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Changing PC350 SE for either Beyerdynamic DT880 vs DT 990 vs Sennheiser HD 598

post #1 of 3
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Looking for input on changing my PC350 SE headset for either of these 3 headphones:

 

Beyerdynamic DT880

Beyerdynamic DT 990

Sennheiser HD 598

 

I do have a soundcard that can output at 600 ohm but I don't know if that will be such a large improvement in the Beyerdynamic headphones vs. the Sennheiser headphones.

 

Any thoughts on making this change?

post #2 of 3

What sound card are you using?

As your trying to upgrade from a Sennheiser PC350, I'm guessing this setup is for gaming (FPS).

The DT880 and HD598 should be a little easier on the ear for long term listening.

I think the DT990s are more a "movie theater" like sound, lots of bass and treble.

The HD598 would be a good choice if you are also planning on using headphones with an unamped source, or lightly amped source, like a portable music player.

 

The DT880 Premium 600-Ohm and DT990 Premium 600-Ohm are really good sounding headphones, but you really only should using them with a decent headphone amplifier.

My Asus STX and Yamaha receiver work fine with them.

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Thanks for the quick reply!

 

I am using a Soundblaster ZXR currently which is supposed to be able to power up to 600 ohm. I do game but the reason I am switching is for music. My brother brought a set of ATH AD900 which just sounded much better.

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