Hi, new to the quality audio scene and would love some recommendations and opinions for companion pieces to my current equipment. I've been actively searching for information on this subject for quite awhile and find it very difficult to get a straight answer out of reviewers and reputable audio dealers. To start off the foundation of this system will run off of a mac which I have a Fiio E10 hooked up to it and in return I have my headphones into the E10. Headphones Include ATH-AD700 and SE215. As far as music goes all genres are important however electronic music takes importance (at the moment.) So I suppose my question is what gear would work with what I have?
Headphone (over the ear) recommendations would be welcomed as well, most likely a closed pair. I'm hoping the E10 can be used as a DAC and paired with an amp of higher quality or vice versa. For the sake of my semi-tight budget I think 250-300 should be the cap but I'm sure someone will convince me to shell out a couple hundred extra. Not sure if cables should even be a thought at this level but that should be open for opinions as well. I'm hoping this thread can be used for any in a similar situation and will get some clarification as I have seen some very conflicting articles regarding the basics and equipment. Thanks all for taking time to take a look and putting in your very wanted opinions.