For a long time I have been searching for the best way to spend my money. I told myself that if I did well on my first set of exams I would upgrade from my UE600is and Sennheiser HD280s. Well, that day has come.
After searching this forum and looking at Amazon reviews I thought I had settled on some Green AKG Q701 and a Fiio E17 amp. However, this was resting on the fact that I believed I was getting a product made in Austria with the AKGs (to my disappointment now made in China). Last night, I started my search over again and ended up thinking that I should get the Grado SR325is without an amp.
Even though I have a nice chunk of cash, ideally I would not like to spend all of it; getting the most bang for my buck. Also I would like to buy new products.
I listen to a lot of Classical, Jazz, Hip Hop and RnB, and Electronica.
So my question is: What would be best? Should I stick with what I originally planned? Or should I get the Grados? Or is there some other combination of headphones (SR80, AKG K 240 MK II, MDR V6, M50s, DT 880, DT 990) that I should consider? And with that combination- with or without an amp?
I look forward to seeing your responses. Thank you!