Sennheiser HD650s - the right choice?
Hi, I'm posting on this site for the first time and am in need of advice. I've just bought a pair of Sennheiser HD650s as a spurious impulse buy and am now having the wobbly knees, what have I done sensation! For a few months I was going to buy Audio-Technicas ATH-AD700 which were highly rated and in my original price range (£100) .... Then I decided I needed a pair of headphones that would allow cross over between hifi and home studio monitoring. Having read that the HD650s fit this crossover bill, I found a new set on eBay for a great price and impulsively bought.
To cut a long story short, I have a modest and ageing hifi system (Audiolab 8000A as the hub) but will be upgrading to a mid-range combined home cinema/ hifi set up in the new year (possibly Onkyo TXSR875 or the new Marantz SR7002) with a new cd player (perhaps the Marantz CD6002). The question is, have I bought something I won't get value from? I've read numerous reviews stating that to get a performance befitting the price from these headphones, a separate headphone amp is required and the hifi system must match the quality of the HD650's.
Sorry, I probably sound like I have money to burn (which I don't), however, I don't mind paying a bit more for top quality (especially in terms of "accessories"). The question is, will I have to spend a fortune on extras to enjoy the HD650s or should I trade up for a cheaper, more hassle-free alternative that won't require bank breaking to optimise (yet still be suitable for crossover hifi/ home studio use). HELP PLEASE?!