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Any idea which headphones I’d like?
@devilboy thanks for the input.  My budget was in the $10 - $13k range.   I’m a little paralyzed over which direction to head and really want to listen to some of these setups.  Hence, I’m plopping my money in my eTrade account and waiting to atte... 
Any idea which headphones I’d like?
All, thanks for the comments and input.  Tons of info and thoughts to pour over.   
Any idea which headphones I’d like?
@ghdprentice Thank you.  Did you do the audiophile-grade upgrade? 
Any idea which headphones I’d like?
@master92, do you use them for Mastering?   
Any idea which headphones I’d like?
@james633 Thank you for the info!  Ahhhh, the beautiful last 5% that makes us spend our discretionary income…and sometimes then some on audio gear!  Don’t get me wrong, I really did like the sound.  But I have the opportunity to focus on that last... 
Any idea which headphones I’d like?
@soix I’ve generally leaned towards “warm.”  I don’t prefer bass heavy vs. detail.  I’d say the one thing I’ve always really liked is a large soundstage.  I prefer a warmer midrange, with accurate bass vs analytical with some bass bloat.  I do not... 
Any idea which headphones I’d like?
@ghdprentice is that a Woo Audio tube setup, by chance?  I was looking at the WA22, and WA5LE.  I’ve owned tube pres, and it takes some time and coin to get the right tubes.  Those 300B’s, everyone says you really need to have the WE’s as a baseli... 
Any idea which headphones I’d like?
All, thank you for your input.I do have a budget, $12k.  I could slide it to $13k.  I have owned the Focal Clear’s and ran them on a Moon product.  I only really used it when I was sitting at my desk working, never for serious listening.  If there... 
Aurender's "Sound"
I run the Aurender N100H, along with Pass XA60.5's, XP-20, DEQX PreMate, Harbeth SHL5+'s and a PS Audio DirectStream for a DAC.  I ended up selling the XP-20, and I go direct from the N100 to my DAC.  It sounds organic and neutral, to me.  It's "l... 
Pass Labs “House Sound” vs. McIntosh “House Sound”
@len44 Wow, what a long strange trip it has been!  I don’t own any of the gear that was originally posted with this, other than the DEQX Premate.  I did settle on the XP-20 and it did have a little more detail vs. the McIntosh.  But, since then, I... 
You've tried other amps and ended with Pass, please discuss
I’ve only owned three different sets of amps: McIntosh MC452, PS Audio BHK300 mono’s and a set of PL 60.5’s.  I’ve ran a McIntosh C2500, C50, PS Audio BHK Pre and a PL XP-22.  Every time I swapped something out, it was in the pursuit of something ... 
Pass amp paired with audio research pre?
I dumped my vinyl pursuit a couple years ago, so I have 0 skin in the game, when commenting on phono pre’s, but Harbeth + Pass I will say is quite epic.  I too was reviewing ARC pre’s, and ultimately settled on a XP-20.  I did not A/B them, so I’m... 
DEQX Premate...no sound output
Disregard.  After 2 hours of troubleshooting, I solved it.  Wrong input selected on my preamp...facepalm. 
Help looking for dynamic warm romantic sound with detail
It’s without question,  we all have our own perspectives towards gear and will engage in technical banter, data points and all things from here to the moon.  But one thing I’m almost certain all will agree upon, room treatment and how it impacts s... 
Monoblock suggestions to compare to SimAudio Moon Neo 400M?
Love Jambo’s.  I spoke with him a few years ago, when I was looking to have a pit built.  As expected, he was a little too far out for pit completion, so I moved on.  Happy hunting with the gear!