Ok, I think I am going to go with the 32 ohm DT 990's.
They seem to be a relative jack-of-all-trades and the reviews are overwhelmingly positive.
Easy to drive as well; seems like a good starter set.
Thanks to all for your input.
Thanks Marone. I have read reviews that allude to the same thing. So...what is the Jack of All Trades in this price range?Maybe I should look at the 595? (assuming I can still get one). They look a heck of alot better than the 598's and apparently they handle a wide range of musical genres. Sonido-dont know much about the 990's but will look into them.
Actually for my girlfriend; will be used primarily for home use.
She listens to virtually ALL genres: hip-hop, electronic, rock, classical, jazz, etc...so something that can handle a little of everything would be ideal.
Also, I just don't have the money for an amp right now so would like got her to be able to drive this straight from her ipod/iphone.
I'm thinking maybe the Senn 598's. Agree or other rec?
Thanks for reading.