Hello! I've been lurking on these forums from time to time, but I've finally decided to make an account to ask about what to get...
I'm looking for an over-ear, open pair of headphones around €150-200. I've currently got a Sennheiser HD 380, but I'm looking for something with a wider soundstage, better bass (which seemed to be a bit lacking with the 380) and a bit better trebles especially with higher volumes.
It'll be primarily used when I'm on my PC so noise cancellation nor leakage is an issue, I'll probably continue to use my HD 380 when I'm on the go. I'm currently running an Asus Xonar dgx which I'll probably keep for the time being, so I may be a bit limited in terms of choices there.
I do listen to various genres (which changes quite a bit) so I can't really specify it too much, but I listen mainly to electronic (varied, electro, glitch-hop, downtempo, etc), some trip/hip-hop (eg: Njabes) and orchestral stuff (eg:Joe Hisaishi). Also, it'll be just for music, most likely 320kbps mp3's where possible.
I've been looking at the Beyerdynamic DT990 Pro (250ohm), which seems like a good choice as I can get it for €150 off Amazon de. Not exactly open from what I hear, but for the price if seems like a pretty nice deal. One problem is that my dgx may struggle to power it, but would that really be a large issue? More importantly however, are there better units that you would recommend for the price?
Lastly, I know this is a very subjective question, but do you think the difference in sound will be large between a new pair in that price range and my existing HD 380? As a high school student it's a rather significant chunk of money to spend, so I'm admittedly a bit worried if it'll be worth it.
Anyways, thanks in advance! I'm rather excited to try something new out, as I'm still rather be to the world of headphones and such.
Well I've heard a ton a great things about the MDR ma900s, but I've also heard that the dt990s have a lot of bass so they should be fine. Only problem is that they (might) have piercing highs which could cause massive ear fatigue, or Ben hearing loss (high volumes).
If your willing to go closed, maybe the ATH A900x. They have a great soundstage for closed cans and a nice amount of bass.
I have neither, but I've done months of endless research.
Hope it helps!