Hey guys. I came to this forum to research for a new pair of headphones, everyone here seems incredibly well informed and much, MUCH more knowledgable than me in regards to headphones and sound quality. To give you a bit of a background I mainly use my headphones for:
- Voice communications (TeamSpeak, Skype, etc) when playing games
- The actual games sound, I love to be immersed when I play
- A lot of music and also movies/general videos online
Budget - My budget is £150, tops (around $230).
Source - At the moment a Sony Vaio laptop, will be building and using a desktop soon though which will include a decent sound card. I don't own any amp/DAC and can't really afford to budget them in at the moment.
Preferred Type of Headphone - I much prefer an over-ear headphone, I find headphones which touch my ears very uncomfortable, even over short periods of time. Comfort is a big thing as I'll be using these for 6-8 hours a day.
Preferred tonal balance - I do like my bass but listen to a wide range of music, so I think a more balanced range would be better.
Please don't judge me for buying these overpriced headphones, I used to play a lot of consoles which is why I purchased these, do not play any console anymore though which is why I'm looking for a new pair of headphones.
I still use these everyday for music from my phone.
Preferred Music - I listen to quite a wide range of music including electronic, some rock and metal and other genres.
Some examples of the main type of songs I listen to:
So fair the headphones I've been looking at are the DT 770's/990's and the ATH-M50's. My concern is though that without a DAC/Amp I may not get the best quality I can.
Thanks very much for reading and any help is greatly appreciated it