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Well my first few headphones/IEMs were:

Super.fi 3
Etymotic ER-6i
Triple.fi 10
SE530
Grado SR60

Out of those, I still own:
Etymotic ER-6i
Triple.fi 10

And these are the other additions and current headphones I have now:
Beyerdynamic DT770 80s
Grado SR325is

I'm not sure what people really consider to be entry-level audiophile headphones, but I'm sure one of them qualifies wink.gif.
 
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Originally Posted by OC'ing Noob View Post

What was everyone's first entry level audiophile headphone? Mine was the Sondy MDR-V6 and to this day, I still remember the eye opening experience of first putting my friend's on. Then I was like "I see, this is what's considered good sound."

Ultrasone Pro 550's if they count. If not, Ultrasone 580's or 780's. If those don't count M50's. If those don't count, Beyerdynamic DT 770's 80 Ohm. If those don't count, well then next pair I buy tongue.gif (Speaking of which, I just cannot decide.
Edited by raptorxrx - 2/18/13 at 10:49am
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Sony MDR-V6 isn't audiophile tongue.gif

in the early 90's I took that headphone to school with my walkman.
    
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V-Moda M100's +FiiO E10

Before that I owned the D2000's and the PRO 900's
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First was HD201's... I'm totally sure that doesn't count tongue.gif
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Sony MDR-V6 isn't audiophile tongue.gif

in the early 90's I took that headphone to school with my walkman.

I personally considered it "entry level" audiophile. Next was the ATH-AD700/Senn HD555. After that was the Grado SR60, then K701, then K550, then D2K, and finally HD650.
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My first entry-level headphone was the Alessandro MS1. Pretty sweet cans for the price, but uncomfortable after a while.
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Alright. I'm almost there.

I'm almost decided on the HE 400. The only thing left that I haven't decided on yet is Amp and DAC. The reasoning behind the DAC is so I can use it with my laptop too, not just my desktop.

Will the Modi with Magni (Schitt) be powerful enough?
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Alright. I'm almost there.

I'm almost decided on the HE 400. The only thing left that I haven't decided on yet is Amp and DAC. The reasoning behind the DAC is so I can use it with my laptop too, not just my desktop.

Will the Modi with Magni (Schitt) be powerful enough?

I actually exchanged a few emails today and I'll quote a snippet of what was told to me as I was inquiring about an amp.
Quote:
Lyr is for hard-to-drive orthodynamics from Audeze or HiFiman, or high-impedance headphones (300 ohms+) from Sennheiser and Beyer.

Valhalla is for high-impedance headphones (150 ohms+) from Sennheiser or Beyer.



Jason Stoddard
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http://www.schiit.com
(323) 230-0079

jason@schiit.com

His word of course is obviously not end all be all, but I thought it would pertain to your situation (I know the HE-400 is Planar Magnetic). Others have experience with the amps, though, so they would be able to give you better advice. I'm willing to bet you could start with the Magni (+Modi if necessary) and know that your next proper step would be something of the 'Valhalla' or 'Lyr'-tier.

That being said, I got to test out my friend's Magni and Modi stack today and determined the Modi wasn't my cup of tea. Of course the only thing I used them with was the DT770's, but it took away a good amount of the extension the Beyers are able to reach. Having said that, from my Titanium HD to the Magni was a different story. It gave a generally brighter sound, while retaining that bottom end. I'm definitely convinced and will probably be investing in a Magni fairly soon. If not a Magni, then an Asgard 2. We shall see.

Oh, and the Magni had plenty of power for the Beyers (obviously tongue.gif).

EDIT:

This is straight from there site:
Quote:
Did you say this thing will drive orthos?
Many of them, yes. The HiFiMan HE400 and HE500 do well with Magni, as well as the Audeze LCD2. The popular Fostex T50RP mods (Mad Dog, Paradox) are also a good match. HE-6, not so much.

Edited by pez - 2/18/13 at 3:02pm
 
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Yes. ~Slaps~
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