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What headphone(s) do you own ?

A Surfer

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Nice, the Clear seems to be the consensus improved version of the Elear and Elex. I had both an Elear and an Elegia on hand and while neither completely worked for me, I would really like to spend some time with a Clear.
 

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As of this morning.

They sound quite good, with a relatively neutral tuning, albeit a little recessed in the midrange. However, that's nothing that some minor EQ can't address, which I've already done... :p

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My humble collection, ever growing...
  • Stax Lambda Nova Basic, driven by SRM-Xh
  • Beyerdynamic 990 Pro
  • Bose QC25
  • KZ ZS10 Pro
  • Tin Hifi T2
  • BLON BL03
  • Bose IE v3
Aurora FreeDSP + JDS Labs Atom
 
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current:
- RS 185 for movies
- Momentum 2 for outdoor
- HD 630VB, bought at 40% discount (nobody like that one??)

gave away:
- RS 165
- HD 598
- HD 600 with some amp
 

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Current:
Senn HD800 SDR
Senn HD800S
Senn IE800
Senn IE800S
Senn HD650
Hifiman HE1000 v2
MrSpeakers Ether Flow Open

Sold:
Stax SR-009
Stax SR-007 MK1
MrSpeakers Aeon open
Grado SR-60/80
Ety ER-4S
Senn IE80
Shure SE535

Had briefly:
MrSpeakers Ether 2 Open
Focal Utopia
Focal Clear
Ultrasone something
Grade PS1000
 
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- HD 630VB, bought at 40% discount (nobody like that one??)
I like the ability of it to quickly change bass levels when listening to music on 'random' play across albums or when listening at very low levels. This feature works really well. It certainly sounds better than it measures but is a bit 'bulky'. Didn't buy one myself though.
 

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Best phones so far my Sennheiser HD600. They are very good but have some flaws. The high treble range
has some weird excursions which is bad and low bass rolls off fast. Despite this they are excellent for my reference
set of cans. I can't use them for monitoring while transmitting because they are open back so I have some
high isolation sealed phones on the way. I doubt midrange will be as articulate as the HD600. Oh well.
 

MarkyM

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I have been on a decade-long quest to find a headphone that sounds good to my ear for both music listening and critical audio work. My requirements were that it: 1) does not have that giant, fatiguing treble spike that most headphones have - I prefer more of a "Harman" curve with somewhat reduced treble, 2) has good, flat-or-better low bass response, 3) has a smooth midrange, 4) is closed-back and 5) doesn't cost a fortune.

I finally found all of the above, first with the on-ear V-Moda M-80 (now discontinued). I use this now when listening to music around the house via Roon on my iPad. And still love it. Really smooth mids.

Figuring that I liked the "V-Moda sound", I tried the M-100 Master and that is now my reference over-the-ear closed-back headphone. Is it "perfect"? No. But, for whatever reason, these translate for me to/from my calibrated studio monitors well enough. And I didn't have to spend more than $250.00. I had heard the older M-100 previously but thought the bass was a bit too much. Now owned by Roland, they made some tweaks and that made the difference for me. And they are built like a tank with a nice quality (one-sided) cable. (another pet-peeve of mine are "strangulation" cables that attach to both ear cups.) They take EQ from Roon very well too.

Note that I also liked and own the Oppo PM-3, especially the clean articulation of the highs being planar. But the bass never sounded "right" to me, even with EQ. For digging out extra detail or looking for noises/issues, I still have my Sony MDR-7506 and some Beyers that have upper-mid and treble spikes respectively.

The M-100 is being fed by a Schiit Modi 3 / Magni Heresy combo in my recording/editing/mastering desktop rig.

There's my story and I'm sticking to it :)
 
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Beyerdynamic DT 880 (250)
ACS Custom T1 (Silicone shelled Custom In-Ear)
4Ears SM631 (Acrylic shelled Custom In-Ear)
Audeze Mobius
HyperX Cloud Orbit S (fixed connection to HTPC for nighttime surround)
AKG K450
KZ AS10
Sony WH-1000XM2
RBH EP-SB
Sennheiser HD800 (coming in a week or so)
NAD Viso HP50 (coming in a week or so)

So far I'm using a Topping D10 and an ancient Corda HA1-MkII. Thinking about going E30/L30 this Fall.

Having recently discovered Harman Curve and how to properly EQ stuff, I've fallen in love with headphones harder than I've ever been.
 
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Headphones
Meze Empyrean (Main music)
Senn HD 800S (Gaming with eq)
ZMF Atticus (Former at office headphone)
Senn HD 650 x4 (1 launch unit, 1 for modding, 1 standard, 1 sealed as backup)

Iems
64 Audio U12T (Stage Monitor when playing with sponsored bands)
Campfire Andromeda 2019
Ety ER2XR (Primary iem)
Ety ER3XR
Ety ER4XR (Stage Monitor)

Dac/Amp
RME ADI 2 DAC
 
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I had always been a speakers guy. I still prefer having the soundstage in front of me rather than inside or around my head.
Yet, here are the headphones I own so far:

Focal Elex
Sennheiser HD 600
Sennheiser HD 6XX
AKG 702
AKG 371
Beyerdynamic DT 770 (80 ohm)
Beyerdynamic DT 880 (600 ohm)
Philips HP9500
Monolith M1060
Koss KSC75, KSC75x
Koss PortaPro

