OK, so here is my crazy story,
For the last 2 weeks... I have been researching non-stop on everything audio.... and I've come to the conclusion that i need to make my own thread and get some help from the best community ever, Head Fi :)
All right, let me start with m setup (A lot of people may find this shocking but oh well) I use my ATH-M50s hooked up to my PSP (Playstation Portable)
I am aware that it is NOT a preferred device at all but honestly it sounds great so i never thought that was the problem.
So let me get to the real problem, i have been researching Amplifiers (Portable), MP3 players (iPod touch 4g&5g, also Cowon and HiFiMan Hm-601) and almost bought the touch but i then thought... maybe i just need new headphones? (Right now im looking at Ultrasone PRO 750, Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro's, and MrSpeakers "Mad Dogs")
Anyways, i just really wanted something that was better than my ATH-M50's or something that would make them sound better. BTW i was looking for a jump not persay upgrade but a JUMP from what i have.
My Reasons why: I feel my M50's are "Suffocated" like the soundstage is limited (Im guessing its probably the PSP) also sometimes i wish i could make the bass "Punchier" as well but without drowning out the Mids and Highs.
Also, My music genre is really everywhere but to narrow it down, its usually Techno,Dubstep,Classical,Rock,Classic Rock,Soft Rock. To narrow it down more, by Artist it would be,
Daft Punk, Gran Turismo 5 Soundtracks, Foo Fighters, Drum and Bass Artisits, Phoenix (1901,Fences,Lasso), Earth Wind and Fire, ETC. (I could go on forever lolz,)
Basically i want something that has that "Sparkle" to the highs and Bass that really is "Puchy" but not bleeding into everything else. with the Mids, i need help with that, how would you describe Mids exactly? as little as i know about it, i want the mids to still be there but not too little and also not too much.
OK, so if someone can help me PLEASE would be MUCH appreciated. And just to clarify me a little bit more, Im guessing i would need an "Overhaul" on my setup, but, preferably not. i would like to keep my PSP but if its really worth changing the MP3 player then ill go for it.
OH, the most important part lolz 250-300$ is my spending limit. 300$ being the honest MAX. Thanks in advance :) Merry Christmas to all :)