Long time lurker here, finally made an account to ask you guys some questions.
So to start off, I'm planning on diving headfirst into the audiophile world and need some advice on what to get.
(I would preferably buy new for headphones, DAC and amp are debatable).
To start off, the Tesla T1 has been on "sale" for the past week or so for $699, which is about half the proce of the HD800s. This is the main reason I am posting this, Are the HD800s worth double the Tesla T1s? Or would it be more "economical" to go with the HD650s which, although not the flagship devices, but are also almost as good for only ~$550 (if I remember correctly).
The main purpose of these cans would be to listen to music at home in a studio type setup; I listen to pretty much everything from classical to electronic to ballad to pop, etc. I like a neutral balanced sound, and a large soundstage with good separation and clarity in the music.
Also I would need to buy a DAC and an amp to drive the headphones, as my current setup is just a portable amp (pa2v2), and re-branded fa-003 (digitech pro monitor) cans. I am not very well versed in what DAC+amp would be a good setup, so this I would need your guys help with.
I have not yet decided on a max price, I would like to hear your guys opinions first before deciding. I know it will most likely be1000+ including DAC+amp.
What do you guys suggest/correct me if I have any misinformation.