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Need help choosing full sized open headphones in the 200-300 ish price range  

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I currently have the Audio Technica ATH-AD700 and I love how they feel on my head and ears.

After reading review after review for hours, I just don't know what to get. The one that has caught my eye is the Beyerdynamic DT 990.

The main use will be listening to music.

I listen to a wide variety of EDM. There is a podcast called "Crystal nation" they would sum of the majority of the music I listen to.

Now, my main issue is not being able to get an amp for awhile. I don't have the money to get a good one. Eventually I will get an amp though.

I currently have this soundcard.. if that helps at all.

http://www.amazon.com/Creative-Blaster-Recon3D-Fatal1ty-SB1356/dp/B00654PTT2/ref=sr_sp-btf_title_2_34?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1385838910&sr=1-34

 

To reiterate, I want headphones that are like my current ones in comfort, but are great for music. I think the DT 990's are exactly what I want, but I wanted to make a thread before going any further. 

 

Thanks for any help.

 

P.S. like I said, I will get an amp eventually. If you could tell me which amp works best with the headphones that you think are best I would really appreciate it.


Edited by Nekrosin - 11/30/13 at 12:11pm
post #2 of 7

Although generally considered to be comfortable, the DT 990 is heavier than your AD700.

 

Based on what the manufacturer says, your sound card should be able to handle 250 Ohm cans.

 

As I'm sure you know, the DT 990 has a different sound signature than the AD700.

post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 

My AD700s are my first heaphones for music. I know nothing tbh.

For comfort, it's the headphones squeezing my head that I don't want. I will be using them for hours at a time.

post #4 of 7

Once again I’ll mention that headphone comfort is a very individual thing.  Sizing and sensitivities are unique to each person.  We can point you to headphones that are generally considered to be comfortable and mention others that have garnered complaints for being uncomfortable.  However, the only way to know for sure is to wear them yourself for a time equivalent to your longest listening session.

post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 

Sorry for being "THAT GUY", but I don't want to go back and forth with you on something I have clarified.

I understand what you're saying, but you're spamming. I asked for help, not your opinion on comfortable headphones.

I know I won't find headphones as comfortable as my AD700s, but that is irrelevant. I am looking for good headphones that are not tight and are agreed to be quite comfortable by most.


Edited by Nekrosin - 11/30/13 at 12:49pm
post #6 of 7

You have three posts here and tell me that the time I took out of my day to help you is "spamming".

 

Good luck getting help...from someone else.

post #7 of 7
Thread Starter 

Could I please get some real help, some suggestions on what to purchase?

To clarify: as far as comfort is concerned, I do not want tight headphones. But I don't think that is an issue with good quality headphones. I am new and don't know though.

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