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    Looking for a solid (used) (planar) open-backs with an emphasis on sub-bass

    UPDATE: edited thread, upped my budget. So recently I've slowly been getting into the game. I picked up the Oppo PM-3 just a few months ago because it seemed very intriguing. A cult-classic closed-back planar. I really needed closed back headphones currently as I'm sharing a loft space with my...
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    Aftermarket Headphone Cables

    Hello! I don't know much about aftermarket cables for headphones (or IEMs for that matter, but let's focus on headphones for now), I've just heard some brand names such as Periapt and Oidio. What brand do you guys think make the best aftermarket cables? Note: I'm not interested in the...
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    Beginning with fewest steps possible

    Hi, everyone! My username is Cacodemomania, but you can call me Caco, CDM, Big C, or Cacodemomania. Anything really, except C Man. That was a mistake. One of you is going to call me C Man now. I feel stupendously ignorant. My goal: to get most distance out of as few a steps as possible. I have...
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    Headphone (+dac/amp) recommendation for 800 USD

    Hello there! I'm looking to upgrade my 58x, my budget is about 800 USD,and I'm open to buying used equipment. I originally upgraded from Senns HD 559, as I was blown away by the foward mids of the brand, however, I'm ready for the "next level". I would like for an open back headphone with more...
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    Need some advice

    Good morning all :) I Need some advice on some new Headphones. My current pair is a V-Moda Crossfade 2 Wireless i bought them because i was a huge fan of the Lp2 and wantet to continue with V-Moda. Now i want to get out and try something different im Looking into open Back headphones for...
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    Dead OH10's?

    Hi all, I'm fairly new in the Audiophile hobby (absorbing information stage) and need some help. So story time. I bought my first pair of IEM's, the Ikko OH10's, used them in my crappy headphone stand DAC and on my phone, and they were really fun IEMs to listen to, great clarity, great bass...
  7. Saxon

    OK so now I'm really confused! Can somebody please explain?

    I am a home hi-fi nut who loves good sound and has a pretty good home hi-fi system, however portable audio isn't my area of expertise so I need some answers! Traditionally for portable music I have used a Fiio X3 mk2 with cabled Dunu IEM's and it's served me well. I recently acquired some...
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    Neophyte Audiophile needs advice

    Hey guys. I'm a budding audiophile and this is my first post since my introduction so hi all. I need some advice so I'll keep it short. I recently purchased the fx audio dac x6 and the aiyima dac a2. I already owned the fiio a3 headphone amp and fiio m7 dap. i also have the fosi tube-p2 amp and...
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    Portable/Desktop, or Potable and Desktop

    Hi. This is my first real post. I'm hoping for a little advice. The first headphones I really fell for, because of the clarity and bass were a pair of £300 Bose, many years ago. I'd never heard headphones actually produce bass. They were always tinny things. But the build quality was shocking...
  10. martinmedrano816

    Beyerdynamic dt990 pro 250 ohms and schiit asgard 3 and modi 3 plus.

    Hello everyone im fairly new to this hobby. I purchased my beyers about a year ago and powered them with a Soundblasterx g6 for music. I sold the g6 2 days ago. Now im wanting to buy an asgard 3 and modi 3 plus for my headphones. Can anyone here give me some feedback on this pairing. Also if...
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    Old amplifier Dual CV-1400 with new headphones Meza 99 Classics

    Would using this old, recapped amp be a risk to those fairly easy to drive headphones? Im not a loud listener by any margin but Im afraid I might burn them.
  12. PureJaz

    DT 1990 Pro - Setup

    Hi All, Hope everyone is well in these crazy times. I have just ordered the DT 1990 Pro's as an upgrade to my HD598's. I am also looking to to upgrade my Dac/AMP situation thus have come here for expert advice (like i received when i got the HD598's). Currently i have an Asus Essence STX +...
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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...
  14. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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 ·...
  18. 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...
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    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...
  22. R

    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...
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    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...
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