I am new to this forum, and I am in no way an audiophile. I am looking into getting a new pair of headphones. I will mainly be using them with my desktop pc for gaming, music, etc...
Currently I am just using Astro a30s and A40s for music and gaming. I would like an upgrade. I am open to any suggestions or advice.
I was originally looking at getting some audio technica ath-M50x's but as I started looking into more expensive headphones, I realized that I could get better headphones for a better price. I stumbled upon the Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pros. From the research I have done, I think that these are the best headphones for the money and the music I listen to (edm, DnB, hip hop, pop, rock, dubstep). I am not accustomed to "serious" audio setups, but I understand the concepts behind them. I understand that the DT 990s are usually considered the best bang for the buck headphones under $200 but they need an amp to power them properly. The Asus Xonar DGX appears to be a solid deal for a pci amplifier.
So now to the question...
I would like to know if there are any other setups under $200 that are better than the dt 990s with an amplifier. Like I said I am not an audiophile so honestly any high end headphones will sound amazing to me, but I am looking for the best setup I can get for the money.I have looked into headphones such as the HD 598s Akg 701s, and others, but the DT 990s appear to be the best bang for the buck.
I also understand that the ath-m50x and the DT 990s are in a completely different league.