Hello! I'm new to Head-Fi, I've been reading the forums for about a week, beacuse I am willing to get my first serious setup, and I know you audiophiles can help me!
So lets go. My budget is $450, and here are my needs:
- Full size circumnaural headphones (preferably open).
- Portable battery suplied headphone amp.
It is all going to be conected to my iPod touch 4G (with line-out). Although I want my setup to be more or less portable, don't worry about the headphones size, I don't mind wearing big phones in public.
The only headphones I've had that are worth mentioning are: Sennheiser PCX-II, Koss PortaPro, and Klipsh Image S4 (IEM's). I want to get the best possible sound within my budget.
Some headphones that I've been looking at are: Sennheiser 595/600/650, Grado sr225i, Denon D2000, Beyerdynamic DT 880.
Some amps I've seen: PA2V2, Fiio E5/E7, Mini3, NuForce Icon Portable, HeadRoom Total AirHead/BitHead
My musical tastes are: heavy metal (death metal, black metal, etc), classical music, jazz, etc. Soundstage and clarity are necesary as I want to be able to listen every instrument individually with no disortion. After meeting the previous conditions, the more powerfull the sound is, the better.
So, what do you Head-Fiers recommend me?