I've owned a pair of VMODA CrossFade LPs for a number of years now and have been satisfied with the sound, build quality, etc. until a friend ran a couple of my favorite songs through his studio monitors at reference. Now that I have an idea of what I've been missing, I'm looking to drastically upgrade my setup.
This includes buying a new set of cans, an amp and a DAC. I'd like to keep the cost under $1000, but I am willing to go to around $1500 if that extra $500 makes enough of a difference in quality.
I have no brand preference and I'm open to either open-backed or closed-backed 'phones.
I listen to a really wide variety of genres; everything from ultra-lo-fi black metal to breakcore and 80s revival synth. My musical taste is constantly evolving and changing, so I'm looking for a pair of headphones with as little bias as possible.
Thanks in advance!