First I would like to say hi as this is my first post and since I am asking for help it is kind of impolite to at least not introduce myself.
I'm a gamer and I really love music. I listen to most things but I really love rock (most forms - not too crazy on the scream stuff tho), electronica (progressive, dnb, chill, lounge, liquid and some good 'ol fashioned trance as well). I been scouring your forums trying to find the answer on my own but when it comes down to actually making a choice.
Guess I'm not so independant after all.
You can tell bass is important to me. I also want comfort as when I listen to my headphones it is usually for long periods of time. I am no audiophile and I really don't know the lingo though I will try. I am thinking I need something with low impedance since most of the time I will probably be listening to them on the road. I will entertain thoughts of a portable amp but they may down the road since I am considering extremely expensive cans. I was originally budgeting around $150 but the more I read the more I don't think the cans in that range will satisfy me. My neighbor has the DT 880s (250ohm) and the sound was so exquisite that everything else I tried sounds like crap. I should note those are the only "expensive" set of phones I have tried, but this was at least a couple years ago. I currently have some Sennheisers and I hate them. They retail $150 ...I got them below $50 yet I feel I got ripped off. They're comfortable ...but when it comes to the sound, they are beyond terrible. So Senns are out. I know there are a ton out there and I'm sure the HD 650s are absolute gold. Though I'm not ponying up the $$$ till I hear them myself.
I am thinking Beyer Dynamics DT 880 (32ohm). Though I can't help but wonder if it is worth it to go with the 600ohm version and invest in some amps down the line. I mean $300 is a LOT of money so am I wasting it by going 32ohm? To make it more interesting I am also considering using the 15% Holiday Deal and getting some personalized cans. That would bring the total to... $340ish - MEEP! But they would look tiiiiiiiiiight! So would it be a waste getting personalized 32 ohm cans?
Though I keep seeing people moving on from the 880s to the Ultrasone Pro 900s. So I can't help but wonder if Beyer is the old and Ultrasone is the new and better. I will consider other headphones you think would fit my tastes. I really want to purchase soon and any help would be appreciated.