Let me start by saying I am an "intermediate" head-fier I think. I currently have Denon ah-d5000 headphones with a Matrix M-stage amp. I currently use my 160gb Ipod classic with all lossless music. Now let me say I do like the sound of what I have but I just feel something is missing (and my wallet has not taken a hit in awhile). I have been doing some searching around here and am interested in the beyerdynamics. There are a lot of people out there that love the T1 but I noticed that they are considered "semi" closed. Does that mean they do not isolate at all. Isolation is not a deal breaker but I do listen to them at night in bed and the wife would like at least some isolation. I have also noticed the T5P and it is closed but I was still wondering about how they isolate and sound. Is there anyone out there that can tell me about these headphones from their experience.
Ok next come the amp. I am really looking at the Burson HA-160. I have heard lots of good things about this amp and keeping under $1000 is nice. I am also looking at the Woo Audio 6. Is the woo audio enough amp for either of those headphones or is there something else i should be looking at. I know the woo audio 2 and WA22 are well thought of here but both are over $1000. I would like to keep it under or as close to $1000 as I can.
Any help would be great!