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Headfonia Q & A

Feel free to post any questions you may have below at the comment section and I will try my best to answer them promptly. I try to answer all the questions, but I may miss one or two at times. Do repost your question if it’s left unanswered for a few days.

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  • Alexandra Hanny

    Hi! I read your reviews and I was looking for a recommendation. I’m unable to decide between the HIFIMAN HE400i and the Sennheiser HD650! I like a variety of music and would like the overall best choice. Both of them are the same price ($300) and really similar! I have an O2+ODAC dac/amp combo. Thanks you very much!!

    • http://www.headfonia.com/ Headfonia_L.

      I don’t like the O2, especially not with the HD650. Problem solved 😉

      • Alexandra Hanny

        Thanks! Ordered the 400i! :)

  • hana

    Hi.. So after doing a lot of research and going through many reviews I finally bought a Fiio X7. I must say it feels amazing to listen to it. I’m thinking of buying a good IEM for it and many of my friends has suggested me to go for RHA T20 which has very positive reviews. what do you guys think? Will it go well with Fiio x7?

    • http://www.headfonia.com/ Headfonia_L.

      Oh yes indeed, just don’t expect big bodied bass. You will get less body but good punch, and tightness. I think they’ll get along very well

      • hana

        Thank you so much. Love your articles btw :)

  • Marty

    Happy New! And a question to start into the new year. I want to reach end game level for my setup. I’ve a Hugo and LCD-XC already but can’t decide where to go further Violectric V281 or Alo’s CDM?

    • http://www.headfonia.com/ Headfonia_L.

      Happy NY! The V281 is a superb amp (see my review). that is end game. The CDM is very good but not V281 good. The choice is easy :)

  • Terry Tsui

    Headfonia:

    Hey, Sir Headfonia. I am currently searching for a CIEM,i have tried the JH 16 pro and i found it fulfill my requirement mostly, yet, i am still struggling with my picks after reading the reviews here. I tried the IEM -Jupiter too, I love its treble and Mid while the lacking of bass can’t fulfill my needs to EDM.

    I am just wondering which should i get for my CIEM among the choices of JH16 pro (p.s. I know you don’t prefer CIEM now, but anyway, thanks,sir XD) , JH Angie, JH Roxanne, CE6E, the Harmony 8 Pro the Earwerkz Legend R, Lime Ears Aether, VE6 , K10 n FitEars or any suggestion.

    Remarks: My preference of headphone are HFI 780 n Audeze LCD-2, and i am looking for some punchy bass for my EDM, and airy n spacious mid,treble for some HIFI songs. Currenly, my sounds source are LG G4 mobile , .Wav files n some sound cloud EDM. I am going for a serious player after i decide what IEM should i go.

    I realize i am a bit greedy to ask such a huge question, but i really need the help of headfonia.
    Many Thanks.

    Regards
    Terry

  • http://dalethorn.com dalethorn

    Got the Edifier H650 small plastic on-ear headphone today. It looks very, very much like the Sennheiser PX200ii, except where the PX200ii earpads are the kind that deteriorate rapidly, the H650 uses a better plastic that looks like it will last a long time. Out of the box and used outdoors, the bass is a bit light and the treble also, but the midrange doesn’t stick out like the PX200ii. Probably because the treble has some deep recesses. Fortunately the H650 doesn’t have the extra cord length with the analog volume control.

  • http://dalethorn.com dalethorn

    I bought a Edifier H650 – a tiny lightweight plastic headphone that looks nearly identical to the Sennheiser PX200-II (analog volume control version). It sounds just as good as costs half as much ($28 -vs- $56 typically). It may be the OEM for the PX200-II, don’t know. It has better earpads than the more expensive Sennheiser. The H650 could serve as a good portable except for 2 things: A weak bass, and essentially no isolation.

  • http://dalethorn.com dalethorn

    FiiO K1 DAC/amp — $39 USD — connected to an iPhone 6s-plus, compared to a second iPhone 6s-plus out of the headphone jack. It drives a Beyer DT-1770 Pro just fine (250 ohm I think), and comparing bass tracks, the FiiO is tighter, more detailed, with at least as much impact. The iPhone 6s-plus has good audio, but the K1 makes it better. The difference in bass is not subtle – it’s obvious. I haven’t got the last word on treble and extension yet – the FiiO is doing well, and may be distinctly better, but time will tell. This marvelous little gadget works from iPhone power, and all I’m using to connect it is the K1’s included cable, and the Apple USB-A female to Lightning cable. The new $99 DragonFly that’s volt-limited to work with iPhones is the natural competitor, so I will have to obtain one of those.

    Edit: After 2 hours use, the power drain seems less than using the Oppo HA-2, even though the HA-2 has its own power. Amazing.

  • Shir Uziel

    Hay so a faw days ago i saw this headphones on the bus and I just can’t find out which brand it is ! HELP? I tried to search on google… no luck :(

    • Shir Uziel

      photo

      • http://www.headfonia.com/ Headfonia_L.

        No idea, sry

      • http://dalethorn.com dalethorn

        Search google for “headphone images” – I couldn’t find a good match, so probably it’s some OEM model.

  • Ray Mac

    saw on your facebook that you were recommending a kickstarter project, have a look at this kickstarter project as it is getting rave reviews https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/214784295/mitchell-and-johnson-electrostatz-headphones/description

  • Marty

    Hello Headfonia, I’m in need of new InEars and want CIEM now. Which Cosmic Ear is more neutral? CE4P or CE3P ?

    • http://www.headfonia.com/ Headfonia_L.

      In the CE Range I’m tempted to say the 5, So the 4 for you :)

      • Marty

        thx, contected them already. Will order soon.

  • David Uhlmann

    Hi Headfonia, I need your statetement… Buyed a Hifiman HE-560, have an O2 Desktop Amp. Which Amp between 200 and 500 $ do you recommend to drive the Hifiman HE-560? Is the Bottlehead Crack a good choice or Yuking La Figaro 332C? Any sugestions?
    Thanks a lot!

    • http://www.headfonia.com/ Headfonia_L.

      Maybe the A20 from Beyer to give it some warmth and body. The crack isn’t really for the 560 as it is an orthodynamic. THe LAFigaro 339 is highly recommended

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