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    DAP recommendation for Sennheiser HD600

    This is my first post (after introduction) on head-fi. If I have made some mistakes, please bear with me. I have a Sennheiser HD600 which I use with DAC/Amp Fiio EK10. While this setup works great when I'm using it to listen to music on my laptop or watching movies. I was wondering if there is...
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    Looking for advice on a new headphone under 180$ (150€)

    Hi, I'm a noob searching for a new headphone after my ATH M40X, really good by the way but a bit dull after a few years of use. I'm using it only on my computer, I don't care about portability but I care about the quality of build, I still hate the Razer Kraken for it's poor quality. I'm looking...
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    Using Headphone DAC & AMP for Guitar

    Hi All, Looking for some help here.. Googling has been driving me nuts. I want to pick up playing guitar again, but I'd like to play quietly with headphones. This is something I've never done, though, so it's all new to me.. Is it possible to run the guitar into an audio interface, hook up the...
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    Moving from wireless to wired

    Hello! first time posting, thanks for having me 😁 currently using the Astro A50 gen 3 on my PS5 / PC and would very much like to go for an upgrade and get wired closed back but I have no idea where to start. I mainly play FPS games with the odd single player game every now and again so I...
  5. thefreed

    Hi I have the AKG K712 Pro for gaming, but it's not as good as I would like for music, would you help?

    I like the AKG K712 Pro, and it's still pretty good for music, but it doesn't give me the eargasm that I would really like. I don't mind if it's closed or open, just something that will work well with the music that I listen to, if it matters I have the sound blaster x g6 for a sound card. I...
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    headset for husband!!

    hey y'all!! don't know who will see this or if anyone will BUT for christmas i bought my husband to be a full gaming/streaming set up in terms of mic - he has the shure sm7b mic and everything needed to make it the highest quality it can be HOWEVER i now want to get him a headset too, his main...
  7. littlej0e

    Sennheiser HD820 Planar Magnetic Equivalent?!?

    Howdy! Does anyone know if there is a closed-back planar magnetic equivalent of the Sennheiser HD820? I'm specifically looking for a similarly wide soundstage and equally great imaging. The HD820s sound great (to my ears at least), but I'm wondering if I could get a bit more clarity/separation...
  8. es7ebanlv

    Help chosing IEM, replacing Sony MDR-EX500

    Hello guys! I'd like a bit of help if you all please, I'm currently searching for a replacement for my old and broken Sony MDR-EX500, which to me sounded very much like haven must sound, lots of power, oceanic and very defined bass and sub-bass, natural sounding, detailed mids and trebble...
  9. kazuma1111

    Help regarding Sennheiser 598 open back

    I am thinking of buying sennheiser 599se or 660s I want to know whether or not I am going to like sennheiser 599se or 660s if I didn't like 598 open back Sennheiser headphones i love 202 280 pro rs 185 rs 170 average sound 598
  10. 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...
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    Best headphones for EDM/gaming?

    Hi everyone, I've been looking to upgrade my headphone setup. I listen to EDM and play games, so I'm looking for headphones with an exciting and clear sound, with a decent/good soundstage. I recently purchased the DT990 600ohm headphones and the murder treble gives me a headache, so I'm going...
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    Looking for some advice

    I'm attempting to find a better way to wire my PC setup and you really appreciate some advice on the subject. I have a set of Koss ESP/95X which are connected to their energizer, which is then connected to an Aune T1se DAC/AMP via RCA/Component (Red and White) connector, then from the Aune T1se...
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    Would it be worth spending more on the Final audio design LAB II over the D8000?

    I'm currently trying to decide over the Final audio design LAB II in ear earphones or the D8000 full size headphones from Final audio design as well. The earphones look to cost about £900.00 pounds more coming in near to £4000.00. However, I've never spent a ton of money on in ear earphones...
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    Hi guys, i need some help on what to purchase

    Hi, this is my first thread, i wuld like to ask you guy about what headphones get. Here is a summary: Budget - Around 100 EUR Source - Laptop and PS4 (optional) Requirements for Isolation - It would be welcome Preferred Type of Headphone - Over-ear Past headphones- Sorry for the...
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    Diana V2 worth upgrading from the Arya's?

