Well, I currently own AT MTH-50, AT-Pro700MKII, and the JVC HA-SZ2000's as far as my headphones go. I have the Fiios E12 (gift, or would have gotten a more desktop oriented amp) for amp, and HRT Microstreamer for a DAC. I primarily listen from home off my laptop, which has a terrible integrated soundcard and the Microstreamer made a world of difference.
My question is, where should I go from here? I started down the usual path, was looking for more deep, punchy bass that wasn't muddy and drowns out the rest of the sound, looking at you beats, and ended up with the 700MKIIs and the SZ2000s, but then I started wanting something more neutral and bought the MTH-50s to see how I liked something that wasn't as basshead oriented.
I am looking for something more neutral, but still "fun" I suppose at around a 500$ pricepoint? And, building off that, will I need to upgrade my amp or DAC if I start looking into that pricepoint or above? I want to get more into the audiophile side of the world and get away from basshead "cannon" headphones, and I feel like I can probably do better than the MTH-50s. Thanks!