Hello I know you probably get this a lot but here it goes.
Right now I have AKG K240 headphones running from the front headphone port in my computer. I want to to upgrade a bit, with a budget around $200. Thing is next year I am going to college so I will not have my desktop with me and I not sure off any way I would get a quality sound card for a laptop. So I'm thinking that leaves me with getting an amp that I can use with a laptop and ipod or just a laptop. I have been looking at the AKG K550. I like the look of them and I have heard they aren't bad w/o an amp. If that's true I might just wait a bit and shed the extra cash for them. Some other headphones I like the look of are, Fostex T50RP, AKG Q 701(amp?), Audio-Technica ATH-A900X. Also love the look of Denon-AHD2000, but those seem to be harder and more expensive to come by now.
So Basically Headphone/Amp? suggestions for closed back running off of a Laptop or ipod (touch 4G) in the $200-$300 range. Also I don't quite understand how amps and the like effect the sound of a headphone so if you can explain that too.
Edited by unpimpauto - 2/10/13 at 4:16pm