    I have the Hifiman Arya's and an order of the Verite Closed on the way, my question is, would the Diana V2 be worth upgrading to for a different Planar that isn't bright? The Arya's are great but I do hate how they can be bright, and it ends up that I turn down the volume on songs since my...
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    Newbie Advice

    Hi all, I'm looking to buy a new pair of closed back, wired headphones. I've been doing my research, but I keep seeing contradicting opinions and I'm kinda lost. I'm looking for and everyday pair that I can use for music and games. I'm looking to spend less than $300 USD and as I said above, I...
  17. ThaRealDino

    Suggestions for V-Shaped IEMs with great sound-stage and detail (< C$500)

    Hey. I have been looking for quality IEMs for a while and am struggling to find a good pair of quality IEMs with the following traits: - Good to Great soundstage - Detailed imagery - Solid build, any material is fine but I prefer alloy/metal, but if it's something that wont break after a month I...
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    Do I need a soundcard or amp for Sennheiser HD 598SR?

    Noob here. I just got this combo after seeing it recommended often online: Sennheiser HD 598SR V-moda boompro microphone (with 2.5mm adapter mod) However I now wonder if my motherboard will be able to drive it. Do i need to get a soundcard as well, and if yes internal/external? Or do i need...
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    Need fun upgrade that last for the next 5-10 years

    I allready tried to get advice from reddit https://www.reddit.com/r/HeadphoneAdvice/comments/gzsatu/need_buying_advice_for_enjoyable_headphone_for/ and browsed there and here a bit. I discribed what I own and what I am probably looking for in the reddit post but no response on so far. Anyway I...
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    Recommendations for first time audiophile headphone purchase.

    Hi, I'm new to the forum and looking for recommendations for cans and a DAC/amp. I've been interested for years but finally have some money to spare. Probably the nicest I've owned are the Bose QC25, but I'm ready to move on to something better. I was tempted by the HD 650s and saw the...
  21. themidsizelebowski

    Need help with STAX SR-009S Setup

    I am going to buy the STAX SR-009S earspeaker, but am a novice in the high-end audio world, and need some advice selecting a full setup (amp + preamp) that won’t limit the performance of the SR-009S. My reason for this purchase is that I used to have a STAX SR-L500mk2 with an SRM-252ii amp...
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    Advice on Sennheiser HD660S vs Focal Elear (Sale & same price bracket)

    Hi guys, I'm in a bit of a dillemma. I'm looking to buy another set of headphones. I currently use Fidelio X2's that have served me well for the last 4 years. A local store has the Focal Elears on sale for $599 Australian dollars and Sennheiser have the HD660s on sale for $559. At only $40...
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    Noise through headphones when pre-out is in use?

    Hey guys, I'm currently running a set of Beyerdynamic DT990 Pros through a FiiO E09K desktop amp. RCA input to the amp is from the rear 3.5mm jack of my computer. This setup normally works fine and has no background noise even when the amp is cranked up high. I recently introduced a set of JBL...
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    help me decide Akg k7xx, drop + dan clark aeon x, sennheiser hd 58x or hifiman ananda

    hi, can you guys give me your opinion of which one i should buy i am new to audiophile headphones and i am wanting to get one, i am looking for the most comfortable one as i have a very easily irritable head when wearing headphones. if you could just let me know your opinion on their comfort or...
  25. JuicyBeef

    Which IEMs is better? Moondrop A8, or UM Mentor V3?

    According to my case, I have Moondrop A8 and Shure se846, and purchased UM mentor v3 last year. For DAP, I had Fiio x7 mark ii now. I think the a8 and Shure se846 is better for me. I have no idea about the difference between Moondrop a8 and UM Mentor V3. Personally, I think the UM Mentor v3 is...
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