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post #16 of 28
Might as well add Sony's MDR-1R into the mix smily_headphones1.gif
post #17 of 28
Ah, I like the MDR-1R, never tried the HP50 though.
post #18 of 28
Thread Starter 

Thank you all for your help in my decision and research!

 

 

After doing a lot more research I think I am close to a decision. Since they're discontinued, I can get a very good deal on a pair amperoirs. With the extra money I saved I can put it towards an upgraded cable. The cable on the amperiors is definitely one of the main drawbacks for me. Furthermore, I have never heard of someone being very disappointed with the amperiors. This makes the amperiors a very safe choice in my book. I also like to blue look to the amperiors, and I have noticed recently that most of the music I listen to "on the go" is more fast paced. Since the amperiors cater to that musical pace I'm heavily considering them. 

 

So my remaining questions would be: 

 

Hd25-1 vs Amperior- my consensus on this would be the amerpior if both were without an amp.

 

Is a cable upgrade as valuable as a portable amp in terms of SQ? With the hd25-1 and amperiors, I am looking this cable.

 

Overall I think I'd be more happy with a recabled amperior. I like the idea of aluminium cups and the blue color. If I were to get a portable amp in the future would the hd25's be better? 

 

Many of the other headphones mentioned in this thread are still on the table. It's just I was slowly getting into less and less portable headphones.

 

Thank you for your help!

post #19 of 28
Thread Starter 

Anyone know the portable amp vs wiring upgrade specifics?

post #20 of 28

I'd choose between V-moda XS , Beyerdynamic T51p (a much better and improved DT1350), KEF M500 or the Senny's HD25-II/Amperior

post #21 of 28
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Anyone know the portable amp vs wiring upgrade specifics?


a moon audio blue dragon can really help

post #22 of 28
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a moon audio blue dragon can really help

The blue dragon is a pretty expensive cable. The one he is currently looking at costs at half that price.
post #23 of 28
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Anyone know the portable amp vs wiring upgrade specifics?

You're going to notice more obvious improvements/changes in sound quality by adding a portable amp, than compared to switching cables.
post #24 of 28
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Anyone know the portable amp vs wiring upgrade specifics?


An amp could actually affect the sound

post #25 of 28
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An amp could actually affect the sound

So do cables, just really slight differences that are hardly noticeable.
post #26 of 28
Thread Starter 

So an amp would be more beneficial than upgrading the cable? Does this hold true for the amperiors since they are easier to drive? 

post #27 of 28
Generally an amp would be better. However, driving the Amperiors with an amp is a waste of cash, considering they are really easy to drive.

Upgrading cable is sort of an extra move, usually for those who are bored and want to fit their headphones with the maximum upgrades or they just hate the default cable.
post #28 of 28
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So an amp would be more beneficial than upgrading the cable? Does this hold true for the amperiors since they are easier to drive? 

As an amperior owner I wouldn't even bother with an amp, they're like 18ohms and very sensitive.

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