I own some mid-level level music headphones from Grado, Sennheiser, Audio-Technica, etc. (2016)
I have a "gaming" headset. (1667)
I own a dedicated headphe amplifier and DAC. (309)
I still use the earbuds that came with my ipod. (256)
I bought some inexpensive headphones for my MP3 player once. (234)
Headphones are a big hobby for me, I have a collection of them and love to try new gear. (107)
I custom built every component of my headphone rig. (42)
4631 total votes
Your vote: What's your enthusiast level?
(Vote): I still use the earbuds that came with my ipod. (Vote): I have a "gaming" headset. (Vote): I bought some inexpensive headphones for my MP3 player once. (Vote): I own some mid-level level music headphones from Grado, Sennheiser, Audio-Technica, etc. (Vote): I own a dedicated headphe amplifier and DAC. (Vote): Headphones are a big hobby for me, I have a collection of them and love to try new gear. (Vote): I custom built every component of my headphone rig.
I'm really not sure how to conduct this thread. There's nothing on TL about taking headphones seriously AFAIK so I guess a poll would give us an idea of what we're dealing with here.
Personally I opted to go with the Beyerdynamic DT990
coupled with the Audio-GD FUN version "A" with upgraded Earth OPA.
This is a relatively cheap system and IMO, offers phenomenal detail. Lows and highs are a bit pronounced so this is isn't a natural sound but it is quite lively and suited to electronic music. Not my favorite genre or anything but I do listen to quite a bit of it so I like something like this in my system.
I'd love for everyone to do the same and share their experience with heaphones in this thread. It's just missing from TL so badly.
sva United States. November 13 2010 09:06. Posts 610
On November 13 2010 09:08 SubtleArt wrote: I have the AKG K240 Mkii's, unamped. They're kinda quiet tho even at full volume on my ipod (relatively speaking), so I might get an amp for them sometime. Otherwise I'm pretty happy with the quality
Classy, definitely wanna try the monitor version with 600ohm impedence or the old "sextetts". Love the vintage look of the AKGs.
YejinYejin United States. November 13 2010 09:13. Posts 1040
i have the akg k530, not the best, but one of the best quality to price ratios out there... i´m poor additionally i have an creative x-fi titanium sound card and a self made headphone amp using an OPA2134 IC
together with .flac music it kicks ass... hard!
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javy_ United States. November 13 2010 09:22. Posts 1300
Corsair HS1, I won these i used to use logitech G35's which i payed 70 USD for i like both but corsairs is a bit better for my large head. They use the same tech and similar quality parts to convert a 7.1 signal to a stereo output so they sound very similar. I like USB audio, i rather not have to spend 100-300 just on a sound card for my headset to sound good.
On November 13 2010 09:22 javy925 wrote: I have a pair of Ultrasone HFI-780s and DT770/80s. I'm hoping that my next upgrade will be my last (thinking something along the lines of MDR-SA5000 or ATH-AD2000)
if you do buy those headphones as upgrades you're gonna wonder where the bass went
nav148 Australia. November 13 2010 09:33. Posts 42
I've got Sennheiser HD555's, Ultrasone HFI-550's, Sennheiser RS130's (which don't get used), and a nice little pair of Westone 1 in-ears I don't have the cash to take it any further really, though i'd love to listen to some albums on my HD555's through an amp