Feb 17, 2018138 views

headphone/amp/dac suggestion?

Hi, Community,
Got about $400 from my tax return and would like to purchase a pair of headphones and a dac/amp. I mainly listen to spotify from my laptop and phone (2016 moto z force, no jack only usb c).
Does the community have any suggestions for me? I am new to the audiophile community so could use all the help I can get.

Hifiman he 4xx are the best. unfortunately the drop has ended. you can try the Hifiman he-400i which are very very very good and roughly the same as the HE4xx minus a couple of aesthetic hardware choices. The HE400i are compared to HD600 but with a bit more bass. I also hear great things about the Schiit Magni 3.
What kind of music makes up the majority of what you listen to? Will open back headphones work for you? What kind of sound preference do you have - 1) a more evenly balanced, precise, and detailed sound, 2) a more bass/treble emphasis with detailed sound, or 3) a warmer, smoother and more laid back sound, or something else? Answers to these questions will help steer you in the right direction.
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Sennheiser HD6XX or HD58X or Hifiman HE-4XX and Schiit Magni 3. If u shop around used audio classified sites u might even get a good deal on a Schiit stack.