I'm one of many people out there with a young family who doesn't have much of an oportunity to listen to music loudly over my stereo. I am however looking to invest in some quality headphones to rediscover my CD collection. I have a budget of around £450 (max) for a quality listening experience over headphones.
I currently have a Rotel RA-04 Amp and Rotel RCD-06 CD player complimented by floorstanding Q Series KEF speakers. CD is the source I am looking to make the most of here. I'm very much into the detail and honesty of sound (I'm a composer) so clarity is important to me. So, here's the question:
Q: Would it be recommended to use a DAC with headphone port straight out of the CD player?
Q: Would it be recommeded to use a dedicated headphone amp?
Q: Would it be recommended to run straight out of the Rotel Amp's headphone port?
Q: Any recommendations on headphones based on one of the above scenarios? (I'm keen on over the ear type models, open or closed)
Many thanks in advance