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How many of you have found your endgame holy grail headphone?

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Which headphone and what's your amp/digital train?
post #2 of 105
Phillips Fidelio X1.

PC - Xonar DG
Console - 5.8 MIXAMP
Portable - iPod with fiio l9 lod and topping nx1


To me the headphones mean a lot more than expensive amps/DACs.

Fidelio x1's are easy to drive

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I always thought the X1 were one of the most attractive (without being flashy) type of headphones and look very comfortable.
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Right now, I'm diggin my DT 770s played on PC with Asus Xonar Essence ST sound card. 

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I'm good with my sig. Started with the K-701 to the RS-1, a brief stint with the HD-580s and then the HE-6 when it came out. Bought it blindly and was underwelmed on my Singlepower Extreme. Then I read Dr. Fang used a Threshold speaker amp on them and I had a few speaker amps around to try. Haven't had an itch since.
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I have a Beyerdynamic T1 (that I'm selling for some cash) that is just.. amazing. The sound stage is awesome, mids aren't recessed much, and the bass is pin point accurate and not bloated. Definitely an end-game headphone, I'll be grabbing another one someday when the money isn't as tight. 

 

I only used it with my Fiio E12 connected to my PC with THX sound card (stock in my XPS 8300). It sounded really good with that setup, I can't imagine how much nicer it would sound with a high end amp/dac combo.

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Potra Pro's with Grado Bowls is endgame! :tongue_smile:

 

:beerchug: 

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Originally Posted by TrollDragon View Post
 

Potra Pro's with Grado Bowls is endgame! :tongue_smile:

:beerchug: 

This can't be your picture, there's no wooden Beyerdynamic box!

 

Haha I really need to grab a pair of Porta Pros, people praise them at their price point. 

post #9 of 105
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I had Porta Pros back in the day before I bought my first Grado. I thought it was really good for the price but didn't wow me like my first Grado listening experience.
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Originally Posted by cCasper TFG View Post
 

This can't be your picture, there's no wooden Beyerdynamic box!

 

Haha I really need to grab a pair of Porta Pros, people praise them at their price point. 

 

FTFY :D

post #11 of 105

Computer with M-Audio 2496 sound card>HiFiMan EF-5> HE-500 (sometimes the amp is a Kenwood KR-5400 receiver).

 

I've given up listening to or searching for a "better" sounding headphone as this one does everything I want from a headphone and it's in the price range I can afford.

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Strangly enough I dont know what my end game headphone would be but I KNOW what it would sound like. 

 

Sound stage equal too or greater than, T1 

 

 

Bass and speed equal too or greater then HE-500 

 

 

so if some one could combine those too headphones into some sort of hybrid it would be perfect. 

post #13 of 105
More like a collection of endgames for different genres.

. . . Still could use an HD600 for harpsichord records.
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Originally Posted by Super MANSKITO View Post

Strangly enough I dont know what my end game headphone would be but I KNOW what it would sound like. 

Sound stage equal too or greater than, T1 




Bass and speed equal too or greater then HE-500 




so if some one could combine those too headphones into some sort of hybrid it would be perfect. 
He 6 may be the closest. That's my end game for now until I start a new game.
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That's my end game for now until I start a new game.

I like that.
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