This is my second post, first one being a post in the threads to show off your gear. Had joined this forum a while ago but wasnt too serious about head phone gear until now. My present rig ( if you may call it that ) consists of ATH -M50c with PA2V2 Amp and Cowon J3 /Ipad retina /Laptop as source. I use a mix of FLAC/WAV/MP3 files as my source and sometimes Youtube. I also have a Shure SE215
I am an Indian living in the Netherlands as of now and will be here for a while, was in Bahrain earlier for my work requirements. Living here makes my options for import/shipping easier than that of while being in India due to custom regulations on electronic goods.
My listening tastes are more of Rock(Bon Jovi,Scorpions, Eagles), Metal(metallica is my fav), Pop, New Age (Yanni) sometimes a bit of celtic like Loreena McKennitt, Enya and also a lot of my native language songs as well(very hard to hunt for high quality source files for them...).
Now, i am looking to be part of this wonderful community and would slowly want to enter the HeadFi community by enhancing my current rig.
Please recommend headphones & amplification (desktop amps -tubes preferred).
I havent heard any higher end headphones and hence would start listening to them once i know what types to look for... i have been reading a bit for a while and would like to know which out of these (based on my above music preferecences) may suit my needs
Beyerdynamics ,Sennheisers , AKG , Grado ( which model as well )
Amplification - considering a Little Dot tube based amp [am open to used options as well]
I will stick to my present source as of now, but will consider a portable / miniature DAC soon to be used from my laptop.