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My ultrasone hfi-580s broke so now it's time for an upgrade.

post #1 of 8
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First of all my sister dropped my 580s in the toilet. Don't ask how, but let's just get that out of the way. haha

 

Anyways, I've been wanting new cans for a while. As you've probably already assumed from my previous headphone selection, I enjoy bass. And yes, i know there are so many "basshead" threads. But I do listen to a lot of EDM.

 

Let's just get straight to the point:

- My budget is $200.

- Used with a asus xonar DG (which includes an amplifier. Not sure how strong, though) and I actually might be upgrading this later in the feature.

- Will be used at home so size is not a concern.

- Comfort is a must.

 

I've been lurking around and for the $200 price point, everyone seems to be recommending:

- Beyerdynamic Custom Pro

- Beyerdynamic DT770

- Beyerdynamic DT990

- Audiotechnica PRO700 MK2

- Denon D2000 (discontinued now, though so doesn't really count)

 

Honestly, the DT770/DT990 look insanely comfortable, and that really appeals to me. Obviously sound is more important, but you know. Asthetically the Custom Pros look the best. That bass switch seems a bit gimmicky, but I dunno. Can't really comment on the sound of any of these cans since I don't have any experiance with any of them. The PRO700 Mk2 look quite nice as well, but I read that they're stupidly uncomfortable.

 

Also, they're so many different ohms choices for the beyerdynamic cans, and it's confusing as hell.

 

Any input would be greatly appreciated!

post #2 of 8

I'd go with the DT990, or the Philips Fidelio X1 if you are willing to go a bit over budget.  The amp in the DG isn't very powerful, and the X1 would be more forgiving of this fact.

 

Both headphones have exceptional clarity and bass response for a good price.

post #3 of 8

+1 on DT990. You will like them.

post #4 of 8
Thread Starter 

understood. What are the major difference between the DT770 and the DT990, though? 

post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 

up

post #6 of 8
Thread Starter 

errrrr better yet, how do hfi-580s compare to the DT990?

post #7 of 8
Thread Starter 

Opps. I'm stupid. I posted this thread in the wrong section. Can mods please move this to the "help recomended" section please?

post #8 of 8

DT990 is DT770 drivers in semi-open cups. Lots of impact still, but  now has room to breathe and it's in a stiffer assembly as well.

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