i own audio technica m50-s, senn hd 650, v-moda crossfade m-100, westone w40, and denon ah-7100. ive just about given up on finding a headphone that really rocks for metal. i want to feel double kick-drum crack my skull. solid impact punchy bass. the closest that ive gotten to that sound is the v-moda's but the mids are practically non-existent. now, i know i need an amp if i want more volume and dynamics. rockbox loaded zip/clip aint gonna cut it anymore. i'll be using my self built pc with windows 8 and foobar. so...
whats a good all around amp that has hi and low gain settings and has a "FUN" sound? im not looking for critical listening ear bleeding highs. speaking of shrill highs... the Westone W40's will make you want to drive your car off a cliff listening to death metal. the upper highs carry a lot of spiky ear bleeding shrills and the kick-drum is not strong. as far as my budget... under $300.
ps. Opeth sounds like magic on the hd-650's