If You Can Only Have One Headphone...
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...what would you choose and why? Obviously, I'm speaking to those who have multiple headphones. The main rule of this post is that it must be a headphone that you own (bonus points for picture!). Also, in the context of this post, this would be the only headphone you would ever have! The headphone in question can be of any type: over-ear, on-ear, or IEM. For me personally, if I was being more rational about it I would pick the Sennheiser HD 6XX for its scalability, versatility (actually makes surprisingly good out-and-about headphones provided you don't mind the open-back), and ability to make everything sound good. However, I just don't love the HD 6XX like I love my LCD-3; its sound just hits all the right buttons for me.
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nick_t
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Sep 24, 2019
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The answer for me its DT 770 pro 250 ohms. Why ? V shape fun and balance at the same time sound character changes along with amplification. It can be even transparent and nuetral but overall it has prominent bass, less spatial, transparent and detail. Its perfect for almost every situation and even for exercise and protable usage. Mod the wire to better cable for protable extension and the built is comfortable and closed back isolate noise outside. Not to mention nice soundstage for closed back. I would choose this over an expensive headphone in my arsenal if I have to choose one because its may favourite sound signature and overall sound heavily influence by amp/dac, applicable to multiple usage such as gaming and monitoring as well as desktop solution and protable usage as well such as music listening for all rounder genres.
Sep 24, 2019
jaxtrauma
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Sep 23, 2019
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The QDC Anole V3 S gets my vote
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Sep 23, 2019
james.russell.myers
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Sep 22, 2019
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This is such a difficult choice, because I get in the mood for different sound signatures depending on what music I'm listening to. My jazz favorite is AKG K812. My rock favorites are Shure SRH1540 and Sennheiser HD650.
Sep 22, 2019
VonEisen
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Jun 29, 2019
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It has to be the German Maestro GMP 8.35 mobile for me... These cans sound really fine and are really built to last a lifetime. Plus I love the rugged feel and industrial look.
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Jun 29, 2019
MusicLover
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Jun 14, 2019
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My Lcd4’s are amazing. Price and Weight are the only two things I would change
Jun 14, 2019
Brickhaus
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Jun 8, 2019
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My AKG K702 65th anniversary editions they sound great (especially with tubes) and are so comfortable
Jun 8, 2019
pauliusk
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Jun 11, 2019
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Same here, just the normal K702.
Jun 11, 2019
Mr.tastyCC
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May 31, 2019
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hifiman ananda, for that sweet chi-fi gold
May 31, 2019
oluv
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May 28, 2019
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Etymotic ER2SE they make any other headphone sound so weird haha... why listen to a screwed up frequency response if one can have the true uncoloured sound for cheap?
May 28, 2019
Lesbusa
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May 26, 2019
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I travel with the 6xx but I listen to the LCD-3 at home. I have a THX 789 and a hybrid tube amp for home and a Monolith THX portable for the road.
May 26, 2019
ShawnP.Watson
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May 20, 2019
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Massdrop Edition XX for me at $599. Love them. They sound so spacious with good bass.
May 20, 2019
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