So until 2 months ago all that i have was a pair of denon d7000 which i bought roughly 4 years back. That was the first plunge into the 'headfi' world.
I got to admit that eventhough i strictly listen to them directly from macbookpro/iphone/pc (i know right!) i really like them alot that i didnt bother to look for an amp nor a good player/source. I was satisfied with it and thats all that matters.
Man, i really wish things would stay that way!
I play badminton 3-4 nights a week and that with everything else usually doesnt give me much time to really sit down and listen to the d7000. The mcintosh in my car a cousin of mine handed to me was my main mean of listening to music, and i don't even know anything about it, heck even i can remember the name only because its similar to apple's.
All that began to change when my back started hurting after each badminton session. . It was so painful that one time i couldn't get out of my bed the day after! Turned out i was diagnosed with 2 herniated discs on the lower end of my back and doc prohibited me to play badminton until the pain go away.
Long story short i then had much more free time than i know what to do with it. That's when i went listening long hours with the denons and lurk around headfi forum.
BIG mistake. I repeat BIG BIG mistake!
As of now a pair of hd800 is found alternating with the denons clamping my head every night, while a certain WA5LE had departed from Maspeth, NY and predicted to reach my door on the 9th of july. Oh did i mention that the good guys at wooaudio are assembling my wds-1 and wtp-1 which are due to be shipped 'early to mid july'?
And that's not even the end. Like a maniac i began to scour the forums for any bit of information for my tiny brain to absorb. About cables. About tubes. And sometimes about other headphones.
Now cables scared me. I dont want to be near them, ill just get some decent interconnects and be done with it, perhaps anyone can chime in for a decent brand IC?
I bought the 274b sophia princess from jack but i left the driver and power tubes to the stock ones, hence i need you guys who are much more experienced in this strange world to suggest me tubes that would go well with the rest of the system.
I read about takatsuki TA-300b over and over until i believe it's really the best tube out there bar WE300b which probably is at the same class but with different characteristics.
Is this true? Is it really worth the asking price of $1800?!
Headphones. I am getting greedy. I know it. I haven't even listened to the amped hd800 and d7000 and im already drooling over another headphones. Fostex TH900. It interests me so much because there are so many people are saying that they are basically everything that d7000 is, and more.
Now living in Indonesia i find it almost impossible to demo first hand audio gears but i managed to find a store that has TH900 for demo, yay! It's not until sunday though.
So now the big question is really should i get takatsuki TA-300b or TH900. I know i'll probably be able to decide after i auditioned th900 this coming sunday but i want to know you guys' opinions on the matter, please enlighten this puppy!
P.s. sorry for the long post, that is probably the sum of my audio journey (which has only began, apparently).