1. jiminvictus

    I need recommendations for headphone amps/dacs

    Hello everyone, this is my first ever post.   Having finally graduated law school and landed a good job, I can afford to dive into the head-fi realm.   I currently own a Creative Sound Blaster E5 portable headphone amp/dac, and I have a pair of Sennheiser HD280's, Beyerdynamic DT770's (250...
  2. mrconfuse

    Getting a nice headphone as graduation for my niece. Need help in selecting headphone

    My niece will be graduating High school and she's really big into music. I want to get a really nice pair of phones that she can use when she's in college. Since this is a graduation present my budget is up to $1000K. She mostly listens to pop music, (Justin Bieber, Usher, Katie Perry, Kelly...
  3. Duper

    Loudspeakers or Headphones ?!

    Hello, guys headphones or speakers are better for 2000$ max. ? 
  4. Chezzy79

    Need recommendation for a flagship-level headphone

    Over the last year I've been purchasing, auditioning, and selling headphones to search for my favorite set up.  These are what I've had the chance to own so far:   Ultrasone Signature Pro Beyerdynamic Tesla T1 Synphones Magnum V4 in Mahogany cups (made by Benjamin 6264) MCA Fostex T50RP...
  5. xnor

    Headphones sensitivity, impedance, required V/I/P, amplifier gain

    The following table is based on measurements, not manufacturer specs.   Target SPL is 110 dB SPL. The source is assumed to output 2 V. The amp is assumed to be a voltage source (0 ohm output impedance). Voltage, current, power are RMS figures.   What do the columns mean? S@1V is the...
  6. Nickan

    Is my HDP enough to drive Tesla 1?

    Hi everyone is my hdp amp will drive T1 properly? I have headphone k701 and rs1i should I need upgrade my amp or buy a new headphone t1?
  7. IV10K

    Flagship Comparison

    Owns: Beyerdynamic T1 Ultrasone ED8 Sennheiser HD700   Amp/Dac: CEntrance DACmini Beyerdynamic A1   Source: iPad Macbook Pro     There's something missing In each headphone that can't get pure satisfaction, I'm missing something In here? And If you advice to buy...
  8. rage3324

    Sennheiser HD800 vs Beyerdynamic T1 vs Grado GS1000

    I am looking for a pair of headphones to compliment my Grado SR325i (soon to be RS1i). I am looking for something with a large soundstage, airy, not too laid back ( I like forward mids ), controlled and tight bass (I hate bloat), and smooth natural highs. I listen to a lot of rock, soft rock...
  9. eddie75

    Best Headphone for Rock & Metal 200 - 600 €

    Hey guys,   I'm searching a new headphone for home listening. Price range 200 - 600€. My favourite music is rock and metal. I listen to nearly everthing in this two genres, except most death & black metal (although i love Death or Opeth for example). My favourite metal bands are Iron...
  10. al10

    Looking for decent headphones for Yamaha A-S2000 amp.

    Hi all,   trying to choose between ATH-W5000,HD-800,T-1,LCD-2,maybe something else.No any specialized headphones amps. Any opinions or advices? Thanks.
  11. AgainstTheGrain

    Signature Pro vs. LCD-2 vs. T1

    I've been searching for weeks on a comparison of these 3 but one doesn't exist. I mainly listen to electronica, a lot of down tempo and atmospheric music, also jazz and classical and hip hop. Don't listen to rock so its not a factor which headphone is better with rock music.   I have a...
  12. Poetic

    I have $2,000 to burn right now, Headphones i was looking at the Beyerdynamic T1 Tesla, Grado Ps1000

    All my headphones will be drove from the source Ibasso dx100. Thought of the He-6 but i don't feel like going through the whole speaker amp process. I love the dynamic sound of headphones, I currently own the LCD Audeze rev2, He-500, and He-400. I know The Ps1000 are suppose to be excellent as i...
  13. AgainstTheGrain

