I've been reading the site for a little and want to get myself a better setup than just my phone and cheap headphones.
First off I want to start that I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 on Verizon for my portable music listening. Also, pretty much all music listening. I'm using it at work, home, and in the car.
I don't really need a portable setup unless a large semi portable setup would be cheaper than 2 non portable setups. ie. I mostly listen at my desk at work and at home.
Since the Galaxy Note 2 works with some usb DAC/AMP's I'm thinking of going that route, just want to get some info on the different options and headphones.
I know some headphones need more power than others but not sure if those are out of my league as far as price etc...
I would like to keep it under $500 but if you have a super combo that is slightly more let me know and I can check it out.
Now, as far as what kind of sound I like, I have no clue and have never used headphone that cost more than probably $60. I like to listen to all kinds of music, don't listen to much rap or dance, electronic stuff. Mostly Rock, Jazz, Pop music, some classical every now and then. I would like there to be a decent amount of Bass when needed but don't need super strong bass or anything crazy.
I live in Phoenix so if you have recommendations I can try in a big box store to try in store so I can get an idea of what I like as far as warm or neutral etc... then come back and get ideas of what I can buy online etc.... Also, not looking for IEM's just comfortable on ear or over ear headphones.