First off: longtime lurker, first time poster, im glad to finally have an excuse to join :D
I am in need of some serious guiding from some knowledgeable people.
Right now i have a Beyerdynamic dt770 pro headphone, with a really bad no-name DAC. but later this year, i will be getting abit of money to spend on whatever i feel like, and i have a real itch to get my hands on some real good gear:
1) I want to get a really good pair of headphones, and i was thinking about either the Hifiman HE6, Audeze LCD-2 or Sennheiser HD800, I primarily listen to rock from the 70s and 80s, think Queen, the Eagles, Dire Strats etc. but i also like to listen to alot of other genres, like Heavy metal, rap and Electronica, the only genres i don't really like are dubstep, death metal and horrorcore.
I would like some suggestion for the best allrounder headphones i can get with a budget of 800€ - 1200€
2) I am primarily asking for help regarding a DAC and an amplifier to drive said headphones. would it be a good idea to get something like the Cambridge Azur 851D to serve as a DAC/amp and would it be powerfull enough? or would it be better to buy a separate DAC and amp, like maybe a Nuforce DDA-100 and a Nuforce HAP-100. my budget here would also be 800€-1200€
If i chose the first option, would i see any benefits in adding a great amplifier a few years later down the line or would it not really help me?
3) I also would like for my setup to be able to drive a pair of studio monitors and maybe a small sub, for when headphones just won't cut it, which option would be best at this?
I have been looking specifically at the Cambridge Azur 851D as it looks to me as the best way to go, I would then be able to add an amplifier down the line and just use the 851 as a DAC and preamp, but are there any amps that are great at both driving a pair of headphones and a 2.1 setup? With most focus on the headphones.
If Cambridge Audio has a good option I would like to hear about it, as I will be able to audition those before i buy them.
I live in Denmark, so i would really like to be able to order things either from here or from germany.
I am sorry if my post and questions were confusing, but I am tired and english is not my first language
thanks in advance for all the help :D