Diving headfirst into the world of hi-fi. Was looking for a new pair of headphones and after listening to 20 something pairs in 2 different stores I ended up buying a set of Sennheiser HD650's. They just sounded "right". Got them for a steal too, $365 brand new at J&R.
My ipod or laptop isn't doing these headphones justice. I am still burning them in (about 30 hours so far) and they are sounding a lot better, but I know they sounded considerably better in the store because they were driven by an amp. The little E5 (an old impulse purchase) is garbage, the headphones sound better without it than with it.
I've ordered a LOD for the iPod, began to re-download my music library in FLAC and ALAC, and am now looking for an Amp/DAC combo that is portable and will do these awesome headphones justice.
I've been looking at iBasso, NuForce, and RSA products. My budget atm is $300. I'd like to get the best for the money. Any help is really appreciated. Thanks so much in advance for anyone willing to spend some time on what is likely a question that has been covered. Using the search function yielded me a lot of amp recommendations, but not many for an amp/dac.
Again thanks a ton!