Below, there is some information that I can give you in hopes that someone can help me make a decision.
For years, I have tested many headphones out. The thing that always got to me, is, I would test headphones out in a store such as Best Buy. they would sound AMAZING (I'm looking at you bose ;) ) However, once I got them home and tried them on my iPhone, Android tablet, Computer, Android Phone, Stereo with 320Kbs MP3's, Full audio CD's, FLAC files,...etc...etc.. I was NEVER able to get the sound that they were getting at the store.
So, of course, I would always return them.
i started thinking that maybe, to get the full sound quality I was looking for, I should buy a headphone amp. So, in comes the FiiO e07K.
Lovely little amp. I tested it with old headphones that I have in my house, and, it is making them sound much better than what they were. So, I "think" I am on the right track?
The 2 sets of headphones I have at my house that i tested with the e07K :
Ancient headphones, huh? :)
Now, I think I may give some better headphones a shot
Bottom line is, Im just looking for some guidance. Here is some info about my listeninig:
Budget - USD200
Source - Android Phone, Android Tablet, MAC Computer
Requirements for Isolation - Isolation not needed. Listening in room by myself
Preferred Type of Headphone - Open. Over ear. Preferred tonal balance - Crisp Treble, but, with the option of some strong bass. (Note - I have access to a FiiO E0k7 Headphone Amp if I need)
Past headphones - I had a set of Koss headphones back in the 80's. loved them. I've never been able to find another set like them.
Preferred Music - Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Lady Gaga, Marilyn Manson, and, on occasions, some Jazz and Classical
Any help anyone can give would be greatly appreciated. It saddens me when i go to best buy, try a set of headphones that sound great, bring them home only to disappoint me :(
Edited by GaryJ73167 - 3/13/14 at 8:30pm