just cant beat this setup for the money
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for less the $1000 you just cant beat this setup hrt ms2 plus dac, hifiman ef5 amp and the hifiman he-4 headphones.
show me a setup better than this for less then $1000. im so glad i went with this setup.
 
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Vantage STAXs. Enough said.
 
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I've never heard the HE-4, but I have always believed that a vintage Lambda + SRM-1/MKII (which can usually be had for ~$500-600) represents something close to the pinnacle of value for money in the Head-Fi world.
 
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You're setting yourself up for failure by posting this. Be happy with what you have. It sounds like a nice setup for what it costs. :)
 
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LCD-2 from a laptop headphone jack? 

 
Or perhaps Beats with a ~$500 amp?
 
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I am happy for you while I am still playing around with variety cans and amps but I am also enjoying what I am doing. Happy listening.
 
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/Facepalm
 
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If you like the sound signature of the HE-4 then I do think it's likely one of the best rigs for the money spent because I can't think of anything at that price that would do that signature as well as an ortho.  But if you don't like that signature, then anything with a preferred sound signature would be better, even ksc-75. 
 
I'm guessing from the impressions of the HE-4 that I would prefer ksc-75 out of an ipod. 
 
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^Agreed. Unfortunately I do not prefer the v-shaped frequency, so HE-4 requires a bit of equalizing and equipment matching for me to prefer over my Porta Pro, and PK1.
 
 
 
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yes with the dac and amp i picked its sound amazing. i dont hear any brightness i think its the dac that i chose its sound analog, i woundnt use this dac if you got hp's that are dark like the senn hd650 and with a tube amp the mids show up very nicely. so i think it just a perfect match for the he-4 and for the money.
 
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