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If you could own only 3 headphones, what would they be? Okay, 5 headphones, if you insist!
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Rhamnetin
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May 28, 2018
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Having listened to just about everything (including the Orpheus HE-1) and have owned a bunch, the two most expensive ones I've ever owned being the Stax SR-007 and Audeze LCD-4, here is my list:
If I could own only 3:
1) Stax SR-009S 2) ZMF Ori 3) ZMF Eikon
Don't need any more than the first two though.
May 28, 2018
MXRC
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May 25, 2018
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My top favorite headphone right now is the: Technics EAH-T700 (currently own)
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I'm really curious about: Sennheiser HD 820 (maybe would like to own)
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Headphones that I've listened to that I want in my collection: Kennerton Odin Pale Moon Ebony (definitely want to own)
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May 25, 2018
Chick_White
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May 25, 2018
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My current phones: HD800 HD600 Oppo PM3
waiting on delivery - HD6XX and Audeze Mobius
Wish list - cost no object Orpheus Closed dynamic Senn HD820 LCD-4Z
I find in-ear and on-ear phone too uncomfortable. I would love to see a Massdrop HD82X.
May 25, 2018
drstock56
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May 25, 2018
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Very cool list.
May 25, 2018
mikeonline
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May 25, 2018
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HD600... and that's it. I'm happy.
May 25, 2018
Heefty
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May 22, 2018
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Focal Clear (Maybe Elex instead pending some comparisons) Ultimate Ears UE Live
I think when I get those 2 I will be able to stop buying headphones altogether.
For now, thoroughly enjoying HD 6XX though.
What amp do you want to drive your cans with? Me, Apex Hi-Fi Pinnacle. I might add a portable one to the list at some point, but O2 on batteries works well enough for now.
May 22, 2018
JRey
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May 22, 2018
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My current 3 are: HD600 HE4xx Apple AirPods
If I could have any 3... Orpheus LCD X Apple AirPods
One dynamic, one planar magnetic, one portable.
May 22, 2018
drstock56
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May 22, 2018
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Same here. I would want one dynamic, one planar, and one portable, if limited to 3.
May 22, 2018
JRey
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May 22, 2018
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Yup. My current setup is fine and is actually really good. I don’t see a need for more than 1 of each type. Maybe I should get an electrostatic headset next lol
May 22, 2018
damien_chung
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May 22, 2018
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Current Equipment LCD 2.2 Pre-Fazor HD650 CA Vega
Headphones I am aiming for: FOCAL UTOPIA LCD4 CA ANDROMEDAS The LCD 2.2 Pre-Fazor is Must keep, nothing can beat the messed up bass.
May 22, 2018
HaVoCTzu
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May 21, 2018
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Changing my list. If I could only have 3 from my current inventory 1. HD 800S for gaming and music 2. Bose QC 35 II for work and travel 3. Apple AirPod Gym/everyday carry
(In my current inventory: Hd 800S, DT1990 Pro, Fostex Purple Hearts, HD 6XX, HiFiman 4XX, Sony MA900, AKG K702, PXC 550, Bose QC 35 II, Apple airpods, PC363D)
If i could only have 3, any headphones: 1. Orpheus or more realistically stax/focal flagships 2. Bose QC 35 II 3. Apple Airpods
May 21, 2018
Jackula
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May 20, 2018
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I'm more of a one-headphone-at-a-time kind of guy. I am enjoying my HD6XX but see myself realistically buying a Hifiman HE-6 in the future. Maybe an Elex if it evers comes back around. Though, my next purchase in the near future is most likely going to be a new DAC.
May 20, 2018
Jackula
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May 24, 2018
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Hm, my calculations arrived at a minimum of 6.3W for 115dB of headroom. Amp I'll be using is my Audio-GD HE-9, which can do about 7.2W and according to reviews can easily drive the HE-6. I also tried the headphone on smaller amps like the ifi Pro which does about 4.5W into them and the headphone already sounded better than a Focal Utopia.
May 24, 2018
Heefty
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May 25, 2018
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Like I said: quick and dirty. I just calculated 120dB from innerfidelity measured sensitivity (or power for 90dB or whatever they call it) since that was the first number I could find.
It's still incredible what it takes to drive those things.
May 25, 2018
tyll
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May 18, 2018
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mine currently: sennheiser hd600 audioquest nighthawks sony mdr z7 wishlist: audeze lcd x/ sennheiser hd800s mrspeaker ether c flow/ sennheiser hd820 but id ditch the hd600 for hifiman edition x v2 and the mdr z7 for z1
May 18, 2018
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