Originally Posted by johnvonmacz
I'm actually leaning towards Beyer DT770 80Ohm but not disregarding the DT990 as the one to buy. I just want to get the best possible upgrade the one that can be considered an excellent all arounder, either closed or open back I don't care as long as it has like I said excellent soundstage because my M50's lacks it, when listening to Paramore songs, I feel like all the instruments are just in one place and felt like they're all mixed and sound like theyre in a tight place, I can't feel a sense of depth. But still has the bass that I loved in my M50's cuz I also consider myself a basshead tho I also love classical/Orchestra music. And I think the HD600 and Q701 is out of my budget..
The AKG Q701 new should be around the same price new as the DT 880/990, though you can't get the Sennheiser for that price unless you go used. Well, you might not have considered this earlier but if you want excellent bass, neither of the 3 headphones have "excellent" bass. Have you considered the Philips Fidelio X1? I have not personally listened to them but they are pretty well regarded in that area. That or the DT 990. I had a chance to listen to the Beyerdynamic dt 880 and though it didn't lack bass, the treble and mids are the more prominent area.
Now that I think about it, the DT 990 sounds like the perfect headphone for you. It has the detail and clarity minus the treble/mid hump + the bass boost. Wish you luck in your decision.
Edited by GLXLR - 2/11/14 at 2:39pm