So I'm very much new to the whole audiophile scene. I've always bought high end headphones, but never dabbled in anything of this caliber until now and I must say I am excited to explore this new hobby because it really interests me! I just need to get my ducks in a row before I make any purchases.
To start, I plan on buying the Massdrop x Sennheiser HD 6XX Headphones as my first audiophile headphones! Based off my own research and what everyone on the internet is saying, these are definitely the move. It was a toss up between those and the Massdrop HiFiMAN HE-350 Audiophile Headphones because of the price difference. However, from what I can tell the HE-350s seem to have some flaws so I suppose I will go ahead and spend the extra money for the superior headphones. If anyone has any input on my choice of headphones or has any other alternatives that I should consider, please let me know!
Most my questions have to do with the DAC/Amp as I am completely ignorant when it comes these. First off, I don't even know which is which so if someone could possibly give me a quick run down on the tech, I would really appreciate it. All I know is I need these two components to get the most out of the headphones so I need help figuring out what I need to get while managing to save as much money as I can. Im hoping to get a versatile DAC/Amp so I can use them as time goes on with many different headphones that I pick up along the way. A friend suggested to me that I check out Schiit Audio and I did but I don't know how to choose what product is best for me. I was led to believe that I should get the Modi 2 DAC and pair it with the Vali 2 Amp. Is that something that would work well for me? I just don't know. So if someone could please show me the way so I can get the knowledge I need to really sink my teeth into this hobby.
Thanks in advance for all your help, and I'm super glad I found this community and this awesome service.