1. T

    AKG k371 good for first set of headphones?

    Hello! I’m looking at getting my first set of quality headphones. I’m after something that will suit a fairly eclectic taste in music, but a lot of rock, jazz and blues. budget is around $500AUD ($350USD/300EUR) but happy to go over if it’s really worth it. I’d like them to last quite some...
  2. SP1000_WOW

    Qobuz - Compatibility

    Let's use this thread to share information regarding Qobuz and its compatibility with different hardware/software etc...
  3. OscSop

    File Format - FLAC 24/192 vs DSD64 vs MQA

    Apologies if this has been asked before. I have been reading so much about this and have basically come full circle and still have no idea as to an answer. There may not be an answer and may be down to personal preference, but even so, I'm going to ask! I have been listening to some FLAC...
  4. S

    Will playing garbage-quality lo-fi damage IEMs?

    Pretty basic question, I guess. I was testing some IEMs with the original Quake (1995). It's fun for testing sound positioning. However, the sound quality in games like that is abysmal. We're talking about 8-bit audio here, 22050 khz for some. Scratchy, boomy garbage tier. My question is, can...
  5. N

    Earphones, Custom-fit. What do YOU like ?

    Bonjour everyone, I'm looking for good advices and feedback about our product (design, techno, attraction): ewolv.loma-innovation.com I'm part of a start-up located in Paris. We are creating custom-fit earphones. We have developped a new patent material which allow deformation. So we are...
  6. uzapucax

    Best IEM build quality under or around 100?

    Hi guys, Which do you think is the best IEM build quality under 100$? I would like to buy a very solid IEM with good solid cables and quality sound that will last me for a good time. I live far away from Amazon warranty so if the a friend of mine brings me one from the US which results...
  7. S

    Can I find any decent on-ear headphones under 100$?

    Hi, I'm wondering if there are any decent on-ear headphones for less than 100 bucks. Loking for new gear, cause my old JBLs (j55and if I'm not mistaken) have broken. You'd probably call those garbage and so do I, but buying them I didn't do much research and went for the brand/friend's...
  8. canthearyou

    **SOLD**McIntosh MHP1000

    Up for sale are mint condition McIntosh MHP1000 headphones. ALWAYS cared for and hung on stand when not in use. Comes with all stock items including the large display box. Also includes Moon Audio Blue Dragon cable. Price includes PayPal and shipping to conn. USA only!!!
  9. keroro0071

    Hifiman edition x V2 right driver suddenly died

    I bought the headphones used 1 year ago and was pleasant since then. Yesterday they were working fine as usually. Today when I put them on, no sound is coming from the right side. Tried to switch cables and changed source, still no sound from the right. The right driver is obviously dead. Could...
  10. Kenneth Galang

    Opinions on high end Aliexpress IEM's?

    I didn't want to simply say CHINESE IEM's because i reallly don't know where they are being manufactured. These are just some IEM's i found on Aliexpress.com I recently saw someone selling this: https://www.head-fi.org/threads/nicehck-dzx-1-8-8-ba-1-dd.880230/ and thought, " I've seen this...
  11. phunkfarm

    Monoprice m560 headphone owners thread.

    Having had it brought to my attention that Monoprice is clearing out the m560's for $119 open box (free shipping, no tax), I decided that for under $200 cans, this is the game changer. Let alone being planar and on the $100 side of the category...
  12. DSebastiao

    How to mix 4 different sources to 1 output? (Mixer?)

    Hi, So, i have a ps4, xbox, pc, and want to have the sound of these 3 all into one output, if possible i would have another input to connect a bluetooth receiver, but, first question, is this a great ideia in terms of audio quality? Because that's the most important thing for me, if any of this...
  13. C

    Best cans for listening

    What are some of the best headphones under $100 for listening to lossless quality music of all genres? Ones that reproduce the most natural sound the way it's supposed to sound while not causing fatigue over time. In person listening is the best determination I know, but that is not an option...
  14. Share2Care

    Sennheiser HD 580 Precision - Fantastic Condition - Need Help on Value Please

    Hey Ladies & Gents This remarkable pair of headphones have had one and only one owner from new being me. 6 months ago I decided to refresh the ear pads and headband so they are looking and feeling as new. The sound is exquisite and has never once changed from being so as in the quality is...
  15. DiscoProJoe

    Make terrible-quality MP3s sound better than CD quality with AI remastering

    Just had this thought go through my head today: it'd sure be nice if you could buy a portable music player (or have software on your computer, or a smartphone app) with an AI program that could take crappy-sounding MP3s, analyze the music data, make "smart" guesses about what sonic data is...
  16. MusicFi

    Where to find a good 3.5mm male-to-female audio extension cable?

    I have this old audio extension cable that I bought from ebay a long time ago. It seems to work fine with earphone connectors that have two bands (the circular rings). With three rings (earphones with mic have these), it has a hard time finding a proper connection, audio keeps cutting out. So, I...
  17. cxnxrx

    What is the best Under $30 over-ear headphones?

    I want something that will last longer than Sennheiser HD202 and and has pretty good sound. I hate headphones with a lot of bass too me it sounds very muddled.
  18. pasi123567

    AKG K702 Sound Crap?

    I bought them 3 days ago and used them all day long because I thought its finally time to upgrade form my 60$ Turtle Beach headset. But now after listening, everytime I switch to my turtle beach I find them better. They sound more clear in highs and vocals. Vocals also seem to be more present...
  19. G

    Suggestions for headphones under £200

    Hi everyone. I am currently a student looking into buying a good pair of headphones which I can use for both music (mostly EDM) and gaming. My budget for headphones is around £170-200 so not the largest amount when it comes to audiophile/professional grade headphones I believe, but hopefully...
  20. aby111111

    Is it worth to invest in Bluetooth Headphone?

    Greetings! I just want to listen mp3 (128 kbps to 320 kbps) via my android phone. So 70-80 $ bluetooth headphone (on/over the ear) can give same quality like ( 20$ chip wire headphone) ? My current headphone (happy with quality)...
  21. J

    "Moore's Law" for headphones? Speed of technology?

    Can anyone help me out with this question? I've looked all over for it and can't find anything. Is there a "Moore's law" for headphones? Meaning, how quickly does headphone technology/quality improve each year? Are $100 headphones today on par with $200 headphones from 5 years ago? Everytime I...
  22. laerm

    Hifiman IEM quality

    Well, I have been a Hifiman loyalist for close to ten years but I think I am done. My RE-252s were great, my favorite IEMs, and lasted 6 years. Two years ago they broke and I replaced them with RE-600s. Well, I have had to get warranty replacements for the RE-600s twice due to cabling issues and...