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  1. I

    Newby with new (for me) headphones looking for amp recommendations.

    A couple weeks ago, I got a pair of Yamaha HP-1 orthodynamic headphones at an estate sale ($5!). All I have to drive is a ten year old Technics receiver. I would like to get a dedicated amp that I can place on my desk and connect to my computer. I have read that these types of headphones require...
  2. S

    Education on amplifiers and suggestions for sub 400 headphones and amp combo

    Hello everyone, been reading parts of this forum for some time now and having saved up a tidy sum I wanted some help with deciding on a new set of headphones and to learn a bit on amplifiers. I was initially looking into headphones in the up to 200 euros range and the main contenders I have...
  3. M

    300$-500$ Closed Back Headphones Recommendations

    Looking for a closed back recommendation around 300$-500$ which will be powered by a Schiit modi/magni stack. I already have a HD6xx but need a closed back pair for when it gets loud in my house. Currently eyeing up a Shure SRH1540 or Denon AH-D5200, any thoughts? I'd prefer a sound signature...
  4. B

    Budget IEM dilemma

    Hello dear the next best audio device chasers, I am a new member and I am in a dilemma, which I am sure I must solve myself, but need some inputs from you guys. I am by no means an audiophile and I am just here to enjoy the music without getting too much attached to the technicalities. Before I...
  5. B

    New to hi-res music, looking for portable setup.

    Hi, I'm completely new to hi-res music so I'm looking for a portable setup with $200-300 budget. Currently eyeing the Acmee MF01 DAP, I heard that it sounds good for its price ($110) and has had a major firmware update recently to support subfolders. Also looking recommendations for a pair of...
  6. Q

    Durable bluetooth headphones for biking with long batterry?

    Hello! I'm looking to replace my 66audio BTS Pro headset that I use primary for biking, commuting and gym workouts. TL;DR: Looking for a durable wireless headset with >10h play time, that's suitable for biking. My priorities: suitable for biking: must fit under a bike helmet, must stay on...
  7. Rockman98

    DAP recommendations for Toneking T4

    Hello, i'm looking for a DAP for my Toneking T4 iem. I listen 80's rock/metal, symphonic/melodic/power metal, 80's pop, country, orchestral like movie soundtracks, classical. My budget is around 250 dollars. I will use it with 3,5 mm jack with my Toneking T4. I may use my apt-x headphone...
  8. F

    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...
  9. J

    Need a recommendation as an alternative to my Dethonray DTR1 that can play Tidal.

    Hello everyone, so I'm loving the sound signature of my Dethonray DTR1 DAP, paired with my Sonorous X headphones. Cleanest sound I've ever heard from a DAP. However, there's one glaring fault, which is that there is literally no way to play tracks from Tidal on the player as it contains no...
  10. F

    Silicon CIEM

    Hi, I'm looking to get into custom IEMS and I specifically want it to be a silicon shell as opposed to a hollow acrylic. Isolation is of the up most importance for me as the main purpose of these will be for studying. I'm basically looking for ear plugs and using the sound from the IEM to block...
  11. M

    Recommendations for my first Hi-Fi headphones?

    Hi, I'm new to all audio related. Just wanted to get good headphones and ended up coming across what Hi-Fi is. I mainly listen to music and do some gaming, and would like to make my introduction into this world of high fidelity audio with the best headphones my budget can afford for my first...
  12. AspettiSignore

    Need IEM recommendations for operatic vocal tracks

    New to headfi and would love some recommendations. I don’t really have a price range so suggesting endgame IEMs is also welcomed. What I’m looking for is something that’s suited for operatic vocals, mainly the baritone and tenor voices. I had a a pair of SE535 and the vocal was quite intimate...
  13. toodles

    Want a stellar-sounding cushy bluetooth headphones below 100$. Have a couple of ideas (V-moda, Sony, Sennheiser, Audio-Technica, etc.). Not sure if there's an obvious choice here. Please help!

