Hello, I've got a similar problem. I want to buy a pair of good Headphones like the DT 880 Edition in combination with the Astro MixAmp Pro 2013, but I just can't decide what external amp to buy nor I am still sure if the 880 are the right ones for me.
I'd like to get the 600 or 250 Ohm version of the headphones, just to have it more dynamic. Main purpose will be Gaming (not competitive since I have no more hope in the CoD series, MW3 and BO2 where just unsatisfying and not comparable to CoD 4 and MW2), Movies and Music (almost every type, Rock/Metal, Electronic and orchestral music, like soundtracks from movies, animes, games etc.). Gaming in sense of NOT competitive, I just want a true sound experience in games, movies etc. I hope you guys know what I mean. (I love good cinema with surround sound)
My conclusion is that the 880s as neutral they are, are the best allround solution for me, because the MixAmp has its good presets.. Because I intend to use the mic a lot for skype and xbox live chat, there's a need of an external amp, to get a proper volume.
What do you guys think of this amp, link included: Millenium HA4 It is very cheap, but appears to do his job, from what I have read so far. I'm afraid that it will drawback my sound quality.
And what headphones and Ohm versions do you recommend for my purposes?
Budget is 250 to 350 EUROS.
I'm still new to this section, but have spent the last days in researching. I just want to get the maximum out of my headphones and have fun with it for some years.
Until now I had the Tritton AX Pro (had it two years now), but tomorrow I'll send it back to amazon due to its bad durability. Pieces always broke, so I have to
get new ones from the support. Sound quality also doesn't satisfy me anymore.
German forums couldn't help me as they don't have much experience with the Astro MixAmps over here. However this one here is the biggest forum for headphones I found on the net. Hope you guys can help me for my decision.