My Logitech G35 just broke and I was interested in an upgrade from that anyways. I know alot of people completely reject any headset especially if it has the word "gaming" attached to it, but I really don't care. For my needs of having a cheap pair of headphones with a mic attached I believe they were worth $100 (now they cost $80). Though when UPS broke my original pair I received in 2011 (snapped the ear cup off), I had Logitech replace them and they sent me back a pair that appeared to have a different kind of mic on it. I didn't care about that until I heard the audio distortion at higher volume/bass levels. This may be due to the updated software as well but I don't really care anymore as the ear cup snapped off when I took them off my head the other night. I'm interested in finding higher quality audio, better sub bass, and a more sturdy pair of headphones than the G35s were. As far as comfort, I'm able to wear the G35s for even 12 or more hours per day without any discomfort. Those things are gigantic and very comfortable. I've read alot about the DT series being very comfortable with their velour ear pads and I'm interested in trying those out. Comfort and build quality are VERY important to me, as I spend alot of time on my computer listening to music.
I've been doing alot of reading and video watching regarding the DT770, DT880, and DT990 as well as reading that massive thread with the multiple videos. That thread seems to lack information on the 80 Ohm versions of the headphones. I have an ASUS P8Z77-V LE Plus motherboard feeding optical audio signal to my Yamaha RX463 receiver (400mV/460Ohms headphone jack). Most of the time I will be using these while working on my computer or playing games, listening to music, or watching movies. I wouldn't mind being able to play them on a mobile device without a separate amp but that isn't a big deal for me. I want them to be outstanding for my PC use.
Like other people who are checking this line of headphones out, I'm having a difficult time deciding on the DT770 or the DT990 and if I should get the 250 Ohm version or the 80 Ohm version. The 250 Ohm DT770 Pro is $171.95 right now on Amazon and the 990 version is $150.30. As far as the 80 Ohm prices go, the 770 runs for $229.99 and the 990 version is nonexistent. I do love bass very much, but at the same time I would like to hear my highs come out clearly and don't care as much for the mids; to the point that I'm willing to sacrifice them in exchange for good sub bass and highs. I do plan on using these for gaming as well, which contradicts what I just said about mids but oh well I have a feeling these are good enough for what I need.
I'm most likely going to go with the DT770s as I LOVE blocking outside noises and preventing sound leakage. The big question here is: 80 or 250 Ohms? I could buy a little battery powered amp later if I need to for mobile devices but for now I only really care about PC usage so I was thinking the 250 would be perfect for me, however I'm reading that they take a hit on bass output. I was wondering exactly how different they are in comparison to the sub bass of the 80 Ohm model. I've tried checking graphs but they seem to be lacking some of the necessary models to do such a comparison.
Thanks in advance for any input.