General Discussion: Headphones...

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Seventyfour avatar

8619 posts since 6/10/05

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
matt_brown89 avatar

32 posts since 23/9/18

22 Dec 2018 07:45
beardywierdy wrote: Iem or full size?

LEM? - not much of an audiophile so not sure what this means?

Wireless preferably
beardywierdy avatar

467 posts since 8/1/13

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.
Crackajack avatar

6879 posts since 21/4/05

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?
Hanto avatar

1570 posts since 30/11/09

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.
beardywierdy avatar

467 posts since 8/1/13

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.