Best Headphone under 1k$?


https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07K2LHB1J/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I had enjoyed using SoundMAGIC E11C while out of town for 3 weeks on May.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B077XDWT7X/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

But I also got HIFIMAN SUNDARA from Amazon 10 days ago to compare it with SoundMAGIC E11C .


Although I will keep SoundMAGIC E11C for travel, I enjoy the sound from HIFIMAN SUNDARA much better.
It sound open and balanced.
I use Chord Dave to drive it.


Now my question is whether there is any headphone under 1k$ which will sound significantly better than HIFIMAN SUNDARA.
I wish to get transparent and open sound out of it with just enough tight bass.
Of course, if it provides wide and deep soundstage, it will be better.
I do not wish to get bright sound.


Can anyone recommend best headphone under 1K$?
thanks in advance
Thomas
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Let’s get down to brass tacks. Here’s the link to the page where the sound and break in of the HIFIMAN RE-600S v2 are discussed. My order arrives today. 

https://theheadphonelist.com/hifiman-re-600s-v2-in-ear-earphone-review/3/

I am playing Hotel California(Eagles) and Play the music of Simon & Garfunkel (Royal Symphony Orchestra) through Amazon Music using my Galaxy Note 4.

Somehow Sundara seems to sound better through Note 4 than Dave.

I am using 10ft extra extension line to connect from Dave to my listening chair.

That may be why.


I can enjoy music through Sundara and Note 4 combination.

Tomorrow I will receive Hifiman RE 800S earphone.

It will be interesting to compare between Hifiman RE 800S earphone and Sundara headphone.


I have a decent laptop.

Dell Inspiron i7559-7512GRY 15.6 Inch UHD Touchscreen Laptop

It is interesting to compare the sound of Hifiman Sundara with Dell  and Galaxy Note 4 through same source of Amazon Music and Youtube.

I played  Hotel California(Eagles, Amazon)  and Scottish Fantasy played by Joomi Kang(Youtube).

It sounds slightly more focused with Galaxy than Dell.

On the other hand, it sounds more relaxed with Dell than Galaxy.

Thus it is almost tie between them.


Looks like I’m in for the full 300 hour burn-in. The reviewer was absolutely correct about the sound right out of the box. 🤮
Hifiman Sunandra no question.

heard em all....including Stax....

Sunundra, King of the Cans!