I currently have a pair of Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro 80 Ohm headphones. I really rather like them, but wonder if there was any way to significantly improve on them if you're willing to pay well over £200. I previously had the AKG K551's which I wasn't a big fan of as they sounded a bit 'flat', but weren't too bad, I just felt the 770's were better for the same money.
I'm able to get the Beyer T70's for £250 ($400), which seems fairly cheap as most places have them up for at least £100 or so more. I think these look great but I'm a bit concerned by the mixed reviews, people say they have close to no bass, which is odd, and others say it's not too bad. I assume that bass aside, they sound rather good. They have Tesla technology, which sounds cool, but I'm not too sure what it does.
They'll be connected to my PC, which has an ASUS Xonar Xense sound card, the specifications of which can be found here: http://www.asus.com/Sound_Cards_and_DigitaltoAnalog_Converters/Xonar_Xense/#specifications
I mostly listen to metal, all kinds of it, so I assume bass is fairly important here...? I do listen to all kinds of music though, nothing too specific. I'll be using them for:
- Movies/TV shows
Taking the above into account, what would you folks recommend? The budget can be raised and indeed lowered, I'm not a crazy audiohead or anything like that, but I do appreciate a great pair of headphones as I use them for many hours a day. I've no brand preference and am willing to look at whatever you suggest - can the DT770's be beaten?