Given your tastes and other equipment I’d highly recommend the Hifiman Arya v3 Stealths. I have them and they retail for $1700 but there’s a nice used pair on USAM for $950 you might be able to negotiate on since he’s the second owner. They are very transparent and open sounding and give me a lot of the satisfaction of the large 3D soundstage and detail of my big rig — lots of outside the head imaging in other words — and they’re relatively not that hard to drive so you might be fine with your nice DAC in that regard, but do check just in case. They are open-backed so sound will leak out and other people will hear, if that’s a concern. Read the reviews (I totally agree with the review on soundnews.net BTW), but I wouldn’t wait on these as they’ll surely disappear fast. I can also help on cable recommendations if desired. Hope this helps, and best of luck.
Advice Needed deciding new Phones
My budget is $750 new or used. I plan on using my T&A Dac 200 which has a .4.4 mm Balanced Pentacon jack. I have an old pair of Sony MDR V6 that I am re-foaming now and purchased a converter plug for them.
I need help to get the right cable setup to take advantage of the balanced jack and need a extension cable to reach my listening chair a total of 8’ or so. I prefer the “live” sound my current setup gives. Presently I have Spectron mono blocks, B&W i 802D speakers and the Dac 200. Sources are Roon and VPI Classic turntable.
I am not sure how much I would like the phones so I want to keep my $$$ about $750 or so. Thanks!
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