Hey folks. I’ve spent quite some time with my current gear and I’m looking for something new.
Basically, what I want is something that will make me question everything.
What is life? Did I really listen to music before this? That sort of thing.
Yeah, I realize I’m setting myself up for disappointment
My current gear:
- Sundara: my main headphones. I enjoy listening to most things w/ them. I also game with them.
- DT770 PRO 250 (balanced XLR mod): my goto when I need isolation. They are a little too bright, but I’ve gotten used to them. When on the Loki I dial the highs down a bit.
- 6XX: my first real headphones. I don’t use these much anymore, but they’re not bad. Just superseded.
- Airpods Pro & Sony XM3: on-the-go, convenience, noisy environments
- Schiit Hel on the PC
- Apple USB-C DAC / Loki / Magni 3+
- Alex Cavalli CTH
I want to invest in something that is 1-2 levels higher than what I have today. Ideally I’d like to buy something that will highlight why higher-end gear exists. Something that will make me go “wow”.
My current shortlist includes
- Ether CX
I realize that every one of these headphones has its own characteristics, but I can’t buy them all I also can’t try them out, although post-vaccines I might be able to.
Considering my existing gear, do you have any recommendations on what would be a good next step?