Hey. I'm in the market to buy my first decent pair of headphones. I'm willing to spend around 150-200$ maybe even 250. I already have an amp powering my B&W speakers, so I will be using that to drive the new pair of cans. But I don't have a DAC. Will picking one up along side my headphones be worth it? (Source is from my PC) I have mostly flac files and CD's.
Mainly listen to metal, heavy metal (and the various sub-genres) and rock/hard rock. But I also listen to some electronic/classic. I've done some of my own research, and so far, here are some headphones I'm interested in.
Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro (250ohms) - $165
Audio Technica ATH AD900X - $210.
AKG K550 - $214.
HiFiMan - $250. Not too sure on these. A little on the expensive side.
Philips Fidelio X1 - $300. Maybe too expensive, but I've read good things about them.
P.S. I'm not looking for bass heavy headphones. I'm more into tight, clean bass that's there but not overwhelming.