Hello, I hope this is the place to post this kind of stuff.
I am looking into getting a new set of headphones, I already own the Grado SR-225 and while I liked them a lot I have begun to find them kinda tiring but still enjoy the sound signature of the Grado every now and then.
After some research I think I've settled between either the Senheisser or the HE-400, I'm just a bit wary that the HE-400 might be a too similar to the 225, what do you think? I want something that is more balanced and not as colored as the Grado, good/fast definition and all-round good performers. I'm not a big bass head but I do like to hear the bass lines and be able to pick the instruments apart from each other. Nice Soundstage would be a great plus, as well.
My favorite music genres are Prog Rock (Rush, Floyd, Porcupine Tree), Classic Rock (Zepellin, Sabbath), Post Rock (Caspian, Russian circles) , Metal (Tool, Mastodon, Baroness, Clutch), that kind of stuff, but I listen every now and then to some pop and jazz. Not classical music though.
As for AMP/DAC (my main source would be either a computer or an iPod Classic) I was thinking of getting the O2-ODAC Combo, would this be a good pairing with any of the above headphones?
My budget would be about 400 for the cans and 275 for the amp/dac (in case I need it, I think I could live with just the amp).
Thanks in advance!