Headphone recommendations (to go with DragonFly Black - Liquid Spark Amp)
Jun 10, 2020 at 12:39 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 2

aerochrome2

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Hi all! I have recently started to go down the hifi rabbit hole a bit. Here is my current setup:

An older Galaxy S7 phone (that I can use as a dedicated streamer), playing through UAPP to a DragonFly Black DAC (mainly through the Tidal MQAs) plugged into a Monoprice Liquid Spark Headphone Amplifier.

My headphones are an older pair of ATHM50s (from 2013).

My question is to what extent I would benefit from a headphone upgrade, and what a good pair would be for this setup (mainly used for casual at-home listening). I am leaning towards close-back headphones, but would consider open.

This seems to be a very good deal for the Beyerdynamic Amiron - https://www.newegg.com/black-beyerdynamic-717525-earbud/p/N82E16826380026?Item=N82E16826380026, but I am not sure if it would be overkill (i.e., can I get 90% of the performance from my current pair or even the option below for half the price).

There is also this deal on the HIFIMAN HE-400I - https://smile.amazon.com/HE400i-Ful...qid=1591806975&sprefix=hifiman,aps,155&sr=8-3 (setting aside the complaints about build quality).
 

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