I recently purchased the AIAIAI TMA-1 Studio, hoping it would be a nice upgrade and circumaural counterpart to the regular TMA-1, which I love. Unfortunately, I have been pretty disappointed with the sound of the Studios and will probably be taking them back to Best Buy.
I'm looking for something that has a more neutral and expansive sound signature than the TMA-1s, but retains a decent bass impact. I'd also prefer to stick with a closed headphone so I can listen to it at work without bothering my officemate. Based on what I've read in various places while lurking this forum, it seems like the Denon AH-D2000s would be a good choice. Am I correct in this assessment? Does anyone have any other suggestions that might work?
If I do buy the D2000s, I assume I will want to get a DAC/amp to complement them. I can use the headphones with my Yamaha receiver for home listening, so this amp would most likely be used with my 4th gen iPod touch and either of my two office machines most of the time. The FiiO E7 seems like it would be a good option that wouldn't cost me an excessive amount of money. Is there any reason this amp wouldn't work well for my setup?
Thanks in advance for your advice.