so last week I decided to purchase my first pieces of audiophile equipment.
I bought a Schiit stack (Magni + Modi) and a pair of Beyerdynamic DT990 premium 600ohm. I got a heck of a deal on the headphones and I had to act fast so I pulled the trigger but the more I read about the headphones now, the more I am having second thoughts.
Budget (headphones only): 350-400 maximum (in Canada)
Uses: Gaming (80%) and music (20%).
Gaming: MMORPG (FF14), instrumental musical score and spell effects
The occasional FPS but this not a big factor in my decision
Music: Many genres (some of my favorite artists: Coldplay, Nightwish and Muse but also listen to harder genres like dubstep)
I pulled the trigger on the DT990s because of the promised bass and treble clarity but I am growing worried of the headphones ability to reproduce the mids accurately (they are said to have very recessed mids).
I hesitated alot between the DT990s and the AKG Q701. The deal I found made me order them but now...I dont know.
If it's any help, I tried both the AKG K551 and the Sennheiser HD598 at a friend's and much preferred the AKG551...everything seemed so much clearer...I guess this is partly what I am after, clarity, precision.
All in all I am asking, did I make the right call? Would the Q701 be a lot better for my needs or perhaps totally different headphones I have not considered?
The DT990s will get here tomorrow but I wont receive my stack until the end of the week. I will therefore refrain myself from opening and trying out the DT990s until I am certain I want to keep them so that I may potentially return them if I need to.
Thanks for your help, it is appreciated.