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So, life happened and I won't be purchasing my D2000s any time soon. I've been reading up on the two/three cans mentioned in the title, which one would you recommend for rock/elektro-house/some pop and gaming?

They seemingly also benefit slightly from amping, so would it be worth it to throw a Fiio E5 into the mix? At £15 or so it won't break the bank, but I could stretch the budget and immediately get an E10. It's £62 on Amazon right now, which seems like an amazing deal.
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Sorry to hear you will not be purchasing the D2000s. I just got them a few days ago and I have yet to see a pair of cans that performs like this within the 500 pounds budget. They are sublime and I can say that in some areas best my HD650s.


So the E10 is really better than the E11? Hmmm ... did I make the right choice?

Goodluck with your purchase OP!
 
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Well the E10 is a DAC/amp and isn't portable, and you're away IIRC so you probably made the right call. To be honest I haven't really read up on the E10 all that much, but what I did notice was that everyone was praising them like they were the second coming of Christ so I doubt they're bad.

And yeah, thanks, I was really looking forward to the D2000s, but I try to look at it this way: by buying a £30 headphone a lot of Head-Fiers know and love, I'll be better able to buy the higher end cans I really want. Because when they say "oh yes, the mids are bladibla and poopshiwoop compared to -insert headphones I've never heard either-" that doesn't help me at all. Right now I have no frame of reference, but these will give me that.
Edited by Cid - 10/31/11 at 4:59pm
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I wouldn't buy a Fiio e5, but that's just me personally.

The SR850s are going to give you the best overall sound for your needs.

The Fiio e10 looks promising, I won't tell you to buy it or not. It's listed at a very nice price though. Shame that it's worth more than your headphones though, lol.
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Excellent, thanks. I did just notice the ones on Amazon are [ame="http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B002LBSEQS/ref=s9_simh_gw_p23_d0_g267_i4?pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=1SHY0R8MDQX99WF9B8F9&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=467128533&pf_rd_i=468294"]SR850C[/ame]. They look exactly the same, as far as I can tell though.
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Excellent, thanks. I did just notice the ones on Amazon are SR850C. They look exactly the same, as far as I can tell though.

I concur with Simca, why not wait a while? Fatten that savings pig and get some cans which are a bit more expensive than your amp smile.gif
 
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Well there aren't any better headphones under £100. I've really only got my eye on the D2000, possibly the HD598 (doubtful) or if I go mad the ATH-AD2000 and they're pretty much all far, so far, beyond even the £100 mark.

So the E10 is more of an investment as it should be good enough for anything I end up picking out in the (far) future, and if not, it's still a capable DAC. Even the headphones are a solid investment as, as I said, it'll give me a usable frame of reference to base my future purchase on.
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I just wondered something, might be silly, but can I still use my onboard soundcard at the same time as the E10? I just need it to plug in my microphone.
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I just wondered something, might be silly, but can I still use my onboard soundcard at the same time as the E10? I just need it to plug in my microphone.

Yes.
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I listened to both 668B and RX700 and overall i liked the latter and even with a less than stellar headphone amp section in the E7, the dac+amp combo works awesomely with the RX700 and i am stoked - the E10 is a step up from the E7
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