#1 Koss Porta Pro, #2 Sennheiser 650, #3 SW51+
That's it. . . Everything else was a hard pass.
I'm sort of on the same boat but haven't heard as much. Your comments on BF2 were surprising. I've been going back and forth with Gungnir A2 and BF2 is such a deal !
@HotRatSalad Maybe my bs650 is already a bit too strident in the highs. But once I heard Bifrost 2 V shape after trying a bunch of DACs, I couldn't unhear it.
I'd go Senn PX100 over Porta Pro myself, but it's a matter of flavour (and the Senn prices have gone up stupid high unfortunately).
@Armaegis yea, agreed actually my px100 self destructed sadly a few years ago and I haven't been able to replace them since
The original PX100 was nice. The mark 2 was also nice. The sweet spot was the PX200 II, basically a baby HD25. Thing was, the KSC75 and PortaPro combined were cheaper than a PX200 II. Koss offered more value for money...
@Deep Funk My friend uses the PX100 a lot and I suggested he try the Porta Pro, which he thought sounded like a tin can in comparrison. Which I always thought was strange because I've never heard a tin-like sound out of a Porta Pro, always found it very smooth. How about you?
Both warmish with kind of booming bass. Not bad for portable use to be honest. The difference must be the drivers and how they render the frequencies. The PX100 and PX100 II were at one point difficult to find at retailers (I do not know why) so yeah PortaPro.
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