i'm buying these in the next few months in the usa, can someone give me advice on how to get a satisfying sound in the the $600 total range. (for headphones + something else)
using the headphones with a pc (asus z68 pro motherboard), and cd player in which i currently own nothing except my current headphones (a900x).
my main desire is to bathe in the ethereal waters of the instruments, upgrading to the a900x previously i started to have a great appreciation for the instrumentals on music whereas in the past i mainly liked the vocals/lyrics, which in turn has led me to explore alot of the older music where real instruments were used instead of all the electronics of today, hearing those bass lines and guitar riffs on those older tracks is an awesome experience and that's what i'm looking for more of... to be hit simultaneously by the bass/guitar/drums but also being able to separate them as well.
a good example is something like this:
where you can close your eyes and every bit of instrumentation hits you, that's a lower quality youtube video but the song sounds good on my a900x so i'm hoping i can find an upgrade in the 600.
any advice on what direction to go to where i can bathe in the instrumentation of a song like the above? every riff, every beat, every moment?
do i go with a soundcard, or an amp, or dac? my ideal bet would be a setup that enables to me to get satisfaction out of my pc use and a cd player as well... but if i can only go with one i suppose i'd try and make the best out of my pc solution first and then maybe go later for a second non pc option.
i don't have a perfectionist ear so luckily i don't require the best of the best, what is "medium" to some is probably pure bliss to me.
Edited by Nowhere - 5/14/13 at 2:38am