This is my first post here, but have been a follower for quite some times. Currently, I own the ATH-AD700X and have owned them for the past two years. I really enjoy them except for the 3D wing headband. Recently, I've noticed that my ears have begun to support the weight of the headphones instead of the 3D wing headband causing me to readjust the headphones several times per hour. So, I've decided to upgrade my headphones.
I primarily use my headphones on PC for gaming ~40% of the time, watching movies/TV shows ~40% of the time, and listening to music ~20% of the time. There is no specific genre of music that I listen to since I listen to several different genres. I'm not much of a competitive gamer anymore I prefer immersion, but having positional audio is always nice. In the near future I plan to buy an Astro Mixamp to use the headphones with my PS4 and Xbox One. My PC currently has a five year old Asus Xonar DG, which I plan to upgrade in the coming weeks; I haven't decided on the exact card yet.
I'm looking for a pair of headphones that are more phone than the ATH-AD700X, but don't sacrifice too much competitive edge. I'm also looking for a pair that will still be comfortable after long gaming sessions. I, also, want something that has a little more bass than the ATH-AD700X. I've done so research on my own for the past couple of days and the set that's caught my eye the most was the Beyerdynamic DT990 Premium 600 OHM, which are on sale for $270 down from ~$400 before tax here in Canada until March 28. Ideally, I don't want to spend more than $400, but may be willing to stretch.
Can anyone recommend any other sets to me or should I jump on that deal?
Edit: Forgot to mention I'm unable to actually test any headphones before buying them because of where I live and the online vendors that I do have access don't accept returns on items once the box has opened unless the product is broken.
Edited by drenmar - 3/25/14 at 6:20am