Long time lurker, first time poster here.
So I have no previous experience with good audio equipments before, except having a listen to HD555 and some Bose headphones and thought they were good. I also tried some Beats by Dr. Dre headphones and hated those cans. I thought the bass is too much and overall sound too sharp. I think its time to get something for myself. Now I dont have a chance to try the headphones/amp/DACs out first thanks to my location. But I've researched thoroughly and got down to these: Sennheiser HD650 + Schiit Lyr + Schiit Bifrost USB. I will have a pretty good deal at AUD 1450 express shipped.
I will be running it out of the new Macbook Pro Retina. I do listen to all kinds of music but mainly: acoustic guitar/singing, jazz, classical (piano and guitar), flamenco, some pop songs with both male and female vocals. Will listen to some rap/metal but they arent important.
So the questions are:
- What do you guys think about my choice of equipments?
- Do I really need good cables and tubes? Which cables do I need?
- I heard Macbooks have Optical/Toslink out and I'm confused? I dont see any RCA plugs on the Macbook.
Cheers and have a good day !