Hi guys, I would like some recommendations on some new headphones. I currently own my first and only headphones the Grado SR80i's that i run straight out of my macbook pro. i like them and think they sound pretty good but know there are alot better headphones out there and would really like to buy a pair of really nice high end headphones. I have read a bunch of reviews about different headphones and have narrowed down headphone choices to 4 which are the Sennheiser HD650's, Grado RS1i's, Hifiman HE 500's or possibly the Audeze LCD 2's but they are a little more than i want to spend also not sure if i would like their dark sound that i have been reading about. I think i want to go with the Hifiman HE 500's and a Schiit Lyr amp, but now i am actually ready to buy right now online and am having trouble pulling the trigger because its alot of money and don't want to choose one that i'm going to end up not really liking or will any of these be a big enough improvement over the SR 80i's that it wont really matter which one i choose.
So which one do you guys prefer? Which one would be the best upgrade from my current headphones (SR 80i's).
Also will I need an amp for all of these or could i possible use them without an amp just straight out of my MBP?
Edited by johnp9723 - 8/30/13 at 6:32pm