Long time lurker here, and in need of assistance!
I am currently using the tattered remains of what used to resemble a pair of ATH-M50's (they are falling apart, taped together, etc...). So I decided that it was about time for a much needed upgrade. I have a general idea of what I want - or at least I thought I did... Unlike most topics... with head-fi... the more I read into it - the more indecisive I become.
When I first started out, I was certain that my next purchase was going to be a pair of Beyerdynamic DT-880's; but now I'm not so sure.
Anyways, I am looking for a set of natural/spacious sounding headphones and a dedicated amplifier to pair with it. I spend most of my spare time playing video games, or watching movies. As for music I listen to pretty much every genre. I will be using my Auzentech Forte Soundcard as a DAC. My headphone budget is $400.00, and I have another $200.00-ish set aside for an amplifier.
DT-880's (used to be my top chocie but then I heard the k712's, and the Lambda Basics were better for gaming?)
k702 65th Anniversary Editions/ k712 (these are currently my top pick, but they are a bit over my budget at the moment)
HD-650 (I can pick up a used pair for $350.00, but I heard they are very picky with amps)
Stax Lambda Basics (anyone have information on these? how do they compare with my first two picks? I can't seem to find them up for sale anywhere)
As for the amplifier, I was thinking about getting a Maverick Audio Tubemagic A1, or a Matrix M-Stage. I just want something simple, I don't feel like messing with tubes or anything for the time being.
I am pretty much open to any and all suggestions, thank you!
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