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Headphone Inventory

Headphones which I have now:
Audio Technica A900XLTD
Denon AH-D7000
Final Audio Design Pandora Hope VI
Sennheiser HD8 DJ
Sony MDR-MA900
Soundmagic HP200
Thinksound On1
ZMF v2

Headphones which I highly recommend:
AKG K550/K551
B&O H6
B&W P7
Beyerdynamic T1/T70/DT990
Focal Spirit Classic/Professional
Fostex TH900
M-Audio Q40
Philips Fidelio L2
Philips Fidelio X1
Sennheiser HD800
Shure SRH-940
Sony MDR-7520
Stax SR-009
Yamaha HPH-MT220

Headphones which really impress me:
AKG: K550 (pros: clarity, detailed, very comfortable; cons: poor fit for some, poor fit impacts bass), K545 (pros: good sound, looks; cons: less clearer than K550, smaller soundstage)
Audio Technica: A900XLTD (pros: good sound, looks, comfortable; cons: slight lacking in bass)
B&O: H6 (pros: good sound, comfortable; cons: weak bass, looks a bit cheap, expensive)
B&W: P7 (pros: good across all genres, build; cons: small cups, tight fit, expensive, funny treble that irritates after a while)
Beyerdynamic: T1 (pros: good across all genres, comfortable; cons: needs a good amp, expensive), DT990 (pros: great smooth sound, comfortable; cons: needs amping)
Bose: Q15 (pros: NC, comfortable; cons: build), QC20i (pros:incredible NC; cons: expensive)
Creative: CAL! (pros: good sound, cheap; cons: build, small cups), CAL!2 (pros: good sound, comfortable; cons: poor cable)
Denon: AH-D7000 (pros: good across all genres, looks, comfortable; cons: expensive, cable), AH-D600 (pros: good across all genres, comfortable; cons: large, lots of plastic)
Final Audio: Pandora Hope VI (pros: incredible sound, build; cons: heavy, earpads too soft)
Fischer Audio: DBA-02 (pros: good across all genres; cons: build, weak cable), DBA-02 MKII (pros: good across all genres; cons: noisy cable)
Focal: Spirit Classic (pros: good across all genres, build; cons: ball+hinge design, expensive, poor fit), Spirit Professional (pros: good across all genres, build; cons: ball+hinge design, expensive, not as musical as Classic, poor fit)
Fostex: TH900 (pros: good across all genres, gorgeous looks; cons: fragile cups, very expensive), TH600 (just a poorer version of TH900)
Jaybird: Bluebuds X (pros: good across all genres; cons: not so good fit for exercising)
MartinLogan Mikros 90 (pros: great sound, build, cheap; cons: clamp force, fit)
MrSpeakers: Mad Dog (pros: good sound, soft pads; cons: a bit tight due to large pads, looks cheap)
Philips: Fidelio X1 (pros: good sound, looks; cons: poor fit for big heads), Fidelio L2 (pros: good across all genres, looks, cable; cons: none)
M-Audio: Q40 (pros: great sound, looks; cons: uncomfortable, clamp force, cable)
Sennheiser: HD800 (pros: incredible soundstage, comfortable; cons: picky with amp, expensive), HD598 (pros: good sound, comfortable, looks; cons: weak bass), Momentum (pros: good across all genres, looks; cons: small cups), Amperior (pros: good across all genres, looks; cons: uncomfortable)
Sennheiser: HD-25 Aluminium (a better version than Amperior), HD-26 Pro (more comfortable than HD-25 Aluminium), HD8 DJ (best DJ headphone from Sennheiser)
Shure: SRH940 (pros: great treble; cons: lousy build), SRH1540 (pros: good across all genres, looks; cons: doesn't sound like Shure anymore!)
Sony: MDR-1RBT MKII (pros: good sound, comfortable; cons: slight recess for vocals), MDR-MA900 (pros: good sound, light, comfortable; cons: build, lots of plastic), Sony 7520 (pros: great sound, comfortable; cons: heavy cable)
Stax: SR-009 (pros: good across all genres, build; cons: extremely expensive, heavy, high amping needed)
Thinksound: On1 (pros: good sound, looks; cons: none), TS02 (pros: good across all genres; cons: build, cable looks fragile)
Yamaha: HPH-MT220 (pros: good sound, clarity; cons: slight heavy, dull design)
ZMF v2: (pros: very musical, comfortable; cons: need a bass boost)

