FWIW (anecdotal evidence alert!), I'm very happy with a ~$50 Auralex Subdude isolation pad purchased years ago.
I did not do this to improve sound quality or "lift a veil" or any other "magic." Instead, I did it because my subwoofer rattled objects in my room.
See, we have a wood floor and a...
Hi, Aerizon! I've been where you are, and I commend you for not hanging on to tons of gear or collecting. You're smart.
My first recommendation would be to EQ your Senns. You'll find a huge difference by doing that. I'm using Sonarworks, but you can check around -- there are some great free EQ...
I forgot one important thing: If you've lost hearing, stop being stubborn and get hearing aids.
Nobody cares that you're wearing them... but they *do* care if you can't hear them.
Trust me; I know from years of experience.
I've tried countless audio gear, but since losing hearing, nothing has...
I wear a hearing aid to compensate for mild to moderate loss in one ear. Put off getting a hearing aid for years because I was "too young." During those years, I listened to a few dozen hours of music.
Now, I put my hearing aid in when I wake up and take it out only when I shower and sleep...
Great post, Kevbaz. I sympathize.
My first pair of good headphones was a revelation, and I listened to music for 1-2 hours every night in high school.
Then: I fell deep into the upgraditis rabbit hole when I was in college.
At one time, I owned more headphones than I could even listen to:
$249 for the Monolith by Monoprice THX AAA Balanced Headphone Amplifier featuring THX AAA 887 Technology:
All Topping products are on sale for Black Friday. For instance:
* Topping EX5 = $297.49...
For what it's worth, I got a great deal on my Sennheiser HD-600s back in 2003 -- I paid $200 ($300 in today's money).
Drop's deal is cheaper, even excluding inflation. And after listening for thousands of hours, I'd say $179 is a good deal. :)