I own a small studio and my main pair of monitors are Event Opals.
However, I love working on tracks on my laptop and Sennheiser HD600 headphones and eventually finishing them up in my studio. I work mostly on electronic music like techno and house.
I am obsessed with my HD600's... I think they just sound freakin' amazing.
I have $200 i am willing to drop on a headphone amp because I know that these headphones really need a proper amp to drive them. Since I doubt that my macbook pro (brand new 17") has a proper headphone amp, I am wondering which one I should get that is in my price range. Is there even a viable option?
- Is this one any good? Headroom Total Bithead - Headphone Amplifier | HeadRoom Audio
- Is this one worth the extra money? Should I wait and save for this one? Headroom Micro Amp - Headphone Amplifier | HeadRoom Audio
- Also I checked out the Fiio E7 + E9 combination. Is that any good? It seems like these have a lot of good reviews
Again I really cannot spend more than $250 MAX. Eventually I will upgrade to a DAC-1 or something but for now I just need to have something. Transparency is key, I really like my HD600s... although maybe they could use just a hint of brightening :)
I know a lot of people like to upgrade the cable on the HD600's but I think that spending $200 or more on a cable is completely insane... especially if you're not driving it through a proper amp first. Besides, I already spent the $30 or whatever to upgrade the cable to the sturdier HD650 cable.