1. Z

    Sub $150 IEMs for regular listening

    Hello, I am looking for an adequate pair of IEMs for myself. I currently own mostly bluetooth stuff like Senn HD4.40 or Technics EAH-AZ70W. I thought of Etymotics ER2SE but got discouraged by the lack of bass and comfort. I saw Moondrop Aria getting a ton of praise so I got interested in them...
  2. S

    Newbie introduction and needing DAP suggestions

    Hey everyone, i'm totally new to this hobby and want to start getting into DAPs and pairing them with decent IEMs. I have a budget of about 2000€ (for DAP + IEM) and really wanna invest into something portable, since i do travel a lot. Overview of DAPs i looked at: First off the IBasso DX240...
  3. H

    SoundMAGIC ES30 experience?

    Hi! In search for a new bass-focused budget IEM, the Soundmagic ES30 caught my attention for just 12€, but searching for reviews lead me nowhere, but reviews of the different E30. Does anyone have/had the ES30? How do they sound for the price?
  4. H

    Best sub-$50 IEM for VR Gaming

    Hello There! I'm currently looking to buy a wired IEM to use with a Quest 2 VR Headset, mainly for Beat Saber, so music performance(especially EDM and pop) is important, alongside a secure fit and minimal cable noise. My budget isn't really high, $50 tops, and I'm in Europe, so choices are...
  5. T

    Advice for Headphones 300E

    Goodmorning everyone! I would like to buy headphones and a dac / amp (if needed) for a total budget of € 300, maximum € 350. I would use them mainly for playing games and listening to music. Both open and closed back are fine, as long as they are comfortable, especially with glasses. I tried the...
  6. L

    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...
  7. AKG K-52

    AKG K-52

    Our K52 headphones deliver authoritative, extended low-frequency response that gives definition to kick drums and bass guitars. At the same time, the detail yet precisely balanced high-frequency response reveals the nuance in vocals, guitars and acoustic instruments. Our generous 40mm drivers...
  8. W

    Replacement for my Superlux HD-681F

    Hello. I use headphones for everything, music, computer games ( there is a lot of music in computer games ), movies ( the same ), etc. I prefer the neutral sound signature, and I like to use open headphones. Tried to use close headphones, not for me. The source which I have right now is a...
  9. poczta6788

    Earbuds on budget

    Hi, after 5 years my "Sennheiser MX471" broke down :#, i looking for something that can replace them, something that is clear and balanced so i could use it as daily driver for anything (movies/games/music). Budget 30$ USD / Only Earbuds.
  10. ian91

    Geek Wold Discussion

    Hi everyone, I had a quick search and couldn't find a dedicated thread to Geek Wold, if there is then this can be a thread dedicated to the new GK10. The GK10 was first brought to my attention by @Dsnuts on the Discovery Thread. These look set to take off and seem much better than Geek Wolds...
  11. wagninger

    For any given budget.... dynamic or planar magnetic headphone?

    I was wondering, for any given budget - let´s say around 500, 1000 and 1500 bucks, would you get a dynamic headphone or planar magnetic, and why? I have the impression that planar magnetic has a higher ceiling in terms of price, maybe also sonic quality. But at the same price points, which...
  12. CVJ CSK


    CVJ CSk 1BA+1DD In Ear Earphone Hybrid Driver HIFI Monitor Earphone Sport Running Earbuds Replaced Cable Specification: Product name: CVJ CSk Sensitivty: 108dB Impendence: 22Ω Frequency response: 10-40KHz Cable Length: 1.25m±5 Plug Type: 3.5mm plug Connector: 2PIN 0.75MM Color: black/Purple...
  13. LoyalPotato

    Closed backs up to ~100 €/$

    Hello everyone, I just wanted to hear some opinions about which closed back would be a good pick, around the 100 €/$ mark. I’m planning on getting a Fiio btr3k to serve as an amp/dac (in case some new suggestions required an amp to power). From what I’ve seen so far, it’s between: ATH-M40x...
  14. Barusu Lamperouge

    Best Budget Hi-Fi IEM and Headphones in India (under ₹7k i.e. ~$100)

    There are tons of threads about Mid-fi and TOTL threads but none for the budget category where most of the buyers are concentrated at. Is it possible to get a great IEM without having to shell out crazy amount of money? It sure is, with or without AliExpress. So this thread is basically a thread...
  15. rattlingblanketwoman

    Advice - cheap DAPs (or even an LG G8?)

    Hello all, I am looking for a DAP so I can have something distraction-free. When I have some time to myself, often washing the dishes at night, is when I get to listen to my music. Nothing holds things up or keeps me stressed like going to change a track and seeing notifications (or just...
  16. 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 ·...
  17. ezekiel77

    Chord & Major Tonal Earphone Information and Impressions Thread

    [Chord & Major] Chord & Major are an IEM company hailing from Taiwan. They've been making IEMs since the early 2010s for budget-minded music lovers. Driven by dynamic drivers, their line-up caters to a wide range of musical genres, and hopes to reward listeners with a rich, fulfilling...
  18. S

    Best Headphones/IEMs < $100, 0.3v Compatible, & Possibly not Made-in-China?

    I spent some 4-5 hours researching headphones et al. and, while I started from nothing and have now amassed a tiny puddle of knowledge, I am feeling burned out and haven't closed the gap to my objective with the overwhelming amount of options available. So, in my wanderings, I discovered this...
  19. E

    Marshall Major 3 wired or Anker SoundCore Q30

    The Marshall ones are about 90USD and the Q30s are 75USD. Which one has the better sound experience? Thanks!
  20. E

    Looking for a new pair of headphones under $50

    I'm looking for decent headphones that will last a while before wearing out. I tend to keep mine for a long time (4-5 years). I've been using the Konfulon hs-01($20 chinese brand) for 4 years now. Here's what i found for about $50: MSI immerse GH30 v2 Cougar Phontum Essential Sennheiser HD300...
  21. Sound N00b

    Best portable bluetooth dac/amp

    I have 3 problems I want to solve 1) I want to watch tv on my headphones/earphones (presumably via Bluetooth). A really long wire is not an option. 2) I want to charge my phone and listen to music at the same time 3) I want a better dac and amp then what is in my phone 3.5) Being able to take...
  22. KBEAR Lark

    KBEAR Lark

    Specification: Brand: KBEAR Model: Lark Interface: 2PIN 0.78mm(TFZ) Frequency response: 20-20kHz Sensitivity: 105dB Impedance: 16ohm Earphone material: Zinc Alloy+Environmental friendly PO Color: Mauve; Light Gray; Aqua Green Cable material: 4 core silver-plated cable Plugtype: 3.5mm...
  23. Kukuster

    (Really) budget ( strictly < $15 ) headset for calls with a long cable

    Hi! I don't know if someone is concerned about such things on this forum, but I'm looking for a very budget headset for Zoom, Slack, etc. A long cable is very preferable. I would prefer a better mic rather than better drivers. I don't need durability, I hope they fall apart after 6 months (if...
  24. psy_jc

    Help me round out my setup

    A few years ago I settled on the Beyer DT770 and Westone 4R and decided to give my wallet a break. But I recently got bored of my Westones, and wanted to try a set of open cans. I stumbled on a sale on the Fidelio X2HR a few weeks ago and gave in. I bought the X2HR, liked the sound but found it...
  25. alicedc

    Help choosing budget in-ears/IEMs for cycling

    Hey everyone!(: I'm a complete newbie who's been searching around for new in-earphones or IEMs I mainly listen to music or podcasts when cycling so I'd like it to have some noise isolation from wind and also some water resistance from rain. I'm also gonna use it for my nintendo switch and...