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    Reshelling Blon Bl03 to fix driver flex? Any advice appreciated

    My Bl03 has a driver flex and I think it's because of the vent being blocked by my ear. Some say it's the death of an IEM. :( If it is indeed so, I have low hopes for it being replaced so I'm looking ahead now for possible fixes. One of it is to reshell the drivers into a more agreeable...
  2. S

    $500 Fine sounding headphones

    Hello everyone! I'd like to buy my first (at least a bit) audiophile pair of headphones. I consider myself as a beginner so I ask if can some give me an advice or help me. My budget is $500. I listen mostly electro music (but I'd like to use it for watching movies as well) and I kinda like bass...
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    Helping a beginner choose an amp and dac setup

    Hello all Brand new member of the community looking to buy A first amp and DAC setup that I'll be able to throw most headphones at in the future without needing to replace the system in order to properly enjoy them. I'm willing to spend around 400$-600$, although I'd rather keep it on the...
  4. Hicamajig

    Headphone Buffet Recommendations

    I currently have the Sennheiser HD 598 SR and a pair of vintage HD 424 as well as a Modi + Magni Schiit stack connected to my MacBook Pro primarily playing HIFI/Master streams from Tidal plus some FLAC. I am currently thinking of expanding my headphone collection to include more of a variety of...
  5. lucasdepalma

    Please, help me choose between ATH M40x and Samson SR950!

    Hi! I'm from Argentina and I'm looking for a pair of headphones for gaming and casual listening to music and watching movies and TV shows; which one of these would you recommend? I need them to be closed-back, and the price of them (in US dollars) here in Argentina are: · Samson SR950: $44 ·...
  6. oniel459

    Auditioning Neo 430had and Chord TT2

    Currently on the moon 230had and taking advantage of sim audios trade in program The reason I’m asking my shop to bring in the tt2 as well is because I’m concerned with my inexperience in this price range, and want to make sure I’m covering my basis. has anyone had experience with both? I’ve...
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    Not satisfied with the Akg k240 need help finding replacements

    I bought a pair of AKG K240 like 2 years ago and I'm not satisfied with the sound, I regret investing in the whole open back thing. I always used cheap closed back headphones so I thought open back weren't going to be such a problem for me, but I was wrong. I can't focus on the music and every...
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    I am Very sensitive to sound and other senses- headphones help needed! :(

    This is not so much to do with sound quality for once ( though i do want to address a little thingy about that too). and its not about a single pair of headphones. This is about issues across the board that I stugle with and have done so for years- given my sensitive nature to such things.:- So...
  9. V

    Recommendations : - Gaming=Music>Voice Comms>Movies+Series - $250'ish WIRED

    First of all, thank you for letting me be here. I'm from Hungary, and i'm looking for THE best headphones i've ever owned. Let's get the important stuff out of the way: the headset will be mainly used for gaming and voice comms, with some music. The mic is a must, but the quality of it is not...
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    Open back headphones that can be driven by a phone?

    Looking for something that sounds great on a phone aswell as on an amp. I asked this same question on another site not too long ago and got recommended the sony MDR-MA900 but I wasn't a fan at all. It's fine on a phone soundwise but when driven with an amp the bass sounds terrible and they are...
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    Looking for a budget IEM

    Hi, im searching for good iems under 30 dollars price range that are good for listening to metal mostly. About the songs i listen, most of them are high mid dominant with less bass dominance and have busy sections with blast beats. fav Subgenres: symphonic metal, tech death, classic music. I...
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    Rose Mini3Pro doesn't have protective mesh at the ear tip. Any advice?

    Hey, thanks for taking the time to read this! I just received my Rose Mini3Pro and they don't have any mesh to stop unwanted debris from entering into the IEM. Is this normal? (first time I've seen it) Any advice or tricks to not accidentally get something in there. I'm open to modding if...
  13. R

    Audio equipment advice.

