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Headphone setup for work - Thinking about Shure SRH840 + Fiio e07k

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Hi,

I would love some help making a decision.  I love headphones, always have, but rarely spend a lot of money on them (my best cans are my now broken SR-80s).  I need new headphones in the office, but I also want a DAC/AMP combo to get the most out of them.  A bit about me:

Budget: $250

Musical Preference: Classic Rock, blues, folk (acoustic singer songwriter), Vocal Jazz and a lot more.

What I love in headphones: Separation (I love hearing the different instruments), sound stage (I actually like it a bit intimate, though not cramped, think Nina Simone singing in a smokey bar, or the Ramones killing it at CBGBs), balance, a bit of warmth, awesome vocal clarity!

What I don't like in headphones: Overly bright (ATH-M50s killed my ears).  Clinical (like I said I like some warmth). Flabby Base.

What I Need: Closed ear (I work in a fairly noisy environment).  Cord only on one side (So I can get it out of the way).

Other Cans Considered: KAM HP1 (could not get in touch with them, are they out of business?), Beyerdynamcs dt770/250

 

Some Questions:

1) Are the Shure SRH840s + Fiio e07k a good combo?

2) I am not going to be going anywhere with the DAC/Amp, it seems silly to have all the portability features and touch screen.  I feel that I am paying extra for that.  I would rather have "analog" controls... I considered the e10, but I read the e07 has better components.  Is there something better in the price range? I am always happy to buy previously loved gear if the price is right.

3) Can the fiio drive the dt770/250?  The recommended impedance is 16 - 150 ohms (this is why I ruled out the dt770s, and I ruled out the 80 ohm version because people seem to feel it is overly basey)

 

 

Thanks,

w0den

post #2 of 5

Shure SRH 940, $150

http://www.head-fi.org/t/686396/shure-srh-940

 

Shure SRH 840, $100

http://www.head-fi.org/t/683441/shure-srh840-price-dropped

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Thread Starter 
Thanks,
It is funny, I have been following the for sale board like a hawk. I already missed the 840s but snagged the 940s at 2am last night :-)
I am still having trouble figuring out which dac/amp to buy. I have about $100 or so left in my budget. Is there something I should be looking for that is better for my cans and more appropriate for my desk at work than the e07k.
-w0den
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Thanks,
It is funny, I have been following the for sale board like a hawk. I already missed the 840s but snagged the 940s at 2am last night :-)
I am still having trouble figuring out which dac/amp to buy. I have about $100 or so left in my budget. Is there something I should be looking for that is better for my cans and more appropriate for my desk at work than the e07k.
-w0den


Might get lucky and find a used FiiO E17, with in your budget.

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Might get lucky and find a used FiiO E17, with in your budget.


Thanks for your advice.  I ended up getting a hud-mx1... Seemed like people felt it was a bit higher quality, and I did not need the portability.

-w0den

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