Taking headphone system to next level - advice needed

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My current headphone set up consists of streaming apple lossless files from iTunes into a Fubar iv dac/headphone amp powered by the Firestone supplier power supply add on. I'm then using Grado SR60 headphones. The result is good, but I can't help thinking the headphones are the weakest link. Any views on what would be a decent headphone upgrade? Budget around £300.
 

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That is a very good upgrade budget - you can jump up a lot for that kind of money. Imo dumping it all in headphones for your set up would be the best bet.

For £309.95 from one place (haven't checked prices at other places) you can make a significant step to the Grado 325i. ALternatively, you could dabble with the Senneiser HD650s at ~£250 or so if you want to try a darker sound. You have amplification which is required for the HD650s so that is all in order.
 
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is there anything less amount but of good quality?

Please help.
 

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Working your way up the grado range according to your budget can't go too wrong, normally. Also, Grado headphones don't need the amplification the high end Sennheiser cans need to sound their best (or at least, good).

If you are really on a budget, there are some £35ish Superlux headphones which often get raved about but I haven't heard them for myself.
 
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The Grado 325's certainly look tempting. I'm a bit worried they won't be much of a jump from the 60's though. Maybe I'd better going for something completrly different like AKG701's or the Senn 650's instead for a different sort of sound. Anyone tried these with a Fubar set up?
 

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The 325s should by a significant jump. Indeed, the HD650s will offer a completely diffierent signature being much 'darker'. I found the AKG K701s very detailed but light on bass.

No experience with Fubar stuff though.
 
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I'm tempted by the HD650's to try something completely different. Although having tripped over the extension wire for my Grados a couple of times tonight wireless is appealing. Anyone tried the Senn wireless phones and able to offer a view of how they compare to the HD650's?
 

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Wireless headphones very rarely get mentioned on here, oddly enough, because I can see their appeal. Perhaps people do not find that their sound quality matches up to the wired alternatives?
 

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