I've found some Beats Pro Detox editions for $150. I realize Beats get bashed a lot but in this $150 price range are they a good headphone? Uses would be gaming, music, and the occasional movie. Any better paired with Schiit Modi/Magni combo? Thanks in advance.
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No I don't think the beats are worth $150, especially when you have a decent amp/dac to be paired with. I can't say the K550s are better than the DT770s it depends on what you're looking for in a sound signature. They are almost literally exact opposites.
Between the 550s and 770s, which would be best mainly for gaming & music? I've not had any previous experience with higher end headphones as right now I'm using a gaming headset and have been looking for a proper pair of headphones for a while. I need them to be closed so noise doesn't leak out and disturb others but I'd still like a nice soundstage for surround sound while gaming.. I've heard both the 770 and 550 have good soundstages.
Edit: I listen mostly to 80s-90s rock and metal & some of the newer punk rock like Green Day. Also into Linkin Park.
Edited by nsaylor95 - 12/30/13 at 10:15pm
I would say go for the K550s then. They will probably make rock sound a lot better than the bass heavy and recessed mids 770s. The K550s are pretty big so you might have a heard time getting a good seal and blocking outside noise if you have a smaller head.