I currently own a pair of AKG K240 headphones (with no amp) and am looking to move up to the next level. My budget is about $500.
I looked through all the guides and it seems like the AKG K702 are a great value for the price. The problem is, I'm not really sure how to amp headphones. Are there any amp/headphone combos any recommends in my price range? I would also be willing to invest in a new sound card for my computer if that does the same thing as an amp.
Thanks for your help in advance!
Is the K240 you own the Studio or Monitor version? That's to say, considering you've been using them without an amp, you've probably got the 55 ohm version. Forget my first question =_=;;
Anyway, if you're planning on upgrading to the K702, you may as well invest in a decent amp first, and see if that's not enough to make you fall in love with your cans all over again.
I'm a bit of a newbie when it comes to things such as amps and the like (my knowledge extends as far as knowing when to use a tube amp or a solid state one), so you'll have to check the Amplifier subforum here on Head-Fi. Considering that the K240s are a pretty popular set of cans, you won't have a problem asking for advice on amping them.