Headphones for dacmagic plus
Wed, Mar 28 2012, 2:55PM
I bought a dacmagic plus 4 months ago, which I've been using with my old sennheiser hd555s. I am impressed with the sound, but do find it a little bright with distortion/sibilance at high frequencies, and perhaps a lack of excitement. That said I love the detail, realism, and wide soundstage.
Since my headphones are 8 years old and cost around £100 new, am i right in thinking that a new more expensive pair would be a worthwhile upgrade? I'm very wary of system matching (don't want it to sound bright) and so was wondering what people would recommend (based either on personal experience or just what they've heard about the dacmagic plus etc). Im looking at spending less than £300, and don't want to buy grados (build quality/comfort puts me off). Just to give you an idea, here's what I've been looking at so far:
In my experience it's hard to try headphones out so any advice is appreciated.
Source is mostly apple lossless files from a desktop.