So finally, after originally finding this page while looking for replacements for broken ipod buds, my 1500th post and it’s only taken me almost 10 years, must be one of the slowest ever. After an initial burst I’ve only sporadically been on, usually if I need some new gear. The rest of the time I’m just enjoying the music. I guess that makes me a music lover more than an audiophile, thank god because I really hate that term. But then maybe this list of gear I’ve owned indicates otherwise?
Goldring canal phones
* = still owned and not for sale
What are the highlights from that list?
Open: The Koss A250. I paid $100 bucks for these, some people got them for $30 when Koss dumped them on eBay. Killer headphones, fast, balanced, neutral, detailed.
Closed: B&O H6. I’ve tried a lot of closed portables but really struggled to find one that has natural, balanced and detailed sound and good ergonomics. For me the H6 finally gets there. It’s the DT1350 with full size cups and a shorter, swappable, smart phone cable.
IEM: The ER-4S, perfect to me, detail and extension without harshness or coloration, sadly I can’t tolerate the deep insertion. [edit. I've just decided to re-buy these. I want to have a pair to use from time to time and to measure other phones again. I'm also curious to try the new glider tips.[
Amp: Headstage Arrow, so small, so much power, so much battery, so many features…
Source: the shortness of my source list tells you everything about the iMods. Their only negative for me is I like a really slimmed down portable rig so prefer a single unit. We’ll see whether the Sony lasts the test of time.
Edited by redrich2000 - 4/8/14 at 11:56pm