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audiophile wannabe
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Better headphones or Amp/DAC

I am currently using Senheiser HD 660s with a Dragonfly Cobalt Amp/DAC. It is a great set up, but I feel like I need a little more sound quality. Should I try a better Amp/DAC or go for better headphones? I feel weird paying as much or more for my Amp/DAC than my headphones.

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It’s weird, isn’t it, that

It’s weird, isn’t it, that there is no guarantee of sound quality even with the very best equipment? As a long time headphone user who’s had a Class A all tube headphone amp, very modded Oppo CD player, high end power cords and interconnects and Sennheiser 600 headphones, the very best sound I’ve gotten, believe it or not, is with a Sony Walkman CD player, and Sony MDR-V700 vintage headphones. It’s not what you do, it’s how you do it. You can assemble the best system money can buy and still wind up with mediocre sound quality. Seems unfair, right?

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