Long time reader, first time poster. I've been casually reading about audiophile systems over the past few months, originally starting with headphones, which progressed to an interest in getting a vinyl system moving. Now, I feel its time to get serious, make some logical choices, and get some purchases out of the way. The problem for me is that I lack a fair bit of technical knowledge and expertise with electronics, especially at this level, but would like to enjoy the audiophile experience that many of you speak so highly of on forums such as these.
I've come to some conclusions through reading reviews and trying products out:
Headphones: Sennheiser HD 598 (I'm not really a base head)
Turntable: U-turn Orbit Plus turntable
Not only would I like everyone's feedback regarding these choices thus far, but also some suggestions of amplifiers (with phono inputs; either desktop or headphone amp).
If you need questions for clarification, feel free to ask.
P.S. I'm interested in various music genres, including classical, contemporary, rock, pop and even R&B/rap.