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Headphones audio setup

It's generally reccomended that you spend more on your cans than your amp and dac. I would say to refrain for the bursons and instead grab the JD's labs atom it's an amp that rivals even $1000 amps in how clean it sounds. As well as grab a dac like the topping d10 or d30 or if you can find a grave design sdac go for that. What kind of music do you like and what do you prioritise in sound? Is it voices , little minoot details , spalshy highs? Or big boomy bass. 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi, recently i've been thinking about improving my pc audio... so here's the point "i litterally and i mean LITTERALLY don't know anything about all that audio stuff" so... by browsing the web for some time i was thinking about grab something like a pair of sennheiser HD 650, which seems quite premium headphones at a "cheap" price... and then i should need a DAC and an AMP to drive them properly?.... so by asking to a couple of friends they suggested to buy something like Burson play or the Shiit Jotunheim which even though i aestetically like a lot... costs also a lot...

 

So... i use headphones pretty much all the time when i'm at PC and i listen to musicm which cames from itunes, spotify and maybe sometimes (but really few times) some .flac file, i meant also to use headphones for watching movies (Netflix or other streaming services) and play games (Overwatch mostly and some times some casual play at Assassins creed or driving games...).

 

So i'm wondering for my needs, do i really need that kind of equipment? Is it that much of a difference?

For now i'm thinking about chosing the Sennheiser HD650 (or 6xx 😉😉) with the Burson Play because i don't want to spend more than 500€  (unless you tell me that by just 200 more i can buy something that will change my life forever, and allow me to shoot laser beams from my eyes.... XD) i also i'm not an expert audiophile and because of that i'm not even sure if i will notice a slight difference between some good configuration....

 

That said... feel free to suggest some configuration that might suit my needs (Music, movies, and games) maybe akg or beyerdynamic instead of Sennheiser? .... or for DAC\Amp preamp.... whatever 

The only thing that i'm sure about is that i want a pair of over-ear open back headphone ( because i hate when ears become hot... and i don't have problem with sound insulation in my room)

 

Thanks a lot to whom will reply to this post! 

peace!

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It's generally reccomended that you spend more on your cans than your amp and dac. I would say to refrain for the bursons and instead grab the JD's labs atom it's an amp that rivals even $1000 amps in how clean it sounds. As well as grab a dac like the topping d10 or d30 or if you can find a grave design sdac go for that. What kind of music do you like and what do you prioritise in sound? Is it voices , little minoot details , spalshy highs? Or big boomy bass. 


***FEEL FREE TO DM ME QUESTIONS ABOUT MY GEAR IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR JUST CURIOUS***

CPU : ryzen 1300x  Motherboard: b350 PC mate RAM:16 GB ddr4 corsair lpx GPU: gtx 1070 6gb Case:phanteks p400 

Storage:x1 280 gb kingston ssd x1 1tb WD blue hdd x1 2tb seagate barraccuda 

 PSU:650 GQ Cooling:be quite! BK009 Keyboard:ducky one 2 rgb full sized Mouse:G502, Model o Operating System:win 10

Desktop audio gear: topping d10 --->  monolith Cavelli Liquid Spark---> Beyerdynamic dt 990 , Sennheiser Hd 58x, Hifiman HE4xx, AKG k240, AKG k52

Speaker Setup: Topping PA3--->Micca RB42

My portable setup: fiioe10k, fiio ubtr---> Tin hifi T3, Koss ksc 75,Blon 03

 AKG y50bt,Sennheiser HD 4.40

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Thanks for your suggestion

 

Well.... for music i tend to listen mostly to pop and rock music for what i prioritize i would say i like voices but also like immersive felling....take for example "A Sky full of stars of Coldplay" i like the sound of the voice but i also want some punchy bass i think... Honestly i don't even know what to search for...so i just name some artist hoping that you understand better than myself what i'm looking for 😅 

Coldplay, Ed Sheeran OST of various films (the last was "Shallow" which i love how clear is the guitar in the initial part...but also "Top Gun" , "The greatest showman"...), and then some old glory Queen, red hot chili peppers... 

 

(I know i'm terrible at explaining 😅)

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13 minutes ago, Federico7 said:

Thanks for your suggestion

 

Well.... for music i tend to listen mostly to pop and rock music for what i prioritize i would say i like voices but also like immersive felling....take for example "A Sky full of stars of Coldplay" i like the sound of the voice but i also want some punchy bass i think... Honestly i don't even know what to search for...so i just name some artist hoping that you understand better than myself what i'm looking for 😅 

Coldplay, Ed Sheeran OST of various films (the last was "Shallow" which i love how clear is the guitar in the initial part...but also "Top Gun" , "The greatest showman"...), and then some old glory Queen, red hot chili peppers... 

 

(I know i'm terrible at explaining 😅)

check out the dt 880 instead or maybe a hd 58x the 650I find personally to be pretty bass anemic. or if you want lots of bass and just wanna have fun check out he Phillips fidelio x2 or even the he 4xx.  the 650 is a headpohone I would label as analyticval while voices sound sultry and you basically feel like the microphone picking up every detail in voices and the highs to me they lack any body to the low end. I find the 58x or the hd 660 to be more well rounded. but if you like guitar rock or acoustic  give the dt 880 a try.they retain a ton of detail but have some bass . if you want to have fun and really bump to music or just want a good full bodied low end check out the he 4xx or the fidelio x2. personally the dt 880 are the best for rock for me. especially with the nice detailed treble making thigns like cymbals splashy. and has enoough bass response for me to have fun along with nice mids. with a wide soundstage and amazing imaging for the price. 


