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  These are my five best performing headphones that I've used so far.
 
1. Sennheiser HD540 Reference II
2. Sennheiser HD560 Ovation II
3. Etymotic ER-4S
4. Sennheiser HD250 Linear I
5. Sennheiser HD540 Reference I
 
I intend to try the AKG K1000 soon, which will probably take first place and shift everything else down a place.
A vintage guy I see. Good luck with the K1000. 
 
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  • Aedle VK-1
  • Elektronica TDS-5M (needs nice new pads, may or may not displace my VK-1 once it does)
  • M-Audio Q40
 
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Probably will change since I'm throwing a stax to the mix in the future:
 
1. AKG K1000 (I used to not like it as much... I'm using a different amp)
2. AKG K240 Sextett (a close second)
3. AKG K240 DF
4. AKG Q701
5. AKG K240 Monitor
6. Beyerdynamic DT880 600ohm
7. MB Quart QP400
8. MB Quart QP250
9. AKG K260 (could be higher, don't use too often)
10. AKG K340 (could be higher, don't use too often)
11. Grado MS1000 with wood cups
12. Denon AH-D2000
13. Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro 80ohm
14. Beyerdynamic DT990 Pro old style 600ohm
 
Also, I'd easily pick any AKG headphone I've heard over the Sennheiser HD580/HD650.
 
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1. Hd 600
2. Hifiman re-400
3. Fidelio X1
4. Senn cx 300
5. Jvc riptidz
 
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  Probably will change since I'm throwing a stax to the mix in the future:
 
1. AKG K1000 (I used to not like it as much... I'm using a different amp)
2. AKG K240 Sextett (a close second)
3. AKG K240 DF
4. AKG Q701
5. AKG K240 Monitor
6. Beyerdynamic DT880 600ohm
7. MB Quart QP400
8. MB Quart QP250
9. AKG K260 (could be higher, don't use too often)
10. AKG K340 (could be higher, don't use too often)
11. Grado MS1000 with wood cups
12. Denon AH-D2000
13. Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro 80ohm
14. Beyerdynamic DT990 Pro old style 600ohm
 
Also, I'd easily pick any AKG headphone I've heard over the Sennheiser HD580/HD650.
Odd, Sextett over both the DF and the Q701? Care to give us some insight as to why?
 
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  Odd, Sextett over both the DF and the Q701? Care to give us some insight as to why?
 
The Sextetts he currently has used to be mine, and I'd agree with him at least in terms of signature preference. While they weren't technically amazing (their treble was a bit rolled off), both Sextetts I've had have been some of the most enjoyable headphones I've been able to use because of their fantastic, unabashedly colored midrange. The DF was nice, but didn't really engage me. The K702 I had was pretty good, but I didn't like the upper mids unless I used felt filters.
 
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  Odd, Sextett over both the DF and the Q701? Care to give us some insight as to why?
 
The Sextetts he currently has used to be mine, and I'd agree with him at least in terms of signature preference. While they weren't technically amazing (their treble was a bit rolled off), both Sextetts I've had have been some of the most enjoyable headphones I've been able to use because of their fantastic, unabashedly colored midrange. The DF was nice, but didn't really engage me. The K702 I had was pretty good, but I didn't like the upper mids unless I used felt filters.
The Q701 doesnt have the upper mids issue that the K70x series has, though.
 
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The Q701 doesnt have the upper mids issue that the K70x series has, though.

Actually it does, just to a lesser degree compared to the older K7xx series. The upper mids on the K/Q7xx series can be rather grating or no issue at all depending on the system.
 
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  Odd, Sextett over both the DF and the Q701? Care to give us some insight as to why?
I like the more forward and engaging presentation of the K1K and sextett. Really I could live with just one headphone overall of any of the top five.
 
Actually it does, just to a lesser degree compared to the older K7xx series. The upper mids on the K/Q7xx series can be rather grating or no issue at all depending on the system.
 
I agree, The K701/K702 had a bit of harshness that isn't as noticeable on the Q701.
 
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1. JVC DX1000
2. Ultrasone Signature DJ = Fostex TH600
4. Audio Technica W1000X
 
Ranked by how much I use each.
 
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Updated list.
  • Vintage Elektronica TDS-5M, after a dampening mod and pad swap. Much better bass and decent comfort now.
  • Aedle VK-1. Not as comfortable as the TDS-5M.
  • M-Audio Q40. Outclassed by both of the above but still good for electronic genres of music.
 
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1 - Sennhesier HD800
2 - Shure 1540
3 - BW P7
4 - Sennhesier HD598
5 - AKG K550
6 - Hifiman RE-400
7 - UE Tf10i
8 - Sennhesier Momentum On ear
9 -  BW P5
10 - Parrot Zik
11 - Klipsch Reference S4i
12 - Klipsch Custom 3
 
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1. AUDEZE LCD 2.2
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1. JH AUDIO JH13PRO FREQPHASE

2. HIFIMAN HE-500

3. SENNHEISER HD700

4. HIFIMAN HE-400

5. MADDOG 3.2
 
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Here goes mine. Sound wise:

1. HD600
2. Beyer DT1350
3. AKG K240DF
4. AKG K240 Monitor
5. HD25-II
6. AKG K141 Monitor
7. AKG K141 Black
8. Peerless Orthos

Beyers gets the most use now (new purchase).
 
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