legabs t1_jee1gh6 wrote

I live in France, have easy access to Focal headphones. But I would buy none of them. I took the time to listen to all of them, except the Elex, which may be the best suited one for me (because it is relatively cheap). As the Audeze headphones, I find them boring, way overpriced and pretentious. I find the build and comfort meh, feels fragile. Only the Celestee and Radiance look almost appealing to me. And regarding sound, none of them was brows raising. One exception : the (sick poo colored) Stellia, which sounded nice to me the first time, and meh the second time in comparison to other headphones at the shop.


legabs t1_jdgoour wrote

In a way, you're right.

At the same time, maybe you should try good (not necesseraly expensive) headphones, especially an open back. Headphones does not compare to speakers, still.

But if you still want to compare (and if I understood the problem in this comparison) : the Koss KPH40 and Grado SR80x should beat your bluetooth speaker, and your 3 headphones by a mile ;-)


legabs t1_j9onrph wrote

Personal journey with them, 3 product I bought from them, 3 pieces of garbage.It's personal. I would not judge nor argue if other people like the brand.Actually I understand that they are somewhat important regarding the chifi realm history.

EDIT : the only other company I have a gripe with is MrSpeakers/DCA, so Fiio is not alone ;-)


legabs t1_j9k973r wrote

IEMs are so different than headphones. Like headphones are so different than speakers.The experience I mean.

I think it's like comparing cars and bikes.

IMO, the only thing I can say is that disregarding the experience, and these days, cheap IEMs compete easily with midrange headphones.


legabs t1_j99o8te wrote

What I have >>>>

Headphones : M40x, M60x, PM3, Nightowl Carbon, Aeon, DT990, 1More Triple, Porta Pro, KPH30iClear, SR80e, HE400imodded...maybe I forgot 1 or 2

Iems : too many !


What I would keep >>>>

Headphones : Oppo PM3

IEM : Senfer DT6...or Zero Audio Zirco Pezzo I hesitate...


legabs t1_j8vn4l1 wrote

Hi just try them on a different amp on a hifi store before selling them.

My first "higher end" headphones were the DCA Aeon, I blind purchased them...and I really hate them. I have 10 bucks IEMs that I prefer over them.