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  1. 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...
  2. J

    Looking for sub 50 (maybe considering around 70 if it's a good deal) chi fi iem

    Hey all, Im looking for recommendations for sub 50 chi fi iems, since i intend to buy a pair when my internship ends as a little reward. (head-fi'ers can have a little chifi, as a treat) Asfar as I know, I think I prefer forward mids (id almost say a very mild inverted v shape) with tight...
  3. K

    Upgrade recommendations.

    I want to upgrade my audio chain and would appreciate your input. Right now my chain is Tidal on MBP > Focusrite Scarlett > Amiron Wireless (wired), and Focal Elex are on the way. I was looking for consensus on good DAC/AMP combos around $500 and came up to the SMSL M500 and Sabaj D5. Will I...
  4. guitarjorge24

    Bluetooth headphones with aptX LL and ANC recommendation

    I currently own the Bose QC 35 II but they have significant audio latency with Bluetooth so there the audio and video are out of sync when watching a TV show or playing a game. Does anyone have some recommendations on Bluetooth headphones that support aptX Low Latency but that also have active...
  5. 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...
  6. L

    newbie needs help understanding DAC/Amp + recommendations

    Hi newbie here. I recently decided to join the audiophile community ( and possible slippery slope) and upgraded from a KZ AS10 to an UE-11 pro. Upon purchase + impressions, the store i got from and a few customers there kept on recommending to get a DAC/AMP although i usually listen through a...
  7. Fideon

    IEM with great soundstage, vocals, and clarity. Proper bass and highs. ~400 USD (can be used)

    So as title says, I'm looking for IEMs that have: - Great, wide soundstage - Great vocals/mids - Great clarity. Instrument separation/Details - OK bass (accurate, powerful. Not muddy or boomy) and highs (controlled, free of harshness). - Good Isolation. I have around 400 USD. Willing to buy...
  8. M

    Schiit stack or internal sound card?

    I currently have an ASUS Essence STX II in my PC and I'm using it for Hi-Fi music, movies and games (no 7.1 or dolby surround, don't like it). The headphones are the HD598 and the HD660S. I've been looking at the Schiit Modi 3 and Magni 3 because I've always wanted to try out some external...
  9. fredsun925

    I hate my IE80's, what are some good alternatives?

    After listening to my IE80's for almost 6 months now, I finally decided that they are not really for me. I hate the U-shaped sound signature. The mids seem to be miles away and I feel like they are essentially just Beats headphones but with good treble. I am looking to sell mine. What are some...
  10. Relic123

    Budget Tube amp for the HD800S?

    Sup folks Got the Jotunheim with the dac-module, not the best pairing with the HD800S I confess. Looking for budget tube amp with a warmer signature, that could reduce some of the sharp highs I'm hearing. I tried the Schiit Valhalla 2, but it's pretty neutral for a tube amp. Needs to be...
  11. G

    Seeking budget desktop DAC & Amp solution for ~150USD

    Hello! I'm trying to find a budget solution for a desktop DAC & Amp (or combo unit) to use on my desktop PC (Win10) and I'd like to keep it below 150USD if I can, though I'm flexible on this if there's sufficient reason to be. It will primarily be used for gaming and music. Initially I'll be...
  12. davchun

    Which earbuds have working mic/volume control on both Android and iOS?

    I use iPads and have a Galaxy S9 so my EarPods volume control doesn’t work on my phone. Are there any earbuds that have it working for both systems? I don’t want to spend too much. Let’s say a budget under $250?
  13. HiFiHobo

    DT770 Pro 80 ohm Portable DAC + Amp

    Hey all! I recently purchased the Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro 80 ohm headphones and am looking for an upgrade to the ***ty DAC in my PC tower. The one in my MacBook is supposedly pretty good and can output 96k, but my PC cannot. Need something I can use on my phone as well. I've looked at the SMSL...
  14. Yan Yan

    Amp for AKG K702

    I've been looking for an appropriate amp to match my AKG K702 for a while. My current DAC/Amp is Teac UD-503 which provides a quite cold, detailed sound with slightly weak bass. It could be much satisfying if the sound could become a bit warmer while the budget is around 500USD. Schiit...
  15. b00st

    Wireless Headset: Beyerdynamic Amiron or Audeze Mobius?

    I'm looking to buy a wireless headset for tv streams, games and the occasional movie. Amiron and Mobius come to mind, but I haven't found a good comparison yet. Are there other headsets that I should consider under 1000€? Currently I'm using a Philips X2 with a no-name usb sound card since my...
  16. O

    [Headphone suggestion] Upgrading the HD 518

    Hello, I'm currently using the Sennheiser HD 518 but I would like to get an upgrade. It shouldn't be more than like 450€. I already own a fiio e10k DAC + AMP combo. Can someone recommend me a noticeable upgrade? One thing I don't like about mine is that other people hear everything, which...
  17. BounceHouse420

    What is the best 5.1 surround system for under 200$?

    I need to replace my current 5.1 surround system my current one is a Logitech Z-5300 whose information can be found at https://www.cnet.com/products/logitech-z-5300e/specs/. Also, I have a SoundBlaster Audigy Rx/5 on my PC so it should have all of the require jacks for any surround system on the...
  18. G

    In-Ear Headphones / 2018 / £300 max

    Hi all, This is my first post, but I've been a long-term fan of the forum. It's saved me a lot of money in the past and the advice here is awesome! However, it's my turn to dip my hand into the pot and entrust my next hi-end purchase to the amazing family here at head-fi. I've searched and...
  19. FrostyToast

    Custom IEM Recommendation

    Hello, I'm getting mildly interested in getting custom IEMs. Never really thought I could justify the dough for it, but since I really wanted headphones I could wear without anyone hearing anything from me as well as something really nice for portable use, CIEMs seem like the way to go. After...
  20. Relic123

    Schiit valhalla 1/modi multibit vs Jotunheim

    I ordered the HD800S, should be here after new year. Now I'm wondering if I should sell my Valhalla 1/modi multibit stack and go buy a jotunheim instead. Jotunheim also got the XLR port, which is something good right? Thoughts on this? Some says the jotunheim is excellent, others says it makes...
  21. Ansehelm

    A Recommendation on Open-back Cans up to USD 300

    Good day and Merry Xmas everyone. Am currently looking for an open back cans that are within USD 300. A few notes here: Currently I am using AKG K553 and Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro with JDS Labs O2 + ODac. I love the sound and soundstage of AKG K553 very much. Most of the time I'm listening to...
  22. HK_sends

    Head-Fi, isn't it time to separate the components in the "Sources" categories?

    I've been a long time member of Head-Fi and I can understand why the "Sources" categories (e.g. Dedicated Source Components and Portable Source Gear) contained primarily DACs with a smattering of players/transports in the past. The truth is, there just weren't that many player/transports in the...
  23. S

    Help - Bassy Headphones Under $200

    Hey! First of all, I'm new here and don't know that much about headphones but I always wanted a good pair, and now that I got an LG V20 that has an AMP/Q-DAC I'm really looking to buy a decent pair. I'm going to use them exclusively for listening, paired with my LG V20, so I don't have an AMP...
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