Hi guys! Long time lurker, first time poster. I want to go ahead and apologize right now because variations of this question have been asked numerous times throughout these forums, but I'm sort of at a point where I just want to lay down and cry from being so overwhelmed from all of the info out there.
I've been planning to jump into the hi-fi pool after the holidays. After all of the reading, reviews, youtube videos, comparisons, charts, etc., I found what I thought would be a perfect first set-up for my budget and interests. I knew that, without a doubt, I was going to pick up a set of Sennheiser HD598s and a Schiit Magni/Modi stack as a desktop set-up for my PC. While the introduction of the Schiit Vali is an interesting new variable in the equation, the thing that just ruined everything and left me an empty husk is seeing that this Beyerdynamic 880 250ohm is going to be on an Amazon flash sale tomorrow. Right now they are retailing for $283, which was enough of a price difference from the HD598s for me to not consider, but this sale might make them within reason.
I appreciate warm bass but definitely do not consider myself a basshead. I listen to some smoother electronic stuff (No wubwub), some punk rock, but mostly a lot of hipster singer-songwriter stuff. Here's my bandcamp collection.
Anyone have any thoughts on these two since they might both be within the same ballpark price tomorrow? Also for anyone interested, the sale will be at 8:50pm eastern time. Thank you for reading my word vomit. I will appreciate anyone's thoughts on this because my brain can't do thoughts any more.