    LCD-2 vs. T1 vs. Signature Pro

    I've been searching for weeks on a comparison of these 3 but one doesn't exist. I mainly listen to electronica, a lot of down tempo and atmospheric music, also jazz and classical and hip hop. Don't listen to rock so its not a factor which headphone is better with rock music. I have a Schiit...
  14. SliceOfPierce

    High-End Over-Ear Discussion

    What are some of the most renown over-ear headphones of all time?
  15. Flisker

    Is Beyerdynamic T1 right for me ? [Little help please :)]

    Hi guys,   I'am trying to gather as much information as possible, before buying these headphones.   Read lot of positive reviews on them and thinking about giving them chance (buy them without auditioning first)   Headphones I enjoy most are Senns HD650 and Grado SR225i. I love...
  16. IV10K

    Natural Headphones ?

    Hello, I'm curious about buying HD800 As addon to Fostex TH900 And T1. You think It's worth ? as I'm looking for a bigger sound stage and natural sound If not you recommend any other? Thanks ^.-
  17. drummerben04

    $1000 budget, should I go open or closed?

    *****POLL MISTAKE: MEANT LCD-2 NOT LCD-3!!***** I have a $1000 and my choices at this point are huge. Basically I have 6 headphones that I'm considering buying. The Mr. Speakers Alpha Prime, Beyerdynamic T5p, Beyerdynamic T1, Hifiman HE-560, Fostex TH-900, Audeze lcd-2. I would prefer open...
  18. smcginni

    Audio Concepts in Dallas has good demo gear...

    Was in last week and they had some nice stuff to demo. If you're in the area, stop by and check them out...   Beyerdynamics- 990, T1 Grado- everything up to about $500 Sennheiser- HD600, 650, 700 (no 800), RS220   they just added the T1 which is what I was really interested in. Can't...
  19. ev13wt

    Design / look of headphones and you

    Inpired by the "Do Grados Look Ugly? Or Do They Look Cool?" thread:   Does the design of headphones influence your buying decisions?       I am affected by the design. If they look ugly to me I have a hard time liking them. I do appreciate the sound for itself, but most probably...
  20. ematthews

    I guess I need help with my Beyer T1's

    I guess I am going to need a better source amp for my Beyerdynamic T1's.. Gear   Emotiva XPA-2 Emotiva UPA Emotiva ERC-2 Emotiva XDA-1   Marantz PM8004   I USE THIS MOST connect right to the headphone out. I have found it sounds better than my two headphone amps below.  ...
  21. Clsmooth391

    Perfect headphone for up to $1,400 budget?

    The music I listen to is mostly vocals. I have the Beyer T1s, Anedio D2, custom Woo Audio amp (equivalent to WA2) and an IPod dock with digital out. My impressions on what I have heard are: Beyer T1 - great balanced sound but treble can get fatiguing after long listening LCD2 - great control...
  22. jh7000

    How do you pick your favorite Headphone?

    So I have gone feet first into headphones and bought, auditioned, and sold a lot of headphones in the last month. I don't claim to be an audiophile.... as I started with some HD280s, then moved to HD558 and found a huge difference... so I started reading reviews/head-fi and all of a sudden I had...
  23. thatonenoob

    [Poor Man Reviews] Beyerdynamic T70P (Portable)

    BEYERDYNAMIC'S T70P (PORTABLE) << Dita Answer                          Quick Navigation Panel       Master And Dynamic MH40 >>   INTRODUCTION Most of you probably know me as an IEM reviewer, and you’d be right!  Lately though, I have been taking a look at portable headphones as...
  24. fryzie

    What's most important - AMP, Subwoofer or Speakers?

    I want to create a good system and all I have right now is T1 headphones. I currently have the opportunity to buy the Velodyne 10" SPL-Ultra for $937 which is a bargain - but bit more than I would have ever wanted to spend. Because I don't know much, out of the AMP, subwoofer and speakers, which...
  25. donkeywalker

    About headphone quality control issues in hi-end headphones.

    One thing that continuously frustrates me is the version/batching theories of headphone production lines.   Two HD800s or T1s may sound different out of box [1] , or maybe they sound similar initially but different after some time of use[2].   From my own experience, the new HD800 I got...