I've been lurking head-fi for years on and off, but I never had any questions. Though, I recently got my first serious headphones and want to put together a setup. After snapping two TMA-1 headbands, I traded them for the Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro's (80 ohms). My music sources are my HTC One X and my laptop. They both go plenty hard, but I have the idea the sound could be better. For the HTC it's pretty obvious, and my laptop is a Sony VAIO F12 series. Although it's supposed to be a media laptop, it has a simple realtek chip. I'm not completely sure what I should be looking for now. I think the FiiO E7 would fit my needs, but I'm not sure if I need just an amp or a dac.
So in short:
- Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro 80 ohms
- Want better sound from laptop and cell phone
- Mainly listen to hip hop, but really anything but metal and hard rock
- Budget is €100 max