Listening Gear Used

Daily listening
Sennheiser HD580 & ZMF Aeolus (with suede pads)

Listening comparisons
Sennheiser HD580/600 (for mid-tier headphones)
Focal Elex (for higher-end headphones)

Sennheiser HD800 SDR with EQ profile

Isolation needed
AKG K371

Etymotic ER2XR

At Home
1) Soekris 1541 DAC paired with a Massdrop THX 789 AAA Amplifier

2) SMSL SU-8 v2 DAC paired with a JDS Atom Amplifier

On the Go
Onkyo DP-X1 & Phone

I am a French audio enthusiast who got into headphones a few years ago, after buying a pair of HD650.

They instantly blew me away, compared to the rather poor gear I used to have prior to that. It made me curious about the market and other headphones I wanted to try. 

I have bought most of these headphones in used condition within Europe, using platforms such as Head-fi or Ebay.

Personal top 5 (among what I’ve owned)
ZMF Auteur
ZMF Aeolus (with alternate pads)
Hifiman HE-6 (modded)
Focal Elex
Stax SR-L700

Top 5 under $500
Sennheiser HD580 & HD600
Hifiman HE-500
Verum One
Koss ESP950 (with Vesper pads)
Audio-Technica AD2000

5 headphones I want to try
Sony MDR-R10
Hifiman Susvara
ZMF Vérité
Aurorus Borealis