Hey Guys and Girls,
First time poster although I've read threads on here before. Seems like the best possible place I could get this advice. I am looking at getting a set of headphones. They would primarily be used on my PC for music and the odd bit of gaming. But I am starting to believe that even spending a decent amount of money on a headset with microphone is some what wasted. It's like they slap a "this is for gaming" label on and up the price for what the product and sound quality actually is. I had a set of PC350 Senn's, they broke after a year. The microphone started clicking and then the next day the sound distorted constantly. I'd rather spend a decent amount of money now on a set of headphones that is going to last me and has decent sound quality to boot. This would obviously mean getting a microphone for the gaming side of things as an addon.
However I am very interested in a set of Beyerdynamics. The overall build quality seems really nice from what I can tell. With them being Beyer as well the sound quality should be unlike anything I have heard before. I have been researching. Originally looking at the 770's but the price difference seemed small for the upgrade. Having looked at the 880DT's I then thought well the 990's are a similar price and technically would be an upgrade. However they seem to have exactly the same specs?! Could anyone confirm this and maybe someone that has tried them both. Are they literally the same headphones inside as well?
Thanks for reading and hopefully you guys can point me in the right direction.