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What’s the best study (tutorial learning) audio gear (headphones, DAC amp)?

What’s the best for speed watching tutorials?

We should get a sense of price and value. If you recommend >1, rank them best to worst and give them points and ideally a price.

example: 10 model a $100, 8 model b $1

gear

  1. DAC amp
  2. ventilating headphones: They keep skin dry and healthy, and provide relief from non-ventilated headphones.
  3. noise cancellation headphones: If your room is soundproofed, this might be unnecessary. Reduce sound sent to and received from the environment.
  4. ANC (active noise cancellation)
  5. PNC (passive noise cancellation)

What I’ve heard about ANC

  1. It cancels white noise, but not irregular noise.
  2. It sounds worse.

I have

  1. FX Audio DAC-X6
  2. Koss KSC75: Its better than ATH-M50X, worse than 280 PRO. It’s open back and vents.
  3. Sennheiser HD 280 PRO: Ignoring the closed back sound, it sounds the same as Stax SR-5 and better than KSC75, ATH-M50X, and Skull Candy IEMs.

A post was merged into an existing topic: General purchase advice: Ask your questions/for advice here!

Denafrips or Holo May… is it a toss of the coin? I’m convinced that a ‘Dave’ is not worth 10K.

TIA

How do I go about posting for purchase advice. I’m new here. Thanks

Welcome @Pappaboomboom !

As you are new, your first few posts need to be manually approved.

I have moved your post into the General Purchase Advice thread. We have a mega-thread for all these kinds of posts and it gets quite a bit of traffic, so I’m sure someone will be able to help you out.

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A post was merged into an existing topic: General purchase advice: Ask your questions/for advice here!

A post was merged into an existing topic: General purchase advice: Ask your questions/for advice here!

Hi all! I can’t make a new thread in this subforum, so I’ll join the mega thread fun. I’ve pretty much said it all in my post in the welcome thread, so I’ll just quote that here. But the tl;dr is:

  • looking for IEMs for wireless Bluetooth configuration
  • total budget well under $1k, seeking used items only.
  • love jazz music especially, so while I’m seeking a versatile set, the best dynamics and soundstage for jazz music under $500 used is the sweet spot. Dunu SA6’s seem to me the most likely candidate — thoughts?
  • once again, versatility is the goal here, as I will be using them for a lot of academic work in my home office, but also during short commutes and flights, light exercise (walking/hiking and whatever else I can gently swing), cooking and hanging around the house, and for serious listening in quietude until I subsequently acquire wired cans.

For that reason I plan to pair with a Bluetooth adaptor set like the Fiio UTWS5’s to use with hifi and midfi sources on iPhone. Given this intention, I list the SA6’s as my primary candidate, as even buying used the Thieaudio Monarch’s or Clairvoyance’s together with UTWS5 adaptors would likely present too much of a budget stretch.

I’ve also given thought to the Hifiman Ananda BT’s, which would preclude the need for additional amplification. While this would provide the nice benefit of ticking the wireless/Bluetooth box, together with the added bonus of a nice set of wired cans to start exploring higher-end over-ear listening, they don’t exactly match the desired use case of mobility and convenience. I’d probably be happy enough with the IEMs and then moving to wired cans and a Schiit stack when I’m ready for something new.

Thanks for reading. My welcome post is quoted below. This is an X-post to the other purchase advise megathread: puzzlingly, we seem to have two going in parallel.

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