Hi, I have decided that I may move on to my second pair of open headphones after my happiness with my Senn 595s. I was truly looking for a headphone that could reproduce piano and other acoustic instruments very faithfully along with having an ideal soundstage for classical music. I stumbled upon the AKG brand and was surprised to learn about how much love the k501 headphones find amongst their owners, especially with classical lovers like me. Now I do not have the budget for the k701 equivalent so these seemed like the best deal, especially considering that many consider them more natural and superior phones. Now I just have a few questions about them.
1. Where would be the best place to get my hands on a pair, used, refurbished, or new?
2. Would an e7+e9 amp/dac be sufficient to drive these headphones, at least to most of their potential?
3. If not, what other value phone (used is fine) can give the most similar classical performance and piano reproduction while being in the same price range (k400?)? Obviously I would prefer to stick with the k501 but I'm not sure it can even be found anymore.
Edited by juantendo8 - 5/30/11 at 3:06pm