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Interesting route going with $3k headphones + $2k DAC and a $600 amplifier. tongue.gif

Your not incorrect in your slight confusion, though one rule you'll find a lot is your most expensive component should be the transducer. That being said I am currently actually waiting for Cavali's next amp update as they announced they are working on a new lineup which for me is great as the one lacking thing for his older gear was a fully balanced topology. I am also looking to get a pair of closed headphones(for my fiance) such as the Mr. Speakers Ether C or Audze LCD-XC. Leaning towards the Ether C though as i find the LCD series to be far too heavy on my head, at this point she'll get the Liquid Carbon.

Though this all has to wait... paying for a wedding is costly....
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I guess that I am the only one that likes the Burson products. The Conductor Virtuoso just looks stunning from an aesthetics point of view.


For something silver that is gorgeous!
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I guess that I am the only one that likes the Burson products. The Conductor Virtuoso just looks stunning from an aesthetics point of view.
Nonsense, different strokes for different blokes and you know this. You hate the HD 800 and I'm sure a fair number of other people here do as well, whereas I find it preferable to the LCD-2. I prefer resolution and expansiveness and you prefer smoothness and [other endearing traits Aud'eze is known for].

As an aside my tastes lean towards something like a Pathos Aurium as being prettier than that. tongue.gif
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Your not incorrect in your slight confusion, though one rule you'll find a lot is your most expensive component should be the transducer.
Not necessarily most expensive, but at least of primary importance (with amplification perhaps secondary and DAC perhaps tertiary). There are plenty of people that exceed the cost of their headphones on amplification, be it with something like HD 600s, HD 800s, LCD-whatevers or Stax at the end of the chain.

With speakers I think I'm actually going to stick with my Strada. I know Quad ESL-57/63/988/989s or Magnepans would have sweetspot limitations that I'm not experiencing now. I might just get a different amplifier when I change out my DAC.
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Reading through these last 3 pages, I have to say I'll be pretty excited for the day I can look at some of the mentioned equipment and talk of it as just a 'meh' subject tongue.gif.
 
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Reading through these last 3 pages, I have to say I'll be pretty excited for the day I can look at some of the mentioned equipment and talk of it as just a 'meh' subject tongue.gif.

I definitely have to agree! No idea if I'll ever be at that point, but even the idea of two $1500 USD pairs of headphones seems like a nice goal.
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You can get a fair bit of the way there for a lot less money than I and others have spent.

Even starting with something like an Sennheiser HD580/600 or HiFiMAN HE-400i/s can really get you some nice bang for your buck.
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I wouldn't doubt it but man those hd 600's look... Plain and boring. Sure, looks shouldn't play into things but I like things on my desk to at least look decent.... But I'm weird o_O
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I wouldn't doubt it but man those hd 600's look... Plain and boring. Sure, looks shouldn't play into things but I like things on my desk to at least look decent.... But I'm weird o_O

Well you can't see them when they are on your head smile.gif

That being said I get your point - they are a bit drab by the standards of today. The HE-400i/s may be more your style though they are a bit drab too. But its somewhat a result of the design of the headphones, generally aesthetics don't come first.
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Well you can't see them when they are on your head smile.gif

That being said I get your point - they are a bit drab by the standards of today. The HE-400i/s may be more your style though they are a bit drab too. But its somewhat a result of the design of the headphones, generally aesthetics don't come first.

Interestingly enough, despite my playful protests based upon aesthetics I am still curious about the hd 600's, but as I already have a pair of Akg k712's I've been looking more at the hd 800's (as well as Mr speakers ether) as one of my next purchases. With a higher end setup of course.

HiFiMan's gear is tempting but since their website is a nightmare to navigate as it's constantly opening new tabs and isn't easy to pull up a full list of their gear, let alone compare. No idea if there are any local places to try out such gear either, as I wouldn't mind getting to listen to them before purchase.
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HD800.... yuck, disgusting piece of equipment...
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