I'm starting University soon and I want to buy a little present for myself. I'm fairly new to the headphone game, though I've had some experience with IEMs. (Owned Shure & Klipsch in the past.)
I'm looking for a pair of closed headphones (staying in dorms), I've been looking at the AKG K550 since they look excellent and meet my criteria of being a isolating headphone, with the added bonus of sounding open.
However, I've been reading some reviews I'm worried about the levels of bass they put out. I don't want gaudy, show-offy bass, but I listen to a lot of electronic music such as dubstep and minimal house (shlohmo, maya jane coles, burial type stuff) where it's often a focus. And the reviews of the K550 often tend to have differing opinions of what their bass output is like.
I'm looking to spend around £100-180, however I don't have an amp at the moment, so I would be playing FLAC from my integrated soundcard. (Another reason I looked at the K550, since they're easy to drive.) Would Beyer DT770s a safer/smarter choice? I'll consider any recommendations offered. I will probably get myself a fiio amp in the near future too.
Edit: Oops, saw the recommendation thread after I had posted this. Not sure how to delete this, sorry~
Edited by Jadrian - 8/22/12 at 7:53am