    I currently use hd599 with fiio x5iii as dac and amp I am planning on upgrading but now I can either buy a headphone dac/amp(desktop version not portable) or he400i 2020 headphones. Which one should give me noticable upgrade at this point of time. The dac/amp(probably k5pro) combo or he400i I am...
  14. S

    Headphone questions and reccomendation

    Hi guys! I'm new to audio and I tried on a pair of 660s and liked them a lot because of the "spacious" sound that came out of them. I descovered that good gear totally changes the way music sounds. Now I want a hifi setup for myself. I found a pair of 6xxs (the dropified 650s) at a really...
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    Newbie Advice

    Hi all, I'm looking to buy a new pair of closed back, wired headphones. I've been doing my research, but I keep seeing contradicting opinions and I'm kinda lost. I'm looking for and everyday pair that I can use for music and games. I'm looking to spend less than $300 USD and as I said above, I...
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    Best Flat/Neutral Closed Back Recording/Tracking/Reference headphones under $1000?

    I've been researching many hours so far and haven't found anything that stands out. I know everyone's ear is different and is looking for different qualities. I'm looking for something that is closed back, so I can track, but also for referencing while I listen back to a track. I want the...
  17. foscolo

    Upgrade advice - currently Sennheiser HD380pro + Marantz PM6003 + PC-USB to Cambridge DacMagic

    Hello everybody! I'm a classical musician and I've enjoyed silently reading head-fi forums over the last weeks. I finally thought I would tap into the collective experience and knowledge for some advice... My current setup is: - Sennheiser HD380 pro closed-back over-ear headphones - Marantz...
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    HD800S VS SR-007 VS HE6se VS LCD 3

    Hey all, I am in the market for a pair of headphones ~1300 to ~1500 USD and was wondering if I could get the lowdown on the pros and cons of some of the popular picks for that price range. If you were/or have purchased with that budget what would you pick you? If you have any other headphones...
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    HD800S VS SR-007 VS HE6se VS LCD 3

    Hey all, I am in the market for a pair of headphones ~1300 to ~1500 USD and was wondering if I could get the lowdown on the pros and cons of some of the popular picks for that price range. If you were/or have purchased with that budget what would you pick you? If know any other headphones you...
  20. Dancing Babamef

    Need for amp even if sound card (AE-5) can power 600ohm?

    I am starting to appreciate audio more and started recently listening to soundtracks of movies. My listening gear currently consists of a Sound BlasterX AE-5 and a GSP-600 (32Ω). I am thinking of buying the Beyer DT 990, the 600Ω one. Even though my sound card can drive 600Ω should I still...
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    Recommendations for active speakers under 200?

    I was considering the Monoprice Monolith MM-3 but those seems to cut out at low listening levels. So I'm currently looking at the Fluance AI40. Any advice on this matter? Any recommendations or suggestions? It would be really appreciated.
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    Which are the best drivers?

    As i was doing some research I came across a post (Which I can't seem to find again) where some people said uninstalling OEM drivers (If I remember correctly, in this case they were talking about the Audio Drivers that came with a Dell laptop) and just using Windows Audio Drivers gave them...
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    HD 600's or WH-1000XM3 / QC35's?

    Hello everyone, beginner here. I'm looking for multipurpose headphones with emphasis on sound quality (music, listening to my guitar plugged in and gaming). I listen to rock / metal and would like something with good bass. I currently use my HyperX Cloud II gaming headset for all of the above...
  24. J

    Headphone advice (Fiio m6)

    Hi! New on the forums. Help would be much appreciated I have ordered a Fiio m6 and will be looking to get a good pair of in-ear headphones to use with it, when I’ve received the m6 and have an idea of its sound. The cheaper the better, but good. My apologies for the lack of succinctness below...
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    high end headphones for EDM/bass heavy music?

    Hi everyone. I've lurked on this forum for a while and decided to make an account because I really need some advice. I wasn't able to find exactly what I was looking for. I listen to a lot of electronic music. Mainly electro, future bounce, future house etc. Are there any headphones out there...
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