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Trying to decide on my first pair of open cans!

post #1 of 7
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Hi guys,

 

I recently made the switch from IEMs to full sized cans, and started with a pair of HP-DX1000s.

 

I quite like how the DX1000s sound, but want to see the difference compared to open cans.

 

Genres I listen to:

Acoustic, Vocals mainly, but some pop and rock from time to time.

 

I've sort of narrowed it down to these, but can't quite make the final decision:

 

Audeze LCD-3

HD800

AKG K812

 

or these more wallet-friendly ones:

 

Beyer T90

HD700/600/650

AKG K701

 

 

Going to be driven from:

 

PC -> HRT microstreamer -> Asgard 2

Phone -> FiiO E18/iBasso D-Zero

 

Although I don't really have a budget limit, I'd rather not buy a whole new set of DAC+Amp etc, so I guess I'm looking for a pair that will do decently with my current gear.

 

Any input would be great, Thanks!


Edited by AzuAzu - 2/6/14 at 12:21am
post #2 of 7

The HD 800 is the best can on your list,especially if you value accuracy/neutrality.  You should give this a good look:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/634201/battle-of-the-flagships-58-headphones-compared-update-audeze-lcd-2-revision-2-6-4-13

post #3 of 7

Maybe look into stax territory, sounds amazing with most acoustic stuff and live recordings. Just a fairly basic system might do.

 

Yeah, hd800 as well.

post #4 of 7
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Originally Posted by AzuAzu View Post
 

Hi guys,

 

I recently made the switch from IEMs to full sized cans, and started with a pair of HP-DX1000s.

 

I quite like how the DX1000s sound, but want to see the difference compared to open cans.

 

Genres I listen to:

Acoustic, Vocals mainly, but some pop and rock from time to time.

 

I've sort of narrowed it down to these, but can't quite make the final decision:

 

Audeze LCD-3

HD800

AKG K812

 

or these more wallet-friendly ones:

 

Beyer T90

HD700/600/650

AKG K701

 

 

Going to be driven from:

 

PC -> HRT microstreamer -> Asgard 2

Phone -> FiiO E18/iBasso D-Zero

 

Although I don't really have a budget limit, I'd rather not buy a whole new set of DAC+Amp etc, so I guess I'm looking for a pair that will do decently with my current gear.

 

Any input would be great, Thanks!


If you're coming from DX1000's which I heard and instantly thought I preferred these over my D7000s...the HD650/Audeze house sound is for you.

post #5 of 7
Unless he wants to try something new.
The dx1000 does indeed sound very very good. I really liked them when hearing them.
post #6 of 7
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the replies guys, decided to go with a pair of HD800s. Got it in a bundle with a burson soloist too.

 

I might try the audeze and stax range later on too.


Edited by AzuAzu - 2/6/14 at 3:30pm
post #7 of 7

Congratulations, I think the hd800 will compliment your dx1k well.

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