looking for a new set of cans and was wondering what recommendations you fine gents and ladies (probably more so the former =P) would toss out there. Just picked up a Sound blaster ZXR which is capable of 600 ohm's. It also states a 80MW output in power but testing reveals it's closing to 50, around 48.6....(Damn you creative =*(...)
ATM I'm using a Sennheiser HD-555 that is foam modded. I was also using an ATH-A900 before this which I absolutely loved. The trebel was fantastic, although bass was a bit lacking, once that broke, I replaced them with some 555's as temp and have been using those since. Bass is nice, but seems overpowering or something with this new ZXR soundcard. Getting bass hums that drown out low volume audio in movies which is depressing and aggravating. In other areas there are improvements though....
Main uses for the cans will be lots of gaming, and movies...music being a 2nd to these tasks but also a factor. Budget range is 200-500, although the lower the better, if it is really worth the extra, I will drop it in. Above 50 ohm's would be nice..Don't really need 600Ohm's so up to 250 should be good, considering I don't think this card could really power a 600 OHM set thanks to creatives fabricated power output -_-...I was considering picking up an Audio-Technica ATH-AD900X....But this will be nearly identical to what I had, think its better to try something new and get a bit more variety under my belt. But something with a nice treble would be fantastic, as heading to these 555's after my A900 was a downgrade in treble. ATM, just not really happy with these 555's with this card, kind of odd...But I had a lot more clarity on my X-FI Prelude in my older system (which I used with both the cans stated above). I didn't have as much range as I do now, but the bass is drowning out some of the details in the lower ranges in a unpleasant fashion.
Any recommendations? ^_^