Every time I go on this forum, I feel totally outclassed by the other members because you guys are all just so knowledgeable about headphones and amps and sound tech. I love music and am slowly developing a passion for high quality headphones, but I really don't know what a lot of the terminology means. I have a humble request: where did all of you learn about this? Are there any useful guides to sound science which are good for head-fi users/headphone enthusiasts who are just beginning?
And on the equipment side--how do you come to a consensus about what amps or DACs are good/bad? How would I figure out what rig to set up if I wanted to get a better pair of cans in the future? I feel like a lot of people here would know exactly what to pair with a good headphone and I have no clue and feel like I'd waste my money if I bought an expensive, nicer pair cause I wouldn't have the right equipment to use it. So--how did you come to know about all this tech?
Basically, I don't know anything about sound science and headphones/headphone accessories. Where do I start?