Could use some help with picking my next set of cans.
So for the last two years ago, I have been pretty happy with my 80Ω Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro's.
At first they seemed overly bright and a bit sibilant, but once burned it (I didn't do a real burn in, just used them a lot) they settled in.
I've probably been under driving them for most of the time I've had them. I recently got a Schiit Asgard amp to help with this.
Sounds are significantly improved, though now I am starting to detect a vibration in the set on certain bass frequencies. It doesn't sound like its in the recording (In other words, not coming from the amp) but rather that something is worn and loose and thus vibrating. My guess is that I just damaged them somehow at some point in the last two years)
Tried clean the pads today, but they didn't come fully clean. Looked up replacements, and they cost almost a third of what I paid for the headphones, so this might be as good a time as any to start thinking about replacements overall.
- Closed circumaural design (I listen around other people and don't want to bother them, also hate the feel of superaural headphones)
- Must be able to be driven well by my Schiit Asgard (I'd like to go up in impedance over the 80Ω cans, but not too much, or my amp may be insufficient. I'm thinking 300Ω or less. (6moon review said the Asgard was able to drive their 300Ω HD800's well, but couldn't max them out. This - however - was with a 1Vrms input. I have a 2Vrms input, so I think 300Ω should be fine)
- Seeking mostly neutral units, with possible a slight lean towards the bass without sacrificing high frequency clarity.
- Budget is $350 or less.
What do you guys think will suit me? I've read a lot of reviews, but I still have a hard time settling on anything.
not used to wysiwyg forums, so I tagged the hell out of my post with BBcodes that didn't work :p
Edited by mattlach - 11/12/11 at 3:47pm