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post #106 of 114
When I had the HE500 back when it first came out, I actually thought it sounded better out of my vintage receiver than the Burson HA-120D. And a used HE500 is much less than $600. I'm getting one for $470.
post #107 of 114
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Originally Posted by Ishcabible View Post

When I had the HE500 back when it first came out, I actually thought it sounded better out of my vintage receiver than the Burson HA-120D. And a used HE500 is much less than $600. I'm getting one for $470.

Vintage receivers are famous for powering orthos to beautiful heights. Also, I had no idea what used prices for the HE-500 were like so I went with a wild guess :o

post #108 of 114
A used Sennheiser HD800 with a used Furutech ADL Esprit.
Or, Stax SR-407 (or older Lambda Sig) with a used SRM-323S, or SRD-7 + your speaker amp.
Or, for a closed setup, Fostex TH600 + anything, e.g. Fostex HP-A4 or even your iPod. That can be with you all the time.
Actually, a used Fostex TH900 + your iPod will sound pretty good, too.
post #109 of 114
Under a grand?
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Originally Posted by zolkis View Post

A used Sennheiser HD800 with a used Furutech ADL Esprit.
Or, Stax SR-407 (or older Lambda Sig) with a used SRM-323S, or SRD-7 + your speaker amp.
Or, for a closed setup, Fostex TH600 + anything, e.g. Fostex HP-A4 or even your iPod. That can be with you all the time.
Actually, a used Fostex TH900 + your iPod will sound pretty good, too.
post #110 of 114
The first is slightly over indeed, but Sonido passed that himself earlier, so I thought it's worth mentioning. Not mentioning that for best bang for the bucks, scalability is a factor, too.

The rest is under, or close to a grand (in the States). The choice is the readers', I just passed the tips I consider money well spent.
post #111 of 114
Schiit Modi(109.00)>Valhalla (354.00)>HD650's (400.00 Black Friday sale), highly musical, beautiful compact stack, a great landing area or place to grow from, love it 😍!!!
post #112 of 114

 Mad Ear+HD     $500.....used   paired with RS1i     $485 used

 

Mad Ear+HD  paired with HD650

 

Synergy with this amp and both cans is just off the hook.   

post #113 of 114

Heir Audio 5.0 (650$)

 

Fiio X5 (400$)

 

About 1k for an amazingly portable rig. 

 

Senn HD598 with the X5 at home for the comfort.

 

I really want to get the HD650 guys. Do I? Would it be a big difference? Would it make me throw out the 598s? Would it stomp on the 5.0s? Will it even pair well with the X5? I need help :confused_face(1):

 

For now, listening to Kraftwerk, I love the 5.0s with the X5 :etysmile:


Edited by Cyber-J - 10/3/14 at 11:30am
post #114 of 114

I believe you can do much less than $1000. 

 

Aune T1 ($200)

7308 tubes ($70+)

Beyerdynamic DT880 ($300) or Sennheiser HD600 ($300-$400)

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