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I am is looking for a quality pair of headphones.

I would say my music taste is very varied, and thus I'm a bit confused.

Some music that I like could be as following:


Jazzy hip hop - Nujabes, Marcus D.

Bossa Nova - Stan Getz, Joao Gilberto,

Jazz - Chet Baker, Miles Davis, Chick Corea and some Japanese cool-jazz.

Epic music - Nier Soundtrack, Two Steps From Hell.

Classical Music - Glenn Gould.


This is probably in order after, what I find myself listening to most oftenly.

I also like to play games, but since I mainly play games such as League of Legends and World of Warcraft, music is much more important to me than soundstage and precision.

So well, as previously stated I'm a bit confused, but here are some headphones which I have become interested in:


AKG K550

- The fact that an amp isn't required really turns me on.

Beyerdynamic DT990 pro

- I've heard a lot of good things about these.

Sennheiser 598, 558 or 518

- My father really likes Sennheisers, and they really seem to be a good series of headphones.


Now it should be said I haven't had the change to listen to any of these, which is the reason why I'm turning to experienced people.

Which of these headsets do you recommend, and do you think other headsets would fit me better? Last I should mention that the price tag shouldn't me much more than 200 dollars.

Edited by itd7 - 2/19/14 at 4:26am