I have the Sennheiser HD650, with a Nuforce HDP amp/dac, and I enjoy this combination very much. But I feel that it's time for me to get a 2nd pair of headphones to continue my exploration of the audiophile world.
Now, I don't want to immediately update my amp/dac (I might do it a year later); so my first question is: Will the HDP Icon push the T1 and LCD-2 enough? Will one of these headphones be better with the HDP?
I read in the Buyer's Guide that the HDP does fine with the T1. But I don't know how accurately I should take that statement.
Secondly, I mostly listen to pop and rock (60% of the time), but I also listen to acoustic, classical, metal, trance and even hip-hop. I heard the T1 is the better all-arounder, but I definitely want bass, at least of similar quantity as the HD 650. Will the T1 have enough bass for me? Will it be too bright for me?
And... if I get the LCD-2, wouldn't it be a bit redundant with the HD 650? And wouldn't T1 be the better complementary headphones?
Also, is there's another pair of headphones that are good that I should try?
My budget is basically ~$1000, total.