QUOTE(cipollll @ Sep 29 2014, 04:37 PM)
Budget: 100 and below.
Need a new headphone for music.
Really on short budget, is there any good one for this budget? Im not looking for earphone.
I don't want to buy the no-brand rm30-50 because sure will not last that long.
Can consider Superlux HD651. a very decent choice below RM100. Or around RM100, Edifier HD850.
Top up a bit you can get Superlux HD681 Evo.
QUOTE(iSean @ Sep 29 2014, 05:33 PM)
In these RM categories, which earphones should I get? And why? And is it easily available in Malaysia?
Under RM 100
Under RM 75
Under RM 50
QUOTE(sheng0729 @ Sep 30 2014, 09:52 AM)
looking for the best buck for value earphone prefer in-ear....budget ~~rm50
Can consider Superlux HD381 series if you prefer clarity and details.
QUOTE(derail @ Sep 29 2014, 08:18 PM)
Its true that the headphone alone does not determine good sound quality but you are recommending at least a Fiio X3/iBasso DX50 just to pair with an Alessandro MS1? The headphone makes the most difference in the level of SQ, the DAP the least so I don't quite follow your line of thought here.
Thanks for the headphone recommendations.
QUOTE(derail @ Sep 30 2014, 12:57 PM)
Relative to the speakers or headphones they do not. Why would you spend alot more on something that is 5-10x less important in terms of sq?http://en.goldenears.net/index.php?mid=KB_...cument_srl=1921
Your example is comparing complete garbage to an AK240 which doesn't make sense. A better comparison would be something like a Sansa clip/ipod vs Hifiman/Fiio/etc. And placing that in the context of using the difference on a better headphone. A sansa clip or an ipod is already very good as I have found out.http://www.anythingbutipod.com/forum/showthread.php?t=61524
Look at the graphs, the frequency response of the Sansa/ipod is almost as flat as a ruler. SNR, distortion measurements are really good.
The recommendation right after my first post was a fiio x5 which costs around RM1200 which would leave only RM300 from my budget to spend on a headphone. Would that be a 'normal' thing that people do on lowyat?
I do agree that headphone has the greatest impact on sound signature
but not necessarily on sound quality.
First of all, why I recommend at least X3 or DX50 is because, you stated your budget can up to around RM1.5K. You also asking for step up from MS1.
For the headphones that I recommend, for a more balance system and healthy sound, I do think the two dap works well and can be even better.
For example, for me, if I were to use HD598 as my headphone, I would pair it with X3 or DX50 + a portable amp Cayin C5 for a better performance. Dap build in amp is usually not so powerful. Another common combo I am having is iBasso DX90 (RM1600+)+ Vsonic GR07 classic (RM300+).
Even if you are getting MS1, buying a higher price DAP still make sense.
If you have only budget of RM1K, you can have two options. Either buy a more expensive headphone and pairing with more entry level DAP or go for a more balance and healthy system.
If you are not going to upgrade in short time, I would think that the latter can give you a more comfortable and enjoyable sound quality.
Buying a RM700 headphone pairing with RM300 DAP, not necessarily having a better sound quality compare to MS1 + Fiio X3. You can audition yourself and do the judgement.
You can choose to pair a flagship headphone or higher range headphone with low range dac and amp, but the sound is for sure not healthy.
Talking about HIFI market, headphone like Audeze LCD3 that cost RM7K+ is already at top range. But a RM7K DAC in HIFI is really mean nothing. From here, I guess you can somehow see some clues.This post has been edited by liquidgal: Sep 30 2014, 02:37 PM