Thanks, thought what.cd died...thanks a lot. Loved that site..
Yes, no point buying too many headphones ( they just gather dust) I have at least 8 pairs laying around. You have indeed made a very wise choice with DT770 ( unlike M50/40 they scale up very nicely with amps) Now all you need is an amp and possibly an open can down the line.
Can try the new Fiio M3 pro, it is sub 100 USD, comes with a very decent DAC and extremely powerful amp for it`s size and can be used as USB DAC-amp like most DAP these days. There are not many reviews online, but the amp section is really powerful. I can easily drive the DT990( 250ohms) HD6XX /HD600 with it (with plenty of reserve)
There are a lot of people who still use the old school method.
You can join this tracker via interview if you haven't already, it's the spiritual successor of oink and what.cd.
They have stringent rules for maintaining quality so you won't find bad rips here, ever.
I think you are right here. Its probably not 'audiophile-ness' but a case of ignorance is bliss. Earlier I used only Rs 300 earphones, then I switched to bluetooth and now those earphones sound like complete garbage. And when I tell people around me not use those earphones and buy 2k bluetooth, they are like meh..I've had completely different experience. I have seen nearly all of my friends' who tried my HD650 clearly notice how detailed and airy the cans sounded. They are no audiophiles but do love listening to music. Same had happened many years before when I had bought Soundmagic PL-50 and Hifiman RE-1 from Amarbir. Also, once they have heard good headphones/earphones they can very easily see the shortcomings of their current devices.
...a song called Butterfly Effect by Travis Scott...
Please see an otorhinolaryngologist ASAP. Looks like you have a bad ASOM/ CSOM.Can't even think about this or any other headphones right now. The initial painful and ear blocked level of the tinnitus has reduced a bit but now it's just constant, loud and prominent, not in the background like before. It seems to be especially aggravated by running water like an aerator faucet or a toilet flushing. After opening a tap for like 30 seconds, i have about the same time of muffled sound, more in the left ear. I'll probably end up killing myself if this doesn't reduce soon...