I have been stalking the forums for a little while, and really want to get a good set of over the ears and an amp for personal use listening to music on my computer, and on my ipod when I travel. My budget for a line out device for my ipod, a dac/amp, and a good set of over the ear headphones is 500 bucks US.
One thing to note is I dont really want bass-boost or anything like that, I want to hear the music for what it is. If I can get away with not using an AMP/DAC on my ipod when travelling (IE the headphones can still be driven from my ipod) that would be great, but I would still like a dac/amp solution for my home computer. So far I have been looking at the Fiio stuff for DAC/AMP for my computer.
Any help for a new guy would be much appreciated.