purchase advice
  1. S

    Old amplifier Dual CV-1400 with new headphones Meza 99 Classics

    Would using this old, recapped amp be a risk to those fairly easy to drive headphones? Im not a loud listener by any margin but Im afraid I might burn them.
  2. K

    Purchase advice: Which ear-fitting headphones meeting these criteria should I buy?

    Hi there, hello, My current headphones are falling apart more and more, it's time for new ones! In the search for the right model I have a rather restrictive catalog of criteria, so that best lists and recommendations found on the Internet are only moderately helpful (even the otherwise very...
  3. R

    Should I upgrade my amp/DAC combo for the HiFiMan Ananda?

    I've got a pair of Anandas as an upgrade from my OG HE-400 (which sadly broke its headband, now hanging on with some superglue), and my current amp/DAC combo is a Fiio E17. Is there anything I can get for around $200-$400 that would be a significant upgrade from the E17? Currently, I'm...
  4. beenie

    When to buy headphones?

    When's the best time to buy at a good price from Chinese sellers for example Linsoul, Penon Audio, Hifigo and AliExpress. Looking to buy some IEM's specifically NF Audio NM2+, I saw some ok prices during 11.11 and similar ones coming up for black Friday. Any idea if post Christmas will be...
  5. S

    Advice for a couple of set of IEMs for a beginner wanting to know the basics

    I'm a complete newbie when it comes to high-fidelity music, and things like resolution, sound stage and instrument separation are alien to me. However, I am really interested to know about the subtleties. I am looking for a few IEMs or portable headphones that will give me a taste of what I am...
  6. K

    Help with buying new over-ears

    I posted this elsewhere but thought you guys could help more? ---- Advice on purchase please, entering audiophile territory, massive music lover but couldn't afford a good pair previously. Budget has opened up.. Budget - £800 flexible (UK) Source - Samsung S20 U Requirements for Isolation -...
  7. Javild

    Help Choosing The Best Audio Interface For My Use

    Hello, everyone! I am starting to get into audio and am currently buying audio gear for my setup. For my next purchase, I am looking for an audio interface. My budget is around $200 USD. I will be running my Philips X2HR headphones, a pair of monitors, and an XLR mic. I will sometimes record...
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    [PA]Which DAP to Buy

    Hi, guys planning to buy a DAP budget is $800 can someone help me to choose one of the following! 1. Fiio M11 Pro 2. iBasso Dx 200 3. astell&kern KANN 4. Sony ZX 300 Cheers
  9. N

    HyperX Cloud Mix for quality gaming AND music/sound quality///long lasting?

    Here is a link to a post containing my criteria: https://www.reddit.com/r/BuyItForLife/comments/eazjo3/help_deciding_on_headphones_that_will_work_for/ For all the headphones in my criteria I like these the best. The big thing is the design, I love the simplistic yet stylish nature of it. I...
  10. Shishigami Reishin

    Seeking for purchase help (Over-ear under 300€)

    Hello, I'm new in the magnificent world of audio and I'm posting on this forum to have advices from people with a much more advanced level than me. I have actually a WH-H900N and I love how it sounds with ANC on. I love that type of sounding and it was the very first "good" headphone I've ever...
  11. S

    Looking for a new pair of IEMs in £300/$350 range

    As the title suggests, I'm looking for a new pair of IEMs in the £300/$350 range, I currently live in the UK, but I'm set to be moving statestide for a considerable ammount of time (visiting New York, then heading to the west coast for work), and I'm looking to upgrade my se215s Current source...
  12. O

    Best bluetooth earbuds under $100 (CAD)

    The most important feature for me is sound quality. I'd mainly use them in workouts or to watch films so bass capabilities and sound balance are important. Right now, I've got it narrowed down to the Anker Soundspirit Pro and the OnePlus Bullets wireless. Between the two of them, what should I...
  13. B

    Increasing Headphone Inventory - Purchase advice

    Hey all, I'm pretty new to the forums, and am trying to decide on what my next set of cans should be. My current daily drivers are a pair of secondhand Grado SR-225's (not E, not I, just 225.) I enjoy the sound out of them, amping with a Schiit Fulla 2. I also have a pair of Audio Technica...
  14. Y

