My DC Aeon2 Open vs Meze 109 Pro's?
I've been eyeing the Meze 109 Pro's now for a while & have done research comparing my current daily driver the Dan Clark Aeon 2 Open (not the Noire version), which I love! Would like to get opinions on whether it's even worth it to pull the trigger on the 109's or am I really just getting what I already have? From what I gather so far, the 109's are going to just be "slightly" better but would love to get some honest opinions from those who either have both or who have tried both or maybe you're very good at understanding the numbers for both & can provide some insight? Thanks guys!!
May 25, 2023
So I'm very much new to the whole audiophile scene. I've always bought high end headphones, but never dabbled in anything of this caliber until now and I must say I am excited to explore this new hobby because it really interests me! I just need to get my ducks in a row before I make any purchases.
To start, I plan on buying the Massdrop x Sennheiser HD 6XX Headphones as my first audiophile headphones! Based off my own research and what everyone on the internet is saying, these are definitely the move. It was a toss up between those and the Massdrop HiFiMAN HE-350 Audiophile Headphones because of the price difference. However, from what I can tell the HE-350s seem to have some flaws so I suppose I will go ahead and spend the extra money for the superior headphones. If anyone has any input on my choice of headphones or has any other alternatives that I should consider, please let me know!
Most my questions have to do with the DAC/Amp as I am completely ignorant when it comes these. First off, I don't even know which is which so if someone could possibly give me a quick run down on the tech, I would really appreciate it. All I know is I need these two components to get the most out of the headphones so I need help figuring out what I need to get while managing to save as much money as I can. Im hoping to get a versatile DAC/Amp so I can use them as time goes on with many different headphones that I pick up along the way. A friend suggested to me that I check out Schiit Audio and I did but I don't know how to choose what product is best for me. I was led to believe that I should get the Modi 2 DAC and pair it with the Vali 2 Amp. Is that something that would work well for me? I just don't know. So if someone could please show me the way so I can get the knowledge I need to really sink my teeth into this hobby.
Thanks in advance for all your help, and I'm super glad I found this community and this awesome service.