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New High End Headphone recommendation ($2,000)

post #1 of 64
Thread Starter 

Hello guys!
I need some advice on my new headphone purchase.

I have exactly $2000 dollars to spend.
I currently own the following headphones.

• Deep Morado Bolivian Rosewood V3 Darths
• Grado Elite tweaked by HEADPHILE.
• Lawton Audio LA7000

 

So far out of the three headphones the Lawton Audio LA7000 are my favorite, Darths are a close second, Grados are last.


Here is my music preference:
ROCK: John Hiatt, Little Feat, Bob Seger, John Mellencamp, Steve Earle...
MODERN ROCK: New Order, Ministry, Depeche, Tears For Fears, Simple Minds, The Cure..

What's your advice?

Thanks for your time,
Ray

 

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Edited by CrazyRay - 3/20/13 at 9:10am
post #2 of 64
Thread Starter 

Headphone Amp Inventory
• Woo Audio WA6 SE
• Kenwood KA-907 Integrated Pre Amp
• Pioneer SA-8100 integrated amplifier

 

 

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post #3 of 64

Audez'e LCD-3 may be?

post #4 of 64
Thread Starter 

Thanks WiCKed666.

 

This is my list so far:

 

SENNHEISER HD800 — $1499.95

AUDEZ'E LCD-3 — $1945.00

HIFIMAN HE-6 — $1,299.99
 

post #5 of 64

I would add the TH900 and cross out the HE-6, especially if you are keeping your current amplification.
 

post #6 of 64
Thread Starter 

Thanks third_eye, yes I am going to keep my current amplification.
My system is done evolving.
So, this is my new list.

SENNHEISER HD800 — $1499.95

AUDEZ'E LCD-3 — $1945.00

Fostex TH900 Headphones — $1,999.00

post #7 of 64

Best to buy with a decent return policy. I sold my HD 800s to help fund a TH900-turned around and sold the Fostex in less than a week and bought the Senn again. You just never know...

 

-Daniel

post #8 of 64
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Originally Posted by BournePerfect View Post

Best to buy with a decent return policy. I sold my HD 800s to help fund a TH900-turned around and sold the Fostex in less than a week and bought the Senn again. You just never know...

 

-Daniel

and now your without an amp too LOL

post #9 of 64

BAAAAH don't remind me lol. Got some HD800s collecting dust at home, a Master 7 on the way....and an amp nowhere close on the horizon. So now an 009 tempts me lol.

 

-Daniel

post #10 of 64

Really dig those headphone stands, assuming they are custom made DIY?

 

Hard to tell you what is recommended without you hearing them first, which imo is the wisest route to go especially since you're spending so much. But if you unable to, as mentioned a decent deal with return policy/limited trial is a good way to go as well.

post #11 of 64
Quote:
Originally Posted by BournePerfect View Post

BAAAAH don't remind me lol. Got some HD800s collecting dust at home, a Master 7 on the way....and an amp nowhere close on the horizon. So now an 009 tempts me lol.

 

-Daniel

You REALLY need to hear the Stratus with the HD800 wink_face.gif

post #12 of 64
Seems like you like wood modified headphones. Woodied HD800s, make it happen! wink.gif
post #13 of 64

Kinda just want to chime in and say your current rig is extremely impressive.

 

God I need some RTR gear. That **** is sexy.

 

Also, with your preference for the D7000...TH900. Just do it.

 

I'm an HD800 fan myself.


Edited by MorbidToaster - 3/20/13 at 8:16pm
post #14 of 64
Seriously though, if you are planning to stick with your current gear and just add a headphone, I would go TH900 no question based on your music and previous headphone preferences. WA6SE + HD800 won't be optimal.
post #15 of 64
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by DefQon View Post

Really dig those headphone stands, assuming they are custom made DIY?

 

Hi DefQon, yes all three headphone stands are custom made.


The taller red one was made by Steve at S2 Audio in 2008.
Sadly he no longer makes stands, the stand is truly a work of art.
The stand is made from Ebony and Bloodwood.

The center stand was made by Von, he too stopped making headphone stands.
The third and last stand was made by headphile.

 

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