Recently I picked up a decent hi-fi speaker system. I got myself a pair of Kef Q-300 bookshelves, a DacMagic Plus, and a Marantz PM-6004 amplifier. This is my computer hi-fi setup.
I realise my DacMagic Plus has built-in headphone amplification, and I'm curious about expanding my setup so that I have a nice pair of amplified headphones.
I'm really looking to figure out where I should set my budget at. I spent $650 on the amplifier, $650 on the DAC, and $650 on the speakers... but would $650 on the headphones to pair with the DAC be a good number? Or am I not going to see diminishing returns if I go more expensive?
At this point, I'm trying to browse the market, and my first point of business is setting a budget parameter... so I don't look at everything under the sun from $200 to $1000. I want to determine what I should be looking at, and I really am not sure. I'm checking out articles and buyer's guides around here, but without even knowing where my budget should be, it's difficult. I feel like whatever the limitations of my DAC are might be what sets my budget.
I would be using the headphones primarily for general music enjoyment, however they would also be for music mixing (piano & other).
Thanks for any help!
Edited by PaulWog - 12/9/12 at 8:26pm