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What headphone(s) do you own ?

Jwosh

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Sennheiser HD6XX, and Beyerdynamic DT880 600ohm; with a Modhouse Argon Mk3 coming today. I appreciate the different perspective which both the 6XX and 880 provide in comparison to each other and they both sound great on the balanced output of my THX 789. In the future I'd like to pick up a more colored solid state (like the Schiit Asgard 3, or Rebel Amp), or budget tube amp to really make use of the high impedance of both the 6XX and 880.
 
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Stax SR303
AKG K501
Grado SR80
Sennheiser HD280
Sennheiser HD380 (at work)
Sony MDR100ABN (noise canceling)
Sony MDREX650 (buds)
Ultimate Ears UE700 (buds)
Sennheiser HD600 (2019 version)
Sony WI-C200 (BT buds)

By far the most used is Sony MDR100ABN. Unfortunately it has quite recently developed a rustling sound in one earcup when nc is on.

Best sound: Stax with generous help of parametric eq.
Worst: Grados are quite unbearable.
 
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Hifiman HE400i, Fostex T50RP Mk3 (home done mayflower mod and Shure pads). Beyerdynamic DT770 250 Ohm, SHP9500 with Shure 1540 Pads , ATH-MSR7 and Sennheiser Momentum 2 wireless. My favourites were the T50RP but then I discovered Amir's EQ for the HE400i and they now win.
 
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Just ordered a Meze Empyrean after a very pleasant demo session at home with my Topping D90/A90 combo.
Searching for another headphone amp to hook up to my SMSL M500 and turntable, happy about any recommendations!
 

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Stax L700mk2 (w/ Blu Tack mod, still no sub-bass, best for FPS). These took several days before my ears adjusted to the Stax sound before they sounded "right"
Argon Mk3 (seriously fun & comfy, terrible for critical listening or gaming)
DT880 600ohm (got for gaming, enjoy them, but electrostats are better for gaming)
HD6XX (great cans, outperformed most of my other cans though)
Koss 95X (retired by L700s, IMO the best cans for competitive computer gaming under $500)
Koss PHI30i (lol)
Focal Elex (super fun for listening, left driver does the Focal clipping thing though)
Sundara (love how transparent these sound)
Sivga P-II (overhyped)
 

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to replace my Sony Z7 (it’s falling apart), I went ahead and purchased the Denon D9200 to see how they compare.
 

MiradoOne

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I have a set of HE400i's, and was going to differentiate by getting something from Audeze or maybe Sennheiser, but then they put the HE6se on a huge sale and I couldn't resist. Should really let my 789 amp stretch its legs as they are notoriously hard to drive.
 

Jose Hidalgo

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So, I just bought a second Nighthawk :facepalm: Because, you can never have enough Nighthawks :p Right @frogmeat69 ?

I needed something for my home office (including gaming), and I found a nice deal on eBay : 191 € for an original Nighthawk wood, complete, brand new since it that was only used for 6-8 hours by its owner ! :D The Nighthawks are not only a great Hi-Fi headphone, they're also a fantastic gaming headphone :cool: To those who don't like the Nighthawk, I suggest that you try it with EQ. The headphones themselves are amazing (build, comfort, driver quality, bass capabilities, lack of distortion even @ 20 Hz). Just EQ them to your liking, because at that price they're a real steal. ;)

Update to our collection :

Mid-Fi :
- Audioquest Nighthawk Carbon (249 €)
- Audioquest Nighthawk (191 €)
- Hifiman Sundara (299 €)
- Sennheiser HD600 (278 €)
- Sony MDR-CD1000 (old, with brand new pads - I wish I could find a decent PEQ preset for it)


Noise Cancelling :
- Bose QC15

- These SOTA noise-cancelling cans

Lo-Fi :
- OneOdio Studio Pro
- Marshall *don't know the model*


Wireless :
- Novero Rockdale (broken, I sat on them, but they still work :facepalm: )
- Some sh*tty chinese Bluetooth cans that never really worked


Misc :
- A bunch of crappy in-ear, down to the walkman era

Next Buy :
- Meze 99 Classics (Walnut/Gold) : they will be for travelling, planes and such.
 

frogmeat69

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So, I just bought a second Nighthawk :facepalm: Because, you can never have enough Nighthawks :p Right @frogmeat69 ?

I needed something for my home office (including gaming), and I found a nice deal on eBay : 191 € for an original Nighthawk wood, complete, brand new since it that was only used for 6-8 hours by its owner ! :D The Nighthawks are not only a great Hi-Fi headphone, they're also a fantastic gaming headphone:cool: To those who don't like the Nighthawk, I suggest that you try it with EQ. The headphones themselves are amazing (build, comfort, driver quality, bass capabilities, lack of distortion even @ 20 Hz). Just EQ them to your liking, because at that price they're a real steal. ;)

Update to our collection :

Mid-Fi :
- Audioquest Nighthawk Carbon (249 €)
- Audioquest Nighthawk (191 €)
- Hifiman Sundara (299 €)
- Sennheiser HD600 (278 €)
- Sony MDR-CD1000 (old, with brand new pads - I wish I could find a decent PEQ preset for it)


Noise Cancelling :
- Bose QC15
- These SOTA noise-cancelling cans

Lo-Fi :
- OneOdio Studio Pro
- Marshall *don't know the model*


Wireless :
- Novero Rockdale (broken, I sat on them, but they still work :facepalm: )
- Some sh*tty chinese Bluetooth cans that never really worked


Misc :
- A bunch of crappy in-ear, down to the walkman era

Next Buy :
- Meze 99 Classics (Walnut/Gold) : they will be for travelling, planes and such.
Nice, but I have to know, are they still stinky?? Had mine for over 4 years, and they still have that odd smell, I guess it's from the "liquid wood"??? I do keep them in the case if not in use, so maybe they don't get to air out, :).
My Nightowl Carbons don't seem to have that same aroma, how about your carbon hawks?
 

Jose Hidalgo

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Nice, but I have to know, are they still stinky?? Had mine for over 4 years, and they still have that odd smell, I guess it's from the "liquid wood"??? I do keep them in the case if not in use, so maybe they don't get to air out, :).
I'll tell you that when I receive them :) So far my Nighthawk Carbon don't smell at all.
Worst case scenario, I'll perfume them :D:facepalm:
 

frogmeat69

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I'll tell you that when I receive them :) So far my Nighthawk Carbon don't smell at all.
Worst case scenario, I'll perfume them :D:facepalm:
Looking forward to it, and just be gentle with the long cable and it should be fine, not sure how rough people are with their gear with all the complaining about the cable crapping out right away, mine still works fine .
 
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