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  • I'm having a heated argument with my friend about this, I say that in this price range I probably can probably hear the difference if it exists at all, maybe I'm just don't know what I should look for. He says that at this price I probably can't, but if my setup was more expensive like twice or thrice more then I would hear it immediately.

  • Aug 28
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    Pokerking4128

    I'm having a heated argument with my friend about this, I say that in this price range I probably can probably hear the difference if it exists at all, maybe I'm just don't know what I should look for. He says that at this price I probably can't, but if my setup was more expensive like twice or thrice more then I would hear it immediately.

    Probably not with those headphones. Especially not since I assume you're not using a high quality dac/amp. But regardless you probably wouldn't with those budget headphones.

  • Aug 28
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    dankulo

    Probably not with those headphones. Especially not since I assume you're not using a high quality dac/amp. But regardless you probably wouldn't with those budget headphones.

    :(
    I use focusrite 2i2

  • Pokerking4128

    :(
    I use focusrite 2i2

    Yeah that's not the type of product you're looking for in this use case.

  • Aug 28
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    dankulo

    Probably not with those headphones. Especially not since I assume you're not using a high quality dac/amp. But regardless you probably wouldn't with those budget headphones.

    Can you advice headphones that I can buy or speakers to feel the difference, maybe dac/amp?

  • Aug 28
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    Pokerking4128

    Can you advice headphones that I can buy or speakers to feel the difference, maybe dac/amp?

    Definitely put your money into headphones before you get the dac/amp. What's most important here is your budget. Think of what the most you're willing to spend is, and then wait so that you can double that. I can give you suggestions if you have a price point.

  • Aug 28
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    dankulo

    Definitely put your money into headphones before you get the dac/amp. What's most important here is your budget. Think of what the most you're willing to spend is, and then wait so that you can double that. I can give you suggestions if you have a price point.

    I'd say 400$, wasn't really planning on buying anything, but after that talk.
    Like I was sure that since hd280 pro are marketed as studio headphones that I can hear everything in them.

  • Aug 28
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    Try the Tidal HiFi test. It plays FLAC and AAC 320

    abx.digitalfeed.net

  • Aug 28
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    DEL_14638

    Try the Tidal HiFi test. It plays FLAC and AAC 320

    http://abx.digitalfeed.net/

    Oh thank you, damn can't hear s***

  • Aug 28
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    Pokerking4128

    I'd say 400$, wasn't really planning on buying anything, but after that talk.
    Like I was sure that since hd280 pro are marketed as studio headphones that I can hear everything in them.

    Anybody can market their headphones as studio headphones. Maybe it's a studio in the backseat of your car. It doesn't really mean anything.

    The headphones I'd suggest in the order of how highly I suggest them are

    Beyerdynamic DT1990Pro
    Sen HD660 S
    HifiMan Sundara
    Fidelio X2

    For a dac amp either get the Schiit Magni/modi or the JDS atom stack

  • Aug 28
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    Pokerking4128

    Oh thank you, damn can't hear s***

    I have the 650s which are 5 times the price of the 280s and even those don鈥檛 magically reveal everything.

  • DEL_14638

    I have the 650s which are 5 times the price of the 280s and even those don鈥檛 magically reveal everything.

    :( wow

  • dankulo

    Anybody can market their headphones as studio headphones. Maybe it's a studio in the backseat of your car. It doesn't really mean anything.

    The headphones I'd suggest in the order of how highly I suggest them are

    Beyerdynamic DT1990Pro
    Sen HD660 S
    HifiMan Sundara
    Fidelio X2

    For a dac amp either get the Schiit Magni/modi or the JDS atom stack

    Oh, thank will check them now

  • Last year I got a pair of HD58x and have loved them ever since Seem to sit in a great spot for $value.

  • Aug 28
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    Worth noting here as someone that is $3,000 deep in headphones. You will likely be satisfied with almost anything you purchase. If whatever you purchase is the best set of headphones you've personally ever had and you like the way they sound, they are perfect for that time being. Yes there will be better stuff out there, but if you've never heard better headphones then as far as you need to know you already have the best there is. Make sense? Like every time I've ever upgraded my headphones I never needed to because the old ones just weren't good enough it's because I was just chasing the next best thing. I could have stopped upgrading 2 headphones ago and still be satisfied.

    Once you hit the $400 price range, maybe even $300 in some cases, you don't really need to go higher unless you see yourself as a major enthusiast and you have the other gear to go along with it.

  • dankulo

    Worth noting here as someone that is $3,000 deep in headphones. You will likely be satisfied with almost anything you purchase. If whatever you purchase is the best set of headphones you've personally ever had and you like the way they sound, they are perfect for that time being. Yes there will be better stuff out there, but if you've never heard better headphones then as far as you need to know you already have the best there is. Make sense? Like every time I've ever upgraded my headphones I never needed to because the old ones just weren't good enough it's because I was just chasing the next best thing. I could have stopped upgrading 2 headphones ago and still be satisfied.

    Once you hit the $400 price range, maybe even $300 in some cases, you don't really need to go higher unless you see yourself as a major enthusiast and you have the other gear to go along with it.

    Oh, thank you, very much needed words
    Maybe I'll buy Sennheiser, I like listening to music doesn't want to miss out on some details, especially that now I found out that my setup is nowhere as expensive.

  • Aug 28
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    @dankulo And how much does the dac/amp cost?

  • Aug 28
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    its about the mix of the music all that mp3 320 and flac falls in the water if the music ass

    and u listening to f***in idk

    First Take by Travis

  • Aug 28
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    pimphooray

    its about the mix of the music all that mp3 320 and flac falls in the water if the music ass

    and u listening to f***in idk

    First Take by Travis

    Yeah, I agree, when Kanye records his voice on an Iphone and Mike Dean mixes it for listening in Honda Civic

  • Aug 28
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    Pokerking4128

    @dankulo And how much does the dac/amp cost?

    $200 total. $100 for each

  • dankulo

    $200 total. $100 for each

    Oh. can you throw in some models please:D

  • Aug 28
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    Pokerking4128

    Yeah, I agree, when Kanye records his voice on an Iphone and Mike Dean mixes it for listening in Honda Civic

    there's no point in arguing with someone u dont know about mp3 vs flac when the people making the music themselves are not that focused

  • Aug 28
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    pimphooray

    there's no point in arguing with someone u dont know about mp3 vs flac when the people making the music themselves are not that focused

    But I've downloaded vinyl flac rip of Sinatra Jobim and mp3 rip of the same album, heard maybe a very slight difference which considering Dankulo's comment can be my imagination or just a difference between CD and Vinyl.

  • Pokerking4128

    But I've downloaded vinyl flac rip of Sinatra Jobim and mp3 rip of the same album, heard maybe a very slight difference which considering Dankulo's comment can be my imagination or just a difference between CD and Vinyl.

    its controversial to say

    but most of the time is placebo

    key: most of the time

    but alot of other times theres some spatial sounds going on u cant hear right if it aint flac, but still full circle the discussion - it all depends on the mix how dense it is, if its quality

  • Aug 28
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    dankulo

    Probably not with those headphones. Especially not since I assume you're not using a high quality dac/amp. But regardless you probably wouldn't with those budget headphones.

    DAC/AMP is all placebo. I used to have a top of the line DAC and headphone amp setup. Well not too of the line but it was damn expensive, I think it was called the frost DAC.

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