First time posting here, however I am no stranger to the site. I currently have a pair of Beyerdynamic MMX300s that I use for gaming/music which are paired with an AstroGaming MixAmp Pro 5.8. I am looking to get a decent set of over-ear headphones (strong supporter of over-ear vs in/on ear) to listen to music through my iPod/cell phone. Given that I won't be using these headphones to often (as I will most likely use my Beyerdynamics when home) and just want them for going back and forth to class, I would prefer not to spend more than $300. I can currently get the 598s on sale on Amazon for $240+tax and think this is a pretty good deal. I listen to primarily rap/hip hop with a fair amount of dub-step/techno as well. Was just wondering if anyone could give me some insight into if these would be a good set of phones for me especially at the price.
Also, I have learned that it is also nice to pick up a portable amp to help boost your headphones with devices that can't output their true potential (i.e iPods), anyone have a suggestion as to a portable amp as well? I have read a few recommendations for the Electric Avenue PA2V2 and the FiiO E11. Just curious if any are better choices for me personally, or if they are even necessary.
I have just been really getting into headphones over the past 2 years and am really starting to see the difference. So my apologies if I am a bit mundane in parts.
Thanks for reading