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Hello, I'm new here and I'm not an 'audiophile'...yet.

 

I got a pair of koss portapros a while back and since then been gathering a hi-fi music collection and loving it! My question is what should be my next steps?

 

I want to invest in a moderately priced serious set of cans and a dac/amp I can use on both my laptop/PC or music player. Any thoughts or opinions?

 

was thinking of the Fiio E07K as a dac/portable amp, but I have no idea about the headphones. I don't know if it's worth buying something around $100 or just skip ahead and get something around $300+. What's worth it?

 

 

 

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Fiio x3 to be used as a player and dac/amp :)

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That's one approach I like. Another way to decide which headphones you want and amp as needed depending on the model you choose.

What genres do you listen to *most*?
Do you need isolation from external noise?
What would you most want to change about your Kosses sound?
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I would suggest doing it in steps that way you can get a larger upgrade and then smaller upgrades from there.  You will get the biggest upgrade with just getting new headphones so I would suggest doing that first.  Telling us more about your musical tastes and other applications you will be using these headphones for will help us better grasp what headphones will better suit you.

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Thanks everyone for your help!

 

I want to get a set of headphones I use at home with my computer/laptop. I listen to mostly rock(indie, folk, progressive, alternative ect.) but also a good amount of electronic, and hiphop as well. 

 

I love the portapros sound but I really have no experience with higher quality headphones. If the portapros were only $30+ I really want to find out what sound quality $200 can get me. 

 

I'm most interested in accuracy, and clarity. 

 

Hope this info helps.

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Do you have a preference toward on-ear or over-ear headphones?  If not I would suggest the Sony MDR-1R (a $200 closed headphone) or the Monster DNA On-Ear (another $200 closed headphone) or even the Audio Technica AD700X (an open headphone).  The AD700X is actually $145 on Amazon right now.

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Originally Posted by victorj589 View Post

 

I want to get a set of headphones I use at home with my computer/laptop. I listen to mostly rock(indie, folk, progressive, alternative ect.) but also a good amount of electronic, and hiphop as well. 

 

I love the portapros sound but I really have no experience with higher quality headphones. If the portapros were only $30+ I really want to find out what sound quality $200 can get me. 

 

I'm most interested in accuracy, and clarity. 

 

SRH840 is pretty clear, easy to drive, and sounds good for rock. It can handle electronic, but I don't know about hip hop because it's warm but not big bass.

 

Many open models don't have the bass for hip hop, but DT990 could cover all your genres. At 250 ohms, you'll need an amp. (In general, avoid the 32 ohm models of the Beyers because of harsher treble.)


Edited by Claritas - 2/27/14 at 7:47pm
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At 250 ohms, you'll need an amp. (In general, avoid the 32 ohm models of the Beyers because of harsher treble.)

Totally agree!  And here's an example to back up what Claritas said.  Look at how the left and right channels separate from each other in the higher frequencies, in the 32ohm version and look at how close they are in the 250ohm version.

 

http://www.innerfidelity.com/images/BeyerdynamicDT88032ohm.pdf

 

http://www.innerfidelity.com/images/BeyerdynamicDT880250ohm.pdf

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Thread Starter 
Thanks everyone for all the help. After a bit more research I think I'm going to to with the dt990-250 paired with an e07K as an amp/DAC. Excited!
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