I'm hoping for a little bit of help here. So, as of this summer I took the dive into the 'hi-fi' world after my bose Q2s were stolen by a stripper in Las Vegas (reality is stranger than fiction). At any rate, being as I was still in college at the time (graduated this past December, go Sun Devils!), I looked for an entry level pair, did my homework, read the forums all the time, and decided upon a reasonable budget setup. I ended up with the Sennheiser Momentum Full Size Cans, the C&C BH Amp, a FiiO LOD, whichever type it is, and an iPod classic 120gb. Like many of you I quickly became hooked on not only enjoying my music in a new light, but also began searching for ways to further enhance my music experienced.....
Fast forward, this fall I make the leap to lossless audio whenever possible and 320 kbps at the bare minimum. I have since, as of two days ago, ordered the CLAS to go with my rig. I got a used one for $300 from Amazon, and will at first be using just an ipod digital LOD and the mini interconnect that came with the C&C BH Amp. Its not perfect, but it'll work! (Should arrive next Tuesday!)
So, now looking for my next investment, I'm really tempted to get the ALO Mk3, but for a whole $650 I'm a bit hesitant -- thats a huge chunk of change, about what I paid for the CLAS and Momentums combined. Would I be better served getting better headphones or upgrading my amp from the C&C BH2 to the ALO Mk3? If I do, the issue is I love full-sized cans, but need them to be closed since I wear at the office, in commute, and so on. I want to make my next pair closed full-sized as well, but am not entirely sure where I can upgrade to that will make a sizable improvement from the momentums. IEMs are not something I'm considering at this time, although I'll no doubt get some down the road I just prefer full-sized.
Audio Technica's wood cans? the LCD-XC's? Those are all big ticket items and although worth it I'm just not sure where to handle the ALO Mk3 or new cans first? + with the Mk3 I'd definitely upgrade my cables which is another ~$300 to really do it right. Speaking of cables.... are ALO's cables, for example, really worth the $150+ a pop? And would silver or copper be preferable?
Any thoughts? Sorry for the long post, thank you in advance hi-fi'ers!