My thought process for this was to keep it as authentic as possible, so for that I choose to use Spotify 320CBR, I'll also be doing all of my listening with my LG V20 [using the AUX trick] AND with my Shanling M2s. No crazy tubes, or portables just my cell and a in expensive dap with some good ole Lossy files via a free streaming service!
An of course the headphones! I have;
Beyerdynamic DT 240 Pro
Beyerdynamic Custom Street
KRK KNS 6400
Audio Technica ATH M40X
Sony MDR V6
Sennhesier HD 280
DD Audio DXB 04
Mass Drop x EMU Purple Heart
As of this moment, I have NOT finished this comparison, it is still a work in progress so I'm hoping to get some good feed back from you guys to figure out what's important! I will be making a video for this comparison featured on my channel, and once I have a winner I'll make another post for that. Non the less I am happy to say that so far the Massdrop X E-MU Purpleheart is my favorite!!!
And each of these I purchased my self so no review samples! So to help me PLEASE ask any questions you have about any of these 8, I'm here to answer how they compare to one another, in the future I'll do some higher priced options
Now why I'm doing this is may be relevant,
I personally started out in the $100 bracket back in 2012, that was my HARD Limit and I did NOT have anything, just a CD player and my computer. So yea now I've got amps and headphones worth thousands of dollars, but I still like to have something really inexpensive for when I'm travelling or as an end of the world back up! Plus as a reviewer my self I want to be able to connect with both audiences, those of you ready to drop a grand and $15 a month for Tidal AND those of you with a hard limit of cash, and I want to be able to recommend the best product FOR YOUR budget and your situation.
Now once I finish my review I will post my findings again here on this thread, so for now your welcome to shout out any questions you have or what you'd like to see from me on this review!