I have been wishing for a pair of Sennheiser HD650s for years, but the wife always shoots me down. Then a thought occurred to me. She enjoys TV, so we spent a couple thousand on a TV. But I LOVE music, so why wouldn't I spent 25% of the TV's value on a pair of headphones that will outlast it? Damn right I'm getting them.
My Sony home theater in a box has no shot at driving them, so I'm trying to figure out what to do for an amp. I'm trying to decide between a Fiio e11 and an ASUS Xonar Essence STX. The E11 is cheaper and gets good reviews, but the Xonar gets great reviews. They will be for home use 99.9% of the time, only going out for the occasional flight. So the Xonar seems like a good deal as they will stay hooked up to the computer all of the time.I'm just looking for some advice as I'm coming from the world of some Sennheiser cx-300 and Klipsch S4, so I'm going pretty far out of my depth on this one. I'll be using them some movies, and mainly music (primarily rock).