First of all I'm from Denmark, so I'm sorry if not that good in writting english.
Second I'm new into this head-fi world, I do have some experience in the hifi world though, so listen to music isn't all new to me :)
I just finished my B.Sc.E.E, and during my thesis I were at a company where they borrowed me a pair of Beyerdynamics DT770 pro - and I really enjoyed using them. IMO they were high in comfort, and the sound was good! Though I think they lacked a bit in the low freq.
Now I'm finish with my thesis, and I'm not working at the company anymore, and no they didn't let me go with the DT770 :P but lately I started to miss having sound from a full-size headphone when I'm using my laptop :(
At the moment I'm using a pair of Klipsch Image S4 IEMs - and I like the sound of them, and on the go I really think they do the job for me. But when I'm not on the go I would like to have a better solution :)
I'm looking for a solution for my laptop, where I'll be listening to music through Spotify @ 320 kbits/s - since it's not FLAC and this head-fi is all new to me, I'm not looking for a high-end solution.
I would like a pair of closed headphones and a usb driven dac/amp. At the moment I've been looking at nuForce UDAC-2 and Fiio E10 - whey seems to be fairly priced and they seems to do the job for me :) - though the Fiio E17 also looks good on the paper, but I'm not sure I need the extra power - if I even need a dac/amp at all?!
I have a friend whos brother works in a hifi store, so I should be able to get a good price on denon and b&w. I've been reading about the Denon AH-D2000 and B&W P5 - but I know there are many other headphones out there! But if I could get a good price on en Denon AH-2000 or B&W P5, are there any competitors in the pricerange (~250 usd or ~200 eur)?
If I had to start of with buying something, what would be the best solution for me:
- buy a usb dac/amp and a pair of headphones?
- buy a better (more expensive) pair of headphones and no amp/dac, and get the usb dac/amp later?
- but a better usb dac/amp and a cheaper pair of headphones, and get a better pair of headphones later?
If you guys have any comments, suggestions or links (where a can learn more about this world), please let me know :)
- a guy from Denmark :)
Edited by amkleistDK - 3/8/12 at 12:56am