My system is based round an Arcam AV9 P7 for music and movies. My source for music is Lossless files from the apple TV., Pioneer bluray for movies. I work nights and therefore am pretty much nocturnal. It seems that some decent headphones could make a big difference to my late night movie watching/music listening sessions.
I would like to get some decent 'phones, I love the look of the Grado range, and was considering the 325's. They will need to be run straight from the Arcam headphone socket rather than a dedicated headphone amp. I am not allowed to buy any more boxes a the moment (!) plus I believe that headphone amps are only for stereo (but happy to be corrected).
My question is, how good is the headphone output on the AV9, or failing that Arcam's generally. Is there any point me spending decent money on some cans, for eg the Grado 325's, or should I stick lower down the range, 60s or 125's. Or would I be better looking at a different make altogether to get good movie and music sound from the Arcam?
Unfortunately none of the local shops stock 'phones at all, so I have no chance to try any decent 'phones and therefore will be buying blind. All advice greatfully received!