Hope this is the right forum to post this in. :)
So I currently have a Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro 80Ohm version powered by an Asus Essence STX soundcard. My DT770 is getting old, and the cable has started going bad, with the right clock barely getting signal unless the cable is in perfect position. I've tried fixing it and it's proven to be harder than I thought, so I decided it's time to look for a replacement (I know I could probably send them in but for several reasons that's not an option).
My main focus is something good for music. I do enjoy bass but there has to be a balance, not just bass. The genres I mostly listen to are rap/hip hop and sometimes trance, but it's not limited to that.
Something between $100-500, the lower the better but I don't want to downgrade from the DT770's at least.
What I've looked at so far:
Backup plan would be to just get a new pair of DT770, maybe 250Ohm this time, and maybe a headphone amp if that's considered better than Asus' flagship soundcards.
So yeah, hoping to get some input here since I'm having a bit of a hard time deciding what would be good, especially since I have no place where I can listen before buying.