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    Re: Best headphones/amps? Recommendations?

    Wow, there seems to be a ton of options. Thank you


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    Re: Best headphones/amps? Recommendations?

    Mr Speakers ar fairly unique in the ability to present a large sound/and stage. I think they sound great as well. They really do sound like you are wearing a set of actual speakers. The hands down winner in that department.

    I also like Audeze and Hifiman.

    My pick for overall value, performance per dollar is the Janzen electrostatic. I'd have to do a side by side with the more expensive Audeze and Hifiman but the Janzen are only targeted to be about $1500.00. He was showing a set but I don't think they are ready for mass production yet. What I heard was excellent.
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    Thatís awesome. Iím still in research mode. Iíve traditionally hated to wear headphones but itís becoming more relevant as time goes on. Also having a somewhat portable system might be a wonderful luxury.
    I can't stand headphones and I own 5 pair (a necessary evil on occasion)and have heard a ton from $100 to $3000 and I still can't do it. At best I am good for one album side, but normally I'm ripping them off my head after 10 minutes.

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    Re: Best headphones/amps? Recommendations?

    That’s what I’m afraid of too. I’ll have to start listening to my old pair of Sennheiser HD650 (?) and see how it goes.
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    I have tried many pair over the years and could never stick with them for more than a half hour. A better alternative if you need to use them for some reason might be in-ear phones. Much more comfortable and less expensive.
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    Re: Best headphones/amps? Recommendations?

    I can wear comfortable headphones for a long time,, however, for some reason when I wear headphones my body thinks it's time to go to sleep

    I used to wear headphones and listen to the tracks while I made cassettes for friends and family.
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    Re: Best headphones/amps? Recommendations?

    I’ve seen molded in ear speakers. That might be an option.


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    I have tried many pair over the years and could never stick with them for more than a half hour. A better alternative if you need to use them for some reason might be in-ear phones. Much more comfortable and less expensive.
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    If you like the sound of Sennheiser they have several in-ear starting at about $100.
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    Re: Best headphones/amps? Recommendations?

    I really enjoy my Audeze LCD-XC headphones with the Deckard. I highly recommend Audeze. That Luxman amp looks awesome. If you're still looking at a new dac maybe the one you get will have a nice headphone amp (Chord Dave, DCS, etc...).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Peabody View Post
    Mr Speakers ar fairly unique in the ability to present a large sound/and stage. I think they sound great as well. They really do sound like you are wearing a set of actual speakers. The hands down winner in that department.

    I also like Audeze and Hifiman.

    My pick for overall value, performance per dollar is the Janzen electrostatic. I'd have to do a side by side with the more expensive Audeze and Hifiman but the Janzen are only targeted to be about $1500.00. He was showing a set but I don't think they are ready for mass production yet. What I heard was excellent.
    I like Mr Speaker because of the weight factor and comfort. And they do perform nicely.
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