I'm new to audio stuff and decided to look for some decent headphones priced under 200eu.. I've spent way too much time reading reviews and ended up with these in mind:
Beyerdynamic DT 880 250Ohm - 191eu (first choice)
Beyerdynamic DT 990 250Ohm - ~160eu
Sennheiser HD 598 - ~182eu
Music that I listen to: epic music, alternative rock, classical music and games/movies
Currently use: Koss PortaPro
As the PortaPros are not very comfy for full day use at home, I decided to move to something more comfortable and better-sounding
Points of interest:
32Ohm versions of 880/990 are too expensive..
I don't have any amps(+using default/integrated PC sound).. I read someone adviced Fiio E10 for DT880 250, which will cost me an additional ~55eu
The 990 are cheaper than the 880, but ultimately, sennheiser is the cheapest as I would skip on buying the amp.
The reason why I'm considering 880 as first choice is because it has amazing ratings on just about any site with reviews out there.. beating all rivals
I like how my PortaPros sound @ high volumes.. however, my head starts to hurt :O
My questions would be:
Is 880 the best choice for me? Can I save and buy 990?
How badly will the quality suffer on 880/990 on motherboard sound with no amp?
Will there be a wow effect, coming from PortaPros?) (there definitely was when I went from 5$ noname phones to Koss)
All the best,