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Ok guys, im ready to upgrade from my superlux 668b headphones and i have a $300 budget for a new pair of headphones and a dac/amp does anyone have any suggestions? Iv been doing my own research but im having a hard time making any decisions. I trust this community so any suggestions are valued! Thanks for your time!

Some more questions first.

Where are you located?
Are there places you prefer to buy from?
Do you have any preferences in terms of sound like lots of bass or your sensitivity to sibilance.
What will you be using them for? Music, gaming or both?
post #37072 of 37411
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Ok guys, im ready to upgrade from my superlux 668b headphones and i have a $300 budget for a new pair of headphones and a dac/amp does anyone have any suggestions? Iv been doing my own research but im having a hard time making any decisions. I trust this community so any suggestions are valued! Thanks for your time!

Monolith M1060.

Monolith M1060.

Did I mention Monolith M1060? $299.


edit: the issues mentioned in video are confirmed to be fixed for second drop April 17th. I am buying me a pair.
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I live in the U.S. New Mexico to be more specific.
I dont have a preference when it comes to the seller. As long as they are reliable.
I would prefer the bass have more of an impact than my 668s do
Id say my sensitivity to sibilance is moderate.....i dont like hissing sounds but i can deal with a bit of it
My goal is to use these headphones for everything, im looking for something that I wont have to upgrade for a while.

Hope this helps. Thanks!
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Monolith M1060.

Monolith M1060.

Did I mention Monolith M1060? $299.


edit: the issues mentioned in video are confirmed to be fixed for second drop April 17th. I am buying me a pair.


see iv been watching a lot of his reviews and i like that hes not biased. but im new to the audiophile world and i was reading that i would need a dac amp to power headphones like these to really get the worth out of them. I was also reading that some headphones are harder to power than others...I just dont wanna make a poor decision and waste any money.
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see iv been watching a lot of his reviews and i like that hes not biased. but im new to the audiophile world and i was reading that i would need a dac amp to power headphones like these to really get the worth out of them. I was also reading that some headphones are harder to power than others...I just dont wanna make a poor decision and waste any money.

Actually these are somewhat unique in that your amp is sort of not needed. Onboard sound does power them, I have tried it personally. They don't scale super crazy like a lot of headphones do with pricey amps. You could get a better amp/dac in the future after using onboard sound for awhile.

Either way it doesn't get much better than the M1060, 110mm planar driver...

ZEOS and a few others I talked to about my schiit fulla 2, said between fulla 2 and asgard 2 there was not much difference experienced as with other headphones.
    
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how do the M560s compare? The boxy look of the M1060s are rather unattractive imo LOL
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how do the M560s compare? The boxy look of the M1060s are rather unattractive imo LOL

M560's lack bass. Literally they have less bass than pretty much any can I have ever heard. That being said, the soundstage is fantastic and better than M1060 and it the clarity of vocals surpasses even Fostex T50RPMK3.

The lack of bass just ruins it for me though. I already refunded my M560's and am getting a M1060 replacement when the new batch with fixed issues arrives in April 16th. M560 = 56mm planar driver, M1060=110mm planar driver. They are legit different sound signatures lol.
    
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M560's lack bass. Literally they have less bass than pretty much any can I have ever heard. That being said, the soundstage is fantastic and better than M1060 and it the clarity of vocals surpasses even Fostex T50RPMK3.

The lack of bass just ruins it for me though. I already refunded my M560's and am getting a M1060 replacement when the new batch with fixed issues arrives in April 16th. M560 = 56mm planar driver, M1060=110mm planar driver. They are legit different sound signatures lol.

It could be an issue with not giving enough power to the headphones.

Simca (I am using his......her......his name in context. So no delete please smile.gif ) and I used to have this battle at least 3 times a month.

Mageplanar headphones NEED more power to drive the bass. More specifically they need a wack ton of current.

Last time I checked, the lyr 2 was the cheapest schiit amp to supply enough current to really get the bass going on the hifiman and audeze headphones. The fulla is probably not driving them properly.
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Interesting to see that Native Instruments link... Traktor for the iPad is probably the only reason I'd consider buying an iPad, but I'd rather not actually pay for an Apple product (not a fan of their marketing and "lock it all down" policies).

Traktor for the iPad though has some pretty neat control schemes to it though.
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Yeah, Schiit Lyr 3 or Asgard 3 is something I plan to buy within the next 4 years. I have plenty of time to wait for their inevitable release.
    
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