I’m sorry for being that guy that posts a HALP ME! thread with my very post, brothers. I never thought I’d be that guy, but I am that guy. I’ve been reading the forum since its inception and most of the time can find what information I need from y’all and the usual sources (Zeos, Valour, DMS, AudioScienceReview et al)
What I currently own that is relevant to this thread.
My desk audio set up…
Amp - SMSL200 and JDS Atom
DAC SMSL SU-8
Listen to personal FLAC files and QOBUZ with cans as well as vinyl, but rarely on headphones, to be fair. I split listening at the desk evenly between speakers and headphones.
This would be JUST FOR MUSIC.
Most of what I listen to these days…typical rock and rap, but lots of female vocalists, lots of jazz, singer-songwriter.
Budget is $699.99…and I’m willing to wait out some sales.
What I care about for this purchase - pending this conversation.
- Vocal Performance
I keep coming back to the DT1990Pros over and over and over. Its not necessary to go balanced here…that and the treble doesn’t overly scare me. The Sundaras continue to intrigue me, but the build quality/QC issues worry me. Z really hard sold the ARH1’s but I am not willing to go on an AdventureQuest to find them.
The Elex, HD650/6XX/660s all seem like I’m getting the intimacy the 600s already give me and I want more soundstage than those offer. I feel like I’ve got that base covered when I want to brood in the dark and listen to something intimate.
I’m intrigued if someone can hard sell me on the Elex they intrigue me from that group.
The Sendys keep buying me drinks at the bar.
I prefer buying NEW and my search is not limited to what I just listed here. HALP!