Hey all, I have a grand limit of $400 to spend on a headphone system, I just want the best i can get for that money.
I've been looking at the HD600,K701,SRH940 to use with possibly a Fiio E17, also some electrostats.
I've read the HD600 require a powerful amp to really hear what they're capable of, HD650 is a bit out of my budget, now if I get the HD600 it'd leave me with less than $100 for the rest of the system, And from what I've read DAC/Amp's combination at that price just won't cut it, while the srh940 is supposed to be much easier to drive and leave me some more headroom for a better DAC/AMP. I could also get the HD600 now and a good DAC/AMP later, but I'd have to wait quite a long time ( 6 months to a year).
I've found on the for sale section Some used Stax lambda's with accompanying amp for under $400, which are supposed to outclass pretty much any dynamic headphone in the market short of monsters like the HD800/beyer T1's. The amp is sufficient to drive them well from what I've read and I can live with the not-so-horrible onboard dac for some more months.
What would you guys do in my situation?