Then you must send them down and let me audition them for you.
^ Boulder monos were very nice, but the SGR gear is better imo. The Cymer SET monos are also excellent, but a completely different sound. I have a prototype version of these at the moment;
So, I blew up my DAC and SKC's sending me a new one. But this one, a Firestone Audio USB DAC, seems to double as a head phone amp, so I'm in the market for a new set of ear muffs.
I want something comfy ~$1k. Any suggestions?
Big warm sound please.
To answer your question Mikey, I don't really mind if people can hear what I'm listening to. I'm just trying to avoid the old "TURN THAT MUSIC DOWN!"
Oh yes, I almost forgot. Must have good bass capacity given that I mostly listen to doof doof.
Thanks Dylan, will check those out.
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The Grados are long gone.
The Audeze is the headphones everyone is talking about and if I could bother waiting, I'd get them to try out.
If you needed a pair of cans that gives great sound in a closed-back system, I would have recommended an Ultrasone Edition 8. Stunning clarity and wholesome bass. They're perfect for your music.
Ultrasone would be another one to look at - they'll satisfy your bass needs for doof doof.
My favourite headphones so far are still the Beyerdynamic DT-880's - great soundstage, crisp but not too crisp that it's bright and warm.
Wouldn't mind trying out some of the Audio Technica range especially for a work pair as they are meant to be very comfortable.
I'm a fan of the Beyers too, but I've got the DT990s... Just awesome fun to listen too with my taste in music of house, elecronica, prog rock etc..
Try them out too Matt.. And they'll probably be easier to find and demo in Melbourne than some of the others like the Audeze and Denon..
But against that, they sound like a pretty honest set-up with a good range and particularly good bass, so I've put my name on the waiting list, might be three months or so. I can wait.
The foam they used changed design and looks much better, though I don't know how the old design felt. The stiff cable is an easy fix. Just do what I did and order one of these at the same time;
Rubbish his products all you like but it seems hes a not a bad bloke old Mr Bose.