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  1. AriGibson

    Sony MDR-V600 - Thoughts and General Info???

    Brainwavz XL do. I've been looking. And yes there are other ways, but I think I need need an external DAC, so I'm going back to the previously mentioned FiiO E18. Has a bass boost feature, so I'm not too worried. I do like a good soundstage though, so I think this is what I want. Or, the...
  2. AriGibson

    Sony MDR-V600 - Thoughts and General Info???

    Good points. I'm still discovering my sound preferences, but I was mainly looking for the clarity, soundstage, and general sound improvements. I went from almost not wanting them to appreciated the vastly different sound from all other headphones I've used. I still have to learn what I actually...
  3. AriGibson

    Sony MDR-V600 - Thoughts and General Info???

    Yeah... not going to pretend that I'm not super disappointed. I was out of town, and he agreed to put it on hold and everything... To add to my frustration, earlier he said he'd sell the E18 for just $50. Now he's saying $75. Mostly hip hop and rap, so the sound signature would be great...
  4. AriGibson

    Sony MDR-V600 - Thoughts and General Info???

    Well, price time. Had found everything I ever wanted earlier on Craigslist. HD 650 and originally $275 FiiO E18 Kunlan Portable DAC AMP Combo for $130! Until, after the deal was completely worked out and confirmed, the seller's main pair of headphones broke and they needed the HD 650 as backup...
  5. AriGibson

    Sony MDR-V600 - Thoughts and General Info???

    Yeah, I saw the V6 and V7506 results pop up too. I think I'll skip it. Here are some other options. Leaving out prices. Same question for you, have you used Sennheiser's Momentum 2.0, HD 650, or HD 598?
  6. AriGibson

    Sony MDR-V600 - Thoughts and General Info???

    Thanks for the reply! That sounds like a smart idea... I did see some of the negative reviews, but that's factoring in price. If they're 2 star headphones at $900, then I'd say 4.5 star at $40. Anyway, I can make a new post for this topic, but have you used Sennheiser's Momentum 2.0, HD 650, or...
  7. AriGibson

    Sony MDR-V600 - Thoughts and General Info???

    Bump. These headphones are on Craigslist, would like to get back to the seller soon.
  8. AriGibson

    Sony MDR-V600 - Thoughts and General Info???

    Hi! So these headphones popped up on Craigslist for $40. Online it looks like they go for $895 (Amazon, CNET), but eBay has them used for $60 and lots of Newegg and audioreview reviewers say they got them for $100. They must be the least documented headphones ever, I can't seem to find a single...
  9. AriGibson

    Portable-ish DAC Under $50? Under $30 Preferred

    Heard so much good about the HD-6XX, but this is definetly what I need. Should've also mentioned that I plan to use the DAC to power my portable Samson Z35 and I got the price down to $120. Going to take my current Samson Z35 with me to test with the DAC, and see if this is really what I want. I...
  10. AriGibson

    Portable-ish DAC Under $50? Under $30 Preferred

    Ok, I'm a little worried. Need some more suggestions. So the FiiO E18 Kunlun, which the DAC being sold, has a recommended impedance of 150 ohms according to FiiO. HD650 have an impedance of 300 ohms. Saw this post here (https://www.massdrop.com/buy/fiio-e18/talk/25797) of people saying this...
  11. AriGibson

    Portable-ish DAC Under $50? Under $30 Preferred

    Yeah, very true... Guessing you didn't see my message from before :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:
  12. AriGibson

    Portable-ish DAC Under $50? Under $30 Preferred

    Yeah, I think I'm going with the HD650s... Also, the ATH-700ADX are marketed as "air" headphones, but it turns out the HD650s weigh less anyway haha.
  13. AriGibson

    Portable-ish DAC Under $50? Under $30 Preferred

    So true... I'm starting to really REALLY like the idea of portable (current headphones are foldable), closed-back and stay-at-home, open-back cans. No leaking music on the bus, but hi-fi sounds at home. I think I might do it... Going to see if I can get him to drop to $100-$120 first. Not going...
  14. AriGibson

    Portable-ish DAC Under $50? Under $30 Preferred

    Letgo actually. Ugh I don't know that's one heck of a deal though... I just got $150 pocket cash a couple weeks ago actually. I really want it but I don't know. It'll probably last me a while though... UPDATE: Said he'll sell the Kunlan for $50. Countered with $30, we'll see how this goes. Not...
  15. AriGibson

    Portable-ish DAC Under $50? Under $30 Preferred

    Ok woah... Sennheiser HD650 + FiiO Kunlun for $150... I mean that's really worth it, and I could shell out the cash if I really wanted it... Have experience with either of those?
  16. AriGibson

    Portable-ish DAC Under $50? Under $30 Preferred

    Good point... Well, one last check on Craigslist, Nextdoor, etc. for them local deals.
  17. AriGibson

    Portable-ish DAC Under $50? Under $30 Preferred

    $60? Pffffff... Try $33! Fits the budget! Just gotta hope it doesn't go up... https://www.ebay.com/itm/Fiio-Alpen2-E17K-Portable-USB-DAC-and-Headphone-Amplifier/192558099559?epid=2255754720&hash=item2cd55b6c67:g:K0wAAOSwwTlbFGS7
  18. AriGibson

    Portable-ish DAC Under $50? Under $30 Preferred

    Oooo... looks super nice! Does it really make sense to spend twice as much as my cans?
  19. AriGibson

    Portable-ish DAC Under $50? Under $30 Preferred

    Hey everyone! So I have the Samson Z35 which go for around $65. I kind of want to try getting a DAC for it, but I just wanted to run it by a few experts before choosing. I'm thinking my cans aren't good enough to benefit from a DAC anyway, but I don't really know. Currently, they plug right...
  20. AriGibson

    What's the best closed headphone under $100 that fits what I need\want?

    For headphones, and with your budget (which is great if your not super serious about getting the best of the best sound), you can find some great headphones for under $100. I'll keep looking, but at this point we've covered the pretty obvious and well known headphones. It's just about getting...
  21. AriGibson

    What's the best closed headphone under $100 that fits what I need\want?

    I mean, clearly his budget is tight, and it's all about helping him in the end. @AnyOtherRay and others who might be interested: This is very irrelevant, but just in case it is possible to stretch your budget, the Massdrop x Sennheiser 6XX, just dropped from $500 down to $200. According to main...
  22. AriGibson

    What's the best closed headphone under $100 that fits what I need\want?

    True, and while he did ask for neutral headphones, but with some extra soundstage and bass, which is where I feel the SR950s shine. Their a great price, where you get solid sound but your not spending too much on headphones. My headphone budget has never even been able to go up to $100, and I...
  23. AriGibson

    What's the best closed headphone under $100 that fits what I need\want?

    A pretty good thought too. @AnyOtherRay , do you know what your motherboard is? Like, is your pc custom built, laptop, or just prebuilt? Would be helpful in knowing how much power it outputs, just in case you decide to go with 80 ohms.
  24. AriGibson

    What's the best closed headphone under $100 that fits what I need\want?

    I've pointed out some other portable headphones, but he doesn't plan to move them from his house. Therefore, I think the SR950s would still be a great choice. Half the price, pretty comfortable, closed, and they sound great. Many reviews have pointed out that the M40x doesn't have a lot of bass...
  25. AriGibson

    What's the best closed headphone under $100 that fits what I need\want?

    Great points. AnyOtherRay definitely go check out your local Best Buy, tech stores, and friends, even though it's nearly impossible to choose from just those, because of the selection online... I've always wanted a pair of DT770s, but never had the audio budget for it :P. What's the impedance...
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