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Be prepared to spend another 2-3k usd on an amp to drive it.
No need to spend that much at all.
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Just like console games can cope up with low quality graphics and dont mind it at all and as far as they know they are the best i too cant tell the difference or i can but dont really want the experience.
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Headphones are overrated. The only headphones I've kept are AKG K240's, because they're the STUDIO standard, which everyone uses (in the Studio) for it's fantastic flat response. Even though we don't use them for mixing, they're great for referencing after mixes.
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Friend bought some 1000+dollar headphones so he could use them while flying his tiny cesna... I suppose it was worth it to him?
Aviation headsets are different than consumer headphones. Different purposes

Anyway, if you haven't listened to variety of headphones (from worse than ibuds [yes, there is such a thing] to the HD800 like me) you really don't have a decent perspective. Properly amped and sourced $1000+ headphones are in a different league than even 'mid-fi' headphones of ~$300 and there is a noticeable jump from those to cheaper headphones etc...
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I believe the Lyr can do it and its only $449
Na. Not a good amp.
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I spent $55 on my HD428 Sennheiser's and I'm happy with them I guess, good enough for me anyhow

Anyhow what ones would be noticeably better?
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what.. moar power?... so you dont plan on being mobile then?

and you want to be deaf soon, I really think the output from a pocket amp should be about the loudest you want to go with head phones.
Although amping does make things louder, that's not the main purpose of an amp. The main purpose of an amp is to provide enough power (current for lower impedance, voltage for higher impedance) to the sound equipment so the drivers have enough power to move and vibrate properly and accurately. Underpowering a piece of sound equipment means there isn't enough power meaning the drivers don't move as accurately and as intended = worse sound.

Think of it as providing the proper fuel for your car. Lots of car analogies apply to electrical engineering lols. Cars are really just another form of mechanical engineering after all.
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I spent $55 on my HD428 Sennheiser's and I'm happy with them I guess, good enough for me anyhow

Anyhow what ones would be noticeably better?
A lot lols. You didn't state a price.
post #69 of 83
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A lot lols. You didn't state a price.
Price isn't an issue but I mostly use them for gaming though and is there a big enough difference to justify spending a few hundred on cans?
I can justify spending over $1000 on a monitor though
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Na. Not a good amp.
Agreed but you really don't need 2-3k for a decent amp. You can easily get the Benchmark DAC1 for ~$900 for one of the best, if not the best, DAC + headphone amp combo on the market.
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