Current setup & Best-of


There is a reason one uses this instead of that. I have a preference for an open, lush/smooth/warm sound with some definition, texture and soundstage — none to excess. I am not into an analytical or clinical sound. Keep this in mind when going through this list.


Headphone

· Grado Labs RS2e with G-cush

IEM

· DITA Audio Project 71

DAP

· Cayin N3 Pro

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Updated October 26th, 2020.

BEST HEADPHONES

· Grado Labs RS2e with G-cush**

· Meze Audio 99 Classics***

BEST IEMs

· BA only: Campfire Audio Andromeda Special Edition Gold*

· DD only: DITA Audio Project 71**

· Apple AirPods Pro***

Best DAC or DAC/Amp

· Astell & Kern A&norma SR25* | DAP which can stream

· Cayin N3 Pro** | DAP which cannot stream

· Ikko Zerda***  | DAC/Amp

* Money no object
** Right on the money
*** Best value for money