    Hi! Normally I wouldn't post something as silly as a recommendation thread but there's currently a lot of very seductive sales and I realize I might not have that much time. Normally I'd run to a testing booth, but won't be able to do so for a week so, yes, I'm currently in a pickle and being...
  14. Bobby31454

    Headphone Recommendations for a Non-Basshead

    Hi all, So, I currently have a few headhones. I am going to sell my ZMF Eikons soon (been using them for less than a year), but I wanted to replace them with some new amazing headphones. Price Range In the ballpark of anything up to 1,200 USD. Sound That I Like in General. I am simple man...
  15. jacul

    Love the Grado SR325e so far, but they aren't very comfortable.

    I really love the sound texture. I like how clear the sound is. But the problem is I can't wear them for too long. Especially I'm also wearing glasses, and the clamping headphones just hurt me after half an hour. So are there any headphones out there that have similar sound, but more...
  16. R

    Recommend me a $100-$200 TWS IEM

    Hello, I'm new to the world of audiophiles and for the longest time was considering buying Airpods until I discovered IEMs. I would purchase a wired IEM, but I want to stray away from it especially because I will have to use a dongle if I want to use them on my iPhone. I've been doing my own...
  17. P

    looking for suitable IEM for me

    im newbie here and dont know nor understand most technical term (so if youd spare me pls). ok, as the title say, im looking for some wired IEM to pair it with my FiiO M3K. Mainly use it for listening to music while commuting to school/work or at home, mostly listen to Rock (any kind) and Metal...
  18. T

    Smartphone with DAC or a DAP

    Hi everyone, I'm new to this forum. An enthousiast music lover, I have the new Technics stereo and Piega speakers for my music enjoyment at home. I'd like to also have a good, portable music setup. I use my smartphone (Samsung S10e with 1More Quad Driver iem) and get decent sound. But I'm...
  19. L

    Please recommend $100-$150 IEMs that can be worn with cable straight-down

    Budget: around $100-$150 Source/Amp: Laptop, Tablet, Phone How the gear will be used: It's annoying taking off/putting on my Shure SE215 when someone calls me at work/home. So I prefer this one to be worn with cable straight-down. Easy to take off / put back on. Preferred tonal...
  20. JimBob85

    Best Earbuds Under $150 - SQ and Value for Money

    Hi guys , I am mostly a headphone and IEM user but would like to try out ear buds for work in the office as I need something that will not block out all sound, the office is fairly quiet anyway, and the fact they are easy to quickly pop in or out is ideal for when I need to communicate with...
  21. xshazzy

    IEM recommendation for someone new to this hobby

    Hi all! Just looking for some advice. I'll preface with the fact that I am quite new but am doing my research as I go along. I have had a pair of RHA T20is for 2 1/2 years and the cable is now starting to fall apart. I really enjoyed the sound of the RHA but can't really analyse the specifics...
  22. Z

    Amp + Closed Over-ear Headphone Recommendation, $400 Budget

    Somewhat new to the higher end headphone scene. I have been using Sennheiser HD 598SE(open ear) and love the look and feel of them. I listen to electronic, edm, and pop music mostly with them, I also game using them. I am looking to switch over to close ear headphones as I can't have my volume...
  23. thecfg

    Lost in a sea of DAPs (looking for recommendation)

    Can anyone help? I'm tired (well, only a little) of buying and selling (eBay) or buying and returning (Amazon). I need some advice on the next one...(finicky requirements scroll down...lol) For now I repeatedly return to my 1st Gen FiiO X3 (I've got 2 of 'em, and I even tolerate the interface)...
  24. scottyman

    Looking for IEMs for running/gym and travel

    Hi team - I'm trying to get some recommendations for IEMs that have bluetooth support, and a removable cable so I can use them on the plane when travelling I'd recently replaced my TF10s (which I'd had for about 6 years) with UE900s (which lasted about 6 months before the housing delaminated)...
  25. N

    Wireless BT Over-Ear under 200$ War/recommendations

    Hello everyone. Being honest here this is my first time considering buying real headphones (and upgrading from the standard mobile trashy ones). After a lot of searching and reviews i think I have come down to some picks but i am always open to suggestions. (location is Switzerland / France...
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