Sorry for long question..
Would like to get advice in such situation, recently i purchased ATH-A900X (at the moment of purchase i wanted closed headphones), used it for a while with my PC through Creative X-FI Titanium (not HD and i do know it is not top component and maybe it is bottlenecking my phones) use Foobar + ASIO or WASAPI depending on situation and source. So used them mostly for gaming and music, and what i feel about them then i'am not amazed, please understand me right, i just say what i feel not blaming headphones. This is mi first Hi-Fi gear ( well i also have Pioneer VSX-922 + yamaha NS-555 but don't know if this called hi-fi :) ) i was kinda expecting something more, though i do not know what to expect really, it is not possible to listen to headphones in my country, or very few models, we are small country, so i just can't compare, only forums help me :) ATH sounds good, clear, but it seems like they miss some "fulness", music don't sound so "true", seems like it is more fun to listen to home theater set-up, but i know it is not perfect at all, so i believe ATH just being bottlenecked by my sound-card.
So first of all i plan to upgrade to Creative ZxR (came to it reading head-fi and also market is limiting me to something like this, because i want' both gaming and music, and also ZxR mic is very useful for me, as i play online and need voice support). So i hope very much this will bring my ATH alive!
But also i would like to try another headphones, and readings led me to something like DT-990, i can't use open headphones all the time, so idea is to have something to listen and fully enjoy from time to time, mostly music, games when "home-alone".
Would DT-990 be kind of upgrade over ATH if compared in music, i know one can't compare open vs. closed and open headphones seem so be praised over closed. So would it be a step up in music or just "sidegrade"? Also looked at Q701 but all reviews says DT-990 bit more fun, have more bass, so i stopped at it.
I wan't to tell it is my first steps in head-fi, so it feels like i want' to touch this, touch that... :)
Thanks for Your opinion in advance!