I am new both on this forum, and to the world of hi-fi.
I listen to a mixture of Prog-metal, Djent, and some classical and baroque music too.
I play guitar, So like Strong mids, and smooth highs, and bass to be present, but not over-powering or muddy
I have essentially joined this forum because after spending around 2 years listening to music through a pair of UE metro fi-200's and Senn Hd201's
I purchased a pair of Samson sr850's and found the audio to be astonishingly better (Hd201's are unbelievably bright, and empty sounding, metro fi-200's sound very tiny and dull)
whereas the sr850's sounded so much better in every way.
This lead me to wondering about how much of the music I miss out on from poor headphones, cd players, poor mp3 files, mp3 players etc.
So, I come in search of a greater Listening experience, and knowledge
my listening rig essentially consists of either my 2nd gen ipod nano or my cheap sony cd player and my Samson sr850's
I am in possession of a nice kenwood Cd player, but lacking in an amplifier for it
I would like to improve this, as much as possible (within reason and budget)
after reading through a few of the forums I am almost as stumped as when I began my search.
my questions are: (bet you haven't heard this before :p) I would like suggestions for good, Full-sized Headphones, for under £120(ish)
-How necessary are Headphone amplifiers? (obviously it will depends on the headphones, and the source)
-would I be able to use a headphone amp to drive my headphones from the afore mentioned Kenwood CDp?
-If the above is true, then what are some Nice, affordable headphone amplifiers for under say.... £40(ish)
Thanks in advance for any help ^^