- Nov 25, 2006
so i've been into headphones since i was a tyke. 36 now. i generally listen to IEMs (shure 215,535) but i also love my Grado RS 1s and my SR80s. i use a pono as my source 50% of the time and the other 50% i use a Little Dot MK3 tube headphone amp. i'm looking to start the process of researching a different pair of open ear cans.i live in rural WI and dont have a lot of places i can go and listen to new 'phones so i kinda just do a lot of reading then buy new from amazon and return if i dont dig 'em. i dont want to spend a ton(as i dont really have much atm) but i understand you generally get what you pay for. i listen to a very diverse variety of music but most critical listening is jazz. you guys have any suggestions? i've heard a lot about the HD 800s, but i dont know if i'm ready to spend another $1K on phones.