Hello! This is my second post here, been active on AudioCircle, etc in the past as i was going down the 2 Channel proverbial rabbit hole, lol! I'm now slowly getting together a Headphone setup. Basics/Criteria/Requirements- Total Budget for Headphones, DAC/Amp to be about $2,000, although I also always love to find deals. Massdrop, etc.. I listen to most genres, but definitely lean more toward 80's, 90's mainstream, pop, a bit of alternative, House, Chill, hip hop, Bob Marley, UB40, Led Zepplin, Chili Peppers. I love bass. Clean, defined bass, that is. I love being immersed in the dynamics of the music. Listening to Elton John's 'I'm still standing' with the right gear moves me to emotion. That's the essence i'm trying to capture and i know its out there to be had!! Primarily looking for a setup that is musical, emotional, vs. one that is clinical/analytical. Through my 2 channel journey, I kept realizing that I'd rather just get immersed in the music, the emotions, tap my feet, vs. analyzing the music for every single nuance. Don't get me wrong, i love the details (One of my favorite setups for 2 channel were Mcintosh Vintage (c28/MC2505) paired with B&W Bookshelves that i set up on my office desk. Should have kept it, instead of succumbing to ADD...) I will need closed back headphones. I'll be listening in private, at home and don't want my wife nagging me about the music, lol, although if I'm going to lose some essence of the music, then can go open back. I'd like the gear to be relatively transportable/generally portable, ie; be able to take the setup with me and go sit in the back yard, or the bedroom, etc. The source will be either my iPhoneX or MS Surface, both with Amazon HD music subscription. Open to both Solid State or Tube, although tubed might be a bit more challenging to move around? I know that synergy is really important with audio gear, so want direction as to what components play well together. For headphones, open to conventional drivers or Planar, although i've never heard planar headphones so have no reference point. Do they do well with bass? I've started to dip my toes into the journey and picked up the Massdrop Sennheiser 6xx headphones with a ifi Nano Black Label. The Sennheisers sound AMAZEBALLS. Very 'true' and very revealing, which is just incredible, but seem to lack bass running with either the Nano or the surface paired with an Audioquest Dragonfly Red. Might be the Nano not having enough oomph to drive them? Plus being open backed, i get too much external noise, including noise from my wife, lol.. What would be the choices for Closed Back Headphones? Focal Eleglia Audeze LCD-2 Mr. Speakers Ether C (Drop has a set going for $900) Mr. Speakers Aeon Flow Audio Technica ATH-W5000 Mezze 99 Classics Any more? For an Amp/DAC, what would be good one that brings synergy to the setup? A combo setup might be good, or one that i can stack easily and move/port. Ifi Micro Black Label. Nano sounded great, just not enough juice maybe? Schiit Lyr- I notice that most american made devices are voiced more toward rock, so can get a bit on the bright side... Topping DX7S Bottlehead Crack- I can work with a soldering iron, but this will need a separate DAC. Portability will suffer.. Chord Mojo If Open Back is the direction i need to go, then here are the considerations- Focal Elear Sennheiser HD800/820 Focal Clear AKG K712 Thoughts? Thanks in advance!!