I originally just wanted to spend $100 and get something decent but i've now been lurking on the forums and looking for bargains. So now I've ended up with AD700, Xonar Essence STX, and a matrix mstage amp.
Now im looking at upgrading the headphones (wondering what i am missing out on using the ad700s) and looking at:
- HD600 ~ $300aud
- HD650 ~ $400aud
- HE400 ~ $450aud
- DT880 (250ohm)~ $260aud
I'm trying to find something that I wont feel like i need to upgrade ever again. Headphones will be used for gaming / music / movies.
Music i'm listening to atm:
- (30%) Rock - Vampire weekend / the national / Beatles etc
- (30%) Rap
- (30%) Electronic / ambient - crystal castles / explosions in the sky / aphex twin etc
- (20%) Jazz / Classical