Hi so last year I got akg k240 mkii headphones and that was the headphone that brought me here to the headfii community. I currently greatly enjoy the akg k240 mkii headphones with the soundblaster pro go x-fi soundcard with my laptop with apple lossless music. I really only listen to classical music, mostly music involving big symphonies and violin concertos. Even though I was satisfied with my purchase I still spend a hour or two every day for almost a year just mindless wasting time reading reviews on things. In reality I'm a college student who can't really afford high end equipment. So I decided to get one final upgrade and than probably not use headfii for several years.
CONS and THINGS I want to see improved with upgrade
1. Better soundstage
2. More comfortable-My head and ears are very large. It feels like the earcups from the mkii are squeezing my ears together.
3. Better treble (for violin)
4. I want to feel like I'm attending a concert hall.
5. Not nearly as important as the other four but maybe a tad bit more bass.
It seems like the choices are as follows
Beyer DT 800 600ohms
Anything more pricey than the DT 800 would be too much. I'll probably buy the Matrix M-Stage from a headfii user. Not sure about the DAC? Is the Matrix-M Stage the best value I can get for those headphones or is there a cheaper option with a DAC included. FiiO E17 is the only other option I can think of.
I know I've annoyed many of you on Private Message over the course of the year. So I would really appreciate it if you guys could help me out one last time!
Any advice would be greatly appreciated!