Total noob here in the headphone department, but I've been told this is the place to come when you have questions. I currently have some Senn HD595's (open) and AT A700's (closed). I'm looking to setup something at work so I don't go crazy anymore and can drown people out when I'm coding. I'm looking for a complete full sound, tight bass, imaging, and soundstage. I'd like to be able to listen to it a couple hours a day, so not too overly 'bright'. Basically I want a home setup (or close to) at work. :)
I do not know if you can improve sources such as streaming and mp3s, so that is why I need your suggestions. All of my mp3s are either 160 or 192 kbps. I'd like to get an amp and dac (or combo) for below $600 if possible. I've been looking at brands such as Little Dot, Music Fidelity, NuForce, and Firestone Audio since they look to be in my price range.
Laptop usb - mp3/pandora/spotify/cd's
Phone jack - mp3/pandora/spotify
Please let me know the route you would take. I plan to upgrade my cans to Denon D7000's when I have the money. I'm open to your collective wealth of knowledge. Thanks!
Edited by vabch22 - 9/18/11 at 6:06am