Last year I bought a pair of DT700 pros (80ohms) and I do really enjoy them. I am looking at getting another pair but I can't decide between the HD 598s, AKG K601, or the ad700s. I will be using them for xbox gameplay and music on my computer/phone. I don't have an amp right now just a DAC for my pc. I can hear everything in shooters on my xbox with the dt770s but I have trouble with positioning and I have heard that open backs have wider soundstages that should help me with that.
I know they are all priced a little differently but besides the price I want to know what you guys think my best bet would be.
HD598s - I am leaning towards these the most right now they seem balanced in all aspects (immersion and soundstage) but I still don't know much about them.
ad700s - Everyone says these are the best as far as soundstage for the money but I also hear they can be very weak in bass which would take the fun out of the games. Im not super competetive anymore so I can't have something that makes my games tinny and flat I just want to know if the lack of bass is as bad as people seem to think it is.
AKG K601 - I really don't know much about these either but someone told me they do have a very impressive soundstage.
If you have any input please let me know, and if there is a different sub 200 dollar pair you think is better please suggest it.