I’m interested in getting entry level Electrostatic headphones. I want the Koss set on Massdrop but there is an issue with DHS apparently doing a messed up thing where they massively overcalculate shipping and duties and you end up paying way more than necessary to bring them across the border.
Are there any other good quality, affordable entry level ES headphones that folks recommend?
I was looking for electrostats and like for some reason, companies like Hifiman and Sennheiser only make them at two prices 8000 dollars and like OH MY GOD THAT’S A DOWN PAYMENT ON A HOUSE expensive. I’ll be sure to check out the Stax srs 3100. I’ll also look for used stuff on Ebay or Canuck Audio Market
I’ll also look into if I can get the Drop Koss shipped to a US friend who can then fedex or UPS them to me.
Edit: It seems that Hifiman makes less expensive Electrostats But still WAY too over priced and doesn’t come with an Energiser.
I’m gonna talk to my friend about shipping them the Koss and then having them send them to me. For the price point. Even with the like, extra 200 that might get tacked on they are still the cheapest electrostats by a mile it seems.
The jades look great but with Exchange rate adding another 25 Percent onto the cost plus 15 percent HST it gets pretty high.
lol yeah. I still need to purchase a better set of regular headphones that I can use for just listening, I’m still using my HD280 pros. Aside from the Koss Electrostatics, I’m probably gonna get the 660s and maybe a closed back headphone of some kind.
I find the tech behind electrostatic headphones fascinating and always kinda wanted to have one. I don’t really know anything about Planar Magnetic headphones but I’m gonna be doing research into them too.
Essentially you can think of a planar as a mix between the aspects of a dynamic and an estat. Kinda sound that way too. Personally I think that planars kind of give the best of both worlds sometimes, with great detail and speed, and if tuned correctly a more natural timbre and frequency response
The hifiman sundara is great if you want a detailed brigter neutral signature, the audeze lcd 2 classic is a warm and bassy signature. If you want a larger presentation, the hifiman edition xx is great for a very large planar. The sendy aiva is a very in your face and aggressive v shaped planar