I am a newcomer to your community and find myself in need of some guidance and wisdom from the masses at Head-Fi. I have just recently thrown down the shackles of apple earbuds and purchased my first quality pair of headphones and earbuds. I bought a pair of Phillips uptowns and RHA-m30's and I am really enjoying them. As time has progressed I realized that while I had made a quantum leap from audio garbage to good quality music, there was still so much room to enhance my music. Here in lies my dilemma, I am completely inexperienced and audiophile quality music equipment confuses me.
While my music has mainly been focused around my iphone and computer I realized I needed a better source to truly utilize the investment I made in headphones. So I also bought a Rocoo P audio player which is on the way as I write to you. I have also committed to buy an Apogee Duet 2 to use as a desktop amplifier and DAC. I now need advice on which direction to go, I want to upgrade my headphones to match my upgraded source components.
Below I have listed the different headphones I am considering and I need your help deciphering which is best suited for me. I like to listen to many different genres of music (Rock,Pop,Rap,Classical,Electronica) Though the first two genres are my favorites. I am not really looking for the most accurate sound, I much prefer very lush and warm sound thats fun to listen to. So coloration is not such a big issue. I like bass but I don't need to have my head rattled I'm not into dubstep so I don't need bass heavy headphones. Again my sources are a Rocoo P mobile player(class A amp), and a Apogee Duet 2. I am upgrading my music library to FLAC files to further improve the quality of my music. In terms of mobility I wouldn't mind restricting my purchase to home use only, however it would be nice if on occasion I could pair one of my headphones with the rocoo for office and light commuting use.
Headphones I am considering:
Sennheiser HD 650
Beyerdynamic DT 880
Afterthought: Hifiman 300's
Edited by obsesivegamer - 7/4/12 at 10:22pm