Hey guys, first post here!
Also as a disclaimer this is my first real foray into the high end headphone market.
I've been researching and looking through the forum for quite a while now, looking specifically at amp recommendations. The Schiit Lyr seems to be a great amp for the price and I would be planning pairing with the Sennheiser HD700's. My primary concern though is the HD700's moderately low impedance and the sheer output power of the Lyr; would this paring cause any damage to the headphones?
I am open to any suggestions on a different pair of headphones and/or amp. Between the two I've got about 1100 to spend.
As for the sound signature I most prefer:
I'm looking for something that can provide a fairly balanced (if it had to trend in one direction I would go with bright rather than dark) sound that is very detailed and clear. Currently i'm using a pair of Klipsch x10 IEM's and I think they sound very good with amazing bass but, (this might just be the song) sometimes the mids feel a bit muffled which i'm not really into (ex. the male vocals in the song "Together" by The xx).
The genres I mainly listen to consist of: Rock, Alternative Rock, Indie Pop, some synthpop, and the occasional classic, etc.
A few songs that I would LOVE to sound great the new setup: Go Outside - Cults, Breathe - Telepopmusik, I Always Knew - The Vaccines, and Symphony No. 7 in A major op.92 - II, Allegretto.
Thanks in advanced!