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    Any information on the Micro Seiki MX-5 electrostatics?

    Hello everyone, today I got a pair of Micro Seiki MX-5 electrostatics that were found in my grandparent's attic because they unfortunately passed away. Does anyone have any information / measurements for these headphones? Also, how do I have to hook up the electrostatic energizer to my amp/dac...
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    Wanting to buy new headphones

    I currently use the m50x, they sound ok but not very impressive. I don't exactly know my preference in the tuning. But I like how the 7hz timeless sounds, same with Mangird tea's. I know that headphones don't sound the same as iems but i like tuning of them. I mostly listen to rap. I prefer them...
  3. Kennerton Gjallerhorn GH 50

    Kennerton Gjallerhorn GH 50

    The world's first horn-loaded headphone. The most important advantage of horn headphones is the ability to develop a good sound pressure and give excellent dynamics from the first milliwatts with minimal distortions. Horn Headphones reproduce the most subtle musical nuances and most fully and...
  4. -Daan-

    Headphone for big ears

    Hi, I've been rocking my Sennheiser HD25-II for 12 years now, and it's time for something more comfortable and better sounding. What I'm looking for is: - Over-ear (I have big ears ) - Open back - Easy driveable (I don't intend on purchasing an amp) - Comfortable - Bassy sound Bonus points...
  5. JCRG

    Something similar to Nightowls but with better 1.2 khz to 10 khz response

    Looking to upgrade from my Audioquest Nightowls, cans with superb sound and sublime soundstage, but that factually suffer in the upper midrange (?) to lower treble regions. Recently I tried the Ultrasone Signature Studio, but man, they were super harsh to my ears. I am returning them as I type...
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    Sony MDR1AM2 VS Meze 99 Classics

    I have around $300 to spend on new headphones, but I can't decide between the Sony MDR1AM2 headphones or the Meze 99 Classics headphones. Which one is better in terms of sound quality, build quality, and comfort (I have a "bigger" head). For sound quality, I prefer a warmer-sounding headphone...
  7. Sony MDR-ZX310 / MDR-ZX310AP

    Sony MDR-ZX310 / MDR-ZX310AP

    As per Sony's info, it has a 10 to 24000 Hertz frequency range and 30mm drivers. The cups are also foldable. They are the currently leading product of the ZX series (pertaining the MDR line, not to be confused with the Walkman one, starting with "NW"), all composed of their most inexpensive...
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    Over ear, closed back headphones advice

    I want new headphones and was considering the HD 280 pro because of it's isolation and durability. I also considered the akg k361 and m40x with replacement pads, but I'm leaning towards the sennheiser because of it's isolation. I would be using these at home for movies/series, gaming and music...
  9. alexgurr

    On/over ear workout headphones recommendation?

    Hello! I currently have the Plantronics Backbeat FITs, which I’ve owned since the start of 2018. They’ve held up pretty well in rain, runs and the gym. However I’m more and more often noticing the terrible audio quality, lack of noise cancelling and the creakiness of the plastic. They fall off...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. Kennerton Wodan

    Kennerton Wodan

    PLANAR MAGNETIC OPEN BACK OVER-EAR HEADPHONES HIGH-FIDELITY HEADPHONES FOR PROFESSIONALS AND AUDIOPHILES Because of the nature of hand making and materials used these are a limited edition. Every aspect of Kennerton Wodan, the newest planar-magnetic headphone, is designed to achieve maximum...
  13. Sennheiser

    August in Sennheiser History...

    Hello Head-Fi! Our 75th Anniversary has offered us an opportunity to revisit key Sennheiser moments. This month in Sennheiser history is particularly special as it was 29 years ago that the original Orpheus was released. If you’ve heard either Sennheiser electrostatic headphone, feel...
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    Best Audiophile Closed Over-ear Headphone with Good Bass (Around $1500) - Recommendation

    Good day everyone. As the title stated, I am interested in buying a closed-backed over-ear headphone with a budget of up to $1500 (+-$200). I am looking for a headphone that will work with my already existing set of DAC/amp and would be suitable for jazz, classic rock, rock/hard rock, indie...
  15. Audiofly AF240

    Audiofly AF240

    Driver type: 40mm single membrane neodymium driver Frequency range: 20-20 kHz Sensitivity: 103dB at 1 kHz Impedance: 16 Ohms Cable length: 1.5m/60" Plug type: 3.5mm gold plated straight jack PLEASE NOTE: Audiofly is continually updating and improving its products. As such, these specifications...
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    Recommendations for an all rounder kinda bassy headphones?

    Hi, I'm new to these forums so kinda just learning about em. Anyways, I just recently bought a SBx G6 because I thought it was like the battery-less version of the e5 that almost blew up on me but no mic unfortunately lol. Anyways, I've had a pair of AKG M220s for a while I like them a lot but I...
  17. gedneyj

    Recommendation: Cheap isolating headphones

    I know this may seem odd to ask on such a high quality forum, but I greatly appreciate everyone's insights over the years. My wife is doing schoolwork from home, and we have a lot of distractions with me, 3 kids, a dog, and a cat. I need to find a pair of headphones that she can use to block...
  18. soundyone

    Headphones (AKG, BT, AT, ?) + DAP (FiiO?) (up to 500 €)

    Looking to update headphones and DAP for office use. I am not very needy listener, but need something more than average mp3 and cheaper headphones. Its hard to set maximum price, but I´d hope to get under 500 €, previously been using FiiO E10k and Sennheisers 558/598. Main music I have is CD...
  19. Deolum

    Best closed bass cans for ~ 300 bucks

    Hello i'm looking for over ear closed headphones with a lot of bass for electronic music. My source is chord mojo. I prefer a brand which is widely available in europe and not an exotic one since i wanna have the opportunity to test it and send it back if i don't like it. My main earphones are...
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    Need suggestions for over-the-ear headphones

    I'm looking for headphones with some of this qualities: 1) Looks: I'd prefer headbands that are almost perfectly round like the ones in the photo below. Shallow ear pads would be nice, too, but not a must. 2) Wired. It can have bluetooth, but I need to use it with cable. 3) Active noise...
  21. OKCSC ZX1

    OKCSC ZX1

    Specifications: - Driver: 57mm composite film horn speaker + 180 Degree Open Cavity - Impedance: 32 Ω - Sensitivity: 98 dB - Frequency range: 16 - 20000Hz
  22. BrandtRanj

    Black Friday 2019: Our deepest discounts of the year

    Head-Fi members, The Status Audio team has decided to go all-out for Black Friday this year: we’re offering a 40% discount on our website and on Amazon — no promo code required. These deals are live, and will be available until Tuesday, December 5. International shipping is available to...
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    neutral bluetooth over-ears ?

    Hi all, new to this forum and did some searching but couldn't find a thread with suggestions targeting my needs (if this is due to my ineptitude with the search functionality, feel free to point me to existing threads). Trying to find the right wireless cans for me. I bought the Sony...
  24. Boltune BT-BH011 Noise Cancelling Headphones

    Boltune BT-BH011 Noise Cancelling Headphones

    Boltune BT-BH011 ANC Headphones As mentioned in my last review, noise cancelling headphones are becoming very popular. Arguably, the undisputed kings in noise cancelling arena are the Sony MX-1000X3 and the Bose QC35II; both of which I am intimately familiar with. While I found the...
  25. SoundMAGIC HP1000

    SoundMAGIC HP1000

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