First off, I want to say that I've been lurking around the forums for a while but this is my first official post.. so hello to you all!
I'm still very new to high-end audio but already I've learnt so much since discovering this website in the last year. I was persuaded to buy a pair of HD 800's after reading so many positive reviews about them. It's been a good 3 months since they've arrived and I have to say I love the sound. The thing is.. I know they can sound better, but I just don't know how much better. I could barely afford the headphones at the time of purchase and so decided to hold off on getting an amp for them. What I've been using to drive them is my Apogee Duet. I have no problem with getting them loud and it's certainly an improvement from my last cans (hd 555's), but the time is fast approaching to treat these 800's properly and give them a good amplifier. But before I decide to get one I'm wondering: Is the improvement in sound quality going to be substantial? Will I notice some good results from an inexpensive amp as well as from the expensive stuff?
As a disclaimer I'd like to point out that my use for the HD 800's is two-fold. 1: To produce electronic music. 2: To enjoy music in the comfort of my home.
Looking forward to spending all my hard-earned cash.. :p