Hello. This is my first post although I have been lurking for some while.
My earlier interest in Hi Fi has been rekindled , sort of, in that I am now listening quite a lot, more or less daily- or rather nightly-.
I am going to ask for advice and comments about my proposed purchase of headphones for this nightly listening. I am anticipating one of three high end phones.
1. Sennheiser 800
2. Beyer T1
3. Audeze LCD 3
Has anyone had experience of any of these?
I d like to explain my background, particularly so that no one wastes their time advising me to get speakers because phones are not real HiFi etc.
I live in a terraced house, and I listen late at night. Cannot listen to hi if classical music at any other time. I need to consider other household members etc.
I am familiar with the always ongoing debate about whether hi if is satisfied by digital reproduction , or whether valves, exotic mystical turntables and cables etc are needed to be a true audiophile. 30 or 40 years ago I indulged in the latter camp, owning quad valve amps, Decca London cartridges in Hadcock arm, Meridian M2 spiked speakers and exotic cables.
So, been there, got the T shirt.
And so it went on till the compact disc came along. I remember well, my fellow addict friend ( I think he is still an addict), and I making the long journey to London Oxford Street carrying an enormous cardboard box on to a bus and taking all those LPs into a store , exchanging same for compact discs- three Mahler symphonies in a little plastic bag.
I still have a large number of compact discs, played occasionally on a laptop, using a recent purchased DAC on My Grado phones.
I listen more on YouTube, ( I Pad and said DAC ),where I have discovered much wonderful new ( and old ) music. I am also investigating streaming.
Now I hanker for really top end headphones to make the best of this limited but unavoidable way of listening.
So, what do you chaps think?