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For $200 and considering the equipment you already have, I would definately invest in a good headphone amp. And at 200 bucks, there are plenty to choose from.
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especially with your music tastes, you should check out the MS-1 or the SR225s or definately before that buy the Koss KSC75s!!!
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MS-1 and a Go-Vibe maybe?
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especially with your music tastes, you should check out the MS-1 or the
Bingo. I wouldn't worry about an amp yet. Take that two bones and invest in a decent Grado or something similar with good resale. Buy used, sell used. Do it right, and there won't be a loss.

That is a good way to go forward and build equity for this hobby. Plus, you're going to have to hear a Grado sooner or later to be considered a true head-fi'er!
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^ hey! i havent heard one yet! don't make fun! :P
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Televators, if you are willing, go for the stax sr-001, its going to be a ridiculous step up, and its going to sound much better than that money can buy for you in the grado+amp setup, or even an amp for your k240s. Most people ignore this product, but most people also have not heard stax sr-001...

In short - try stax, they are aaaaawesome even at the low price-range, for any type of music.
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Definitely an E-MU 0404 USB. The integrated headphone is decent sounding, and it has a very good DAC chip. It also has balanced outputs from the DAC which you can route to a balanced amp later on. Should also be a good match for the AKG 240s, which I've heard are a bit dark, because the amp in the 0404 is a little bright.
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Plus, you're going to have to hear a Grado sooner or later to be considered a true head-fi'er!
That's so true.. I bought a pair of SR-60s just to see what the sounded like

I think I have serious issues
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Doubt they will shame your AKGs lol, but there are some things they can do well.
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That is a good way to go forward and build equity for this hobby. Plus, you're going to have to hear a Grado sooner or later to be considered a true head-fi'er!
I've heard the Grado S60, 80 and 325i for extended periods, both on SS and 2 different tube amps. None of them impress me one bit.

I'd go for Senns, AKGs, or Beyers before ever considering Grados. But that's just MY opinion.
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I vote you save up $100 more and wait for an HF-1. Upgraditis eventually gets even the best of us, and it's not without a smack of regret and a couple of tears that we sell off the equipment that got us started. An HF-1 would not only be an awesome jump-start, it might just be a piece of equipment that you have good reason to hold onto forever.


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