headphone advice
  1. P

    first expensive cans (( for metal)) (help)

    Hi! everybody! I am looking for a great pair of cans for headphones. I want to be slapped in the face when prayer poisition by periphery start and still I want clearity in complex passages full of instruments like haken's songs and I also want to enjoy orchestral, calmer, full of details songs...
  2. L

    Headphone Upgrade from AKG Q701

    Hi all, new to this forum and looking for some help and advice on some new headphones to upgrade to from the AKG Q701. I recently purchased the Beyerdynamic Amiron and, whilst they do have some great qualities to them, have found them to be a little different to the Q701. Granted the Amiron do...
  3. R

    HD 6xx upgrades?

    I'm trying to figure out where to go after the Sennheiser HD-6XX's. I find that my only issue with them is that the bass is underwhelming on them. I should clarify that I've had a chance to try the Meze 99 classics and I found them leaning towards too bass heavy for me. The headphones will see...
  4. P

    Tracking/recording headphone recs (detachcable cable, comfy/lightweight)

    I'm trying to find a pair of excellent headphones for tracking music (electric guitar, vocals, acoustic guitar, sample drums and synth) that will not cause click bleed. Need a neutral sound signature (mixing grade) and detachable cable. I have a larger head (lol) and some headphones have hurt...
  5. InternetSandman

    Looking for middle ground between HD660s and Focal Clear Mg

    I'm in the market for a new set of headphones for desktop use. Currently I use the Shure SRH1540 hooked up to the headphone output of the Audioengine HD3. Sometimes I use the speakers, sometimes I use the headphones, but I'm hoping to find a headphone that I'll wanna use all the time so the...
  6. Hypermale

    PC (Music) Headphone Recommendation?

    Hi, I am looking for some recommendations for headphones to use while sitting at my PC listening to music (and maybe for use with my turntable, maybe). My budget is flexible, but something around the £250 mark would be good. I have an HRT Microstreamer USB DAC capable of driving lower impedance...
  7. FlipFloperator

    How's this plan look?

    Starting from near naught (budget boy AKG k240 and Fiio e10k), so I'm looking forward to implementing what I've learned in the past couple months into purchases and gold sounds for my ears, via headphone listening... But I am wondering if there are any notable flaws, something I'm missing, or...
  8. P

    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...
  9. Shabda

    Headphone with bass and air

    Hi All, can anyone think of a headphone with ~ harman 2018 bass but a could amount of air in the highs? i love my shure 1540’s but sometimes i wish they had a bit more air. open backs welcome! Thanks!
  10. S

    Headphone for flat sound with decent soundstage

    I am looking for a headphone at around $100 that I will use as a monitor to record my lectures. I will also use them to listen to classical music. I expect a decently smooth soundstage, or as much as this price point can get me. I do not have an amp, and I use ATR2100 in USB mode to record my...
  11. Shabda

    Amp advice for dt 880 32 ohm

    Hi All, I’m looking for a portable amp or maybe dac/amp to color my dt 880’s a bit. Would be nice if they were a little less dry 100-300 dollar range Anyone have any advice? Thanks!
  12. 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...
  13. Robeats

    Good Idea?: Audio Interface Balanced Line Outputs to Headphone Amp Line Inputs (for better sound).

    Hello everyone, First I would like to apologize because I mistakenly posted this on the wrong thread. I don't know how to delete the first one. It was posted on "Headphone Amps (Full-sized). So, if anyone can help me with deleting my 1st post that would be wonderful. Anyway, I am a home music...
  14. A

    My monitor headphones broke, need a new pair

    Hello everyone, today is a sad day: my Shure SRH840 of 6 years just died and since they were pretty old I opted to buy a new pair, my problem is, what to pick? Let me give you some info to better understand my needs: I use them only in my house, never bring them outside and mainly for mixing...
  15. A

    New Headphones + preamp

    A little bit of my audiophile history: I used to listen to music with speakers mainly. I created more DIY loudspeakers than I can count and I was one of those that took room treatment at least as serious as the speakers. It took a long time until I was truly happy with the sound and the result...
  16. guitarjorge24

    Bluetooth headphones with aptX LL and ANC recommendation

    I currently own the Bose QC 35 II but they have significant audio latency with Bluetooth so there the audio and video are out of sync when watching a TV show or playing a game. Does anyone have some recommendations on Bluetooth headphones that support aptX Low Latency but that also have active...
  17. J

    problem-beats solo 3

    I have a beats solo 3 wireless headphone. But I've only used it a few times. It is great, beautiful design and high sound quality, but I feel uncomfortable when I wear it. Too tight!!! my ears can not bear it. When I wear it over half an hour, I will have an earache. I don't know if it is too...
  18. aminus

    Recommendations for a summit-fi headphone

    For the last couple of months I have been stuck with quite a dilemma: I have quite the experience with IEMs and have more or less refined my taste with them, but I don’t have a fraction of an idea of what headphones would suit my preferences and be able to give me an equivalent, if not better...
  19. deadrat6

    V-Moda Crossfade Wireless OR Sennheiser Momentum On-Ear Wired

    Hey, would like to hear some of your opinion regarding the two headphones as I'm indecisive. I'm planning to get either one of these for gaming and music listening, mainly EDM. Hence, what I'm looking for is comfortability, solid bass reproduction and not too bright mids and highs which may...
  20. G

    Help choosing headphones, kinda at wits end.

    Hey there, I've been lurking for awhile so while im kinda familiar i would say i'm by no means educated in the subject so bare with me. So recently My M40x's broke and i enjoyed those headphones.They were great, I really enjoyed the sound. However they lasted just 13 months due to the hinge...
  21. Paul Sheridan

    Will my Sugden Bijou Headmaster drive my headphones?

    I have a Sugden Bijou headmaster, will it drive my Final D8000 headphones 60 ohm impedance and set at 98db?
  22. Eaton Liu

    LP6 Ti 199 -- The Most Expensive and Technical Advanced Portable Player on The Planet?

    About two months ago, I attended an audiophile meeting hosted in LA. The meeting mainly focused on portable audio gears -- IEMs, DAPs, portable amps, and some sealed headphones. I was not a fan of this subject because I had been a full-stack system user for a decade since the debut of HD800 in...
  23. L

    Hifiman HE400i vs HE4XX

    Hey guys. I want to buy new headphones and i am interested in these models. The 400i are $180 on amazon and the 4xx are $170 on Massdrop. I know that they use same drivers, but some people says that 400i sounds better and others that 4xx do. I also read that 4xx have more bass, but 400i are...
  24. alpha carinae

    Looking for some help on quality budget headphones

    Cheers! I'm new around here and this is my first time posting. I've recently decided to buy a new pair of headphones, but unfortunately due to my location (IN), I have a limited number of options available. I intend to buy the best sounding headset available at the price range of ~60$ (4,000...
  25. D

    Need new headphones and need help please

    Hi all i’m Look for a new set of headphones possible Bluetooth , I like decent sound and would want to use my new set down the gym. I currently have the Sony 1000xm2’s. I was considering grado but they are open back. I’m after something with the same sort of sound signature, as the sony’s...