I definitely plan on getting a Titanium HD sound card, and an O2 amp. The HE-500 is at the very top of my price range. Could you explain to me why this is worth the cost of TWO DT990s? If anyone could compare the two on this site, I would GREATLY appreciate it. I've read it even rivals the LCD-2... sounds too good to be true?
How is the bass in comparison? I love bass in my FPS games. Please keep in mind I'm not extremely educated in the audiophile ways just yet.
I'm also a moderate audiophile educated guy. But I trust my ears more than objective measurements. HE-500 has a beautifully textured bass, almost perfect with a fluid feeling. a note, it's heavy and need some time to use to it. anyway, I have an old reply summing up my 2 cents:
“I owned HE-500, D7000, DT 770 Pro 80, DT 990 (250 OHM)
HE-500 - King of Kings - for classical music, Arabic vocal and Oud (Arabic stringed instrument), and soundtracks - almost put me in tear for the feeling i get from the sound purity reproduced by this phone. Very good for gaming,. a nice positioning, literally makes me turn my head toward the sounds come from rear positions.
D7000 - King of bass and fun - use it for sound tracks, Arabic Nasheed (song) with warm background, gaming, movies, and every single use. this headphone is damn gooooooooooooood.
DT 770 Pro - Kind of positioning and movie theater like sound. Mostly used for video watching, and games with a deep story telling. very comfy
DT 990 - I hate it. I don't know why! though it really has a nice mid and bass. But i don't bear it over my ears! huh strange."