So I'm in the market for a new pair of headphones, to add to my computer setup, along with my speakers (Swans M10).
Due to that, I'd like to have a seamless experience going back and forth between speakers and headphones, be it a toggle, a switch, simply dialing the volume knob on each device, etc.
To handle that job, I've been looking at the Fiio e07k, with a later upgrade / pair with the e09k, so I can have a DAC with multiple outputs, for the headphones as well as the speakers, without moving a lot of cables around. This also ties into getting the output of my laptop passed through, at some point.
The e07k would also be used on the laptop, when I'm on the move, so that ties nicely into the portable aspect of it.
For the headphones, I've been looking at the Fidelio X1's, which appear to be great for the price.
I listen to varied genres, consisting of, but not limited to, metal, classical, pop and rock. Primarily metal, however. So I want a pair of headphones that are good all around, with some bass (I don't listen to electronic music, but I still like to get a punch), while still supporting some female vocals (Nightwish, Within Temptation, Halestorm, to name a few).
My former experience with headphones are limited to a couple of gaming headset, as well as a pair of Denon AH-D1100's, which I've enjoyed thus far.
So what I want to know is, am I on the right track here? I'm looking at around €300, which is more or less what I'm aiming at spending in total (it could get stretched slightly). Suggestions are obviously very welcome, particularly alternatives to the amp/dac part, if anything else can be found in similar price ranges.