IEMs:
Tin T2
Tin P1
 
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Grado SR 325i. bright
Grado GR8 inears. details, low bass, amazing after 10 minutes
Grado PS 1000. with Sudgen HA-4 amp. perfect, analytical, no Stax
Beyerdynamic DT-880 drummer hp
Sennheiser HD-565 ovation 2x good bass. amazing bass and all around ambiance, for rock, metal
Sennheiser HD-540 reference for classic (low bass). nice
Sennheiser HD-545 ok
Sennheiser HD-580 Precision. a good one, more details then 565 Ovation, less bass
Sennheiser HD- ? standard for drums
Shure 535 inear sets 2x do not like them, not enough details
 
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Headphones I own -
AKG K7XX
Audeze LCD-3
Audeze LCD-2
Audeze EL-8 open
Audeze SINE
Audeze iSine 20
Audioquest Nighthawk
Audioquest Nightowl Carbon
Beyerdynamic T1 2nd Gen
Beyerdynamic Amiron Home
Creative Aurvana Live!2
HiFiMan HE560
HiFiMan HE400i
Onkyo ES-CTI300
Philips Fidelio X2
Sennheiser HD700
Sennheiser HD650
Sennheiser HD600
Sennheiser HD58X Jubilee
Shure SRH1840
Various IEMs I rarely use

Headphones I have sold -
AKG K240
AKG K553
Audio Technica ATH-M50x
Beyerdynamic T90
Beyerdynamic DT990
Beyerdynamic DT880
Creative Aurvana Live!
Oppo PM 1
Sennheiser HD202
Sennheiser HD439
Sennheiser HD598SE
Sony MDR7506
Soundmagic HP200

Hoping to make the top list shorter and the bottom list longer, just need to figure out what I want to sell.
It's been almost 2 years since posting my previous list, so thought I would update:

Headphones I own-
AKG K712 Pro
Audeze LCD-3
Audeze LCD-2
Audeze EL-8 open
Audeze Sine
Audeze iSine 20
Audeze Mobius (for when I game, which is rare lately)
Audio-Technica ATH-R70x
Audioquest Nighthawk
Audioquest Nightowl Carbon
Beyerdynamic T1 2nd Gen Black Edition
Beyerdynamic Amiron Home
Creative Aurvana Special Edition
Drop + Dan Clark Audio Aeon Open X
Focal Clear
Focal Elear
Grado SR 80e
HiFiMan HE6se
HiFiMan HE560
Koss KPH30i Dark Grey
Massdrop x Fostex TR-X00 Ebony
Massdrop x Koss ESP/95X Electrostatic System
Massdrop x Koss Porta Pro X
Massdrop x Meze 99 Noir
Philips Fidelio X2
Sennheiser HD650

Headphones I have sold-
AKG K240
AKG K553
AKG K7XX
Audeze iSine 10
Audio Technica ATH-M50x
Beyerdynamic DT880 600ohm
Beyerdynamic DT990 600ohm
Beyerdynamic DT990 Pro
Beyerdynamic T90
Creative Aurvana Live!
Creative Aurvana Live!2
HiFiMan HE4XX
HiFiMan HE400i
HiFiMan HE5se
Onkyo ES-CTI300
Oppo PM1
Sennheiser HD202
Sennheiser HD439
Sennheiser HD598se
Sennheiser HD58X Jubilee
Sennheiser HD600
Sennheiser HD700
Shure SRH1840
Sony MDR7506
SoundMagic HP200

Still too many, lol.
 
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Jimbob54

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It's been almost 2 years since posting my previous list, so thought I would update:

Headphones I own-
AKG K712 Pro
Audeze LCD-3
Audeze LCD-2
Audeze EL-8 open
Audeze Sine
Audeze iSine 20
Audeze Mobius (for when I game, which is rare lately)
Audio-Technica ATH-R70x
Audioquest Nighthawk
Audioquest Nightowl Carbon
Beyerdynamic T1 2nd Gen Black Edition
Beyerdynamic Amiron Home
Creative Aurvana Special Edition
Drop + Dan Clark Audio Aeon Open X
Focal Clear
Focal Elear
Grado SR 80e
HiFiMan HE6se
HiFiMan HE560
Koss KPH30i Dark Grey
Massdrop x Fostex TR-X00 Ebony
Massdrop x Koss ESP/95X Electrostatic System
Massdrop x Koss Porta Pro X
Massdrop x Meze 99 Noir
Philips Fidelio X2
Sennheiser HD650

Headphones I have sold-
AKG K240
AKG K553
AKG K7XX
Audeze iSine 10
Audio Technica ATH-M50x
Beyerdynamic DT880
Beyerdynamic DT990
Beyerdynamic T90
Creative Aurvana Live!
Creative Aurvana Live!2
HiFiMan HE4XX
HiFiMan HE400i
HiFiMan HE5se
Onkyo ES-CTI300
Oppo PM1
Sennheiser HD202
Sennheiser HD439
Sennheiser HD598se
Sennheiser HD58X Jubilee
Sennheiser HD600
Sennheiser HD700
Shure SRH1840
Sony MDR7506
SoundMagic HP200

Still too many, lol.
Wow, I feel both belittled and also slightly glad someone has a bigger problem than me :D
 
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