    New purchase advice - edm-friendly budget iems

    Hello :) I'm looking to purchase new headphones for Android phone. My requirements are: Edm-friendly (obviously emphasize on bass, but without compromising normal mids and highs). Low cost (30-40$ top). Wired in-ear headphones. Mic+vol controls (must). Good noise isolation (doesn't need to be...
  15. Sutachiba

    High End IEMs suggestion (Campfire Andromeda or Campfire Vega or Alternative suggestions)

    Good day, fellow audio enthusiast! My first post so please be gentle with me :d I have been using the Sennheiser IE80 for about a year now, so far I loved the sound of it but I wanted something more. I have been roaming around headphone stores in Hong Kong during the December holiday trip and...
  16. B

    open back headphones for 200$

    hi , I'm new here and I want to get to upgrade to better headphones , currently I'm undecided between the hifiman he4xx , sennheiser hd6xx and the beyerdynamic dt990 pro , I'm currently not planning on purchasing an amp , I'm a heavy user , mainly watching very HQ media on my phone and laptop...
  17. OldeDeus

    Asking for purchase advice between Sony MDR-EX800ST vs Moondrop Blessing

    Hello all, first post here aside from the introduction thread but looking for purchase advice is one of the major reasons I joined after all. I currently own some UE900s and enjoy them but I felt that they lacked bass for my tastes. However I do listen to all types of music and so bass isnt...
  18. T

    Confusion about DACs and AMPs

    hey guys I currently own active speakers and also an active subwoofer so i never had the need for an amp, but i had a DAC connected between the computer and the speakers(the speakers then deliver the signal to the subwoofer) But im now thinking about getting a vinyl player and therefore i‘d...
  19. T

    How much should i spend on A Vinyl Player?

    Hi everyone So i want to take my hifi setup to the next level and i figured going vynil would be a good investment. How much should i at least pay on a player to not Bottleneck the setup? I saw an ION player with cinch output(which i need) for 100 bucks but i guess that would kinda destroy the...
  20. S

    Please help a complete novice choose headphones for classical music

    Hello all! I'm hoping to get some help/advice on what headphones to buy. I am currently looking at B&O Play H2 On-Ear, 1More Triple Driver and Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7GM. I can get the first two from Amazon for less than £100 which is ideal as far as budget is concerned but would consider...
  21. cardeli22

    Most "Tubey sounding HP amp under 500$

    I will be using the tube amp mostly with my Beyers 1990pro. I have looked at the Schiit Lyr 3, Project Ember, and Massdrop CTH. If there are others that might fit the textbook sound of tubeyness please let me know. I realize different tubes have different sonic properties. I guess my question is...
  22. W

    Looking Into Purchasing Alclair Dual XB, Reference, or Versa and Have Questions

    I've been looking at custom IEMs from Alclair and I can't decide which one would be best for me. I really don't want to spend more than $300 but the most I would go is $400 if there was enough of a difference. One huge thing for me is getting really good sound isolation since I'll be using these...
  23. M

    Headphone Setup Purchase Advice

    So this is my first post and hopefully it’s okay and all the information you need is here. I currently have a DT770 Pro with an internal sound card but I’m wanting to purchase an Amp, Headphone, and a DAC with a budget of roughly $2000 to have an actual setup. I’d like to try a tube amp out but...
  24. AMG401

    Best entry-level Planar Magnetic Headphones?

    So this has been something I have been looking into for some time now, and I cannot seem to get any definitive answer. I am looking into a set of planar cans that are around 200$ or less. I have been leaning towards the Monolith Monoprice M560's, and I also have been looking into the Fostex...
  25. rlanger

    Sony WH-1000MX2 or MDR-1ABT?

    Taking price and ANC out of the equation, as only the 1000MX2 have it, which one would you purchase, and why? Looking for a little insight from you kind folk who may have spent some time with both of these headphones, to help me with my purchase decision. For what it's worth, I have a Samsung...