Hi, while I have been hanging around head-fi for some time but this is my first post. Sorry for my newbie question.
Well on to the question at hand. I was thinking of purchasing an amp for my HD650, my current setup Foobar-KS > Audinst Hud-MX1 > HD650, sometimes I add a Bravo Audio Tube Amp with 12AU7 RCA Clear Top Tube to the mix. I have around 300 to spend on audio gear. I was thinking of getting the Matrix M-Stage, wonder how they would pair with my DAC or would buying another pair of headphones be a better option to get a different kind of sound. I am keen on the AKG K550, Ultrasones Pro900, DT880. Its not that I do not like the sound of HD650, i just would like your opinions whether the improvements of adding the Matrix M-Stage is justified compared to the satisfaction of buying a different set of cans.
The HD650 is the only pair of full size headphones I have owned, so I can't really comment on the sound I am expecting. I have the Etymotics ER4P, UE TF10, Klipsch X10, AL IM716, Koss Portapros and I liked the first two. I listen to wide variety of genres.
Thanks in advance.