Hey, I'm looking for the best sub-$200 open headphones (I'd like to spend under $150 though), for general usage (i listen mostly to electro though, like justice and kavinsky and daft punk, NOT bass crazy stuff like bassnectar, skrillex, etc). I play SC2 (a 'cinematic' game) and no other games. I dont care about portability or sound leakage, but comfort is basically my #1 priority as i wear them for 8+ hours at a time, and I'm probably too nub to notice sound quality differences anyways. I currently have no preference about sound profile (being a nub and all).
So, I've already received my 558s. Why am I here, you ask? Because I would like to try a 2nd set of headphones.
Now, comfort wise, I can tell these 558s are a step above the 681 Evo I got my gf this week, so I know I won't go return these in favor of an evo (i've yet to decide on which has better audio quality, definitely more balanced on the 558 though, less bass heavy, not necessarily a bad thing).
Anyways, my choice right now is buying either the Takstar 2050, or DT990, as my 2nd headphone that I'll try out and return the 'loser'. The appeal of the Takstars is how much cheaper they are, and, as I understand, are a step above the Evos.
My question to you guys, is Takstar 2050 vs 558 vs DT990 (a comparison I can't find anyone discussing), in comfort, SQ, and stage. Even if the DT990s (or even 558s) are higher quality, maybe if the takstars are equal comfort and not noticeably worse in audio, I'll go with them (you know, being 1/3rd the price and all).
TLDR Takstar 2050 vs DT990 vs 558s. Comfort, Sound Quality (is it a noticeable/appreciable difference), Stage.