Thanks for the recommendation on the Earforce DSS. I'll definitely add that to the shopping list.
I'm thinking the DT990 may be overkill for my first good set of headphones and I'd like to avoid the need for an additional amp for now....
I think I might go for either the Senn HD598 or ATH AD900. I've read reviews for both and am leaning towards the HD598. Might even save some money and go with the HD558s. Are there any other sets I should be considering in this range?
I use the Senn HD-558 (open headphones), with the black rubber tape removed from inside the cups, sounds great.
Might as well save a few dollars. Price is really good at Amazon.
Can not think of any other brands at the moment.
Next year when you win the lottery, you can spend $1000 for headphones.