I was a devoted audiophile for most of my life. I was forced to sell off my entire system a couple of years ago for financial reasons. I have been listening to music primarily through a portable system consisting of an Ipod classic (apple lossless), a Corda move 2 amp, and a pair of SE530 iem's. I am looking to step up my headphone system. I will use this system both at home and at work so although portability is not that important to me, transportability is. I have been reading here a lot but just seem to get more and more lost in all the info and directions I could go to upgrade. My current budget is about $1300 and I can't even decide what piece or pieces I should be looking to upgrade first. Any ideas about where I should concentrate my research would be greatly appreciated because I keep jumping around from cans to amp to source and I am lost.
I listen to an eclectic mix of rock, jazz, blues and classical. My preferences in my home system where for tube electronics, analogue source and classic British loudspeakers. I have no intention of rebuilding my home system and would like to get the most out of headphones that I can on a tight budget.