Music listening and general use
Sennheiser HD580 & HD600
ZMF Auteur & Verite
Gaming & Movies
Isolation needed & Travelling
1) Soekris 1541 DAC paired with a Bryston BHA-1 amplifier
2) SMSL SU-8 v2 DAC paired with a THX 789 Amplifier
On the Go
Phone with Apple USB-C > 3.5mm Dongle
I am a French audio enthusiast who got into headphones a few years ago, after buying a pair of HD650.
They didn’t instantly blow me away, because my ears were used for so many years to brighter headphones, so the Sennheiser didn’t come as detailed to me. But with time I got addicted to their lovely presensation and timbre. It made me curious about the overall headphones market and many other headphones I then 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 (that I’ve owned)
Stax SR-007 Mk1
Top 5 under $500
Sennheiser HD6x0 Serie
Koss ESP950 (with Vesper pads)
Top 5 headphones I want to try
JPS Abyss 1266 TC