I have been doing some reading on this forum recently and just decided to join and ask a few questions and see what people think. I am looking to get a new pair of headphones, they have to be over the ear, as on ear is very uncomfortable for me. I was talking to a buddy and he mentioned that his Grado 325's are the best investment that he has made. At this point I decided to do some research and see what was available and came across the Denon 2k's. Both of these seem very good price/value.
I will using them for mainly gaming and music, with the genre of music being anything from rap to classical. Recently I just purchased some Audioengine A5+ for use as computer speakers with a simple gefen dac to allow the output on the pc go from optical to stereo. I dont need any special footstep booster or any tech like that. I just want high quality sound, that is very balance. Also through my reading I see people saying that most of these headphones would see a noticeable increase in performance from proper amplification.
My question is around the $300 price range for the headphones and maybe <$150 for the amp what would be the cheapest amp that would work well. I am open to other suggestions if anyone has any. I have heard some decent reviews for the Fiio products as well. How is the Fiio E9 compared to the Audioengine N22 amp.