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Hello all and thanks in advance for any help.
I've been searching around here for days reading reviews and suggestions and I'm definitely out of my comfort zone here on what to do. If anything, reading stuff here has confused me even more! lol
Long story short, I've basically been running Logitech Z-5500 speakers via my Asus Xonar DX audio card. I've gone from 5.1 to 2.1 ( due to just moving and living area ) and I've thought it's about time to find some good quality headphones, something I've never had ( unless you count plantronics headphones good.. rofl ).
~ What I'm looking for, is something all around balanced. I've read many that excel in some areas, lacking in others ( especially a soundstage/bass ratio ) and I think the best way to go is something balanced. I heavily will be gaming, watching movies and listening to music. Because of these 3 things, I thought it would be best to find some that is over all good to do these things. I would like a good sound stage especially for gaming since I believe the ability to perceive where things are occurring better is worth having ( testing rather ), but I don't want to sacrifice too much bass. I like bass, I like it clear and rich, I don't need my head exploding. But I want to know in a movie/game that explosion was huge and powerful.
I'm willing to go up to mid $200's in price. Would rather not, but you do get what you pay for in life, and I understand that.
What I've been looking at :
~ My first look, due to a friend recommending was : AD700 - I know the bass is on lower side, even non-existant to some opinions. Can't test it, hard for me to tell. I like price though.
~ On the flip side, the AD900 was something I considered as well. It's supposedly going to increase on all fronts of AD700, especially making the bass more neutral and apparent. More money though, and will more of the improvements even be noticeble if I'm not playing the most high quality music?
~ Next was the Sennheisert HD 598/558: I know little about these, but I've gathered a lot of 'complaints' from Ad700/ad900 are resolved in these cans. More balanced? And that 558 has a more weight to bass, and 598 being more refined?
I'm primarily looking at these two brands, but open to other suggestions. Any help would be thankful.
Edited by clemxii - 1/14/13 at 6:00pm