Saturday, April 9, 2016

Headphone Wishlist

Not saying I'm going to buy these anytime soon, but if money were no object these would be on the top of my list.

  • Sennheiser HD 800 S: I have always loved the clean Sennheiser sound, and these are some of their best.
  • Mr Speakers Ether C: Closed Planar Magnetic. These would be a replacement for the Alpha Dogs. They would also probably be the only headphones I would need.
  • Stax SR-009: Electro Static headphones often called "The Best Headphones".  You could also say the most expensive.  They even require a special amp to play them. 
  • Sennheiser Orpheus: I would just like to hear these. I'm not sure I would ever buy them, even if money were no object.


Thursday, April 7, 2016

Headphones - cont.

Well, I was dead wrong about the Fostex T50RP not needing more power.  They will play to an ok volume without a better amp, but they sound much better when given more power.  At work I'm using the Aune X1S and I have to crank it pretty high.  At home I'm using the Schiit Modi 2 Uber, and the Schiit Magni 2 Uber.  The Magni 2 Uber has a gain switch, and the high setting is more than equal to the task.

Now I need to re-rip most of my CD collection. Too many ripped at too low a bit rate.