Hello everyone. I am in the market for headphones and an amp, hopefully two that have good synergy with each other. This is my current set up for vinyl:
AT-LP60 TT > HK3490 > Klipsch RB-51 II
(Currently using the HK's phono pre amp)
I am extremely pleased with the sound and the price I paid for these items. The problem is that the receiver and speakers are used mostly for movies and cable television. I want to move the record player to my desk and create a new set up for just plain listening.
I would like to spend around $500 - $600 for both items combined. I want my set up to be:
AT-LP60 > Headphone Amp > Headphones
Because this is something I will be purchasing within a month I'm not going to really concern myself with buying a new turntable until maybe this spring. I have my eyes on the PRO-JECT DEBUT III and I am open to ideas for a ~$300 record player.
I think the type of music might affect which headphones so here are some of my favorite artists: King Crimson, David Bowie, The Cure, The Smiths. I also enjoy heavy metal like Iron Maiden and Black Sabbath and hip hop like Cannibal Ox and DJ Shadow. I'm open to all most genres of music and hope to expand my vinyl library as much as possible with the exception of opera, classical, and country.
Some things I worry about with headphones are sibilance and break in time. Are there any that just sound good out of the box?
I'm also hoping to purchase my amp and headphones through Amazon.
Thank you for reading and I would appreciate your input.