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Poll Results: This is my headphone. I am finished. I've owned these for more than 1 year.

 
  • 12% (24)
    Stax SR009
  • 4% (9)
    Stax SR007 Mk 1 or 2
  • 9% (17)
    Audeze LCD2 inc revision 2
  • 9% (17)
    Audeze LCD3
  • 10% (19)
    Fostex TH900
  • 29% (55)
    Sennheiser HD800
  • 1% (3)
    Sennheiser Orpheus
  • 2% (4)
    Sony MDR10 Bass heavy or light
  • 4% (9)
    JH Audio Or Custom in ear monitors
  • 3% (7)
    Beyerdynamic T1
  • 11% (21)
    any I've missed? Please post
185 Total Votes  
post #436 of 594

Audiobyte doesn’t use an off the shelf chip... guess they didn’t care if the chassis was. 

post #437 of 594
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Edited by thinker - 1/19/14 at 1:28am
post #438 of 594

Looks expensive for sure, Audiobyte only returned the Hydra X converter what model is that?

post #439 of 594
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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post

Looks expensive for sure, Audiobyte only returned the Hydra X converter what model is that?

 

i was about to say the same thing, looks expensive,and big too!

post #440 of 594

Looks big + looks expensive = definitely high-end!

 

 

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post #441 of 594
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Looks big + looks expensive = definitely high-end!

 

 

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has to look expensive though cause take out the shiny buttons and LED and looks big = definitely DIY 

post #442 of 594
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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post

Looks expensive for sure, Audiobyte only returned the Hydra X converter what model is that?

 

It's a Silver Dragon. Runs 1500 Euro.

post #443 of 594
Thread Starter 
Lots of different end game set ups coming through now . It's no surprise that most are , at least when it comes to the headphones, the flagship model as was available at the time. We've had 1 headfier who moved allegiance from stat to dynamic.
Several headfiers own enough top flight phones to make my kit seem penny pinching. It's made interesting reading. Keep them coming smily_headphones1.gif
post #444 of 594
^ yes! i feel like a noob with my setup, sometimes it feels endgame for me sometimes it doesnt
post #445 of 594

Subconsiencelsly  Sub-conciencessly  Subc.. Oh  **** it. We don't want it to end! ;)

post #446 of 594
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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post

End game doesn't necessarily mean you need to go out and buy the most expensive crap on the market (not to mention all those fake spec bs floating around with amps). You can have a person with million dollar speaker setup that would sound good to them but crap to another listener. As I said at the start, end game is more of a personal level enjoyment from your setup rather than bragging rights and comparing johnson sizes to see who has the most expensive/quantity setup.
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Sure this is subjective and different people put different amounts of money in their system - its a free world. But we are talking about end game setups. To me that's when diminishing returns become steep and differences become harder to squeeze out. When one particular equipment is giving a huge edge over another then to me that point hasn't been reached yet.
post #447 of 594
Thread Starter 
I agree. It's the end of a long journey. Normally that means a seriously expensive setup has been assembled that represents the best of the best. To get the best you have to pay for it and that goes for most things in life.
There will be some that have gone too far and they sell it all and go back to an ipod with ear buds. I don't suppose they stay with headfi in that scenario though.
But if you're out there we'd like to hear your story too.
post #448 of 594
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I agree. It's the end of a long journey. Normally that means a seriously expensive setup has been assembled that represents the best of the best. To get the best you have to pay for it and that goes for most things in life.
There will be some that have gone too far and they sell it all and go back to an ipod with ear buds. I don't suppose they stay with headfi in that scenario though.
But if you're out there we'd like to hear your story too.

I hope to be that person one day.  However, it will have to be with a Sony Walkman with digital amplification and JH13pro FP and nothing less.

post #449 of 594
Funny thing that I was talking to my distributor few days ago and he was telling me how one of his customers sold his $200k analogue speaker setup and went back to a sub $1k Magnepan setup and been enjoying it since. Sometimes all that extra fancy expensive gear don't justify anything once you come to your senses of how delusional you were once. Also there is no figure to define end game, it is infinite.
post #450 of 594
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Originally Posted by Takeanidea View Post

I agree. It's the end of a long journey. Normally that means a seriously expensive setup has been assembled that represents the best of the best. To get the best you have to pay for it and that goes for most things in life.
There will be some that have gone too far and they sell it all and go back to an ipod with ear buds. I don't suppose they stay with headfi in that scenario though.
But if you're out there we'd like to hear your story too.

 

It's all about where you draw that line between audiophile itch and insanity....

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