A recent convert to this weird and wonderful world of high end audio, I'm looking to make the plunge into assembling my first system. As I'm inexperienced in this vast hobby I have a few questions and queries I'd greatly appreciate being answered.
This is a fairly long post as I'm also sharing some of my own initial ideas, just to warm the faint of heart, although I'd really be indebted if you could bare with me and offered advice.
Okay. So I'm thinking I'd rather save up a bit and invest in something rather decent, wait a bit before I get it, so I have a system that satisfies me for longer and sounds better. As opposed to getting something cheaper that I want to upgrade and replace quicker (which overall will probably cost more).
Is this a good mindset to have?
I'm also less hesitant about spending money coming into this as my passion for music isn't going to fade at all like a school yard fad, so it'll always be used and appreciated even if my enthusiasm for buying hi-fi equipment fades. I also gather from my initial voyage, equipment doesn't rapidly date as say computers do, correct?
Now onto the more question side of my post.
I've read you should get/decide on the speakers first. But my current plan differs from this slightly, as if I bought the speakers first, I'd have to buy the other components too, for me to be able to listen to music. This would mean I'd probably send a long time saving, as I wouldn't mind spending the maximum I could on speakers, considering they are the item actually producing sound.
So, I'm thinking if I buy the other components (record player, cd plater, amp(s)) first I can listen to the system on some good headphones in the mean time (i.e. Sennheiser HD650, AGK 702's, etc) which I'm planning to buy anyway. This means I'll be able to listen to music and use the equipment while saving up for speakers.
Question. Is this a good idea at all? If not what do you suggest?
Sorry if this post is a bit long. If you're still reading, thank-you.
Any advice, even slightly off tract to my queries is welcome.
p.s. As I'm well aware the what constitutes as an invest varies greatly for different people, I'm willing to spend up to around 7 thousand (preferably around 5 thousand) excluding the speakers, if that helps