Hi! Sorry if it may seem like I'm replying to a random post of yours MLE. I've read countless numbers of pages of this specific thread in this forum in regards to headphones as I'm considering purchasing a nice pair myself. I do both PC as well as Console gaming (PS3) and have just recently purchased an Astro Mixamp which sounds amazing thus far in combination with my PS3. Currently I'm using them with some relatively expensive bose in ears priced at around 100+€. I don't know the exact model as they belong to my brother, but needless to say they're amazing. However I'd like myself some over the ear headphones to which I can attach a seperate mic. should I ever need it for gaming. I'd be using the headphones on my PS3 via the Astro Mixamp via my Laptop using the Astro Mixamp (just purchased a USB Micro II from Turtle beach to enable USB to optical) so that I can connect the included TOSLINK cable of the Astro Mixamp to my laptop.
My first question here is, does using a USB to Optical connection sacrifice sound in anyway? (I believe the device itself is/has a soundcard) and I'm unsure of how it will respond in connection to the Mixamp.
As for the Headphones I've read countless countless threads and yours was the most helpful of all! Congrats on all the information, the entire world learns to depend on you in regards to headphones and general know how as to what to do!
I've narrowed my list down to:
AKG Q701 at 259€ = 317 USD
AKG K701 at 209€ = 255USD
Beyerdynamics DT 990 Edition at 209€ = 255USD <----I think editions are so called premiums on your end of the world!
(32 Ohm version as I read that you recommended it for it's everyday versatility, I don't currently have an AMP/DAC asides from the Mixamp, but SOMEDAY I would definitely look into purchasing one that can cost up to 150€ Max. Someday being within the next 6 months.
I'd like a Headphone I can use outside with my MP3 player or phone. Should I someday purchase an amplifier/dac I'd like it to be portable. And from all the reading I've done, the most spoken of seems to be the Fiio E17. Since I'll be getting an amp/dac SOMEDAY, should I look into higher Ohm DT 990s or are the 32 Ohms just fine.
Does anything set these headphones apart? My music varies for Rap to RnB to some melodic metal as well as some classical. Just a little bit of everything. A decent amount of K-pop and J-pop as well! I'm not a proffesional gamer by any means, so 100% PRECISION EXACT LOCATION OF THE ENEMY is not necessarily important as I've never played this way in the past. Primarily because I haven't been able to. Perhaps this will change once I get a good set up and a good pair of headphones going. I can't answer that now. I'd like the headphones to have a high fun factor. So. What do? I'd love your input! And it'd be nice if you could recommend an affordable amp to go with the headphones as well (perhaps a microphone too)
I'm living in Germany, just btw :)
Another offtopic question would be, my brother is looking for nice sounding headphones for Music purposes only when he takes walks to work priced at up to 75 Dollars. And they should only have a single cable coming from the headphones. I'd be forever grateful if somebody or you (MLE) could answer me these questions!
Edited by LelouchLeonhart - 7/20/12 at 7:57pm