Systems by JohnR
The merry-go-round headphone system
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The merry-go-round headphone system, a Headphone/Desktop System by JohnR
The only thing has remained stable in my headphone setup over the last couple of years is the Hifiman HE-560s. I sold all my other headphones, and then bought some more, then sold them, then tried others in the store... I still have the HE-560's as my only headphone. I'll try to keep this updated with the rest of the gear. NOTE: system pic above is outdated (already)... see below for gear specifics.
This setup is perfect for classical, and more generally acoustic music or music with "space"... if you know what I mean. It's not a hard rock setup. I think this is mostly to do with the amp. I find myself revisiting albums of that ilk in my collection and also on Tidal.
The DAC and source is also an ever-evolving story. Right now, a mashup from jlsounds.com with a Magnequest output transformer, driven from a dedicated Mac mini (all SSD) via LH Labs 2G USB cable, software is Audirvana+ 2 and the A+ remote.
Schiit Mjolnir 2 with 5670 tubes. I don't find this amp to be "particularly" neutral but what it does well, it does fantastically well. (See also listening impressions above.)
Hifiman HE-560. Still by far the best in that price bracket, as far as I have ever found anyway.
Tuning and Tweaks
Balanced cables from wjernst (ebay). LH Labs "2G" USB cable.
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