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Headphone/amp combo recommendation?

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Greetings all. New member here. I am a 39y/o wannabe audiophile. My beats headphone gifted to me a few years ago have finally died. I have been wanting to upgrade to a "real" set of phones for quite some time, however i could not justify the expense while my beats were still functioning. So... i am US military besed overseas, so my ability to go out and test different headphones prior to purchase is rather limited. 

 

  I will be using my phones to listen to music, all genres with the exception of rap, looking at my current playlist, I see some Doors, Fleetwood Mac, Pink Floyd, Dave Matthews, Imagine dragons, Adele, and quite a bit of Acoustic/Unplugged. I will be playing my music using either a macbook pro, ipad air or a Nexus 5. Almost everything is lossless. 

 

  After doing quite a bit of online research I have narrowed down my options. I am looking at BeyerDynamic DT770-Pro-250 or the Beyer DT770-Pro-32.

Amps- I am looking at the Fiio E17, FIIO E11, Fiio E12. 

 

I am leaning towards a DT770-250, Fiio E11-E12 combo. I am new to real headphones so, I am only going off internet research. Any help/suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I am open to any and all headphone and amp or just phones suggestions. 3 days ago I knew NOTHING about headphones and amps, today after 2.5 days of research, I know a little more, but what I thought was a simple decision has turned into a major process. Maybe I am overthinking it, I am just trying to get the best combo for the budget.

 

P.S. Budget: I would like to have a decent setup and still be able to eat this month, 300 sounds like a good number.


Edited by haymitch - 1/29/14 at 4:41am
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AKG 550's and a FIIO E11 instead of Beyer DT770 pro and a Fio E12?

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Originally Posted by haymitch View Post
I will be playing my music using either a macbook pro, ipad air or a Nexus 5. Almost everything is lossless. 

 

You need a dac/amp for using with laptop. E17, E 07 K are portable dac/amp. They can be used as dac/amp when connected to computer and they work as amp when connected to ipod or mobile phone.

 

Why do you want to buy DT 770 250? you could also get 32 Ohm version......

 

If you are not a basshead, then you can consider K550.

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First off, not a basehead. I was looking at the dt770-32 but figured either way, I would want to drive it through an amp. The 250s are a bit easier for me to get my hands on, the 32s are not difficult, just a bit further of a drive. If the 32s are a better option, then the drive itself is negligible.

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