So i'm starting out this long journey and i want some recommendations from you guys.
Im no audiophile but i like good music and ways to listen to it properly.
I live in Portugal and i'm 24years old. My first music device was a mp3 player from creative the Creative Zen Micro. Loved that player and the earbuds (ep-480 i guess) that it came with. Since then i had a lot if hearphones mainly the Sennheiser CX300 II and the Sennheiser CX880. The later were a really impressive IEM for the price i payed. Unfortunately they broke and until now i couldn't afford a new one so im using the ones that came bundled with my Xperia T together with some Sennheisers CX215.
Recently i've made up my mind that i want a set of headphones for home listening. Considering my background in IEM and considering my sources: Macbook Aluminium (first edition), Xperia T and iPod Nano 4th gen what headphones should i get. I don't want to spend a lot of money for now, like 100usd tops. Later i plan to get a DAC + AMP for home use too. So my options for now are:
- Creative Aurvana Live 1 ou 2
- Fischer Audio FA-003/Brainwavz HM5/Jaycar
- Used Sennheiser HD580
I've been tempted by the second ones since people say these are really good and i can get them pretty cheap from Jaycar. What do you guys think?
Also, for amps and or DAC? Since my main source for desktop will be my Macbook with FLAC musica should i get a DAC or the internal sound card is enough? The Amp is a must also?
For DAC+AMP i considered
- iBasso D-Zero High Performance DAC & Headphone Amplifier
- Topping TP30 MKII Class T Amplifier & USB DAC with Headphone Amp
- Topping D1 Mark 2 USB DAC & Headphone Amplifier
- FiiO E07K Andes USB DAC & Audio Amplifier
Also one more question there is a guy locally who is selling some used Sennheiser HD600 for about 164£ (negotiable) with a ruined cable. Do you guys think this is a good buy? Whats the good price for a used pair? If this is a good deal i will try to stretch my budget to get them but will not be able to buy the Amp for them right away. Do you think the amp's i listed are good enough to drive the Hd600?
Thank you and sorry for this huge topic