Hi Guys New to these forums, so bear with me. Now that my hearing is going, the wife has suggested buying some headphones so that the neighbours don't have to put up with my late night metal music. I have ripped all my music to mp3 format to access over a wireless network, my kit consists of: Sony vaio laptop Audigy 2 NX external soundcard - connected by IXOS optical cable to: Pioneer AX5i A/V amp I'm guessing to some hardcore enthusiasts that the AX5i is not as good as a dedicated audio amp - however I still believe I can get great audio results from this. I've been reading up on the Sennheiser HD595 and 650 Headphones, very impressive cans though I'm not sure they are for me, price being one consideration and mp3 encoding (mostly at 192k/s) the other (not as good quality as CD?!?!) My preference in sound is a mid range (not too bassy or tingy). Any suggestions chaps? Opinions appreciated.