Hi guys, I want to have a taste of the audiophile world. Some background: I love music, rock, blues, jazz, I play electric guitar in these styles mostly also. I also listen to alot of electronic music (Daft Punk comes to mind really quick). I also do alot of PC gaming in which I like to have good sound Also, I've recently downsized my guitar amps, and currently just home playing through a little Vox DA5, which has a line out, so a pair of cans that would be also good for some late night jamming is what I'm looking for!
So, I have quite a couple of questions for you guys:
1. I'm looking to get my first pair of Headphones. Been reading a bit around, and kinda narrowed it down between Grado SR60i (as I've seen them being recommended for rock style music) or Audio Technica M50's. 100€ for the SR60's, 120€ for the M50's. Any other suggestions? Below the 120€ mark preferably.
2. The necessity of amps (portable one preferably). Are they really needed? Will I see a big improvement over sound? What is the biggest change I'll hear with/without a decent amp? Considering these headphones would be 80% of time connected to a computer, 20% to an MP3 player, suggestions if I should get one, immediately or in the future after buying my first cans?
So, throw at me (yours truly, the newbie) any tip, recommendation, or whatever you're thinking, I appreciate any input :)
Nearly 1TB of FLAC files waiting on my HDDs to be enjoyed fully