First of all, Hello!
As you can probably tell I am a total noob and most likely a tricky customer as I suppose I dont really know what I really want. I have always enjoyed listening to music and been interested in headphones. However I have only just been enlightened to the wonders of lossless audio, digital to audio converters, headphone amps and all other forms of sorcery.
So I come asking those much more knowledgeable than myself for their help, in helping me set up my own beginners "rig".
To begin with the headphone choice, I have had a look around and thought the Sennheiser Momentum's looked like a good over ear choice, (I will be listening at home), but then saw the Sennheiser HD600's which were also rated really well. This led me on to learning to appreciate quality headphones (well, not in comparison to some of those crazy four figure models I have seen around here!), they usually require an amp and sometimes a DAC.
So here's my questions;
a) which cans should I go with (open to other suggestions)
b)which "rig" should I invest in?
I shall expand on b a little. I don't know if to purchase a Fiio product such as the E17 paired with my iPhone? I looked into purchasing the Fiio X3 DAP purely for music purposes (would this need an amp too?). Another avenue I could go down would be that I have an acer aspire notebook I could dedicate to the "rig", if it would even qualify to be called one haha! So would the smarter option be to dedicate my acer aspire one and buy a decent amp? Or even one of those dragonfly USB products?
So hopefully you guys can educate me a little, portability isn't really a priority, but unfortunately I have a budget. I have started to develop a taste for classical music if that's a factor as I found it really helped me concentrate whilst studying, which hence lead me on to wanting to hear the audio in its finest clarity, and here I am now! I also listen to a lot of other genres too.
Apologies if it seems I am coming here asking questions ignorantly, hopefully you guys can lead me in the best direction. Thanks in advance.