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  1. 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...
  2. Barusu Lamperouge

    India Chi-fi IEM Fans, join in!

    Hello! I'm curious to know how many Chi-fi enthusiasts are there in India? We should connect and share our experiences about this unique and affordable form of Hi-fi audio in India. Share our new discoveries and impressions about the IEMs, and Chi-fi in general. Looking forward to connect with...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  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. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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!
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. iFi audio ZEN CAN

    iFi audio ZEN CAN

    The ZEN CAN has trickle-down Class A discrete balanced circuitry from iFi audio’s US$1,699 flagship Pro iCAN. With 15.1V at 300Ω on tap, it has serious power that will make even difficult-to-drive headphones thump to the beat. Class A discrete output buffer from the flagship Pro iCAN using...
  16. N

    Budget Value Alternatives for Activewear Headphones

    Hi guys, I'm searching for budget alternatives to the Beats Powerbeats High-performance Wireless Earphones. Any budget value wireless sports earphones would be ideal. Use: Workouts, runs, chores around the house. Music: No specific genre (but have wide range in taste). Will also listen to...
  17. AZLA Zwei

    AZLA Zwei

    AZLA Zwei Zwei is AZLA's 2BA IEM powered by custom Knowles drivers, Acoustic Sound Chamber+, and Infinity Sound Technology. Zwei comes with a full set of Sedna Earfit Light eartips, a 2.5mm to 3.5mm adapter cable, and a carrying case. - Acoustic Sound Chamber+ is an internal driver chamber...
  18. AZLA Azel

    AZLA Azel

    AZLA AZEL Azel is AZLA's latest budget IEM, featuring a custom-made 8mm HD diaphragm topped with its unique Fibonacci dampers. It includes a pair of earpiece pockets, a carrying pouch, and a full set of Sedna Earfit Light Short eartips. 1. Driver Unit: 8mm AZEL HD Dynamic Driver 2...
  19. project86

    Lear LCM-Skyline

    Budget CIEM with single dynamic driver
  20. D

    Wireless IEMs with balanced/flat/transparent sound?

    Hi everyone! I am currently in search of a wireless pair of IEMs as I already have a pair of over-ears but would like something more portable and less clunky. Most popular ones I've seen seem to have a somewhat V-shaped sound signature or at least have an issue with bass overshadowing the mids...
  21. 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...
  22. L

    Best IEMs w/ mic under 100€ to use with phone (no dac)

    Hello, as the title says I'm looking for IEMs under 100€ to only use with my phone and maybe sometime my laptop. I don't use a dac, just straight from the 3.5mm jack of my pixel 3a. I stream music from Tidal HiFi, I need these only when I'm going around outside (for the future since I'm stuck...
  23. M

    Help with headphones, dacs/amps

    I'm very new to all of this but have been doing a lot of reading on new headphones but can't decide what to buy. I don't have a DAC or amp. I will mostly use these headphones for gaming (often times competitive shooters like csgo) while on the call with friends and some light music listening or...
  24. D

    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...
  25. morunas

    LF comfortable open circumaural headphones up to around $50

    Hey everyone, As "comfortable" is a metric only experience can speak of... could you help me find headphones for my girlfriend's head for long online dungeons and dragons sessions? So most importantly comfortable: minimal clamping, many hours without warming the ears, comfy pads Sound: as main...
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