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  1. V

    Looking to upgrade from HyperX Cloud Alpha

    Hey guys, new to the audiophile sphere and looking for new headphones. The Cloud Alpha has served me well these past few years but I wanna upgrade. Here's what I'm looking for: -Either closed or open back(preferably open back) -Around less than $200(even better if under a $100) -Balanced or warm...
  2. fufula

    Something between HD650 / X2HR?

    There's a lot of things that I like about the HD650s and the X2HRs, but then there's this one thing in each case that drives me mad. I could live with the smaller soundstage and less bass of the HD650 if it wasn't for its terrible headband (I'd like to keep my headphones stock). The X2HR are...
  3. Palartemis

    Upgrading to a decent setup within modest budget.

    My current listening setup consists of :- Nokia 7 plus phone as music player SMSL M6 DAC SMSL T2 TUBE HEADPHONE AMPLIFIER WITH UPRATED MULLARD TUBES SENNHEISER MOMENTUM 2 ON EARS SENNHEISER HD280 SONY MDR1A BOSE QC25 SOUNDMAGIC HP200 VARIOUS BUDGET IEMS , FAVOURITES ARE 1MORE TRIPLE DRIVER My...
  4. Eletech Socrates

    Eletech Socrates

    Built upon Eletech’s wealth of R&D experience & expertise, the “Socrates” was born from the relentless pursuit of purity and extremities of a mono material - Copper. Unsurpassed within it’s class, the “Socrates” breaks down the predisposed stereotypes of Copper and manifests in a reference...
  5. pvtjoker42

    Looking for a new amp? sound? dac?

    I've been long debating the "upgrade" to a Schiit Valhalla 2 for my Senn HD 650's.. But I'm just not sure it's worth the money currently. I have no issue with the price tag of the Vallhalla 2, I'm just not sure I'm gaining much.. Current setup is Schiit Modi Uber 2 from my PC, and into my...
  6. Aviadawg

    Need recommendations for "UNVEILED" Cans. Help!

    After many years of production and being a mix \ mastering engineer - I realized my love for darker headphones IS for music listening, and because my ears are sensitive in the high frequencies area, BUT when it comes to production and mixing; I benefit so much from MY FIRST bright headphones...
  7. M

    Amp/DAC upgrade for Beyer T1

    Hi all, Long time lurker, first-time poster. I'm looking to upgrade my gear (or simply find a better pairing for my headphones) and wanted to get some advice on where my best bang for buck might be. My desktop setup: Beyerdynamics T1 Violectric HPA V100 RME Babyface as DAC This combo served...
  8. Bluecactus123

    Inexpensive Legend X upgrade cable

    Hey, I'm looking for an upgrade cable for 100$ or so for the Legend X, are there any out there? Preferably silver
  9. Bluecactus123

    Inexpensive Legend X upgrade cable

    Hey, I'm looking for an upgrade cable for 100$ or so for the Legend X, are there any out there? Preferably silver
  10. soldiersixteen

    Looking to upgrade my 10yr old UE Triplefi10

    Hello, I am looking to upgrade from my 10yr old UE Triplefi10. I am looking into the Chinese IEM options, I have it narrowed down to the following: 1) Moondrop Starfield 2) Thieaudio Legacy 3 3) iBasso IT00 4) URBANFUN YBF-ISS014 I am looking to run these with my smartphone, although i may...
  11. A

    Replacement for Soundblaster Z

    Hey guys, five years ago i bought a Soundblaster Z. Three years later i upgraded my headphone to the DT 990 Pro 250 Ohm. I use them mostly to play games and hear music. Lately i thought i should upgrade my soundcard and started watching some YouTube videos about amps, dacs and so on. As far...
  12. Miraboy

    What would you change to improve my setup?

    Whilst I'm in no way unhappy with my set up, well, you all know how it is... I've been away from this world for a few years so would really appreciate some opinions on what component you would change to improve my set up. I run a PC via Kimber Ag Silver USB into and HRT Streamer II DAC. This...
  13. Modotta

    Syllable S101 Alternatives/Upgrades?

