Originally Posted by luciferzexii
i need your help to recommend some of the budget headphone that suit for classical and vocal music. I prefer those could give a relaxing sound and comfort to wear since i feel that my sony V7506 is quite sharp and hard to have a long and relax time for listening to music. my budget is $0-150. can be save up to up to $200 but preferable to be $150 since im still a student and want to invest in further for some budget tube amp. Btw, is tube amp is suitable for this type of music since i rode a lot of comment that impress tube amp sound signature to be warm and fast. Thanks you guys...
First of all, at your budget, forget tubes. A budget tube amp isn't going to bring anything to the table except less money towards good headphones. Good entry tube amps start around $200 and go into the $400 range. Entry level. There are $50~75 single tube DIY kits you can get from China that are ok but I wouldn't waste money on them, I'd just get a good solid state if you are on a budget.
At this budget point, put your money towards a quality headphone that can run from most things without an amp. Also, consider used/refurb as you can get more for your money that way.
Things to look into:
Beyer DT770 PRO LE 32ohm
Gemini DJ-HSR 1000
AKG K271 MK II
AKG K240 MKII
AudioTechnica AD900 & AD900X
Beyer DT880 Premium 32ohm