I'm in the market for a new pair of headphones, plus an amplifier. This post is mostly about headphone choice though.
I will be using my new headphones exclusively with my desktop computer, nothing else. I play some games, I listen to music, and I watch movies. In order of importance, I would like my headphones to be most suited for music, then movies/tv shows, and finally games. Actually, I dont really care if they sound crappy with games, lol.
As far as music goes, I have wide ranging tastes, but my favorite genre is rock. However, I also lisen to some acoustic, instrumentals, soft rock, and pop. The hardest rock songs I listen to are from bands like ACDC and Bon Jovi. I dislike metal, with one exception: Iron maiden. I do not listen to any rap or hip hop.
After a reasonable amount of search, I have narrowed my choices to two models: DT990 and HD650.
My last headphones were Sennheisers HD555 model. I had a good experience with them, but they broke eventually. One of the things I'm trying to understand about the HD650 and DT990 are the bass levels. From what I understand, they're both strong on the bass front, but the DT990 is stronger. While I like bass, too much bass might annoy me. If it helps, I thought the HD555 that I ran without an amp had pretty decent bass, although I might appreciate a bit more. On the other hand, bass way more than what the HD555 creates is probably something I don't need.
If anybody has used all three of these headphones, ie the HD555, HD650, and DT990, and could make direct comparisons and recommendations, it would really help me. I plan on using my new headphones for a long, long time, so I want to make sure I make the right choice
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