Have some sort of extra n00b setup now. Ready for the next stage of audio nirvana.
— source: win box or macbook playing FLACs mainly
— HD 598
— Asus U7 as mediocre DAC+Amp
It sounds somewhat decent to me especially on absolutely excellent TRANCEMASTER collection, and may be some classical and jazz because of the whole 598's soundstage thing. But overall it's a bit dead and not impressive at all.
But what I really appreciate is comfy qualities of HD598, can wear those for hours and hours, unlike i.e. head squeeze from M-50s which become too hot after 10 mins (I live in Cyprus)
Trying to evaluate strategies of upgrading to smth great while my full blown ADHD racing between following options:
— DT990 or HE-400 (thanks to cel4145 for the hint of HiFiMAN)
— somewhat used HD600
— really used HD800
— really really used LCD 3 = )
as for DAC + Amp, i'm completely at loss.
Music styles: prog trance, prog house, classical, ambient, rock, trip hop.
Will appreciate a good advice (will edit this post for any clarifications)
location — Europe
budget < 1500-1700 EUR [headphones + DAC + amp]
totally indoors use and not necessary portable
Edited by oxygen1 - 3/31/14 at 10:05am