I was a pretty active member several years ago... owned the HD650, DT880s, had a dv336i amp and basically sold it all, only hanging on to my Shure E500 IEMs (which still rock). I'd really like to become active again, but I think I'd like to take it "down a notch." I'm not really looking to get a desktop or portable amp, and pretty much want something out of the box to listen to music at my desktop computer and play games.
Of course, I loved the HD650s, but I found the DT880s a little bit heavy / too much bass. I'm kind of looking for something that could provide some a middle ground in terms of sound between the two, and a max of ~$250. I'm not picky in terms of open air or closed. I also went through http://www.head-fi.org/products/category/over-ear ... but it seems a lot of high ranked are in the pricey range.
I'm tossing around 3 different options right now:
- Sennheiser HD 598
- Audio Technica ATH-AD700
- Sennheiser HD 280 Pro
These all seem in my range, but I haven't gotten to listen to any of them personally. Could anyone provide any feedback on these 3 or have listened to all 3 and can compare?
Thanks a bunch!