Hi all. First of all, let me quickly introduce myself. Im a 26 yr old who has just been bitten by the audiophile bug a few days ago. I took study leave(im a doctor) and spent all that time researching the net for pre-amps, amps(tube vs solid state), DACs(and do i really need em?!?), sources etc. While i was doing that, i read a great review about Bottlehead crack and found that they were offering a free speedball upgrade(which was supposedly going to make it better). So I placed the order. Thats my very 1st amplifier purchase. Now i have a budget of £1000(i live in london) and i was thinking if I should invest it in a good set of headphones or a headphone + rest of the money for other accessories? My questions are:
1. Beyerdynamic T1/Sennheiser HD650/any other headphone to pair with the Crack? I listen to mostly classical music, some pop and rap, alternative rock and some hard rock.
2. Any good places to learn more about this hobby from other than this excellent forum?
3. Any good places to Learni more about electrical engineering at a basic level to help in modding and understanding audio electronics.
The source im going to use is my Macbook pro and the audio files are mostly CD's i pop into the player or lossless audio ive downloaded from HDTracks. Id appreciate your help. Im going to go catch some sleep. It's been an exhausting yet exciting 2 days! Looking forward to your responses!