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Torn between Beyerdynamic DT990 and T70p

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I'm in the market for my first pair of proper headphones (thus far, I've always used Apple Earbuds.... I know, I know). 

 

Part I

 

Could someone please make a recommendation based on the following:

 

1. They will always be connected to a laptop (which has a high-end sound card and gold-plated jack)

 

2. Bass is important because they will be used for primarily gaming/movies

 

3. However, the type of music I listen to is solely classical/celtic with acoustic instruments only, so I don't want something that forces a bassy character on all sounds

 

4. Circumaural is the ONLY design I'm open to. Supra-aural is absolutely out because I hate feeling something pressing on the cartilage of my ears.

 

As per Mad Lust Envy's review on the best stereo headphones for gaming, (http://www.head-fi.org/t/534479/mad-lust-envys-headphone-gaming-guide-updated-9-2-2013-sony-ma900-added), the Beyerdynamic DT990 made it into the top recommendations. However, I don't believe the T70p existed at the time of this review.

 

Part II

 

I'm also not sure what is the max impedance that can be used with a direct connection to a laptop (that is, I don't want to deal with an amplifier).

 

Part III

 

I'm not too sure whether the closed can or open can design would be more appropriate for my list of uses.... I presume there are contradictory needs in this list. If that is the case, please prioritize gaming/movies.

 

Thank you.

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Also, I'm not really considering other brands, except for maybe Sennheiser. The reason for this is because it took me HOURS to comprehend the organizational structure of Beyerdynamic headphones, that is, which ones are appropriate for which uses, why are some more expensive than others, etc. etc.

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