Hey! This is my first post here and I thought this would be the best place to get some opinions about my dilemma. I'm getting into the headphones realm and the more I read, the more I want. I have to say that I´ve tried several Sony headphones and earphones and some Bose as well, but after reading a lot of material about audiophillia I think that's my call. I'm really picky about the sound quality and through the years I've tried to achieve the best possible listening experience... At first I was a basshead, but after some time I guess I grew up and figured out that I wanted to get the best out of the music even if the bass wasn't the main thing to focuse in, although I'd still appreciate a nice bass response. That being said, after reading a lot I decided to take a leap and go with any of the following options: the Audio Technica ATH M50 or the Beyerdynamic DT990 Premium 32Ohms.
First, I'm not planning to buy any headphone amp by now so I need a pair that can be powered through my mp3 device, that's why I chose the 32ohms version of the DT990.
Money it's not a big issue, since I've found the Beyers to be around $100 more expensive than the Audio Technica and I don't really care of giving a little more cash if the DT990 deserves it.
So, I'm looking for a headphones that really delivers the BEST audio quality from these 2. As I mencioned before, I do like bass but I don't want it to make the mids and treble to sound dim or "dark" in any way. I'm really curious about soundstage since I've never owned a pair of open cans and I'm looking forward to that experience. I like my music to have a "warm" feeling to it, but also really clear and all in all, enjoyable. I'd also love to have a big detail in the music, hear everything in a track and being able to distinguish the little (and big) details and instruments. I listen to a lot of genres from jazz to electronica and rock (lots of it) :)
I'll be using my headphones in a private space so sound leakage is not a big deal.
After some time I've really narrowed my options to these two and I would really appreciate a lot some feedback and advice :)
Thank you guys again and sorry for my English :)
Edited by Darm705 - 5/6/12 at 7:06pm