How to ask for recommendations: >Budget >Source >Type of headphone >Open or closed >Comfort level >Sound signature >Past headphones >TLDR: Buy Stax For sub-$50 headphones and IEMs, just don't. Save up for Stax
I'm after a 0.75mm 2-pin BT cable, but decent quality, the one I got off aliexpress the batter dies too quickly and the range is bad. price isn't an issue but want decent battery life and range etc
I tried stax and they sound like all the other headphones, there was no magical sound. I was disappointed with all of the high end headphones, none were really much different. you guys exaggerated the differences and I believed you until I tried it for myself. and I've had my hearing tested, it's great.
looks like a cheap shitty volume potentiometer. invest in ALPS products
c-can you put them back together
Is there much difference from the Clear and the Elex?
apparently not that much, the elex has the wider, less claustrophobic soundstage, a little less bass and a little more upper end. The Elex are compared similarly to the Utopia by reviewers like Currawong. I've only heard the Elex of those three, and only for a few hours.
I’ll never get tired of nostaxers getting btfo of these threads
It's not really that they're poor now. Many anons here have $500 midfi headphones running through $200 dac/amps. That puts you into used stax and SRS-3100 territory. They refuse to buy stax at this point because they couldn't handle the possibility of them actually being good. It would utterly crush them.
Got the KZ ZSN Pros, and immediately found its a fucking right angle plug. stupid as fuck. now I need a short pigtail for of course no less than $5 because amazon.
they are incredibly flat, but I quickly threw some kind of equalizer at it and they respond well. I'll have to dick with it more. Also came with silicone tips when I was promised foam for muh isolation. They also have a not nice hiss on some but not all songs. But otherwise, they initially sound ok and no issues yet like I was having with the apple earbuds
never fucking mind, crackling is still there and a lot more pronounced, as one user predicted precisely. The hiss is also in most songs actually, but I'll verify this with audacity as it may just be the songs, idk. they are all sourced from wherever. Annoyingly I can not plug them into my dac because my 1/4 to 3.5mm adapter is threaded female and lol right angle.
Also, what is the goto AMP and DAC setup nowadays? Looking at JDS Atom and D30.
well maybe my terminology is a bit incorrect. there is no base to be heard from and ehh.
So basically these things are unusable. fucking stupid blackplayer equalizer will disable itself after the song changes, and I would have to manually restart it. fucking deleted audiofx because it wasnt working, installed equalizer fx and it did nothing either.
prob 660 nowadays
Ok I figured out the EQ issue I think, so that is working reliably. The hissing makes me hit the desk. The stupid right angle is the bane of my existence right now. There is a bit of crackling on higher vocals and certain instrumentals but I just cant explain it.
OTHERWISE, they sound amazing, completely worth $22. They stay in pretty good, they seem to do a decent bit of isolation when having the volume up a bit, not as good as my shitty ath-m40x as I just type this up on my loud as mx greens, but it's ok.
Now I need a good recommendation for a portable DAC solution for my $20 iems lmao. Should I just DIY one at this point? may be a tricky bit to get a hardware eq with a DIY but idk.
Would the beyer amirons be a good eventual upgrade from the 58X?
>The hissing makes me hit the desk. that's because of your source fiio btr3 (yes its $60 but you will be able to use it with anything going forward knowing you have a really good source)
>fiio btr3 What's the difference between that or one that connects via a usb otg cable?
>Budget 350 US >Source Magni2 and computer >Open or closed Open preferred, but happy to try closed >Comfort level level 99 comfy pls >Sound signature idk I listen to rock, metal, hiphop, rap and j stuff. maybe something with a v shape >Past headphones Been using AKG k712 pros for the past 3 years. I really liked them but they're very boring to use now. My new inears are more exciting. I used to have some akg rip off chink headphones called superlux. I loved the sharp bright treble but it's bit too much when I tried them on again
>buying headphones that cost over 60$ daily reminder, that there is no reason to spend more when Takstar pro 82s exist
Tried Stax last week for the first time. Thabk God I didn't get memed into buying it without hearing it first. It's absolutely not worth it unless you like the retro tech thing it has going on. It has a wide soundstage and good treble extension, but it has so little weight in the lower regions that it makes music completely uninjoyable to listen to. Avoid unless you only listen to acoustic music.
71478696 no (you) for you
How good is Audio-Technica M40x? Is it worth buying?
Never buy chink headphones. They're either shit build quality (hifiman) or shit sound and build quality (stax).
I wanted to buy a HD660 (I already own a HD600 and 6XX) but everyone is super torn on these, some say they're slightly better than a 600, some say they're slightly worse so I'm just not buying one because ehh.
if it was a guaranteed straight upgrade i'd buy it for sure, but it's not.
>takstar pros are the pinnacle of audiophile achievement
Not everyone wants hand crank windows and a cassette deck
Pretty solid and a good price. Consider slapping on some aftermarket pads. Brainwavz are nice.
Are Chinkstar pro 82 better than Superchinks 681/668B?
Buy a mass drop HD6XX nigga.
>why yes I just upgraded from Stax, how could you tell ?