    While looking for a TWS to listen to music/podcasts while jogging I found the S101 and it seems like a decent one. My question is that if there's something better at the same price range since the S101 is kind of an 'old' model. If I had to rate what I prefer on a TWS it would be like: Sound...
  14. foscolo

    Upgrade advice - currently Sennheiser HD380pro + Marantz PM6003 + PC-USB to Cambridge DacMagic

    Hello everybody! I'm a classical musician and I've enjoyed silently reading head-fi forums over the last weeks. I finally thought I would tap into the collective experience and knowledge for some advice... My current setup is: - Sennheiser HD380 pro closed-back over-ear headphones - Marantz...
  15. locke9342

    SE 535 cable upgrade

    My stock cables for my 535s are starting to die out, and I'm looking for an upgrade under $150. I read a lot about the baldur mk2 and mk3, but I couldn't find them anywhere. Any recommendations?
  16. InnovatedMind

    XBA-A3 Owner Here: Looking to upgrade... Fearless S8F or FiiO FH7?

    Hey Ya'll! It's been a while! After 4 years, my A3's are starting to get beat up a little (they still sound very nice!). I am stuck between these two new options... the Fearless S8F (which, I could potentially get for $400).... or the FiiO FH7 ($450). I really like bass that you can feel, but...
  17. S

    Upgrade from E10K + HD598 at home and MDR-1AM2 on the go

    Hello everyone ! First post ever on this forum, so I hope I don't cut any corner by starting off with this kind of thread ! I guess my setup is really basic compared to what is usually seen on this forum, I have a FiiO E10K paired with an open HD598 on my computer, and the Sony MDR-1AM2 which I...
  18. D

    Upgrading from an Astro A40 to a Sennheiser HD 598SR?

    Is there any significantly sound difference between the A40 and the HD 598SR so it would be worth upgrading? I would mainly use them for gaming and Music.
  19. I

    Upgrading from ATH-MSR7b + FiiO Q1Mk2

    Hi guys! I've looking through the forums and some other sites but would want some experienced recommendations. Current setup: style: Mobile source: Deezer HiFi (via laptop and iPhone) dac/amp: FiiO Q1Mk2 Headphones: AudioTechnica MSR7b (i plug in via the dac's 2.5mm port) plan: I am saving...
  20. A

    Beginning the Audiofine Journey

    I am really new to this. Decent sounding music. I`ve always enjoyed music, but never really thought about those kbps and formats and file sizes and DACs and god awful expensive headphones until relatively recently. Always enjoyed music, just didn`t have any contact with high end stuff. Hence...
  21. L

    Sennheiser HD558 (upgrade or repair?)

    So i've got Sennheiser HD558 Headphones that slowly but surely start falling apart (all pads are either damaged or falling off). So my question is this, is it worth upgrading to new Headphones, or should i just replace the pads and use them for a couple more years? I use my headphones from...
  22. Junglbob

    Upgrade for Essence STX

    Hi, I don't know what to do, I have Xonar Essence STX (2xMUSES8920 + 1xMUSES8820) and HD650, want to improve sound quality, what is better for upgrade? I can buy Magni 3 for Essence STX + 2 x op-amp Burson V5-D or don't buy op-amp from Burson and just take Schiit stack Modi 3 + Magni 3? Someone...
  23. LordZero

    Upgrade from ibasso t01 (for someone that liked the Tin Audio T2 and DT880)

    Hi, how are you? As the title says, I am looking for an upgrade to my ibasso t01. I always loved the t2 with foam tips and jvc dot, they were always fun to listen, very good with rock songs and electronic. Same for the dt880 with atom Amp. Anyway, for a week I used only the t2 and dt880, but...
  24. XpressCV

    Looking to upgrade from HD598 ($1500 to $2000 budget)

    Hi, first time posting here so forgive me if break any rules. Like the title said, I'm looking to upgrade from my Sennheiser HD598. I have been using these headphones for 3 years and now is the right time for me to invest in something in another price range. As I am only a light hobbyist, I...
  25. DonRoger

    Need your help upgrading my HD650

    Hello, I'm in for a new pair of headphones to replace my HD650, my budget is 1000 to 1200 max ( maybe 1500 if it's really worth it). I use my headphones with a Schiit Valhalla 2 -> Dragonfly Red -> Spotify Premium/PC. The headphones i'm looking at so far: HD800s (€1590, a lot over my budget...
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