Frugal H/P Set up

opa1

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For someone wanting a inexpensive desktop headphone set up this combo is really good. All in cost is around 130.00. I have this playing Tidal, Spotify and others. Cleans up the PC noise and has a DAC. The added power from the Fulla is nice. The HP's are closed back and look a lot like AKG's. Good clean sound.
Schiit Fulla 2 or 3. Monoprice Retro HP.

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StevenZ

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For someone wanting a inexpensive desktop headphone set up this combo is really good. All in cost is around 130.00. I have this playing Tidal, Spotify and others. Cleans up the PC noise and has a DAC. The added power from the Fulla is nice. The HP's are closed back and look a lot like AKG's. Good clean sound.
Schiit Fulla 2 or 3. Monoprice Retro HP.

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Nice and simple rig. I like it. Man Monoprice is pumping out some quality stuff on the cheap. They make it so easy to get into HiFi for people not wanting to spend a ton.
 
Good to know as Ive been considering getting a pair of phones for a while now. They do look a lot like my old AKG 240DF phones which I pretty much only used when mixing a couple mics with a soundboard L&R out on my Mackie 1402VLZ.
 

StevenZ

Pending Gold Star Member
Yup, This set up is really good. I've burned the H/P's in for few days. They really came in. Makes you wonder what we are chasing. LOL.
I've been tempted by a few of their products. Especially their stereo amplifiers which are made by ATI. ATI makes them serious gear
 
This is very useful information. I've started working back at the office recently - quickly realized I don't own headphones anymore; a quick price check on those Monoprice cans and... well, they should be here tomorrow sometime.
 

Audionut

Next Round Is On Me
Nice and simple rig. I like it. Man Monoprice is pumping out some quality stuff on the cheap. They make it so easy to get into HiFi for people not wanting to spend a ton.
I’ve been told that monoprice makes their headphones in the same factories making higher end offerings for other well know brands (often with the same parts).
 

opa1

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Staff member
This is very useful information. I've started working back at the office recently - quickly realized I don't own headphones anymore; a quick price check on those Monoprice cans and... well, they should be here tomorrow sometime.
Let them play non stop for a few days. Made a difference with mine. When I first tried them. I had to turn the volume up quite a bit. Thought they weren't efficient enough for the Fulla 2. After a couple of days they opened up. Much better. :)
 
Have definitely noticed that today - took a few hours before they started sounding like something worth raving about.

I'm half deaf so I would never spend any significant amount of money on headphones. That said I've owned some AKG studio cans, a couple Grados, some Senheisser HD-somethings, Koss Portapros... And I'm really liking these Monoprices. Will definitely have to give some as Christmas presents this year.
 
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