headphones

  1. metasharp

    Best Audiophile Bluetooth headphones [2022-11-09]

    Hello, I thought it'd be nice to a a summary of the available products and information we have or lack. I didn't mention below headphones that are most certainly not qualified to be the best. If I forgot anything, please mention it. Model (candidates for best) Price (2nd hand) Audio Science...
  2. N

    Distortion due to "brick wall"

    OK this isn't aimed at any one brand of speaker, amp, headphone, etc. I noticed when listening to a FLAC that's been boosted and compressed to death aka loudness wars, in headphones its still pretty clear and not really distorted but just loud, yet when I heard it through the same DAC...
  3. T

    [FS][EU] Grado GS3000e

    For sale the Grado GS3000e over-ear closed-back HPs with all accessories/original packaging in mint condition. Considered by many the best Grado HP, it is light like a feather and its sound is warmer than typical Grado sound signature (no sibilant treble). Buyer can choose between the Geekria...
  4. X

    Confusion over balanced output for headphones (DACMagic 200M vs. Jotunheim vs. Modius + Magnius)

    Hi, I feel a bit lost as I'm new to this space, and I'd really appreciate your help. I'm looking to get a setup that would power both a pair of active studio monitors and a pair of headphones. Both are entry-level (JBL 305P MKII and Sennheiser HD 600). At first, I had been considering buying...
  5. E

    Headphone setup for streaming shows/movies

    Hey everyone, I've been lurking and reading over the past few days but haven't quite figured out how to do what I want to do. I am a complete noob and am trying to build a very basic home cinema setup with a projector I've been given, a streaming device and headphones. My biggest concern is the...
  6. xnor

    Safe listening levels and headphone voltage/power requirements

    Heya, there's a couple of threads asking about safe listening levels and people asking about voltage/power requirements in almost any amp/headphone thread. Here's my take on this: Noise Exposure Limits The EPA and WHO recommend that noise should be kept below 70 dBA over 24 hours and below 75...
  7. N

    I think I found the perfect USB C headphone dongle...

    The Moondrop Dawn - https://shenzhenaudio.com/products/moondrop-dawn-3-5mm-dual-cs43131-chip-portable-usb-dac-amp-pcm-768khz-dsd256-type-c-headphone-amplifier-1 These specifications sound amazing! ...better than my Activo CT10 DAC. The CT10 DAP also has 2v output. I know the specs are...
  8. LuminousMoth

    Is there any difference between the LCD-24 and LCD-X 2021 after are both equed to the Harman Curve?

    Hi all, does anyone of you have experience with both the lcd-x and lcd-24? I was in the market for an LCD-X, I have an HD800s which I EQ to the Harman target and its almost perfect, but I find the sub bass around 30 hz to be insufficient even after eq. I did a tone test with a sine wave at 30...
  9. B

    Upgrade Sennheiser HD 650s to Planars for mixing/mastering work?

    Hey all! Been a lurker in here forever. Had a question for all of you. I only use headphones occasionally for mixing/mastering work when I'm on the road. I currently use Sennheiser HD 650s with sonarworks to correct the EQ. But I see myself using headphones more and more in the near future...
  10. R

    Headphones : Experience Beyond Sound

    With a lot of headphones these days, QoL features have made them far more than just a casing for drivers. ANC, Touch Controls, Wireless, Multi-Device Playback, Spatial Audio, Folding Mechanism, Detachable Cable, Swivel and such. I believe that for headphones to evolve further as devices that...
  11. N

    Building a perfect headphone system.

    Hello fellow ASR members, I'm looking for advice with respect to building a headphone system. Although my Activo DAP sounds good, I want to build a "reference" headphone system so I can easily quantify (at least subjectively) different headphones as I buy more in the future, based on perceived...
  12. A

    Headphones that are fun and forgiving?

    Hi I’m in the market for a fun headphone to pair with my HD 560s, something that is warm bassy with smooth trebles, that makes poorly mixed songs more enjoyable to listen to. Meze 99 seems to be everyone’s number one choice, similar cans I can think of is the dt 177x and 700 pro x , if anyone...
  13. D

    Headphone / Amp Recommendation

    I've been a long-time reader here, mostly for speaker / amp / DAC reviews. I'm looking to get a desktop setup for headphones, a s I've done some digging, but I haven't really paid enough attention to all the headphone / amp reviews on here to have a good understanding of the landscape. I wanted...
  14. N

    Do 6.3mm headphone adapters make a difference?

    The following is an official reaponse copied and pasted from my email: Furutech chooses to plate with rhodium on higher end parts for its sonic benefits and incorporate carbon fiber for its resonance damping properties. Depending on the quality of associated components, you should experience...
  15. T

    Headphones / Amp recommendation for given budget

    Hi all, I'm new to audio stuff and I'd like to make my first meaningful purchase. I'd like to ask you for suggestions as your product reviews and general know-how seemed better than other forums. I'll keep my question clutter free. Topic Audio setup for PC desktop, looking for Headphones and...
  16. WickedInsignia

    The best headphone for EQ

    Here at ASR we're pretty EQ-crazy. That's perfectly valid, since EQ is just another link on the chain to make music sound more natural and enjoyable. So what is the best "EQ-ready" headphone? If we consider some notes Oratory1990 has made on this topic (excerpt from this comment), we gain an...
  17. WickedInsignia

    Shure SRH440A and SRH840A

    Shure has released some updates to their classic studio staples, the SRH440 and SRH840. The new models have an "A" at the end. Looks like they have an entirely redesigned build and comfort, which is great news for those familiar with the old pairs (especially the 440). Also, no more coiled...
  18. C

    Wanting to buy better headphones

    I currently use the m50x, they sound ok but not very impressive. I don't exactly know my preference in the tuning. But I like how the 7hz timeless sounds, same with Mangird tea's. I know that headphones don't sound the same as iems but i like tuning of them. I mostly listen to rap. I prefer them...
  19. T

    3D Printed Aurora Borealis style headphones

    Hi all - I posted this over on a couple of other forums, but ASR is where I spend the most time and wanted to share this. This is pretty much near final except for I don't think the headband is perfected. I don't have a GRAS to measure, but they sound decent to me. I have a simpler version where...
  20. T

    [FS][EU] Focal Utopia

    For sale, the famous Focal Utopia. They have been originally bought in 2017 and I am the second owner. They come with the original cable and box. They are in perfect functional and cosmetic condition, apart from the minor sign highlighted in the last photo (that's why the low selling price)...
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