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What headphones should I get? I need help

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They do not need to be portable they will be used in my room that's all. I listen to mostly ambient, acoustic, post-rock, experimental music, Some bands would be Mogwai, God Is An Astronaut, Pelican, Explosions in the Sky, Isis, Neurosis, Album leaf, Russian circles, etc. I also listen to some more extreme music like The Locust, Converge, Botch, Dillinger Escape Plan, etc. 

Price range is $500. I will go to the max of $800 if it will surely benefit me. Also could you guys recommend me a Headphone Amp+DAC for these headphones, these as well will not be moved frequently so they do not need to be portable. Also I would like to spend no more than $400 for both Amp and DAC. 

ON a side not, I would like some speakers that I can run to the DAC aswell so I can listen to music with my friends when they are over. Or when I feel like blasting it through my house, etc. 


All and all my budget for the Headphones, Amp+DAC, and Speakers is about $1500-1600

Thanks in advance for any help. 

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Music Streamer II

Schiit Asgard 2


Spend the rest on chicago style pizza

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I started listening to God is an Astronaut after I saw this post, I'm listening to them through my HD700 on an STX right now... enjoying this :)


You should too!

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Guess it depends what you really want. I've heard lots of expensive gear at meets and stores. I have expensive phones and amps that just sit around. You probably don't need to spend a lot. I've got a Sansa clip player, O2 amp, and various headphones. My top open is K701 and top closed is Yamaha Pro 400. I've left detailed opinions in a lot of threads over time. You could probably get all that stuff for around $500 if you find the right deals on the phones. Gotta throw in a 3.5 to 3.5 cable too if you don't have one. Best thing is to listen to what you can. I think having the ability to EQ your source is important too. Very impractical to go around buying gear you haven't heard and use that as a solution to an EQ problem.

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