Like I said before, I don't care so much if I have to spend a decent chunk of change as long as I'm getting quality for my money. I'd really prefer to stay under the $1000 mark as much as possible, though.
Unfortunately, I can't test either pair to see what they sound like. I'm in the middle of nowhere and the closest audio stores don't carry an extensive selection with brands like Beyerdynamic. If the DT 990's highs really are super pronounced, I may be better off with the DT 880 because I unfortunately do have some sensitivity to harsh tones in the higher frequencies.
Hm. Wow. Considering that's more than the headphones themselves, that's kind of an investment that doesn't necessarily seem worth it at this point. Is the Xonar just not up to the task when it comes to the extremely high impedance sets?
Edited by Dillweed - 12/11/11 at 11:55pm