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DT990 Pro vs A700X

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Okay so I am looking for some decent headphones $100-$150 range. 50/50 Music & Gaming. I found some new DT990 Pro's (250-OHM) and A700X headphones these are the two I see the most value in for that price range. I want a decent sound stage, but with good hearable bass which made me go with these two. Can anyone with experience tell me which is better, or If you know another pair I can hop on quick let me know. I am buying today or tomorrow. Thanks guys! thumb.gif 

 

By the way if there are some headphones that I will be very satisfied with in the lower $100 range don't hesitate, as I am not a super audiophile I have been using a G930 headset for 2 years lol. So the lower end would be nice I just posted the higher end as an example of what I have been looking at. 

They will be powered by my Yamaha HTR-6130 (1/4 for music) or my Xonar DX soundcard (Gaming). Atleast that's how I see I should use it.

 

Edit: I looked at these Audio-Technica ATH-M50S would those be a decent choice. I like them for the price ^_^ $50 less then the others


Edited by kylea - 12/10/13 at 6:38pm
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Okay so I am looking for some decent headphones $100-$150 range. 50/50 Music & Gaming. I found some new DT990 Pro's (250-OHM) and A700X headphones these are the two I see the most value in for that price range. I want a decent sound stage, but with good hearable bass which made me go with these two. Can anyone with experience tell me which is better, or If you know another pair I can hop on quick let me know. I am buying today or tomorrow. Thanks guys! thumb.gif 

 

By the way if there are some headphones that I will be very satisfied with in the lower $100 range don't hesitate, as I am not a super audiophile I have been using a G930 headset for 2 years lol. So the lower end would be nice I just posted the higher end as an example of what I have been looking at. 

They will be powered by my Yamaha HTR-6130 (1/4 for music) or my Xonar DX soundcard (Gaming). Atleast that's how I see I should use it.

 

Edit: I looked at these Audio-Technica ATH-M50S would those be a decent choice. I like them for the price ^_^ $50 less then the others

Hopefully you are running analog audio cables from the Xonar DX to the analog input on the Yamaha HTR-6130, for headphones you only really need to run from the DX's Front Speaker/Headphone jack to the "Front" audio analog input (right/left).

Buy the DT990 Pro 260-ohm and plug it into the Yamaha.

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I have both A700X and DT990 32 ohm , The DT990 kills A700X easily.

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I have both A700X and DT990 32 ohm , The DT990 kills A700X easily.

 

 

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Hopefully you are running analog audio cables from the Xonar DX to the analog input on the Yamaha HTR-6130, for headphones you only really need to run from the DX's Front Speaker/Headphone jack to the "Front" audio analog input (right/left).

Buy the DT990 Pro 260-ohm and plug it into the Yamaha.

 

okay, now lets say if I had to choose from the A700X and the M50?

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okay, now lets say if I had to choose from the A700X and the M50?

 

M50 has more bass than A700X, but A700X has a way better soundstage...Overall i would pick A700X for competitive gaming and M50 for music.

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I also have the HD598, it has enough bass IMO and the soundstage is huge as well, but of course is more expensive ... 

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M50 has more bass than A700X, but A700X has a way better soundstage...Overall i would pick A700X for competitive gaming and M50 for music.

 

I am 50/50 when it comes to gaming and music lol. I guess I really need to pick up the DT 990 Pro, I just don't want to dish out $150 when im not a super headphone audiophile lol. So for 50/50 would you choose the A700X or M50?

 

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Hopefully you are running analog audio cables from the Xonar DX to the analog input on the Yamaha HTR-6130, for headphones you only really need to run from the DX's Front Speaker/Headphone jack to the "Front" audio analog input (right/left).

Buy the DT990 Pro 260-ohm and plug it into the Yamaha.

Back to you I do run analog, but I have the receiver hooked up to, F L/R Infinity Floor Standing Speakers (Vintage),  R L/R Polk T15's, Center BIC Venturi DV62CLR-S, Sub - Polk Audio PSW Series PSW505 12.  

 

I just need some decent cans. That I can run while I need it quiet around the house. 

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Sennheiser HD 558 vs the A700X 

 

I basically narrowed it down to those two. They are both $125. Which? I know I threw in the HD 558 that was only after reading many reviews. Also remember this came down to price.

 

UPDATE: So my girlfriend is going to pick one of these three tonight and not tell me. 

 

Sennheiser HD 558 , Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro ,  Beyerdynamic DT 990 PRO

 

I'm letting her pick because she is paying for them now. 


Edited by kylea - 12/10/13 at 8:11pm
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Sennheiser HD 558 vs the A700X 

 

I basically narrowed it down to those two. They are both $125. Which? I know I threw in the HD 558 that was only after reading many reviews. Also remember this came down to price.

 

UPDATE: So my girlfriend is going to pick one of these three tonight and not tell me. 

 

Sennheiser HD 558 , Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro ,  Beyerdynamic DT 990 PRO

 

I'm letting her pick because she is paying for them now. 

I own all three, they all have their positives.

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My girlfriend told me to choose between the DT 990 Pro and the HD558 which one is the major over with my setup?
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We went with the DT990 Pro's they will be in wednesday of next week. So the setup I need to run is PC>Xonar DX (Analog)>Yamaha HTR-6130>Headphone Out>DT990 Pro (250 OHM) correct?

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We went with the DT990 Pro's they will be in wednesday of next week. So the setup I need to run is PC>Xonar DX (Analog)>Yamaha HTR-6130>Headphone Out>DT990 Pro (250 OHM) correct?

yes

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