I'm still very much a newbie when it comes to picking a good pair of headphones and an amp.
I listen mostly to classical, opera, R&B, jazz and pop.
I really need help with picking a good pair of full sized headphones would get me for the best bang for the buck with a budget of $1500 -$2000.
I'm hoping that someone can point me towards the right direction.
Below are the headphones I own.
Sennheiser HD650 <- This is my first pair of good headphones. I use this mostly to listen to music on my iMac (purchased 6 years ago).
Sennheiser PXC450 <- I absolutely hate the sound on this one. It sounds thin and flat. Junk. I have no idea why its so highly recommended. I regret purchasing it.
AKG K702 <- this one is fantastic for watching TV. Wonderful bass especially when explosions happen.
Polk Audio UltraFocus 8000 <-- don't like this one much either because it picks up noise from electrical equipment like my tv, computer or light, so I sits mostly unused. Also it doesn't function without power. Also bought this on reading reviews.
Audio Technica ATH-ANC7 } I use these every day on the bus (winter)
Audio Technica ATH-ANC23 } I use these every day on the bus. (summer/winter/spring/fall)
I use both the ATHs at the same time for maximum noise reduction when I travel on the bus during winter. I know I should probably bite the bullet and buy the BOSE QC15 or QC20... What do you guys think?
I also tend to use my higher end headphones for all sorts of movies. I watch lots of dramas, SciFi, and action.
I don't have a headphone amp yet as I also completely confused as to which amp I should get. Can't I just use my Yamaha RX-V 3800 surround receiver to drive my headphone or must I use a dedicated headphone amp?
Which pocket headphone amp should I get to drive any of the headphones that I already own?
I have my eye on the Sennheiser HD800 and the Audeze LCD-X and the HiFiMan HE-6 in terms of spending the $1500+- on.
I know I will probably need a headphone amp to drive these monsters, but I don't really want to spend too much on a an amp.
If anyone can guide me towards one of these headphones or some other that ones that would work, I'd be most grateful.
Thanks in advance.