***FEEL FREE TO DM ME QUESTIONS ABOUT MY GEAR IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR JUST CURIOUS***

CPU : ryzen 1300x  Motherboard: b350 PC mate RAM:16 GB ddr4 corsair lpx GPU: gtx 1070 6gb Case:phanteks p400 

Storage:x1 280 gb kingston ssd x1 1tb WD blue hdd x1 2tb seagate barraccuda 

 PSU:650 GQ Cooling:be quite! BK009 Keyboard:ducky one 2 rgb full sized Mouse:G502, Model o Operating System:win 10

Desktop audio gear: topping d10 --->  monolith Cavelli Liquid Spark---> Beyerdynamic dt 990 , Sennheiser Hd 58x, Hifiman HE4xx, AKG k240, AKG k52

Speaker Setup: Topping PA3--->Micca RB42

My portable setup: fiioe10k, fiio ubtr---> Tin hifi T3, Koss ksc 75,Blon 03

 AKG y50bt,Sennheiser HD 4.40

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here is a nice comparison vs the 650 and the 58x 

 


***FEEL FREE TO DM ME QUESTIONS ABOUT MY GEAR IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR JUST CURIOUS***

CPU : ryzen 1300x  Motherboard: b350 PC mate RAM:16 GB ddr4 corsair lpx GPU: gtx 1070 6gb Case:phanteks p400 

Storage:x1 280 gb kingston ssd x1 1tb WD blue hdd x1 2tb seagate barraccuda 

 PSU:650 GQ Cooling:be quite! BK009 Keyboard:ducky one 2 rgb full sized Mouse:G502, Model o Operating System:win 10

Desktop audio gear: topping d10 --->  monolith Cavelli Liquid Spark---> Beyerdynamic dt 990 , Sennheiser Hd 58x, Hifiman HE4xx, AKG k240, AKG k52

Speaker Setup: Topping PA3--->Micca RB42

My portable setup: fiioe10k, fiio ubtr---> Tin hifi T3, Koss ksc 75,Blon 03

 AKG y50bt,Sennheiser HD 4.40

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but I just want to sum up what I said. the 650 is an amazing set of headphones especially for the 6xx  for $220. but it is a true audiophile headphone they try to be neutral and being a sennheiser very good detail in the highs and mids but if you want a fun headphone with bass these may not be for you. and looking elsewhere might be a good option.


***FEEL FREE TO DM ME QUESTIONS ABOUT MY GEAR IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR JUST CURIOUS***

CPU : ryzen 1300x  Motherboard: b350 PC mate RAM:16 GB ddr4 corsair lpx GPU: gtx 1070 6gb Case:phanteks p400 

Storage:x1 280 gb kingston ssd x1 1tb WD blue hdd x1 2tb seagate barraccuda 

 PSU:650 GQ Cooling:be quite! BK009 Keyboard:ducky one 2 rgb full sized Mouse:G502, Model o Operating System:win 10

Desktop audio gear: topping d10 --->  monolith Cavelli Liquid Spark---> Beyerdynamic dt 990 , Sennheiser Hd 58x, Hifiman HE4xx, AKG k240, AKG k52

Speaker Setup: Topping PA3--->Micca RB42

My portable setup: fiioe10k, fiio ubtr---> Tin hifi T3, Koss ksc 75,Blon 03

 AKG y50bt,Sennheiser HD 4.40

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Posted · Original PosterOP

ok i think i've decided... i wuold probably go with

- Grace design sdac (if on massdrop it will become available soon...) otherwise topping d30

-JDS Labs Atom (even though im a little concerned about built quality, not the sound of course, hearing so many review online...)

- Sennheiser HD58x 

 

Do you think it's ok?

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22 hours ago, Federico7 said:

ok i think i've decided... i wuold probably go with

- Grace design sdac (if on massdrop it will become available soon...) otherwise topping d30

-JDS Labs Atom (even though im a little concerned about built quality, not the sound of course, hearing so many review online...)

- Sennheiser HD58x 

 

Do you think it's ok?

Seems like a great setup. Build quality sucks but won't affect the sound but if you really are concerned about build grab a liquid spark instead.


***FEEL FREE TO DM ME QUESTIONS ABOUT MY GEAR IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR JUST CURIOUS***

CPU : ryzen 1300x  Motherboard: b350 PC mate RAM:16 GB ddr4 corsair lpx GPU: gtx 1070 6gb Case:phanteks p400 

Storage:x1 280 gb kingston ssd x1 1tb WD blue hdd x1 2tb seagate barraccuda 

 PSU:650 GQ Cooling:be quite! BK009 Keyboard:ducky one 2 rgb full sized Mouse:G502, Model o Operating System:win 10

Desktop audio gear: topping d10 --->  monolith Cavelli Liquid Spark---> Beyerdynamic dt 990 , Sennheiser Hd 58x, Hifiman HE4xx, AKG k240, AKG k52

Speaker Setup: Topping PA3--->Micca RB42

My portable setup: fiioe10k, fiio ubtr---> Tin hifi T3, Koss ksc 75,Blon 03

 AKG y50bt,Sennheiser HD 4.40

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