Thank you in advance to anyone who assists me. For starters, I am very new to the worlds of high-quality audio equipment. So far, the best piece of audio equipment I have owned was a cheap pair of Nakamichi's that I got from Sears. Today, they broke. I have decided that I want to invest in a pair of high-end headphones.
Here is a generalization of what I am looking for:
- over-the-hear, "circumaural"
- removable cable (not ultimately needed, but highly appreciated)
- semi-stylish, for example, the Sennheiser HD 800 are too large and robotic
Here is a list of the music I most commonly listen to (in order):
- The Who
- Pink Floyd
- Led Zeppelin
- Emerson, Lake, & Palmer
My music will be played from either an iPod Classic (7th gen) or Nano (5th gen), without exception. I do not own any other sound equipment such as cd players or laptops. The headphones will need to be durable enough for portable use. I won't bring them on the bus daily, but I will leave the house with them.Will these devices have enough power, frequency, etc. to support a pair of high-end headphones? Will I need to purchase a portable headphone amplifier?
I am REALLY hoping to stay below $150 in total for all equipment (headphones, amps, adapters, etc.). I live in a rural area, so active noise cancellation does not appeal to me. In fact, I am somewhat agitated by the constant background noise of noise-cancelling headphones.
Again, thank you to anyone who can assist me.