Newbie here, I am under the assumption low impedance headphones are better with portable amps. Please correct me if I'm wrong cuz I am still deciding
whether I should get the DT990 (600 ohmversion) of higher impedance or the Shure 940 lower impedance.
I don't tend to be home too often but mostly study in a quiet place(university student here). So I need a full size headphone I can bring with me during my numerous study sessions. I will definitely have a portable amp with me, either the Fiio E10/11 combo or a JDS labs c42.
So please give me some advice. My budget is roughly $300 for headphones and sub $200 for amps so $500 total. And if there are better headphones to get let me know. My taste in music is mainly classical metal(quite detailed music basically) so I basically want neutral headphones, no extra bass or anything, just headphones that let me listen to what the artist intended me to hear.
What source(s) are you plugging the headphones into?
Unless you buy something like the O2 (Objective 2) portable headphone amplifier ($155) might be best not to get 600-Ohms headphones for on the go.
Headphones in the 25-Ohm to 60-Ohm are good for working directly with portable audio players (usually do not need add-on headphone amplifier).
Audio Technica ATH-A900X, 40-Ohm
AKG K550, 32-Ohm
Shure 940, 40-Ohm