Hello I am working upgrading my current setup to something a bit funner sounding. Right now I have my setup as Mac > Fii0 E17 > E09k > Q701.
I generally listen to edm like Ambient/DownTempo/Chillout/pretty much anything mrsuicidesheep posts on youtube and also classical and indie rock.
Radiohead (Stuff like Kid A)
The Black Keys
I also dabble in most other genres but to less of an extent blues, classical, hip hop, opera, etc.
As far as heaphones go I am looking for something warm on the fun side of things with great bass without being overpowering when not needed. I am currently set on the HD650 with the X2 and HE-400 being the other cans I considered. I got to hear the 650 and 400 recently and as far as rock goes I preferred the 650 but I didn't get to hear any edm with the 400s so there still a consideration.
With the amp I am pretty much set on getting something from Garage1217 because of how the amps look, slightly odd reason considering it should be the sound that matters but ya. I having been looking at the Project ember for a while now but with the cheaper solstice released that might be a more reasonable purchase unless extra power in the ember would be beneficial enough for my other gear to justify the cost. Also some suggestions as far as tubes go would be appreciated also.
Now with the dac, I am considering either keeping my E17 or I think I could sell that and get a modi 2 which I read in a review was slightly better and I have no need for the portability of the E17.
Thanks to anyone who took the time to read my post and help me out.