Im relatively new to audiophile-ness, as you can probably tell from my current choice of headphones. Prior to these, I've had only $10 Sony over the ear earbuds.
That being said, I absolutely love my 202s. They're pretty great but I'm getting to the point where I'm looking for that extra little bit of clarity in the middle of songs.
A friend of mine recommended HD 598s, but sadly these are beyond my price range. I'm looking for a set of full sized, closed, over the ear headphones. I can really only shell out about $100.
Is it worth it to upgrade to a $80-$100 pair of headphones from my 202s? Will the difference be enough to warrant the cash?
In that price range, does it make sense to buy something like a midrange Fiio to go along with it?
I primarily listen to alternative rock (think Foo Fighters and the Red Hot Chili Peppers), though I listen to many other kinds of rock (Aerosmith, Van Halen, Foreigner, Springsteen, etc). Most of the music I own is in FLAC format with the rest being in 320kbps MP3. I'll be listening on my PC and on my HP Touchpad (Android 4.0.4, I use poweramp for the flac files). I'm not a huge fan of bass and really like a crisp, defined midrange.
In short, should I upgrade to something near the $100ish range? If so, should I buy a small combo dac/amp? Is the difference when jumping up only several tiers worth the upgrade? Thanks in advance!
Edited by siestacat - 9/3/12 at 9:53pm