Originally Posted by The Judge
HI there, I'm looking for my next pair of headphones. I currently own the Beyerdynamic dt1350, which I quite enjoy, however I would like to get a pair of open back headphones. I listen to Jazz, modern and classic rock, some modern music (Taylor Swift mostly), house, classical, pretty much everything. Any recommendations, I have a budget of $300 (ill buy used).
P.S: I do not currently have an amp, however I will get one soon, so I don't mind suggestions.
... easy suggestion grab your self a Beyer DT 990 Pro [$150 new] ! Or a Dt 880 Pro [$230 ish new-$190ish used] . Both are them are also powered very nicely by a Fiio E11 [I used one with my old Pro Dt 880 and 990] But the 990 and 880... have the beyer house sound as teh 1350 does. The 990 is a little heavier in the bass, where as the 880 is alittle more linear. Regrably neither have the Sub bass of the 1350
That said there is ONE other headphone that would not need an amp that you might enjoy! The Hifiman HE 400, The HE 400 is well $300 used, and there are a few of them here on Head Fi. If you like a bassier headphone, you might enjoy the HE 400, and in simple terms the HE 400 is a Linear Upgrade to the Dt 990 Pro.
So you could gran the Dt 990 Pro + a nice amp OR the HE 400 and no amp. In the end both would be very enjoyable for you! :3 so then how much bass do you like :D, if your answer is LOTS then the DT 990 or HE 400 might be right up your alley ^^
If you prefer... a more balanced Bass, than the Dt 880 might be the open back for you!