Anyway, I wasn't completely satisfied with desktop listening with my current setup..which is just an average gaming computer with no sound card and some cheap logitech gaming headset for some left 4 dead and skype calls. Works fine for those purposes but for music I just find it lacking..especially compared to my JVC 'Flats' that I burned in for portable use.
I would try to use those headphones on my desk but the cables are too short. Since I have some college refund money left over I decided to just jump the gun and go for something serious. I wanted to get into audiophile-ness for a while ever since my big brother started years ago (he's a fellow head-fi member but joined the navy) but never really had the cash or knowledge. Now I have some cash left and decided to order the Grado SR60i's and they're on their way right now.
Trouble is...I have absolutely no idea what I'm getting myself into! I told my brother on the phone I was getting some Grados and he practically flipped, saying that I made an awesome buy..guess Grado has a good reputation.
Anyway, is there anything I should know about before getting into this whole audiophile business sides to save up cash, get some high quality music, and avoid bose? (well my bro tells me to avoid them..). Would I need some sort of dac or something for these cans? How bad is the leakage that I heard so much about? Would I magically become zen with the environment as I transform into an audiophile? Would I get an A on my next college essay?!!
This is for mostly desk use so leakage shouldn't be that big of a problem though I'm interested if my sansa clip+ could drive these. I'm also still building up my music collection, too. My brother did gave me some flac encoded trance albums and I myself have a couple of rock..but it's still only a little bit. I mostly like rock and trance..especially vocal trance!
Cheers and go easy on me!