 would be it.

 

Alternatively, the Mr Speaker Mad Dog or Hifiman HE-400.

 

Those other headphones need quite a bit more than what you have source-wise, so your cost goes up quite a bit (like +$500 easily for a decent DAC/AMP setup for the rest, especially the Orthos).

 

Very best,

post #3 of 4
Thread Starter 

mal,

 

what other DAC/AMP setup do u recommend ?

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Originally Posted by supermannick View Post

mal,

 

what other DAC/AMP setup do u recommend ?

 

Heya,

 

If you go to a high end Ortho, I can't recommend enough how good a speaker amp is with them (HE500, HE6, LCD2). Headphone amps work, but a speaker amp takes the orthos to a different world, better sound staging, better, deeper, controlled bass, the mids are essentially perfect. It's just a different experience, and a better one in my opinion at least. Speaker amps also cost less than headphone amps. You just get a balanced cable made with speaker taps to use with the speaker amps and you're good to go.

 

I recommend the Maverick TubeMagic D2 (tube-dac) with an Emotiva mini-x A-100 speaker amp. It's a budget friendly high powered setup that will power any ortho to it's limits.

 

Read more here.


Very best,

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