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  1. 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...
  2. E

    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...
  3. A

    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...
  4. A

    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...
  5. 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...
  6. M

    Schiit Stack

    Hi there I must say I am really new to this and I read the last week a lot about different recommendation and variation of AMPs and DACs, especially from Schiit. Over the past months was looking for a sweet deal for the dt1990 (first headphone at all) and I just got them several days ago. As...
  7. S

    Need other Earbuds that match/better than Logitech Ultimate Ears 200-350 series...

    Sorry for my english... As they(logitech) don't make earbuds anymore i need to find another one... I tried other brand but it sound like i am under water, choking here and there (when the voice overlap the music ) . Can't hear the gun shot... Just nothing good about it. This is what i...
  8. S

    2020 TWS Chinese Best 50-100 and best over 100

    ANy help on this? I do like seeing the frequency charts when possible I would like to maximize value, I don't care about brand name. Some Preference I prefer APTX Bluetooth 5.0 I love listening to techno and acid, 80% of the time and intend to get QCY T5 for calls, work, youtube etc I can...
  9. S

    Best DAP with Tidal // Google Play for CIEM use?

    I use CTM-500Elite CIEM’s and usually listen on my Pioneer XDP-100r which is great but there is a little noise floor that’s annoying at times, and I mostly use Tidal to stream especially in offline mode I want to upgrade new something new, I’ve looked at a lot of DAP’s out today’s and...
  10. S

    What should I choose between an mp3 player and the kz zsn pro and the kz s1 alone

    So my phone's jack broke. These are my options. If this helps you, I listen to metal.I listen while on the bus but while home too. If you have any alternative let me know.
  11. Ryuuji Voidstalker

    Hifiman HE4xx vs Sennheiser HD58x / HD6xx vs Fidelio X2hr (or other)? For my purpose, which one and why?

    THREAD CLOSED. What would be the best $ 200 open-back headphone for Epic songs / soundtracks (lots of orchestral) and powerful vocals, especially the females one? Will be my first open-back headphone. I was thinking on the HD6xx (HD650), but i saw a lot of reviewers saying that these...
  12. N

    1st time my own headphones(driver swap)

    so I have this pair of headphones I really liked, but I noticed the drivers are 32 Ohm and most headphones I've tried are 48 Ohm to 50 Ohm, per driver. I want to swap the current drivers in favor of some open Air 48 Ohm drivers. I'll remake the ear cups if I have to, thats not an issue, I'm some...
  13. Tail

    Sennheiser IE8/IE80/IE80s vs Sennheiser IE40 Pro

    I know it may sound weird due to price difference and Sennhsier's own naming of the products and all, but I am genuinely interested in comparison between these two. Recently I've found out about the world chi-fi and after hearing friend's 40$ earphone basically being on par with my 300$ Senn...
  14. F

    New better alternative for MEE Pinnacle P1 [Solved]

    Hi there, recently, I claimed my Pinnacle P1 for damaged cable, and I chose to get my money back instead of new P1 headphones. The reason is that I was always a bigger fan of warmer headphones with more bass, but I just didn't realise it before I bought my first low/mid-range audiophile...
  15. Tail

    Budget Chi-Fi recommendation help

    Hey guys! Looking at TRN V90 vs CCA C12 vs Blon BL-03 vs GuideRay GR-i Could you recommend me between these 4 earphones based on some things I'm interested in? Sub bass - which has most of that low end sub-bass impact and slam Mid bass - which has the least bleed into the mids, that veil...
  16. J

    help with dap and iem

    hello community, I'm new to all this, I know the basics and I've had headphones like the kz es4 and kz zsn now I decided to buy the kz zsx terminator that arrive in a few days and I'm looking for a DAP to listen to my music in better quality I have a fairly short budget I've been seeing...
  17. nasty nate

    Need help finishing headphone setup - Schiit Asgard 2 / Beyerdynamics DT880 / AQ: Dragonfly Red

    Hi All, I'm a very new member here but I hope I to explain my setup clearly and concisely. My current setup is as follows: I have the Beyerdynamics DT880 600 Ohm headphones. They are powered by the Schiit Asgard 2 headphone amp, and my source audio is streamed at an average of 24 bit...
  18. beato

    Looking for a DT 177X GO vs HD 598 comparrison

    I currently own the HD 598's and I have for a few years now, but I want something more expensive that's closed due to household background noise. Since I'm going closed I'm willing to pay the price for the 177X in hopes that the soundstage is even wider than the 598 or dt 770's. I've been mostly...
  19. Thenewbie76

    small portable dac/amp?

    I am looking for a thumb size or fairly small dac/amp smaller than the nx4 dsd for my laptop use. I have a nx4 dsd but it is just too big for me and honestly I dont need that much power. All I plan to use the dac/amp with is with iems mainly my jh 13vs and campfire cascade both of which do not...
  20. A

    Need decision on good open backs under $200

    so i've been looking to get into the audio scene lately (and by lately i mean been researching for about 5 months) and i'm not confident which one to go for, because where i live there are no stores to try out headphones in, so i don't know what my preferred sound signature is, so i will try to...
  21. Pinkomeno

    New to remixing, any help?

    So I've been lately on doing some remixes, like 20 or so but never actually get to end them. Not until this last one: https://mega.nz/#!Wbg03Yaa!7rYT_cwdllbQ7rOLW4rGppZ1R2oBpM3yrRyBW3j84l0 So my question is: what do you think of it? P.S.: I know I could just upload the file to Head-Fi but it...
  22. Xzephyr23

    NEW DragonFly Cobalt Opinion? Worth it?

    Helllo, Transitioning my audio desktop experience to a portable one. Realizing I can’t stand still very much .. As the title states the new DragonFly cobalt has grabbed my attention. I’ve always heard of how great their portable products are and figured I would take the dive. It’s small -...
  23. B

    Help/Recommendation with IEMs

    Hello! I purchased the KZ ZS10 PROs and though I love them they are very fatiguing. I used them about an hour each day for travel and they hurt my ears outside and in. someone recommended the Tin T2s to me, said they were identical in sound and more comfortable. Comfortable yes. But the sound...
  24. B

    Desktop setup for new member

    Hi friends, As you will gather, I’m new here; although, I’ve read numerous helpful and informative articles, comparisons and opinions. However, I am truly at a loss and have reached a point where reading and trying to understand things for myself is not a very cost effective nor wise audio...
  25. zikmir

    Upgrading help

    So i have two pairs of headphones, ATH-M50x and HD598. I know this may sound noobish but i prefer the M50x over the HD598 even though i can feel and hear more clearly and better overall instruments in the HD598. My music choice changes in different times of years, some times i listen to music...
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