posted 21 Dec 2018 10:57, edited 21 Dec 2018 10:57
For home listening I'd go with Grado labs
Has anyone tried Phonon?the SMB 02 and 4400s are supposed to be great, I'm not entirely sure I believe the hype though
22 Dec 2018 09:23
Sorry, meant iem- ( in ears)
I just picked up the Sony wireless xm3, probably the best wireless/noice cancelling around at the moment
Around £300, a bit more than you want to pay but worth it. You can pick the previous model up (xm2) for around 150, they are meant to be very good too.
22 Dec 2018 09:46
How does Bluetooth compare to a solid connection? Recognise they are for commuting / travelling but I guess audiophiles wouldn't go near a bluetooth set for home use despite the added convenience?
22 Dec 2018 09:52
Cable is best usually. They normally provide cables that are at least 2m long to compensate from being sat away from the source and an adapter for a phone jack. Someone like Shure or Audeze as an example.
22 Dec 2018 10:12
If you have Aptx technology in the source and headphones, the stream is supposed to be high quality but i don’t think it can compete with wired connection.
I have high end headphones connected to a DAC for home use but the Sony’s are my go to for walking around.