Hello Head-Fi, Sorry for any errors this is my first account/post on this site.
I'm pretty new to audio, so sorry in advance.
I am looking for full open back headphones with a max budget of $200-250.
So far the best ones I have found have been the DT-990 pro (Found it for $150) AT-ad900x i also heard the akg-701/2 are good but they are really expensive so not sure if they would be worth it.
I am looking for open head phones which are
1- Music audio, I listen to to a wide range of music so i would need a large sound stage.
I listen to classical (Yanni, Secret Garden), dark ambient (Dark Sanctuary), classic/alternative rock (lots) , symphonic/power metal (Within Temptation, Avantasia). Along with many other genres but pretty much no modern pop music.
2- Comfortable as i will need to wear them almost all day (one reason why the DT-990 seems good)
3- gaming I am a PC gamer.
4- Durable as my young cousins may end up finding them. (They'll be destroyed pretty fast if that happens)
5- preferably leather ear pads as its really hot here so cloth would be hot on my ears or at least replaceable ear pads like on the DT-990 pros (you can add leather ear-pads).
6- nice materials but that's not really important, as long as the're strong.
The most important music genres would be Classical, symphonic-metal and rock.
I will be running them primarily on my PC. On a formula IV black edition motherboard. It can power up to 600 ohm headphones and should have good audio quality i have never tested though as i will be getting my new PC in about a week or 2. I will also be using my Ipod touch.
I apologies for my lack of knowledge about audio.
Thanks help really needed thanks.
Edited by icebrain1 - 12/19/13 at 5:13am