Sayeduzzaman Rayan

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I'm currently the owner of a sony wh-1000xm3, a bose soundsport wireless, an audio-Technica ath-m50x and a Sennheiser hd559. An earphone recently caught my eye, the Campfire Audio IO. But I'm not sure if it's really worth it to get it. I don't have any way of hearing the buds without buying them since I live pretty far from suppliers/dealers. And I don't have any components other than my laptop (dell xps15), smartphone and iPad, listening in both wired and Bluetooth connections.
I listen to a variety of music, with the majority being: classic rock, pop, EDM and some acoustic and classical. I use Tidal for streaming, thinking of Qobuz in future.
I don't know whether the CA earphones will really fit my need which is the reason I'm posting this. I thought I need earphones to use in hot weather since most of my cans get hot/uncomfortable after a couple of hours. I also like how it looks and what I'm hearing about the sound signature (exciting). I also heard I'll need a DAC (like an AQ cobalt) to take advantage of the SQ improvement. Honestly, I just got an opportunity to spend some money (in the range of $200 - $500) but I don't know where to spend it for Hi-Fi.
Or should I skip this matter and just get a speaker system? Budget would be up to $700 in that case but a bit later.

I would appreciate any comments about this matter and answers to the poll. Sorry for the long post.


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Ask a dealer whether they have an opened demo set and will post to you in exchange for taking your card details? And return by post after demo. Otherwise have to buy without auditioning...

Any reasonably resolving drivers for wired headphones will benefit from an external DAC/ amp but factor usage scenario. Is it a desktop wall powered unit. Is it a USB dongle, how will that cabling work walking around

Though if your smartphone does not have a built in 3.5mm jack then a USB C to 3.5mm dongle is itself a DAC / amp

Alternative is looking for a Bluetooth true wireless in ear

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