Analytical headphone + dac& 2017-06-27 18:44:02 I am looking for analytical/non-colored/studio headphones (semi-open or closed) and dac+amp. The max I am willing to spend is 1200€, but I do not want to max out if there is no substantial benefit compared to cheaper options.Based on many opinions I have read, it appears DT880 (600 ohms in particular) is the most recommended for what I am looking for. My only concern is that it was released 12 years ago and I am surprised that no other better headphones were release until then. I am not a fan of non-detachable audio cable, but that a minor thing.I have tried analyzing frequency response charts for DT880 and other contenders that got very positive reviews for being analytical. Apart from Sony, I do not see why one from that list would be better than another, even if compared to HD800. I am not sure how people make definitive conclusions just by looking at these charts: http://graphs.headphone.com/index.php?graphID%5B0%5D=2751&graphID%5B1%5D=853&graphID%5B2%5D=703&graphID%5B3%5D=2361&scale=30&graphType=0&buttonSelection=Update+GraphAs for dac+amp, I do not need any extra features apart from USB in, analog out and a volume knob. It looks like it is not the right time to buy a dac as manufacturers are just starting to adopt ES9028/ES9038 and there is not much to choose from. I have picked quite an unusual device – HUD-DX1. On paper, when op-amps are replaced and when proper power is used it should be analytical enough to get most out of DT880.Please let me know what you think of my choice. Can you offer me anything better for the money I have?