Looking for: I am looking for a nice pair of open back over ear headphones. My I am looking at around 200-500 price range for whole set (including amp if necessary). Right now my eye is on beyerdynhamic dt990, but would like some opinions. I'm looking for something rather universal, will mostly be used for videogames and music. Find myself using headphones at home where noise isolation is not an issue.
A Bit about me: I've always consider myself an audiophile in the sense of loving sound and music. But until my new job, I did not have the income to explore it better. I use to do live sound mixing for bands/groups and thoroughly enjoyed it. I've read many reviews, and find it amazing how people can express so well the differences between headphones. I can hear it, but have an extremely hard time expressing it well. I also Like to tweak with eq settings on just about everything so that it sounds the best to me. I have never needed an amp (for headphones or car/home systems besides the stock setup). So if I get something which will require amp, I will need some help finding out what to get.
What I currently own: I currently have Sennheiser HD280Pro (64ohm) 3years old i think. I love them anything with bass (listen to lots of deep bass music). Other music sounds great, but have heard better (alas i can't remember on what and its been too long). However, they pinch my head a bit too much and I can't wear them for more than 2hrs. They are still in great condition and will probably keep them when I decide I want to isolate everything else in the world and just get lost in bass. And keep them for travel (planes etc due to background noise).
What I listen to: As I mention above, videogames, and dubstepesque music. But I also listen to a lot of Jazz, brass, classical/orchestra, and instrumental rock. For me the music is more important than the lyrics. My current favorite artists are Submotion Orchestra, Perverse and Olafur Arnalds. However, I tend not to listen to the same group too often.
Thank you in advance for any suggestions/advice. Will answer any questions (hopefully in a timely manner. And don't be afraid to get incredibly technical.