I’d really appreciate some guidance. I’m a long time lurker, but recently set up an account here and am keen to get stuck in as a community member.
I appear to have a conundrum in need of solving… I have Gumby, MJ2 & Mrspeakers Alpha Prime HPs as my main rig.
I’ve tried a number of HPs over the past 18 months (with different dac/amp combos to what I have now) that include Philips X2HR & X3, D2000, Argon Mk2, Alpha Prime, and most recently a loan ZMF VC.
Every thing I’ve tried so far, just hasn’t “done it” for me. The VC was good, but not detailed enough, and the Primes just seen so much “cleaner” with a blacker background that sound comes from.
I think I need to go planar, rather than dynamic, and the HP will need to be slightly dark, non-fatiguing treble. holographic, and a very low reach bass wise.
With my limited experience of other planars that aren’t T50RP modded models, I’m not sure what to go for. Happy to consider new or preowned. Will need great synergy with Gumby & MJ2.
I’m not limited by having to have isolation, but I am aware that possibly closed HPs may suit electronic music/EDM etc. I listen to all sorts of music, but mainly electronic, ambient, EDM, trance etc.
Budget max is £2000, but I am not (yet) convinced about the merits of spending more than £1000/£1500 for that last 5% performance.
Any ideas welcome. Thanks!