After researching for a while now I have a small list of headphones I'm concidering to buy.
I'm even considering to maybe buy more then one, in order to find my real taste. That's why I have different sounding headphones in the list
Some will be for mobile use, some for home, some for both. I can't really decide:
- Grado SR80i, $99 (introduction audiophile headphone, appealing with a lot of modding options)
- Sennheiser HD598 $190
- Sennheiser HD600 $340
- Sony MDR-1R $200
- NAD VISO HP50 $299
- Philips Fidelio L1 $168
- Philips Fidelio X1 $299
- MrSpeakers MadDog $299
- Hifiman He-400 $399
I'm considering to buy or one more expensive one, or 2 cheaper ones. Like this I could better "explore" my preferred taste and have one home and one mobile headphone (for example Grado + HD598 or Grado + Sony)
I read that the Maddog and He-400 are very similar in sound signature and the HE400 is simply better, since it has no dynamic driver but are planar ones.
My Music Genres are wide spread, a lot of accoustic, jazz, rock,but also electronic music.
Do not intend to play with them games or to watch tv.
I Intend to use them with my laptop or Android (LG G2), using the newly not yet shipped Geek Out USB DAC/AMP from the Kickstarter Project.
Maybe also the Geek Pulse Desktop USB DAC/AMP from their indiegogo project.
What headphones do you recommend, and what DAC/AMP or AMP do you recommend with these together?
If you need more info from me just tell :)