It's an interesting budget. You could put together a genuinly superb headphone rig + full hifi for £5k.If anyone has a £5k budget for an end game headphone listening station, I can genuinely put together alternative suggestions for the source, amplifier and headphones if you ask rather than splurge it all on this one headphone
I went so far as to suggest one in the review.You could put together a genuinly superb headphone rig + full hifi for £5k.
Parting with these was sad but with reviewing, there's always something coming next which softens the blow.Possibly only balanced out by having to send them back at the end of the review period.
I actually bought a pair of 660S last Saturday & they literally haven't been off my head since then, other than to sleep of course !I'll stick to my 660's, but boy oh boy I'd love to hear what a £5000 set of cans sounds like. Bet it's not £4600 better
The one thing I don't like about them (but some don't mind) is they are very clampy (yes thats not a word). I have the NightOwls which (and I don't care what others think) I bloody love. They are like putting on fluffy zero gravity pillows. If someone like DropBox could build 660s innards with NIghtOwl outards, they'd be the best headphone.....in the world.I actually bought a pair of 660S last Saturday & they literally haven't been off my head since then, other than to sleep of course !
I own various pairs of headphones, the Sony MDR-Z1R's being my most expensive & was recently considering buying Focal Utopia's or Focal Stellia's which cost £4.000 & £3.000 respectively. I've also considered buying the Abyss Diana Phi's, that also cost £4.000.
It's a huge investment, but there's many that do go to this expense & of course not just on headphones. Audio gear is a hobby for many.
I have to say though that i'm absolutely happy with my £429 spend on my Sennheiser HD660S. They're the best headphones i've heard. Cost should play a cost in sound quality, but it shows you can spend a little less & still get great sound quality....but i do own an expensive headphone amp / dac....which is an important part of the chain.
You don't buy a top of the range TV, without all the other stuff. The same applies to audio enthusiasts.
Have to agree with this.I'd be really interested in seeing what T&A thinks the frequency response of £5000 headphones is supposed to look like given how variable individuals preferences are.
The price is a rich person with an ego & image to maintain.How much is the asking price again
My $1900RRP IEMS are at best 5% improvement on my $1000RRP IEM's, (both bought used for under £500) so these will be around 8-10% if even possible to apply a % to a very personal experience.I'll stick to my 660's, but boy oh boy I'd love to hear what a £5000 set of cans sounds like. Bet it's not £4600 better