Hi everyone, I'm currently a college student in the UK living in dorms at the moment. I have a desktop PC and I currently am using a pair of knock-off Beats Studio Headphones I bought in Hong Kong (cost me 80 USD) as my audio solution. They sound really really good for the price even though they are fake and a little flimsy side (or maybe it's that they're the first headphones that I've owned so I probably don't know what I'm talking about).
Anyway, I would like to buy a new pair of headphones since I've been reading that they make a world of difference if they are good quality ones. I've narrowed myself down to two models in particular:
Beyer DT990 PRO 250 Ohms:
Audio Technica ATH-M50s:
I'll mostly be using them for gaming and some movie watching, I won't be moving them around as they going to be my computer's "speakers" if you will :P . I was just wondering if there is a major sound quality difference between the two. I have a dedicated Sound Card (Creative X-Fi Titanium).
I've read that the M50s are great for their price and are great sound quality, but they're not really good for gaming.
Also, I heard that the DT990 needs an amp of some sorts. Is this true even if I plug the headphones directly to the sound card at the back of my computer?
If I need to purchase one with the headphones would this one (Fiio E5) be sufficient?
I'm very new to this stuff, so let me know there is something else I should be looking into. Thanks very much in advance.