I am looking for headphones to use with my computer. The headphones will be amplified by my "Asus Xonar Essence STX".
I intent to use the headphones for the following:
- Listening to music (mainly metal but also classic) (60%)
- When playing PC games (40%)
To be honest, these will be my first "quality" headphones, so far I only used low budget gamer headsets (~30€). Maximum budget is 150€ with an emphasis on value for money - so just spending 100€ is an option!
I am thinking about going with an closed or half-open model. Upside for the half-open model from my perspective is that I could still hear the bell and I anticipate that a closed model could be uncomfy/make my ears too warm after a while.
I came across the Beyerdynamic DT-770 Pro 80 Ohm which appear to be meeting my requirements, except for that they are entirely closed & at the upper end of my budget.
Considering my AMP, requirements & preference for an half-open model as well as budget, would you happen to have any other recommendations for me?
From what I read in this forum, the DT 880 maybe would be a better choice for me (as they are half open) but are much more expensive.
Or isn't the difference between a closed and half-open model not that big of a deal and I should go with the DT 770?
Thanks in advance for any comments and advice!