1. LandonO

    Best Sound Stage: $1000-$2000

    I am looking for the best possible soundstage headphones between $1000-$2000, not including amp/DAC. Will pay extra if necessary. My instinct says HD800S. I love my HD598s. Feel free to recommend amp/DAC setup as well. Thanks in advance for any advice!
  2. djentbat

    Headphones With Best Soundstage In All Directions?

    I’ve been using an hifiman Ananda for almost two months now and enjoy the signature, imaging, and soundstage. I would describe the soundstage as vertical/tall sounding. But not a lot of action from left to right. I got to demo the HD800s yesterday for about 30 minutes and was left a bit...
  3. l2201030

    Best Summit-Fi Headphones for PC Gaming?

    Hi all, I am on the hunt for a pair of endgame audiophile gaming headphones. Most of the places I looked, I see people say Sennheiser HD800S is the best for gaming as it has the widest artificial soundstage. I did own a pair of that and didn't quite like them as much compared to my Meze...
  4. A

    looking for a 200$ headphone with good soundstage and imaging

    pretty much title. ive been daily driving my hd58x jubilees for about a year now, but i want to have a pair of headphones that are more immersive ig. i also currently have only 200$ to spend so thats my limit. dont question it. also im willing to buy used, though not much can be found used near...
  5. zabiri

    Recommend, Moondrop kato vs 7hz timeless which is better for soundstage and imaging?

    Hi I am a new member here. I am planning to finally upgrade from Fiio fh3 to a bit better gear. I am aware of the sound characteristics and technicalities of both Moondrop kato and 7hz timeless. I need one with better soundstage and imaging. So please let me know which is better. Thanks.
  6. V

    Tripowin Olina vs Shuoer S12 or something else? Or should I swallow the cost and buy a tribrid?

    Hey, I'm kinda stuck. I didn't like my ThieAudio Legacy 3 and want to upgrade to another IEM. What I disliked the most was lack of detail and treble. Without EQ they sounded bloated AF to me, after Qudelix 5K + AutoEQ to Oratory target they sound good but the general technicalities aren't...
  7. S

    HD700 worth buying in 2022?

    Hello guys, i just found someone selling a hd700 in really good condition for 350 usd dollars in my local market, right now i just have as sony walkman a45 and a tempotec sonata (not the pro version, yes i know this things isn't the best dac but it works :'D). Should i go buy it?, or there is...
  8. A

    M1 air pathetic soundstage through 3.5mm jack

    Hi, This is my first thread. I have been using hd 598 since 5 yrs. Browsing head-fi forums reviews, convinced me to purchase it, since then I absolutely love that piece for its comfort and soundstage/mids. I had been using dell laptop of 2014-15 (i7 5th gen ) which has Realtek dac. I had...
  9. P

    looking for 300$ IEM

    So, I was looking for an iem around the 300-350 mark and i have some preferences: good soundstage comes first, then imaging, detail and not piercing treble I mainly listen to this genres, in this respective order: classical>edm>rock>pop/hiphop (same ratio) I considered the Fiio FD5, Tanchjim...
  10. redrol

    Can A Graph show IEM Soundstage: maybe so!

    I ran across this: Which is actually's scheme to measure heapdhone stage. Obviously this is intended to apply to big over the head headphones. Still, I applied this theory to IEMs I've listened to and have graphs available and...
  11. tlite

    What are three Good 'Schiit-Grade' First IEMs (with Soundstage!) to try?

    Title pretty much says it all. I'm new to everything, wanting to try IEM's to see if I like 'em. I tend to go for the entry to mid-grade stuff that punches above it's weight class initially while I get a feel for stuff. Then if I upgrade to something else or try something else I have a...
  12. CZ-10 Stereo Headphones

    CZ-10 Stereo Headphones

    Official Website: Features Natural Resonance Like the CZ-1 model, Crosszone’s CZ-10 headphones use innovative technology to reproduce and externalize sound’s location. While conventional headphones internalize sound by directing it...
  13. 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...
  14. dstarr3

    Liquid Platinum tube amp & AKG K702: Tubes for soundstage?

    I am in pursuit of the ultimate wide soundstage setup. To that end, I picked up a used K702, and it's already incredible. But yesterday I also snagged a good deal on a Liquid Platinum tube amp. It's my first tube amp, so I'm very much a tube newbie, but it's my understanding that there are tubes...
  15. nuss75

    suggestion? good: mids, discants, soundstage, use:computer, phone. over ear, closed.

    Hi, I had a pair of Beyerdynamic DT 931 250 Ohm that I liked. They deteriorated at the end and did not produce as good sound as when I bought them. Now I'm looking to buy something similar but closed if it is possible. My budget is around 200$ or 200Euro. I would like to be able to drive them...
  16. KeithPhantom

    What do you prefer more: frequency response or imaging/soundstage?

    I prefer frequency response more than the spatial qualities of sound. Which one do you prefer?
  17. littlej0e

    Sennheiser HD820 Planar Magnetic Equivalent?!?

    Howdy! Does anyone know if there is a closed-back planar magnetic equivalent of the Sennheiser HD820? I'm specifically looking for a similarly wide soundstage and equally great imaging. The HD820s sound great (to my ears at least), but I'm wondering if I could get a bit more clarity/separation...
  18. OM hawk

    Best Music for Large Soundstage Headphones

    I have a couple of good "medium soundstage" cans, the Neuman NDH20, and the Grado RS1e. For me, coming from the non-hifi world, their staging(size and accuracy) was very impressive and enjoyable. I'm currently saving up to buy an HD800 S so I can hopefully experience that sensation taken to it's...
  19. YAS-207 Sound Bar with DTS® Virtual:X

    YAS-207 Sound Bar with DTS® Virtual:X

    World's first sound bar with DTS Virtual:X virtual 3D surround sound* Slim, understated design perfectly complements your TV Wireless subwoofer for powerful bass with flexible placement Bluetooth® wireless music streaming Simple setup with HDMI®, optical or analog connection Enhanced Realism...
  20. Aune S6 PRO DAC / Balanced Headphone AMP

    Aune S6 PRO DAC / Balanced Headphone AMP

    dual amps can drive almost any headphones. 32bit 768k / 512 dsd all you need with excellent dynamics usb / coaxial, aes, optical inputs variable line out, so the Aune S6 Pro is suitable as a preamplifier !! AKM 4497 chipset 2 channel on amps. usb supports 32 / 768K DSD512 coaxial suppert 32...
  21. Young MkIII DAC/preamplifier

    Young MkIII DAC/preamplifier

    Download the Android app to control the Young MkIII from The Young MkIII gives you total control of the music flowing from your sources to the amplifier and then to the speakers. With a wealth of input channels and extensive control options, you have always full command on your audio system...
  22. donpablo

    Closed Back Headphones with Biggest Soundstage and Great Imaging

    Hello! I am on Head-Fi since quite of time so far however I have never created my own thread. I already have and have listened several HPs, most of them were openback. I am on the journey with find the perfect closed back for me, and probably found one with I can live as a happy audiophile...
  23. gaz2613

    ifi xCAN Review

    Hi guys, please take a look below for my take on the ifi xCAN portable headphone amp:
  24. jordannn15

    Convenient Gaming Setup

    Hello, I tried posting something like this before but didn’t get many responses so I am going to try to make this one shorter and more to the point. I am looking for a good open back headphone that can be powered through the ps4 controllers headphone jack and I can use the v moda boom pro with...
  25. gaz2613

    Burson Swing DAC Review

    Hi guys Please check out my review of the Burson Swing DAC below: