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

· AK T5p 2nd Generation with Dekoni Audio Elite Sheepskin Replacement Ear Pads

IEM

· Campfire Audio Andromeda Special Edition: Gold

DAP

· Astell & Kern A&norma SR25

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Updated May 23th, 2020.

BEST HEADPHONES

· AK T5p 2nd Generation with Dekoni Audio Elite Sheepskin Replacement Ear Pads*

· Meze Audio 99 Classics**

BEST IEMs

· Campfire Audio Andromeda Special Edition Gold*

· Apple AirPods Pro**

· Dunu Titan 6***

Best DAC or DAC/Amp

· Astell & Kern A&ultima SP1000M* | DAP which can stream

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

· Ikko Zerda***  | DAC/Amp

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