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waddiewadkins t1_iwbg2rc wrote

177X GO with mod pads?? .. Best portable closed back audiophile ??.. Denon D7200??.... any thoughts?? €699 is my budget and preferable no amp thanks!


Pschulniknof t1_iwe6s5b wrote

Focal Radiance is nice for portable use, otherwise the new Bathys seems to be also very good.


waddiewadkins t1_iwe7ch6 wrote

Thanks..yeah Bathys fair enough, big step-up from XM3 Sony I'm sure!...Denon d7200 looking interesting.


Pschulniknof t1_iwf1lfn wrote

I'm not sure if the d7200 is optimal for portable use. As I believe they are semi-closed.


waddiewadkins t1_iwgejkn wrote

Ok thanks. I missed that.. Sony Z7 vs DCA Noire right now.. maybe new Sundara Closed..thinking Z7 is my goldilocks, easier to drive, dont look like a man working on a airport runway... but if Noires were a noticeable leap over Z7 I might consider portable amp and public ridicule...(ireland).. also my genre is mostly all electronic.


Pschulniknof t1_iwj21fn wrote

The DCA Noire will be really difficult to drive. You'll definitely need a proper amp for those. Can't say anything about the Sony's.


waddiewadkins t1_iwkn0dw wrote

C almighty tho,, just the drivers number of mm's on the Sony is enough for me to just be placebo'd into nirvana cos coming from "run of the mill" bt cans... 70mm.. that's 20 more than most anything. The literal idea of knowing they are that just has a placebo boost to it alone if you dont know any better. I wouldn't mind having an amp for the Noires. I'd probably get a sexy looking THX or Cobalt dragonfly. In fact having an amp anyway would just life style aesthetic wise take them over the top into James Bond land


waddiewadkins t1_iwe86n4 wrote

Sorry I said that already I see! ... my bad.. what else then.. Sundara Closed .. that new Audio Technica ah yes WP 900