Originally Posted by Twosevenska
Hey there Praeco. First of all thanks for the attention and I can't wait for those WAV files
As for sound system, I'm still a bit new to the audiophile world (< 1 year), and being a student does not help, but so far I started by recovering an old audio system my father had and replace the broken parts to make it work. Nothing major but it certainly was enough to give me a taste in vinyl records.
After that I went ahead and started reading and researching more on the subject and in the summer I managed to save enough to buy a Sennheiser hd 598 which can cost a bit here in Europe. Still remember the first time I plugged it in, it was amazing. Since then I've been saving some money in order to get a Fiio e17 while rebuilding and increasing my library with high quality sources. On my computer I've been using modified versions of foobar2000 by RPGWizard from the head-fi forums.
Whenever I have a chance I try and pull my family/friends to this world, and if all goes well in the next couple of weeks I'll have either a Grado sr80i or an Audio Technica ATH-AD700 to try.
Unfortunately as far as speakers go I'm still using the Creative I Trigue 3400 on my computer, and the ones on my father sound system were too damaged to actually recover, so in the meantime I'm using an ordinary set from a Sony sound system I had laying around.
grados have a great sound... not the craziest bass response, but still good. they are the most uncomfortable thing ever though. i have a pair of the more expensive kind of grados, and never use them cos they're so uncomfortable. replacing the pads drastically diminishes their sound quality, so that's rather difficult. audio technica puts out awesome stuff generally. i have the ath-m50s at work, they're great for what you pay. other than that, beyerdynamics and denons are my favorites, personally.
hmm sennheisers should be cheaper in europe since they're german, shouldnt they?