Hey there. I'm currently looking for some new headphones to replace my M50's. While I love my M50's for music, I would appreciate something a bit more well rounded, and I definitely need a wider soundstage. So far I have narrowed it down to the DT 990 Pro and the Q701 for the best overall headphones at the price, but I am having a hard time deciding which one. I listen to a wide range of music(though mostly rock), from bands like A Perfect Circle, Muse, and Breaking Benjamin to more soft, orchestral stuff like Two Steps From Hell, Explosions In The Sky, and various soundtracks. My M50's have always been bitchin for that solid, thumping bass that I love, but tend to sound a little lacking especially with mids and they feel VERY cramped. This has been an issue in gaming which I also do extensively. While explosions sound cool, I cannot for the life of me tell where people are coming from, and my music sounds like it is just coming from my head.
This has lead me to open headphones, which I hear have great soundstages. The DT 990 is v shaped like the M50's in audio, which makes things fun, but are the mids as recessed? Contrastingly, the Q701's are more flat. Would the Q701's ruin my music with it's lack of base, or are they capable in that department? Finally, I recently bought a Schiit Magni amp. Would this run the DT 990's and the Q701 properly? Other questions I have are:
-How long is the burn in for each headphone?
-What music do they excel at?
-How much sound do they leak? I don't need them to be silent, but I often skype while gaming and don't want my mic to echo.
Any and all comments on them are welcome. I've spent the last two days trying to decide!