I just wanted to give some background information on what I am looking for, a budget, and hopefully someone could give me some tips and point me into the right direction?
Music I listen to:
A lot of electronic, house, trance, dubstep.
Opera such as Andrea Bocelli (well, only Andrea Bocelli)
Rock, such as Stone Sour, Nightwish, Lacuna Coil, Slipknot
Budget for everything, I would give myself up to $900 for headphones and an amp.
Devices I want a setup for:
I mainly listen to music on my phone, BUT, I was also looking at the FIIO X3 since it seems to me that it's basically an all in one.
I also want something I can hook up to my car's aux input. I have a USB and AUX cable input for my car and my speakers are all Bose (I know Bose isn't the best of the best, it's all the name, but that is what my car came with and I won't be changing them out with something else)
What I currently have are 3 pairs of Sennheisser HD 428 (one for the basement, one for work and the other for upstairs, got them for 25 dollars a piece).
I do not like IEMs, they never stay in my ear and they are uncomfortable to me, plus, I don't want everyone hearing my music at work (it's a very quiet place to begin with). I like headphones that cover my ears.
I will look at open and closed headphones.
I've been looking at the Sennheiser HD-598 mainly because the reviews on them sound amazing and I really love my HD428.
I'm not sure if I should go with a portable amp, like the FIIO e7, or if I should get a player and amp all in one, which I was looking at the FIIO X3 and the reviews for the X5.
Any thoughts on other headphones/amp/players I should be looking at?