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    Gustard H16

    I bought the 789 due to the big difference in price. I want to hear it for myself. It might be too sterile indeed as well for my taste, I guess I will find out :).
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    Gustard H16

    Thanks for your response! Today I bought the Gustard X-16 as I found one second hand for a price I couldn't resist. I am now in doubt about the amp. THX 789 I can get for almost exactly half the price of the H16 where I live so not sure which route to go.
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    iFi Micro iDSD Black Label Rigs vs. Schitt stacks and Others......???

    I own the Micro iDSD (non-BL) and iPurifier 3 (I have heard a BL on multiple occasions too). I use a decent Supra cable with them to power my Hifiman Arya (V1). I read through this whole thread but I am still not sure what to think. I myself am also very curious whether a true desktop setup...
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    Gustard H16

    I realize that I'm a little bit late to the party but I am looking at this stack. Maybe a bit unrelated but I noticed that you also own an iFi Micro iDSD BL and I am very curious how you would say this stack compares to it. I have not been able to find any decent comparisons between the Micro...
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    Best high end closed back headphone for 600USD second hand

    Thanks for your very helpful comment! I used to own the EL8 open back and the with the weight I didn't have a problem personally. Have you ever heard the open back and could you compare the closed back version? The Aeon Flow Closed is an interesting option. I briefly listened to the open back...
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    Best high end closed back headphone for 600USD second hand

    Which Model are those? And how do those compare to other headphones, for example the EL8 or Aeon Flow I mentioned?
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    What should I upgrade? Sennheiser HD800 + iFi Micro iDSD

    Thanks! I'll look into amps. I would like to be sure the amp I buy is an upgrade from the Micro iDSD though, so I'll have to take a look.
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    What year are my Sennheiser HD800's? S/N 67xx and 489xx

    Thanks! That's about what I reckoned, but I've read different things.
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    Best entry-level Planar Magnetic Headphones?

    I don't know about the HE400S, but for the HE400i I totally agree, don't exactly understand what would make them boring.
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    Help needed in experiencing Hi-Res Audio

    Yes the HE400i is a very capable set of headphones and a wide variety of music sounds great with them! From my experience the HE400i wasn't that open sounding at all though. Before I have owned an Audeze EL-8 open back and now I own a Sennheiser HD800 so those are my references. Still, coming...
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    What should I upgrade? Sennheiser HD800 + iFi Micro iDSD

    Hi everyone, I am looking to upgrade something in my current setup. I do have a Sennheiser HD800 SuperDupont modded and an iFi Micro iDSD non Black Label. I have been looking into getting the iFi iPurifier 2 and am wondering if I should do that. Also I am wondering if I would get the iPurifier...
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    Help needed in experiencing Hi-Res Audio

    Hi, I mostly agree with Greq. I think to really hear a difference you need to upgrade your headphones and maybe also your DAC. Also if you hear the difference between MP3 or 16-bit FLAC or the difference between 16-bit and 24-bit FLAC really depends on the music. Some CD's where I really hear a...
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    Best entry-level Planar Magnetic Headphones?

    Hifiman HE400i as mentioned before, I bought a new pair on eBay a few months ago for only 180USD. Ridiculous for that amount of money. I bought them whilst I was waiting for another pair of headphones, but really enjoined them.
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    Best DAC under 100 euros 2018

    I have had an iFi Audio Nano iDSD LE before and loved it, they are just slightly above 100 euros. I think for the price they are really very good!
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    Sennheiser vs Audeze

    Hi, I'm not sure if you have made a choice yet but I'd like to share my personal experience. I have owned the Audeze EL-8 open back and the iSINE20s and do now own a pair of Sennheiser HD800 with the SuperDupont mod. I have also owned the HE-400i you now own. I personally bought a pair of...
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