I'm looking for some new headphones that would be good for these genres in the $300 range (not including tax/shipping). I've been using the HD 555s for about 4 years, but the headband has recently fallen apart, and I've decided to upgrade to some actual hi-fi gear instead of getting them repaired. Usage is about 60% music and 40% games. I'd like headphones with a decent soundstage for games, but I don't play competitively, so it doesn't have to be amazing if it means better sounding music.
I've been looking at the HD 600 (Razordogdeals has them to $299 with a coupon) and the DT 990 600 ohm (again, Razordogdeals has them for about $300 with a coupon). Unfortunately, I have nowhere I can go to demo some headphones. If anyone has some better suggestions or can help me decide between the two I've been looking at, I'd really appreciate it.
For those two, I'd obviously need an amp/dac. I'm willing to spend around $300 (budget is about $600 total). I was looking at the O2+ODAC combo. Again, I'm open to suggestions here, as I have no experience with hi-fi gear.
Edited by Kazragor58 - 7/31/12 at 12:24pm