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Looking to upgrade my headset but I'm stuck on what to purchase

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Currently, I use Bose QuietComfort 15 Head phones to listen to my music. Although the noise cancelation is great, I feel that I'm ready to move on from great noise cancelation to better sounding headphones. I've always looked at Beyerdynamic and Sennheiser but I am unsure on what to purchase. I have also been looking at the world of dacs and amplifiers but I am also unsure what to get. I've even looked at IEMs instead of over ear headphones. I know I've been extremely vague as to what I want, but I just don't know where to move to in my music listening. Thanks

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Yeah, it can be pretty overwhelming at times, with the big selection of gear available. A few things that might help someone suggest something:

 

What's your budget? What kind of music do you listen to? What will you be plugging them into? Do you definitely want an amp now or is that something you intend to purchase at a later date? Would you like open or closed headphones? Noise cancelling or non noise cancelling?

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My budget is definitely under 1000$ for everything. I listen to rock, alternative, hip-hop, but I also enjoy instrumentals quite a bit. Although I do like bass, its also nice to be able to hear the crisp tones of all the instruments in instrumentals. For now, I would prefer closed headphones as I would like to use them on the go without everyone hearing my music. I will be using them mainly with my computer and my Samsung Galaxy s 4. I have how ever been looking at buying a FiiO x5 or a Ipod Classic. I would really like an amp now but I would like it to be mobile. wether or not is has noise canceling doesn't bother me, although I would like to try something besides active noise canceling headphones.

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