First post here and I’m new to the audio world so I bought some Grado SR80e’s about a month ago and I love them, different from my AirPod Pros and a little more detail in the high end. I decided to get some HD600’s because they’re in every thread and seem to be a pretty decent choice. I don’t plan to get too deep into headphones so I figured I was okay with just these, only I’m now conflicted with what kind of amp and dac I should use with it!
Everyone has recommended the atom or zen stacks (if that’s what you call them), I’ve heard of Schiit too but that’s a little too expensive for me but I’d be willing to pay it if it’s worth it. I’m mostly looking for whatever can give more detail to the 600’s, I listen to classical music as well as alternative rock so I’m mostly seeking good hitting drums and high end detail. Having the vocals very audible is a big bonus too. I’m a huge fan of soundstage and being able to hear every sound in a song. I’m not a huge fan of bass, for reference my Grados feel perfectly fine in terms of bass and I’m happy with it.
What do you guys think? I like the Atom aesthetic but they don’t have a balanced output as far as I can tell. Zen looks ugly as shit but seems to have better quality. And then I haven’t seen much info on Schiit stuff so I’m confused on what to go with here, trying to only spend money once so any input is appreciated!