I know lots of Grado threads exist and I've read many of them today. Just going to post my situation for any specific feedback you guys can offer.
Currently using Grado 225i and I'm looking to grab:
I listen to metal almost exclusively. Sometimes I do listen to ambient or DnB when I'm doing things on my PC (ie. writing papers) but those are of secondary interest and the sound quality isn't as important to me.
My primary genres are Progressive Death Metal, Melodic Death Metal, Death Metal, and I do listen to a mixture of Prog, Folk, Symphonic, etc.
I have been quite pleased with my 225s but I think I'd like to upgrade to a more serious rig. I could just do the amp/dac and keep the 225s, which is why I'm posting this. I do WANT to upgrade my cans as well, but I'm just wondering if others have tried the 225s and 500s and have any feedback? If there is a fairly noticeable sound upgrade then I'd love to spend the money on the new Grados. If not, I can always save for a better upgrade down the road.
Or, if there is a better option (same price range) for the music I listen to, I'd love to hear suggestions.