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In Reply to: RE: Thanks for the replies......... posted by Ozzy on May 03, 2016 at 01:26:39
Haven't replaced the system, but I find the sound from my HiFiMan 560s to be about the best I've heard. Haven't heard everything of course, but when I'm listening to them in the early AM so as not to disturb my wife, I'm constantly blown away by the quality of the sound as well as the bass. Just using my Mac 6900's head out, not a dedicated amp. Also listen to some 24/192 files through my TASCAM 3000 as dac. Just stellar to my ears. 560s are not too hard to drive, but need some extra power to be sure.
My one huge complaint is the cables/connector. Cable is so GD frustrating with it's constant kinks and bends...I'm getting p!ssed off just thinking about it. Make sure you get the new cable/connector (NOT the screw-in connector. Aargh!) Nothing in audio period has been as frustrating as this crap, a shame since the cans sound so wonderful.
Check out the HE400i as well, might get you most of the way there for much less $$. Another inmate rec'd them earlier this year. I just wanted to get out of the under $500 range and try something on the higher end, and picked the 560s up for $700 on sale.
Thanks for the reply. My plan is to go big or stay home. I will either replace my main speakers/amp/preamp with a good rig, or stay with what I have. I really don't need both.
What I have to figure out is if I can live without what conventional speakers do. I have never really heard good cans with an amp, so it should be pretty telling.
Don't worry about avoiding temptation. As you grow older, it will avoid you.
- Winston Churchill
Good luck whatever your path.
I'd rather not be without either, now that I've heard some top-level cans. But I love my speakers too. You might try the used route, and sell if you don't like them.
It is hard to find the really good stuff in order to audition at length. Not sure of your location, but HeadFi has meets where folks bring their equipment and share.
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