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  1. L

    Looking for open back headphones for FPS games compatible with the V-Moda Boom Pro Mic

    Hi, I’m quite new to buying headphones, buying generic ones in the past. I’m looking for headphones for competitive FPS gaming on Modern Warfare for example (hearing footsteps etc.) that are compatible with the V-Moda Boom Pro Mic. I know open back is what I’m looking for in that regard, and...
  2. 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...
  3. Shabda

    Shure srh 1840 eq-ability

    Hello all, Wondering if anyone can comment on the shure srh 1840’s eq-ability, particularly it’s low end boost. Could i add like 12 db to sub region without clipping? Thanks!
  4. T

    Headphone and Amp/DAC upgrade for £175 (UK)

    Hi Head-Fi, I have a set of terrible headphones that I bought on Amazon for £15 about 2-3 years ago (I think they are called HD800X by Betron). They are very uncomfortable and the closed back pressure gives me headaches after a while. Also, the sound card on my 6 year old laptop is giving up...
  5. Highnight

    Aeon open x + Schiit hel + modmic? Or would you recommend something else?

    I am a complete beginner when it comes to DACs and amps so I need a little help figuring out what would be the best option for me at around the $200-$250 price range. I am not opposed to the idea of having the gaming dac then in the future getting a nice stack for music/entertainment so if you...
  6. Z

    Should I upgrade my ANANDA?

    Hi, I bought an ANANDA as my first open-back, 2 weeks ago for 699USD. I'm using it with TEMPOTEC SONATA HD PRO. I have a budget to upgrade a bit more. The HE1000V2 is selling for 1000USD on Taobao. Should I upgrade my ANANDA with a better DAC/AMP or buy a HE1000V2 with DAC/AMP Combo(I will...
  7. 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...
  8. OpenHeart OH2000

    OpenHeart OH2000

    Key Features Headphone Type: Over ear+On ear (Open back) Construction: Metal Impedance: 32Ω Earphone sensitivity: 118dB/mW Frequency range: 20-24000Hz Interface: 3.5mm + 6.5mm Driver unit: 40mm Dynamic unit Included with Headphone 2 x Over-Ear G Cush Ear Pad (105mm) 2 x On-Ear S Cush Ear Pad...
  9. andreygrooves

    Open-Back Headphones for Musician and listening?

    Thank you for reading my post :) Looking for open back headphones, I am a musician and I love quality audiophile sound. I use headphones for instrument practice (piano, guitar, and bass) not to bother others living in the house. My ears get sweaty and itchy with closed-back headphones, so my...
  10. Ultrasone Edition 11

    Ultrasone Edition 11

    Our portfolio has been enriched by the new Edition eleven, a set of dynamic hi-fi headphones with an open construction. These headphones are meticulously handcrafted at our production facility at Gut Raucherberg near Lake Starnberg. Thanks to their open, circumaural design, they deliver an airy...
  11. Johnny Golden

    Any reason to buy closed headphones

    For home use in private is there any reason to use closed back headphones?. Let's assume ideal open back headphone conditions. What SQ advantages do closed back headphones have. I can't imagine any and yet people buy high end closed back headphones for home use, even when they own other high...
  12. Zerousen

    [WTS] MMCX Modded Koss KSC75, Sennheiser PX200

    Hi guys, I'm back with a few more things to sell, looking to save up some money so I can go visit family in July. I have three sets of MMCX Modded KSC75s and a PX200 in great condition, I have 3 more sets of KSC75s available that I will be modding a little later for those that don't mind waiting...
  13. -pete-

    Has anyone heard the ATH-AVA400?

    Hi all, I'm looking for a sub £100 full size open back cans, the Audio Technica ATH-AVA400 seem like they would fit the bill but I have only found a couple of Amazon reviews and that's it. Has anyone heard these? Are they any good? Are there any alternatives that you could recommend?
  14. generick

    WTS : Mrspeakers Aeon Flow Open with extra Aeon 2 pads

    Very versatile planar magnetic headphone, popular with the likes of tyll from innerfidelity. These have a warm and inviting sound with probably the best build and comfort in its price point. Extra aeon 2 pads included, these seem to improve dynamics and bring back a bit more upper mid/top end...
  15. A

    [SOLD] Sennheiser HD 800

    Good day everyone. I have for your consideration a pair of HD 800 s/n 111xx. These are mint, no physical damage to my eyes, with fresh Sennheiser factory ear pads and headband padding. The new padding and ear pads have less than 10 hours on them. These are stock, no modding whatsoever. The sale...

    Sold! FS: Like new Focal Clear + Dekoni Elite pads

    Hi all. I'm selling my beloved Focal Clear because I don't spend enough time with these babies to justify keeping them. They are less than one year old and are in perfect condition, aesthetically and functionally. I include a pair of Dekoni Elite Hybrid pads that I bought to keep the originals...
  17. 04gto

    <SOLD> Sennheiser HD800 Excellent condition.

    Hello all I am offering these Sennheiser HD800 Open Back Headphones for sale. Stock, no modifications. Headband pad and ear pads are in excellent condition. They have been used sparingly since new, 8 out of 10 condition. With only minor visible blemishes on the back side (see photos). Come from...
  18. SDBiotek

    SOLD HiFiMan HE-400i headphones, lightly used

    The headphones are in good cosmetic condition and have not seen much use. They will come with the original cable and box. Will ship only to United States address only. Price is firm and includes shipping and PayPal fees. If interested, please send a PM with your PayPal email, and I will send a...
  19. 04gto

    <SOLD> Massdrop Focal Elex Dynamic Open Back Headphones PERFECT CONDITION

    Hello all I am offering these Massdrop Focal Elex Dynamic Open Back Headphones have only been used for a few hours and are in 9.9 out of 10 condition. With almost no visible blemishes. Includes items seen in pictures. Massdrop/Focal Elex headphones and original balanced cable. No box or other...
  20. 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...
  21. Lurk650

    Philips Fidelio X2HR

    Rarely used. Bought from NewEgg 3/2019. Have stock cable but will also ship with shorter aftermarket cable. Shipping for US only, shipping included in price.
  22. taxifahrer


    Selling my German Maestro GMP 435 S open-back headphone. In excellent condition, only few month old. Bought directly from German Maestro in Germany. If you are checking this out you probably know what you are looking for. In my opinion, it's one of the best portable (though being open-back)...
  23. rendyG

    SOLD : Hifiman Edition X v2

    Selling my beloved HEX v2. Driver is in perfect condition (no wrinkles or dust). I´m mentioning this coz I´ve seen units with wrinkled or dirty looking driver. Unfortunately the thin pleather layer of earpads is starting to peel of slowly on some places as you can see on a picture below. Not...
  24. JackFX

    *Sold Audeze LCD-2 Shedua

    Looking for either a high end DAC, Tube amp, or a set of headphones that would compliment what ZMF Aeolus misses. These are in basically brand new condition and are beautiful
  25. U2Edge

    SOLD: Flawless Hifiman Ananda open back planar magnetic headphones with add'l 3rd party cable

    I've had these Hifiman Ananda open back planar magnetic headphones for a few months, but only put a handful of hours on them since my wife doesn't like "hearing my music" through open back headphones and since my Fostex TH-X00 are my "go to" headphones for work and home. They are in flawless /...