Okay so basically, I'm getting a bit picky about my sound, and long story short I'm looking for some decent headphones plus an amp to suit. Don't know too much about amps or enough about headphones for that matter, only that my IE 80's are sweet!
I'm probably what most of you guys would call young and stupid, so I'm gonna need a fair bit of help to find what's right for my needs/price range.
My general situation is this: Listen to music all the time whether it's on the go, at school or at home. When I'm away from home I use my little iPod and my IE 80's. That does the job quite well for my needs, and I'd be hard pressed to find anything better for the money.
My issue is currently this; I don't have much of a home set up and I'm looking to get a little mid-budget rig going. I don't have much in the way of money, but if it means good quality I'm happy to do some saving so I'm happy with the end result. At the moment I either use my desktop with some cheap as chips speakers + sub, or Dad's Sennie's (HD 465's). And recently I've tried amping them by hooking them up to our home sound system. Which basically means plugging them into our Yamaha HTR-6230 AV receiver when nobody is using the TV. Problem with that is obviously that it's pretty limited and I would much rather be listening to music while on the computer. I'm thinking a way around this is buy some good headphones with nice bass of course, and an amp that I can hook up to either my desktop or iPod, as I don't have a computer in my bedroom so I'd like to be able to listen to it in there too. Headphones side of things, Beyer's look the bee's knees to me, but I'm open to all ideas. Aaand then I have the problem of knowing stuff all about amps..
Please share your ideas and tips, bearing in mind that I will probably buy online to save money, and that I live in Australia.
Also, I like to listen to anything from dance and electronic music (good stuff not generic crap), to all the way to Pendulum, Rise Against and Amity Affliction. And Being a musician myself I appreciate guys like Porter Robinson, Madeon, Deadmau5 and Knife Party (Older readers may not know who/what I'm talking about there).
So please leave a recommendation or two on some good gear I can maybe pick up fairly cheap. (even a used amp if it's worth it).
Thanks guys, all help is appreciated.