I would love some help making a decision. I love headphones, always have, but rarely spend a lot of money on them (my best cans are my now broken SR-80s). I need new headphones in the office, but I also want a DAC/AMP combo to get the most out of them. A bit about me:
Musical Preference: Classic Rock, blues, folk (acoustic singer songwriter), Vocal Jazz and a lot more.
What I love in headphones: Separation (I love hearing the different instruments), sound stage (I actually like it a bit intimate, though not cramped, think Nina Simone singing in a smokey bar, or the Ramones killing it at CBGBs), balance, a bit of warmth, awesome vocal clarity!
What I don't like in headphones: Overly bright (ATH-M50s killed my ears). Clinical (like I said I like some warmth). Flabby Base.
What I Need: Closed ear (I work in a fairly noisy environment). Cord only on one side (So I can get it out of the way).
Other Cans Considered: KAM HP1 (could not get in touch with them, are they out of business?), Beyerdynamcs dt770/250
1) Are the Shure SRH840s + Fiio e07k a good combo?
2) I am not going to be going anywhere with the DAC/Amp, it seems silly to have all the portability features and touch screen. I feel that I am paying extra for that. I would rather have "analog" controls... I considered the e10, but I read the e07 has better components. Is there something better in the price range? I am always happy to buy previously loved gear if the price is right.
3) Can the fiio drive the dt770/250? The recommended impedance is 16 - 150 ohms (this is why I ruled out the dt770s, and I ruled out the 80 ohm version because people seem to feel it is overly basey)