I'm thinking around 400$ budget... All i have right now is a shure 750dj and a cmoy 1227.
Im craving more detail and soundstage i find the 750 to be muddy.
I mainly listen to edm.. Particularly dubstep, drum and bass, ans whatever. You want to call deadmau5. Hoever i also enjoy listening to rock and small amunts of classical music.
I may be a bit of a basshead but i think its starting to go more neutral i still crank the bass up a little on my eq
Source is mainly 320 encoded aac or mp3 but some of it is 256 aac which dosent sound all that great to be honest... Fu***n itunes.
Started to move over to flac as the bass and soundstage seems to get better a little over 4% of my music is flac.
Im craving a bigger soundstage more detail and beteer more refined bass and pronounced, im thinking the fostex t50rp mad dogs might fit the bill i dont think id feel comfortable tsking it outside so im wondering if and what 100$ amp can power it. Possibly an amp and soundcard if possible im starting to get into digital music production and unfortunatly the realtec aint cutting it. Maybe just amp/dac fiio e17? Or maybe my best bet is simply amp oh btw the jacks on my computer add alot of white noise (distortion?) to the signal so maybe a external soundcard is a viable option idk if a desktop amp or dac can bypass this
Anyways thanks as always
Get the AKG K167, take the pads off of your Shure and put them on the AKG (the stock pads are throwaway trash). They don't need amped at all (though they definitely benefit from it), and they have a pretty flat sound sig. They're super detailed, super comfortable, isolate decently, and mostly neutral.
As for an amp/dac, what are your needs in terms of portability?