Fantastic thread, but as always so many opinions. . .
I am looking at getting a set of Beyerdynamics for gaming on 360/PS3, as well as some movies. They would be driven out of the (wired) Astro Mixamp.
I already have a pair of Senn PC350 which I use when online for the chat and precision, so I am looking for something more cinematic in the Beyers as opposed to competitive. I am not particularly concerned with neutrality, I want theater like impact particularly in the bass but ideally not at too much expense at the rest of the spectrum and the soundstage. Comfort is also important, I don't mind closed provided the pads are nice. I'd be willing to go as high price as the DT880.
So, DT770, 880, or 990? Pro or Premium, and what impedance (not interested in supplementing the Astro with any other amping)?
<edit> So after scanning through the thread in further detail I think I can safely remove the 880 from contention since this one is the more balanced offering. From the sound of things, the 990 is the way to go (don't mind open), but given that I don't feel like investing in further amping I should avoid the 600 ohm variant. The prices on the 990 pro are almost half the price of premium right now, but it's only available in 250 ohm. I think I would prefer the coiled cable, and the sonic differences seem debatable, hopefully the clamp won't hurt my +sized noggin too much? I have usually found headphones too loose for what it's worth. . .
Would the mix amp be able to drive the 250 ohm 990 ok (without any voice chat)? Or do I need to bite the bullet and pay the big difference for the 32 ohm premium?
Edited by Das Mookid - 10/26/11 at 3:23pm