Right now I have HyperX Cloud Alpha S and looking to buy some audiophile grade headphones.
Aside from the difference in open vs closed back headphones, how does the sound quality compare between my headphone and, for example, HD 6XX? Is it worth upgrading? Additionally, how would the quality compare for these headphones if I also bought a good AMP and DAC combination?
It’s a completely different experience. It’s almost not even comparable.
6xx’s are an end game headphone, with proper source and when driven well, they are some of the best sounding headphones in existence; they scale incredibly well with good amp and dacs.
The schiit stack is a fantastic amp and dac setup, 200 bucks and it’s 90% as good as much more expensive options. And they “pair” well with 6xx’s as the amp has loads of power which the 6xx’s need.