I could use some help and clarifications. (I'm new to the audiophile world and I lack a lot of knowledge :/ )
I have sennheiser hd 25-1 II. Will headphone amp make them sound better or just louder? If I want to improve the quality of the music coming out of my headphones should I get an amp? or is it DAC the answer to my desire?
I've read a lot about the e11, but if I want to compare it to the e10 (sound quality-wise) which is better?
I listen to music from my laptop and mobile phone, and I'm looking for quality (As well as cheap solutions) I'll be glad to hear some suggestions on what would I get (if necessary)
I'm not sure if I'm right, but there is no way to use DAC on a mobile phone (without draining it's battery) so I'm not interested in the e7 model
I'm thinking of two cheap & flexible solutions (if i need DAC and headphone amp):
1. getting cheaper DAC (D3 or D5) and good amp (E11)
2. getting good non portable DAC and amp (E10) and a cheap & very portable amp (E5 or E6)
FYI, I'm a student and I have my laptop with my at all times. I study a lot and I listen to music during this time (4-8 hours daily sometimes even more, yeah it suck, but this is the cost to become an electrical engineer ). When I'm studying I rather use my phone but I don't mind using my computer if it will give me a better quality. I use public transportation about an hour drive daily (I can only use the phone).
what do you think??