I need advice, guys. I love music, but I literally have no idea in terms of what to buy. I want to listen to music at home but with mobility (while I cook, read or just lay down in bed to listen to some album).
For now, I am listening music through my mobile phone (Xiaomi Mi5s with VLC player) and a pair of basic, but decent headphones. So I want something similar in terms of portability (something I can take with me around the house), but I do not know what I need. I guess that listening to music through the mobile phone is not advisable, so you will probably advise me to buy a decent music player (FiiO or Shanling, maybe?).
Should I get just a pair of good headphones (Fostex for $499) or would I be better off getting some sort of medium range headphones (AKG K7XX, Sennheiser HD6XX) and then a DAC (I don't even know what is the purpose of this device) or an MP3 and an amplifier...
So back to my question: Could you advice me what would be the best option/combo if you only had $500 to spend?