Headphones which have listened to:
Aedle VK-1 (pros: good sound, great design; cons; poor fit)
Audeze: LCD-XC (pros: soundstage, great looks; cons: bright, heavy, very expensive), LCD-X (pros: good sound, soundstage; cons: needs proper amp, heavy, very expensive)
Audio Technica: ATH-M50X LE (pros: good sound, quite comfortable; cons: pads get hot, a tad heavy)
Beats: Studio (pros: good sound, quite comfortable; cons: slight veil, lots of plastic), Studio Wireless (pros: good sound, quite comfortable, wireless; cons: slight veil, lots of plastic)
Beyerdynamic: T5p (pros: good sound; cons: treble, uncomfortable, quite high clamp force), DT1350 (pros: good across all genres, looks; cons: uncomfortable, high clamp force)
Grado: SR225 (pros: good sound; cons: weak bass, earpads get hot, uncomfortable), PS1000 (pros: good sound; cons: earpads get hot, uncomfortable, expensive)
Hifiman: HE-6 (pros: good across all genres; cons: heavy, build, high amping needed, very expensive, uncomfortable)
JBL: Synchros S700 (pros: good bass, build; cons: bass bleeds into mids, can't fit big heads, heavy, quite high clamp force)
JVC: HP-DX2000 (pros: good sound, good bass, build; cons: heavy, too big, expensive)
KEF: M500 (pros: good sound, design; cons: fit)
Klipsch: Status (pros: good across all genres, build; cons: quite uncomfortable)
Logitech: UE9000 (pros: good sound, build; cons: heavy, quite uncomfortable, high clamp force)
Marshall: Monitor (pros: good sound, looks; cons: needs some tweaking to sound better, small cups, fit)
MrSpeakers: Alpha Dog (pros: quite good sound, build; cons: expensive)
NAD: Viso HP50 (pros; good sound, looks, earpads; cons: a tad boring)
NOCS: NS900 Live (pros: great sound, build; cons: high clamp force)
Onkyo: ES-FC300 (pros: good sound, light; cons: fit)
Pioneer: HDJ-2000 (pros: good bass, incredible build; cons: slight veil)
PSB: M4U2 (pros: good sound ; cons: build, lots of plastic, uncomfortable, high clamp force)
Shure: SRH1440 (pros: clarity, comfortable; cons: weak bass, lots of plastic), SRH1840 (pros: good sound, comfortable; cons: headband touches top of head)
Ultrasone: HFI, Pro, DJ, Signature, Edition (pros: bass, build; cons: colored sound, expensive)
Velodyne: vTrue (pros: good sound, design; cons: slight clamp force)
Yamaha: HPH Pro 500 (pros: good sound, clarity; cons: uncomfortable, clarity irritates you after a while)

Headphones which I want to listen:
Accidentally Extraordinary: 51st Studios Wood
Akai: MPC
AKG: K812
Fostex: TH500RP
Hifiman: HE-400i, HE-560
M-Audio: HDH500
Mcintosh: MPH1000
Meze: 77 Deco
Mitchell & Johnson: HP1
Oppo: PM-1, PM-2
Pendulumic: S1, M1
Philips: A5-Pro
Pioneer: SE-MX9
V-Moda: XS
ZMF: ZMF x Vibro

Headphone Amp Inventory

iCan Nano (best portable amp that I have so far, incredible synergy with Sennheiser HD800 for a portable amp)
iDAC Nano (best portable DAC)
Practical Devices XM6
JDS Labs CMoyBB v2.03
Electric-Avenues PA2V2

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