In short, I am looking to buy an audio setup(headphones, amp, the whole shebang), and just wanted to some guidelines and recommendations. I've always appreciated good audio, but never got around to buying quality gear. I currently own a pair of AKG K430s that I use on the go, and Logitech G35s that I use at home (yes, I know, "gaming" headsets are terrible). I am satisfied with my portable headphones but I wanted something with much better sound than what I currently own for use at home.
My budget is $250-$300 for the entire setup, including headphones, amp, dac and everything else. They will be used with my desktop computer (I have no special soundcard). I will be using the headphones to listen to mostly psychedelic, electronic, classical and jazz music. I would prefer full sized circumaural headphones, but I have no preference in open vs. close. I'd like the maximum sound quality, comfort and durability for my buck, but at the same time I do not want excessive sound leaking in or out.
I will mostly be playing my music from Spotify or Pandora. If anybody knows of websites where I can get high quality format music cheaply , please let me know.
Edited by Sublogic - 10/22/13 at 9:38am