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If I jump from $200 to $1000, will I be able to FULLY appreciate the upgrade?

post #1 of 20
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Hey all,

As the title of the message implies, I'm wondering if I would jump from my current setup (AMPERIOR + DRAGONFLY)

to something like BURSON + LCD2, would I really appreciate the difference? Or is it better to slowly work up the chain?

Thanks in advance for the reply,

LAmitchell


post #2 of 20

I took a massive jump and I was shocked at the difference. You could say that I appreciate it, but I guess that that depends on the person. 

post #3 of 20

If you love something enough you'll appreciate it, just like in any hobby. 

If you like working out, your neck will appreciate it too. 

post #4 of 20

$200 to $500 subtle to moderate differences.

 

$200 to $1000 huge difference.

 

If you can afford it, go for it.

post #5 of 20

Im kinda in the same position.

 

I currently use Shure SE215s as my IEM's, Im going to buy a new Custom set but am mulling over if i should go for a mid level custom or the flagship and if it justifies the price from one to another.

 

its currently between, 1964 ears v3 & v6 or UM Aero & Miracle?

 

i totally get what you're going through, good luck!!!

post #6 of 20
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Im kinda in the same position.

 

I currently use Shure SE215s as my IEM's, Im going to buy a new Custom set but am mulling over if i should go for a mid level custom or the flagship and if it justifies the price from one to another.

 

its currently between, 1964 ears v3 & v6 or UM Aero & Miracle?

 

i totally get what you're going through, good luck!!!

I have the UM Miracle and you can't go wrong with them! Though if you like the SE215 sound sig you might want to look at the Merlin or another more bass heavy IEM. 

post #7 of 20
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I have the UM Miracle and you can't go wrong with them! Though if you like the SE215 sound sig you might want to look at the Merlin or another more bass heavy IEM. 

 

its not that I like the SE215 sound sig, I just want to know whether its justifiable to:

 

A: jump from a £70 (100USD) iem to £500 (700USD ish) iem

B: go even further to a flagship model which would be £660 (950USD ish)? 

post #8 of 20
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its not that I like the SE215 sound sig, I just want to know whether its justifiable to:

A: jump from a £70 (100USD) iem to £500 (700USD ish) iem
B: go even further to a flagship model which would be £660 (950USD ish)? 
Get a flagship and stop worrying about upgrades.
post #9 of 20
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Get a flagship and stop worrying about upgrades.

 

Yea I appreciate that if I went for a flagship I wouldn't need to worry about an upgrade, but that isn't really the issue that is being addressed.

 

A flagship model doesn't necessarily mean a better listening experience. I have to figure out if it is justifiable for me to jump to a flagship from a pair of Shure Se215's. Is the $400 investment a sound one (excuse the pun) for a mid level unit, and if it is even a smart decision to jump to a flagship which is an $850 investment? It is very possible that I will be unable to pickup the difference in sounds initially from one model to another.

post #10 of 20
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Yea I appreciate that if I went for a flagship I wouldn't need to worry about an upgrade, but that isn't really the issue that is being addressed.

 

A flagship model doesn't necessarily mean a better listening experience. I have to figure out if it is justifiable for me to jump to a flagship from a pair of Shure Se215's. Is the $400 investment a sound one (excuse the pun) for a mid level unit, and if it is even a smart decision to jump to a flagship which is an $850 investment? It is very possible that I will be unable to pickup the difference in sounds initially from one model to another.

Trust me, you will pick up a difference. 

post #11 of 20
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Trust me, you will pick up a difference. 

 

Ha, you seem very confident!

 

Is there a substantial difference from a mid range custom to a flagship too?

post #12 of 20
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Ha, you seem very confident!

 

Is there a substantial difference from a mid range custom to a flagship too?

Yep, I jumped from a Brainwaavz B2 to a UM Miracle and I was shocked at the difference. 

post #13 of 20
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Yep, I jumped from a Brainwaavz B2 to a UM Miracle and I was shocked at the difference. 

 

Thats good to hear.

 

I've got a demo on monday so I'll report back with findings! tongue_smile.gif

post #14 of 20
To the OP... I doubt it. You don’t need to spend $1000.00 to get high quality sound. However you will need to spend more than $200.00. I think the sweet spot, assuming you bought everything new instead of settling for used, is around $600 - $750 depending on factors. This is my rig. As far as I’m concerned there are no compromises: iPod touch – I mostly listen to uncompressed audio, if possible FiiO LOD Leckerton UHA-4 Sennheiser HD600 This rig sounds sweet! It cost me about $660. It’s fair to point out that I can’t drive the HD600s to their full potential using that amp. However, what’s important is it works and sounds good. No noise floor. You don’t get perfect on a budget, but I think that’s the point of your question. Beware of the snake oil on this forum. It’s everywhere.
post #15 of 20
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Originally Posted by LAmitchell View Post

Hey all,

As the title of the message implies, I'm wondering if I would jump from my current setup (AMPERIOR + DRAGONFLY)

to something like BURSON + LCD2, would I really appreciate the difference? Or is it better to slowly work up the chain?

Thanks in advance for the reply,

LAmitchell

You're planning on going from a pair of closed, dynamic, supra-aural to a pair of open, planar magnetic, circum-aural headphones. The differences between open/closed and planar/dynamic is enough to blow anyone's mind! That being said, you could just get the HE-400 and save yourself a lot of change. I've never listened to the LCD2/3 but I am a huge fan of orthos now (T50RP and HE-400).

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