For my first HiFi setup, I was considering purchasing the Sennheiser HD700 (From Crutchfield), Fiio X5 (when released), with the ALO Audio Rx Mk3 B+ or possibly ALO Audio "The National Amp.
I keep on coming back to the thought that the Sennheiser HD 800 will be well worth the money. But that would mean that I would have to purchase the ALO Audio Rx Mk3 B+ at Christmas along with the Fiio X5, (Since I'm short on money).
I cant decide which to purchase for an ultimate at home HiFi Set up. I've visited J&R and tested out both headphones with my low quality apple iPod Touch 5th generation (w/ 44.Khz Flac files), Here are my thoughts of the Sennheiser HD800:
----------The HD 800 tore up the 44.Khz MP3 and FLAC file and spit it out like it was nothing, I could literally hear the notes in between the strings. While listening, I completely forgot to identify the bass, but the bass was warm and very forgiving. It was noticeable, don't get me wrong but it just wasn't as in your face as the treble was- but again the the treble and bass matched perfectly. The treble on these headphones sounded soooo faithful and forward. Every note plucked you could hear, and the decay was just amazing with the 56mm ring radiator and the Largest Dynamic Headphones Can Diaphragm. The build was amazing as usual for Sennheiser products. It was constructed of a magnesium alloy for the frame, while the headband consisted of a multilayer vibration damping design. The cable on the HD800 was a very durable, well built silver plated oxygen free detachable (stock) headset cable.----------
If you know any high quality AMP w/ DAC then please tell me about the company and product
(Also, if anyone has any audiophile products for sale at a reasonable price that is related to those on this post, then please send me the info with pictures, specs, condition, and price......I live in northern virginia)
PS- This is an upgrade (for me) from the Bose QC20i, QC15 headphones, and iPod Touch 5th Generation 32gb to A COMPLETE SET UP OF AUDIOPHILE PRODUCTS, (and several years of successful research in headphones, amp, dac, cable, etc...)
Edited by Noah99 - 4/8/14 at 2:41pm