Need Help as a Beginner

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Hello Everyone, I'm new here and also new to the Audiophile scene. I came by "Drop" purely by accident but I'm glad I found you guys so I may ask a few questions as a beginner. The closest I've come to decent Hi Fidelity are my Steel Series Arctis 7's gaming wireless headset. However, I'm not much of a gamer but more of a music lover. ( I am an 80's 90's Hair Rocker) Therefor I'm looking to graduate to something that's pure, clean and rich with a Punch. A pair of Closed Back Headphones and perhaps an Amp, Amp/Dac that I can really appreciate the music I listen to through my Desktop and PS4 Pro. As a beginner I would greatly appreciate any suggestions you may have at under $700 for either just the headphones or with an Amp combined through my desktop. Thx
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dcha12
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Apr 30, 2020
Modi 3, Magni 3+, and if you can swing them, a Focal Elegia. If not, Audio Technica ATH-M50X.
NYCJim57
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May 2, 2020
Thank You for your suggestions, I will keep them in mind.
HuJian
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Apr 25, 2020
Hi, NYCJim57. I recommend the Sennheiser HD6XX plus schiit.com’s Magni 3+ amp and Modi 3 DAC. This is a combo that I think you’ll be really happy with. Along with the Magni/modi you’ll need a USB A-B cable like this https://www.schiit.com/products/pyst-cables (cheaper from Monoprice) and 2 short RCA cables for connecting the DAC to the amp. That’s it. Killer setup for under 500 https://drop.com/buy/massdrop-sennheiser-hd6xx

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HuJian
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Apr 26, 2020
Ah, OK. That’s too bad. Cause the open backs are generally more satisfying IMO. I’m not up on the latest close backs nearly as much as I am with open backs and IEM’s. My pair of closed backs is out of production.
NYCJim57
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May 6, 2020
Hi HuJian, I just bought the HIFIMAN Sundura and the Dragonfly Blue Amp/Dac. As a beginner I thought this would be a good start. Please let me know if I got off to a good start with my choices. Thx, Jim P.
NYCJim57
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Apr 15, 2020
Hi, thanks for answering my question. I clicked on and saw an amp avail as well. Do I need an amp too?
I recommend an amp and DAC for the optimal listening experience