Whether it be the snazziest multi driver BAs, or If its DD you are into or even a hybrid.
Head pie gives you the low down.
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Cables - Whether a believer or a science freak, aftermarket cables give most audiophiles a woody. Most well known brands are...well known. Budget, choose copper, silver or unobtanium for best results...or a mix of the three. Audio cable jewelry pron.
Tips - Probably the dark horse within this conversation, but don't underestimate the power of a good tip, just the tip. The sonics of an earphone can be greatly changed, for the better or worse. May the power of tips be with you, ...always.
...But seriously folks...
Even the used market can yield some bargains, but of course its always good to try before you buy where possible, both used and new items.
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