Hey everyone, I've been using the Sennheiser HD595s for the past two years and though I love them, I'm interested in getting a better pair. My price limit is $300 and I've been especially looking at the AKG K701s and AKG Q701s, but an Audio Technica or anything else you'd recommend would be good as well. I've got the Electric Avenues Pa2v2 amp and I'm not really interested in getting another amp, but I've heard that the AKGs I mentioned won't sound good unless I have a $100+ quality amp. Should I cross the AKGs off the list or would the Pa2v2 do them justice? Or is there a reasonably priced amp out there that would work well with the AKGs?
I essentially listen to everything from electronic to jazz to metal so it's safe to treat everything equally, though rock and jazz are probably slightly favored over electronic and classical (but not by much).
Any help would be appreciated. Thank you!