Woops, didn't even see this thread until today and I made a mess of the thread I made :P. Anyways, this past month I've been tossing around the idea of getting a new pair of headphones. My Allen and Heath Xone XD-53 were the first pair of headphones that I actually spent real money on when I finally got fed up with all the cheap ones breaking. I've had them for about two years and while I love them to death I feel the need to upgrade.
I wouldn't say I need headphones that are bass heavy but they do need to have a rich bass that isn't overpowering. Nothing is more aggravating then having all the detail washed out of a song because all you can hear IS bass. A lot of what I listen to is similar to Immediate Music's Fahrenheit or E.S. Posthumus' Unstoppable, fast paced actiony, cinematic styled music.These headphones would be strictly for at home use so portability isn't an issue for me and I will not be using these to play games with.
I'd probably be happy with any of these but I'd like the opinion of much more experienced audiophiles to help me decide.
My Budget: $350 but is flexible
Beyer Dynamic DT 880 32 OHM
Beyer Dynamic DT 990 32 OHM
AKG K 701/702
I did find a used pair of AHD2000 for $250 and a pair of mint DT 880 with 1000+ hours on them for $165. I'm leaning towards the used pair of DT 800 because of the price and they come with the JDS Labs Bass Boost cMoy but my concern is that it's the 600 OHM model and I listen primarily on my Ipod touch (I know only what I've read about using amps so no real experience with them). If anyone has any other suggestions I'm all ears :D
The DT880 sounds like a great deal. I'm not familiar with that amp in particular, but the cMoy is among the lower-end amps. It should make the cans loud enough, but it won't give you 100% of their potential.
You can cross off the k701/702; it's extremely lean on bass.
The DT990 is really bass-heavy for an audiophile can, so you'd probably like the 880 better. What I would pick from:
Sennheiser HD600 + amp
The HD600 can be had for <$250 if you look around enough.