Here's the problem- I like my Audio Technica ATH M-50s but lately I've been wanting a 'little more' out of the sq and general grunt, as I've found I've been turning up the volume a lot recently just to get some more power behind the sound. I have been looking at amps which may be able to provide this extra clarity and oompf but I don't know whether it's worth it or not, so if you could have a look at my current chains and let me know whether additions to them (in red) would make much of a difference, or if I'm best off saving for a headphone upgrade instead.
Current home rig=
2010 iMac W/lossless CD rips > ATH M50
Proposed home rig=
2010 iMac W/lossless CD rips > Budget amp (possibly PA2v2, Audinst or even Little Dot MKii) > ATH M50
Proposed home rig 2=
2010 iMac W/lossless CD rips > Fiio D3 or similar DAC > ATH M50
(or buying both a DAC and amp)
Current protable rig=
iPod Touch 2g W/lossless CD rips > ATH M50
Proposed protable rig=
iPod Touch 2g W/lossless CD rips > Fiio E11 > LOD cable > ATH M50
Would I really notice much of a difference with any of these solutions?
Thanks in advance,